Pietro Forquet

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Pietro Forquet (born 1925) is an Italian bridge player, one of the most famous in bridge history. He won 15 World championship titles with the Blue Team, playing with Eugenio Chiaradia, Guglielmo Siniscalco and, for the most part, Benito Garozzo. Apart from his excellent play, he was renowned for his nerves of steel.

Forquet and Garozzo wrote a book (1967, in Italian)[1] on the Blue Club bidding system, the 1950s Neapolitan system as modified by their partnership, which was published in English as The Italian Blue Team bridge book (1969). In 1971 he wrote Gioco con il Blue Team, published in English as Bridge with the Blue Team, which is widely considered[citation needed] to be the world's best collection of fascinating bridge deals.


A Chinese-language edition of Gioco con il Blue Team was published in 1990, Lan dui qiao pai. OCLC 424718859

Bridge accomplishments[edit]

World championships

Forquet won 15 world championships, all as one of six players on the Italy open team-of-four.


  • Bermuda Bowl 1951, 1976
  • Olympiad 1976
European championships
  • European Open Teams (5) 1951, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959

Runners-up: none


  1. ^ "Pietro Forquet (interview)" (English). Paolo Enrico Garrisi. Neapolitan Club (neapolitanclub.altervista.org). 20 December 2010. Retrieved 2015-01-09. The "interview" as published online, in English as in Italian, comprises short responses by Forquet to nine items that incorporate some acute observations with sources.

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