Triple crown of bridge
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As of 2008, only ten players have achieved The Triple Crown of contract bridge, that is to win all of the three most important tournaments in bridge - the Bermuda Bowl, the World Team Olympiad and the World Open Pairs Championship. They are:
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The year in bold is the year in which each player won the concluding of his three titles.
As the World Team Olympiad and the World Open Pairs Championship alternate in subsequent even-numbered years, whilst the Bermuda Bowl is held in the odd-numbered years, in theory it is possible to win the three triple crown events in a timespan of no more than three years. So far, no bridge player has accomplished this feat. Closest came Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes who won the three events in a timespan of four years. As defending champions they ended third in the 2006 World Open Pairs Championship, the closest any partnership ever got in defending their title in this event. A win would have secured them a 'three-year' triple crown.