Sport: Caution Pays Off

The most successful bridge players are neither the relentlessly bold nor the incorrigibly careful, but those who know, through a fine combination of card sense, experience and clear thinking, when to be bold and when to be cautious. Old Pro Charles Goren, apostle of point-count bidding, has made many a bold thrust over the years, but in the American Contract Bridge League's yearly Life Masters Pair tournament at Bal Harbour, Fla. last week, he showed that caution some times pays off, too.

During their 19 years as professional partners, Charlie Goren, 57, and Helen Sobel, 48, have copped just about every top...

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