cronier-bene2Mr. Hamman, living in Dallas, Texas.
He is the greatest player of all time.

He grew up in Southern California. At an early age he started playing chess and various card games. Before getting involved into Bridge, he played chess at a high level. In 1957 he and 3 fellow students at UCLA won the Southern California Open Team Chess Championship.

Soon after he was introduced to contract Bridge and immediately got hooked. He won his first major National Bridge championship in 1962.
In 1969 he moved to Dallas and accepted the invitation of Ira Corn to join the Dallas Aces, the American squad that dominated the global Bridge scene and was financially supported by Corn.
Hamman’s Law is one of Hamman’s popular contributions to Bridge. The adage says, “If you have a bidding decision to make, bid 3NT if it’s a plausible choice.”
He is married to Petra Hamman, former women’s World Champion Bridge player.

In 1986, Bob started the SCA Promotions, his own prize promotion company. The business began with a five-person office. Today, SCA has 100 employees, $35 million in sales, and offices in Calgary, London and Dallas. Bob says he doesn’t know why some ventures succeed and some fail. Still, it doesn’t hurt to love your work, or to be smart and work hard.

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1970 17th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS – Stockholm – Open Teams
1971 18th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS – Taipei – Open Teams
1974 4th WORLD PAIR OLYMPIAD – Las Palmas – Open Pairs
1977 23rd WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS – Manila – Open Teams
1983 26th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS – Stockholm – Open Teams
1985 27th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS – Sao Paolo – Open Teams
1987 28th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS – Ocho Rios – Open Teams
1988 8th WORLD TEAM OLYMPIAD – Venice – Open Teams
1995 32nd WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS – Beijing – Open Teams
2000 34th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS – Bermuda – Open Teams
2000 11th WORLD TEAM OLYMPIAD – Maastricht – Women Teams (npc)
2003 36th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS – Monte Carlo – Open Teams
2009 39th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS – Sao Paulo – Open Teams
2015 42nd WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS – Chennai – Senior Teams
2016 15th WORLD BRIDGE GAMES – Wroclaw – Senior Teams

Bob Hamman

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Mr. Hamman, living in Dallas, Texas.
He is the greatest player of all time.

He grew up in Southern California. At an early age he started playing chess and various card games. Before getting involved into Bridge, he played chess at a high level. In 1957 he and 3 fellow students at UCLA won the Southern California Open Team Chess Championship.

Soon after he was introduced to contract Bridge and immediately got hooked. He won his first major National Bridge championship in 1962.
In 1969 he moved to Dallas and accepted the invitation of Ira Corn to join the Dallas Aces, the American squad that dominated the global Bridge scene and was financially supported by Corn.
Hamman’s Law is one of Hamman’s popular contributions to Bridge. The adage says, “If you have a bidding decision to make, bid 3NT if it’s a plausible choice.”
He is married to Petra Hamman, former women’s World Champion Bridge player.

In 1986, Bob started the SCA Promotions, his own prize promotion company. The business began with a five-person office. Today, SCA has 100 employees, $35 million in sales, and offices in Calgary, London and Dallas. Bob says he doesn’t know why some ventures succeed and some fail. Still, it doesn’t hurt to love your work, or to be smart and work hard.

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17th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Stockholm 1970 – Open Teams

18th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Taipei 1971 – Open Teams

4th WORLD PAIR OLYMPIAD
Las Palmas 1974 – Open Pairs

23rd WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Manila 1977 – Open Teams

26th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Stockholm 1983 – Open Teams

27th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sao Paolo 1985 – Open Teams

28th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ocho Rios 1987 – Open Teams

8th WORLD TEAM OLYMPIAD
Venice 1988 – Open Teams

32nd WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Beijing 1995 – Open Teams

34th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Bermuda 2000 – Open Teams

11th WORLD TEAM OLYMPIAD
Maastricht 2000 – Women Teams (npc)

36th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Monte Carlo 2003 – Open Teams

39th WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sao Paulo 2009 – Open Teams

42nd WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Chennai 2015 – Senior Teams

15th WORLD BRIDGE GAMES
Wroclaw 2016 – Senior Teams