Bridge is a game for Smart 8 year olds

“Andrew Chen of San Jose was awarded Life Master status by the American Contract Bridge League. Three days after his eighth birthday making him the youngest person to reach that milestone in the organization’s history. Andrew joined the league and racked up 215 masterpoints — the scale the ACBL uses to rank players — in less than 12 months. He was the league’s Rookie of the Year in 2019. To reach Life Master status, Andrew accumulated 500 masterpoints, which he did while playing on May 27. “I’m totally thrilled,” Andrew said about his accomplishment. “I feel like my hard work has paid off, and I want to thank everyone who helped getting me there.” Andrew’s father, Steve Chen, says the family has been playing quite a bit during shelter in place, sometimes with real cards and sometime with iPads. “Every bridge hand is like a puzzle to solve,” Andrew says. “I like working things out.


Playing the funny card

A doctor answers his phone and hears the familiar voice of a colleague on the other end of the line. “We need a fourth for poker,” said the friend. “I’ll be right over,” whispered the doctor. As he was putting on his coat, his wife asked, “Is it serious?” “Oh yes, quite serious,” said the doctor gravely. “In fact, there are three doctors there already!”

A guy was playing 10-20 “hold-em” and was stuck about 300 dollars in the hole, when he looked down beside the table and saw a little green leprechaun. “Quit playing poker forever right now and I’ll give you a pot of gold worth a million dollars,” said the little fellow. The player replied, “Let me get even first.”

Q: What’s the difference between prayer in church and prayer in a casino?
A: In a casino, you really mean it!

There are TWO basic rules for winning in poker:
1. Never tell anyone anything.


June 26th Birthdays

1994 – Ariana Grande, 1985 – Aubrey Plaza, 1986 – Nicole Arbour

1974 – Derek Jeter,  1989 – King Back, 1998 – Jacob Elordi


Morning Motivator

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.”


See the 8 year old Bridge genius

Andy Chen wins again