Ira Rubin

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Ira Rubin (1930[1] – February 6, 2013)[2] was an American professional contract bridge player. Rubin attended the Bronx High School of Science and later New York University. Rubin lived in Fair Lawn and resided in nearby Paramus for 35 years.[1][3]

Rubin learned to play bridge as a boy in the 1930s, from German-speaking refugees at Lake Placid, which he visited with his mother who was not a player. At age nine, he and friends made up bidding conventions.[4] He started to play tournament bridge when he was in high school, and in his thirties became a full-time player, which he was able to pursue because of his wife's income from her occupation in speech pathology. Known as "the Beast" for his intense style of playing, he invented several bidding systems in the game of bridge. He won 23 contract bridge titles including the Bermuda Bowl in 1976.[5]

Rubin died, aged 82, survived by three children and four grandchildren.[2][6] He is buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Fairview, Bergen County, New Jersey.[3]

Rubin was inducted into the ACBL Hall of Fame in 2000.[7]

Bridge accomplishments[edit]

Honors[edit]

  • ACBL Hall of Fame, 2000[7]

Awards[edit]

Wins[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Francis, Henry G., Editor-in-Chief; Truscott, Alan F., Executive Editor; Francis, Dorthy A., Editor, Fifth Edition (1994). The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (5th ed.). Memphis, TN: American Contract Bridge League. p. 726. ISBN 0-943855-48-9. LCCN 96188639. 
  2. ^ a b Alder, Philip (February 8, 2013). "Ira Rubin, Champion Bridge Player, Dies at 82". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  3. ^ a b Levin, Jay (February 7, 2013). "Ira Rubin, world champion bridge player, dies at 82". Bergen Record (North Jersey.com). Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  4. ^ "Rubin, Ira". Hall of Fame. ACBL. Retrieved 2014-12-17.
  5. ^ The Bronx High School of Science Alumni News, Spring 2013, p. 7.
  6. ^ "Renowned Bridge Player Ira Rubin Dies in NJ at 82". ABC News. Retrieved 2013-02-09. [dead link]
  7. ^ a b "Induction by Year". Hall of Fame. ACBL. Retrieved 2014-12-16.
  8. ^ World Team Championship Winners
  9. ^ "von Zedtwitz LM Previous Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 2014-06-18. p. 6. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  10. ^ "Wernher Open Pairs Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-22. p. 4. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  11. ^ "Blue Ribbon Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 2013-12-03. p. 7. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  12. ^ "Open Pairs Previous Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 
  13. ^ "Jacoby Open Swiss Previous Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 2014-03-29. p. 9. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  14. ^ "Vanderbilt Previous Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 2014-03-24. p. 6. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  15. ^ "Reisinger Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 2013-12-06. p. 6. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  16. ^ "Spingold Previous Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-21. p. 12. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  17. ^ World Team Championship Winners
  18. ^ "von Zedtwitz LM Previous Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 2014-06-18. p. 6. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  19. ^ "Wernher Open Pairs Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-22. p. 4. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  20. ^ "Trustcott/USPC Swiss Previous Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-22. p. 7. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  21. ^ "Vanderbilt Previous Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 2014-03-24. p. 6. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  22. ^ "Mitchell BAM Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 2013-12-01. p. 8. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  23. ^ "Mixed BAM Previous Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-24. p. 14. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  24. ^ "Reisinger Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 2013-12-06. p. 6. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  25. ^ "Spingold Previous Winners". American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-21. p. 12. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 

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