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Clay, James (1804–1873), politician and writer on whist, was born in Bloomsbury, London, on 20 December 1804, the only son—there was also a daughter—of James Clay (d. 1828), a merchant of Old Broad Street, London, and his wife, Mary (d. 1841)...

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See Markus [née Scharfstein], Erika [Rixi]

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See Berry, (James) Gomer, first Viscount Kemsley

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Gray, Maurice Charles Harrison- (1899–1968), bridge player and writer, was born Maurice Charles Gray on 13 November 1899 at Ingatestone, Essex, the son of Oswald Harrison Gray, maltster and fellmonger, and his wife, Gloria Gladwin, née Terry. He later adopted the surname Harrison-Gray...

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Hoyle, Edmond (1671/2–1769), writer on card games, is said to have been a barrister by profession (Chambers, 282). In 1741 he was living in Queen Square, London, and gave lessons on whist playing. He also circulated a manuscript handbook, which developed into his famous and popular ...

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Jones, Henry [pseud. Cavendish] (1831–1899), writer on card games, was born in London on 2 November 1831, the eldest son of Henry Derviche Jones, surgeon, of 12 Norfolk Crescent, London, and his wife, Mary. He was educated at King's College School, London...

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Markus [née Scharfstein], Erika [Rixi] (1910–1992), bridge player and writer, was born on 27 June 1910 in Gura Humora, then in the Austro-Hungarian empire (but now in Romania), the youngest daughter of Michael and Louise Scharfstein, a prosperous Jewish couple with interests in forests and vineyards. After the First World War the family moved to ...

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Reese, (John) Terence (1913–1996), bridge player and writer, was born on 28 August 1913 in the High Street, Epsom, Surrey, the son of John Reese, baker and confectioner, and his wife, Annie Maria Riddington, née Hutchings. His parents had met when ‘first gentleman’ and ‘first lady’ at a whist drive. He first played bridge at the age of seven, during a family holiday in ...

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Schapiro, Boris (1909–2002), bridge player and gambler, was born in Riga, Latvia, on 22 August 1909 (9 August old style), into a wealthy Jewish family of horse dealers, the son of a Russian-speaking father, Herman Schapiro, and a German-speaking mother. After the German invasion of ...