Sport: It Makes No Difference

When 25 of the nation's top-notch contract bridge teams sat down in Manhattan's Shelton Hotel last week to fight for the most prized team-of-four trophy in their sport, the Vanderbilt Cup, favorites to win were the famed Four Aces and a team led by Yachtsman Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, the cup donor. The Four Aces had won this annual event four times; Vanderbilt's team had won once, been runner-up to the Aces twice. Ace Oswald Jacoby was so confident that in the first round he bet $100 to $10 against his opponents, a team that had barely qualified, was soundly beaten for...

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