Paul Soloway

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Paul Soloway (October 10, 1941 – November 5, 2007) was a world champion American bridge player. He won the Bermuda Bowl world team championship five times and won 30 national championships. Soloway was inducted into the American Contract Bridge League's Hall of Fame in 2002.[1] At the time of his death he held 65,511.92 masterpoints – more than any other player in history, and more than 6000 points ahead of second place.

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Soloway nearly drowned at age 3 when he fell into a swimming pool at the home of family friend George Raft. He was saved by his uncle, gangster Bugsy Siegel who jumped into the pool and pulled him out.

Soloway learned to play bridge in college, where he majored in business studies. Shortly after graduation, he became a bridge professional. In 1971, he joined the Dallas Aces bridge team, but left after one year. In 1998 he joined the Nick Nickell team. He died in Seattle. Washington.[2]

Bridge accomplishments[edit]


  • ACBL Hall of Fame 2002
  • Lazard Sportsmanship Award 2001





  1. ^ "Hall of Fame". ACBL. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  2. ^ Phillip Alder (November 8, 2007). "Paul Soloway, 66, World Bridge Champion, Dies". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 

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