RANKING up with Partners Goren and Sobel in the Big Four of U.S. bridge—as judged by master points piled up in American Contract Bridge League tournaments —are Sidney Silodor (4,479½) and John Randolph Crawford (4,383), longtime teammates with radically different bridge-table styles. Philadelphian Silodor, 51, who makes a comfortable income as a society bridge teacher, is perhaps the slowest player in top-level bridge, infuriates opponents with long spells of fierce, immobile concentration. Suave, dapper New Yorker Crawford, 43, Main Line Philadelphian by origin (he claims to be the only bridge master in...

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