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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Bridge (game)

Bridge is a variant of whist, which dates back to the 16th century.

Bridge is the English pronunciation of a game called Biritch, which was also known as Russian Whist.

Modern contract bridge was invented in 1925 by US billionaire Harold Vanderbilt.

In 1929, US housewife Myrtle Bennett shot her husband dead for his poor play – but was acquitted of murder on the grounds it was self-defense.

Bridge enthusiasts include US tycoon Warren Buffett and Microsoft’s Bill Gates.

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian star of Lawrence Of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, quit acting to become one of the world’s best bridge players.

There are 635,013,559,599 possible hands in a game of bridge.

Source Daily Mail

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