192pp | Paperback | ISBN 978-0-953021-88-8
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In 1965, the bridge world was rocked by an accusation of cheating at the world championships in Buenos Aires. The pair involved were Britain's Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro, two of the world's best players. Now, almost fifty years later, the true inside story can be told - the investigation, the accusation, and the very different results of the World Bridge Federation and British Bridge League inquiries.
Terence Reese, arguably in the 1960s the world's best player as well as its best writer on the game, was effectively finished in international bridge after Buenos Aires. This book, long out of print and now updated, was written in his own defense against the Buenos Aires cheating allegations.
Terence Reese (August 28, 1913 — January 29, 1996) was a British bridge player and writer and was regarded as one of the finest of all time in both fields. He was born in Epsom to middle-class parents and was educated at Bradfield College and New College, Oxford. As a bridge player, Reese won every honour in the game, including the European Championship four times (1948, 1949, 1954, 1963) and the Bermuda Bowl in 1955. He was World Pair champion in 1961 and placed second in the World Teams Olympiad in 1960 and the World Open Pairs in 1962. He also represented Britain in the 1960 Olympiad, the Bermuda Bowl of 1965, and in five other European Championships. He won the Gold Cup, the premier British domestic competition, on eight occasions. Reese last played international bridge in the 1970 European Championship, but his career as a bridge writer continued unabated.
"If you have not previously read The Great Bridge Scandal or Story of an Accusation', or would like to obtain an updated version of almost all the source material on this famous scandal, then go and buy both books. Each offers some riveting reading. The, after having read them, you can apply your forensic and logical skills to both cases before finally considering your own verdict on this unfortunate affair."
— ACBL Bulletin
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