A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 29, 1958

AFTER spending several hours kibitzing while Bridge Expert Charles Goren and Partner Helen Sobel played against another expert partnership, TIME Contributing Editor William Bowen and Correspondent Jack Olsen sat down to get their story firsthand. On the first deal, everybody passed. On the second, Sobel bid and made two spades. "Well.'' said Olsen, "we can always say that after spending a whole bridge evening with Goren and Sobel, we were only 60 points behind." For the results of that evening and countless other hours of digging by a task force of staffers who have now lost their amateur standing at the...

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