NO BARRIER TO NEW CHAMPION
many years ago, Marshall Miles and Eddie Kantar were on an airplane
heading for a tournament, and Kantar was giving Miles a bit of a hard
time. Kantar knew Miles favored
Miles, going along with the joke, said,"Open 1NT." Now that he has won a world championship, does that change his view?
"I guess it does," said Miles shortly after receiving his medal as part of the USA team that rallied on the final round of the 2nd International Senior Cup to edge the Netherlands for the championship.
At 77, Miles is one of the oldest players ever to win a world title. He is also highly respected and well known in the USA as a player and author, contributing regularly to the ACBL Bridge Bulletin. He has also written 10 bridge books.
took an unusual route to his bridge expertise. His interest was piqued
as a youngster
He played a lot of bridge with his wife, Betty, until her death about four years ago. When he first got married, Miles said, he was afraid his bridge playing would be curtailed, "but Betty actually pushed me out the door to play with her."