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Marshall Miles

Marshall Miles
Born Marshall Lauren Miles
(1926-12-16)December 16, 1926
Loma Linda, California, US
Died February 5, 2013(2013-02-05) (aged 86)
Redlands, California, US
Cause of death complications from a heart attack
Nationality American
Known for bridge player, teacher & author

Marshall Lauren Miles[1] (December 16, 1926 – February 5, 2013)[1] was an American bridge player, teacher and author.

Bridge career

Miles' crowning achievement was winning the World Senior Teams Olympiad in Istanbul in 2004.[2] He won various other tournaments and titles throughout his bridge career, including the Fishbein Trophy and the Life Master Pairs in 1961, as well as the Spingold in that same year and the next. He won the Reisinger in 1962 and 1965 and placed second in the Men's Pairs twice as well as in the Vanderbilt and Fall National Open Pairs.[3] Miles was American Contract Bridge League's (ACBL) Grand Life Master with more than 17,500 masterpoints[4] and was elected into its Hall of Fame in 2005.[5]

Miles wrote "many articles for The Bridge World, American Bridge Digest, Bridge Today, ACBL Bridge Bulletin and [was] a contributing editor [to] The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge.".[3] He wrote several books including the classic All 52 Cards. (1963)


Born in Loma Linda, California,[6] Miles earned a law degree in 1954 and practiced in Southern California from 1955 until his retirement in 1997.[7] Miles was a teacher on The Bridge Forum, an online bridge site on which students from all over the world can learn from experts.[8]

A resident of Redlands, California,[9] Miles died of complications from a heart attack at Redlands Community Hospital, according to his family, on February 5, 2013 at the age of 86.[10]

Bridge accomplishments


  • ACBL Hall of Fame (Blackwood Award) 2005





  • How to Win at Duplicate Bridge, Collier Books, 1957
  • All 52 Cards, Exposition Press, 1963
  • Marshall Miles Teaches Logical Bridge, Exposition Press, 1967
  • Bridge from the Top, Volumes I & II, Pando Publications, 1987 & 1989
  • Stronger Competitive Bidding, Lawrence & Leong, 1992
  • Competitive Bidding in the 21st Century, Master Point Press, 2000
  • Inferences at Bridge, Master Point Press, 2002
  • Modern Constructive Bidding, Master Point Press, 2005
  • My System: The Unbalanced Diamond, Master Point Press, 2007


External links

  • ACBL Hall of Fame citation

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