Mike Yuen — Mike talks about bridge

Edgar was right!

It is not often we see double game swing in team matches. It is even more rare to see a double doubled game swing.

2015 GNT SF Segment 4 of 4. Board 21. N-S Vulnerable. Dealer North.

Open Room.






Ken Scholes



Dan Jacob


At the close room.


X= Takeout.
Edgar would be proud, he always said takeout doubles are to be taken out!

Dick’s team generated a double doubled game swing to win 17 imps.


Judy Kay-WolffAugust 10th, 2015 at 12:11 am

Hi Mike:

In my generation, there was only ‘one Edgar,’ so I assume your reference was to Mr. Kaplan.



MichaelAugust 10th, 2015 at 4:28 am

You are right on Judy, the one and only. Cheers.

Judy Kay-WolffAugust 10th, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Hi Mike,

It sounded like you might have had the pleasure of knowing him ‘way back when’! Because of my late husband Norman who sat across from him for close to forty-three years, Edgar endearingly referred to me as his ‘partner-in-law.’ I have enjoyed many thrills both at and away from the table, but I must confess being in his company .. whether in his brownstone study, across the table from him (lucky me) or just as a fly on the wall listening to him discuss the last match with his teammates .. was not only delightful but so informative. IMHO, there is/was not another bridge player who had such a command of the English language and presented himself in such a charming, elegant and often humorous manner.

Cheers back at ‘ya!!

Judy Kay-WolffAugust 20th, 2015 at 10:50 pm


Thought you’d get a kick out of an Internet message I happened upon today. Bobby was in touch with my old friend Jeff Rubens about one of his panel hands and I had to laugh when he referenced (though disclaiming its verbatim status) of one of Edgar’s famous Kaplanisms:

Please, partner, TAKE OUT my TO doubles!

Funny it should appear soon after your above



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