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Up Your Geek Quotient, Learn to Play Contract Bridge

Up Your Geek Quotient, Learn to Play Contract Bridge: Once solely the domain of old ladies, bridge is the hot hobby among big-brained geeks. Major league baseball coaches have private leagues. Google employees team up for after-hours games. Radiohead plays it on their tour bus. Bill Gates crushes all contenders. Want to give it a shot? Here’s how to get started.

(Via Wired News.)

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March 26, 2008 - Posted by | Technology

2 Comments »

  1. I love bridge. (I also study maths.)

    I heard that Bill Gates isn’t actually that great at bridge — he hires professionals to play with him in events, so he probably has a pretty good record, but I’ve heard some stories of disastrously bad things he’s done at the table.

    Warren Buffett also plays bridge a lot.

    Comment by chthenos | March 26, 2008 | Reply

  2. Also, for any other reader who wants more than an explanation of the rules: check this! great lesson software! Written by Fred Gitelman, one of the best players in the world today! http://web3.acbl.org/internet/websiteForms.nsf/ltpbForm?OpenForm

    You could also send me a message. I play & teach bridge…

    Comment by chthenos | March 26, 2008 | Reply


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