Richard Freeman (bridge)

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Richard Freeman (1933 – June 29, 2009) was a world champion American bridge player holding the title of World Grand Master.[1] He won the Bermuda Bowl world team championship and won many national championships. Freeman was inducted into the American Contract Bridge League's Hall of Fame in 2001.[2] At the time of his death he held 17,880 masterpoints.

Early life[edit]

In 1952, Freeman became the youngest Life Master in the ACBL ever at that time. In 1993 he was a founding member of the Nick Nickell team where he played until his death as Nickell's professional partner. He died in Atlanta.[3]

Bridge accomplishments[edit]

Honors[edit]

  • ACBL Hall of Fame 2001

Awards[edit]

Wins[edit]

More 2bd

  • United States Bridge Championships (XX)

More 2bd

    • Open Team Trials (XX)

More 2bd

  • Other notable wins:

Runners-up[edit]

More 2bd

  • United States Bridge Championships (XX)
    • Open Team Trials (XX)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The highest title of the World Bridge Federation.
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame". ACBL. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  3. ^ Phillip Alder (July 5, 2009). "Dipping Into the Freeman Files for Some Ingenious Bidding". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 

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