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Bobby Goldman

Robert (Bobby) Goldman (November 10, 1938 – May 15, 1999) was an American bridge player, teacher and author. He won three Bermuda Bowls (1970, 1971, 1979), Olympiad Mixed Teams 1972, and 20 North American Bridge Championships. He authored several books on bridge, most notably Aces Scientific and Winners and Losers at the Bridge Table, and several conventions, like Kickback, Exclusion Blackwood and Super Gerber (Redwood).[1]

Goldman started playing bridge in 1957, while studying at Drexel University in Philadelphia,[2] and continued improving his game until he joined the Dallas Aces team in 1968, with whom he won Bermuda Bowls in 1970 and 1971. His early partners in the Aces were Michael Lawrence and Billy Eisenberg, but his favorite partner was Paul Soloway, with whom he played more than two decades.[3] Goldman was an American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) Grand Life Master with more than 25,000 masterpoints and a World Bridge Federation (WBF) World Grand Master.[1] He was a proactive member of ACBL administration, participating in its Competition and Conventions Committee, Committee for an Open and Improved ACBL, and Board of Director of the Women's Forum.[2] He significantly contributed in shaping the ACBL alert procedure, convention card, ethics and appeals process, and smoking ban.[1]

Goldman died of a heart attack in Dallas, Texas at the age of 60.[3]


  • ACBL Hall of Fame 1999
  • ACBL Honorary Member of the Year 1999




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