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Bobby Wolff


Bobby Wolff

Robert S. (Bobby) Wolff (born October 14, 1932) is an American bridge player, writer, and administrator. He is the only person to win world championships in five different categories.

Wolff was an original member of the Dallas Aces team, which was formed in 1968 to compete against the Italian Blue Team which was dominant at the time. The Aces were successful and won their first world championship in 1970. Wolff has won 11 world championships, over 30 North American championships, and was the president of World Bridge Federation (WBF) 1992–1994, and served as president of American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) 1987. He is the author of a tell-all on bridge chronicling 60 years on the scene, entitled The Lone Wolff, published by Master Point Press. His column, The Aces on Bridge has been appearing daily for over 32 years, is syndicated by United Feature Syndicate in more than 130 newspapers worldwide and is available online two weeks in arrears.

Wolff lived in Dallas at the time of his induction into the ACBL Hall of Fame in 1995.[1]


  • Bridge accomplishments 1
    • Honors 1.1
    • Awards 1.2
    • Wins 1.3
    • Runners-up 1.4
  • Publications 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4
  • External links 5

Bridge accomplishments


  • ACBL Hall of Fame, 1995[2]
  • ACBL Honorary Member of the Year, 1995





  • Sacrifices (Louisville: Devyn Press, 1985), Championship Bridge no. 30 – pamphlet
  • Bidding Challenge: South hands (Devyn, 1986), 21 pp. OCLC 19418039
  • Bidding Challenge: world championship hands, set 1, Wolff and the Aces (Devyn, 1986), 43 pp. OCLC 19418075
  • The Lone Wolff: autobiography of a bridge maverick (Master Point Press, 2008), 287 pp., ISBN 978-1-897106-37-2, OCLC 182040353
  • Bobby Wolff's Secrets of Successful Bridge (Dallas, 1987) OCLC 21503892


  1. ^ "Wolff, Robert". Hall of Fame. ACBL. Retrieved 2014-12-21.
  2. ^ "Induction by Year". Hall of Fame. ACBL. Retrieved 2014-12-21.

Further reading


External links

  • Citation at the ACBL Hall of Fame
  • Bobby Wolff international record at the World Bridge Federation.
  • Aces on Bridge – Daily Columns at BridgeBlogging – Wolff's syndicated newspaper column The Aces on Bridge, two weeks in arrears
  • Bobby Wolff at Library of Congress Authorities, with catalog records (May 2014, none yet; see WorldCat)
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