Goren, Charles

Goren, Charles (Henry)

(1901–91) bridge player, author; born in Philadelphia. Abandoning his law practice for bridge in 1936, he transformed the game by inventing the point-count valuation and Standard American bidding style. Known as "Mr. Bridge," he led master point winners in 1944–62, authored more than a dozen books, and wrote a widely syndicated daily newspaper column.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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