“Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn’t mind being in jail if I had three cellmates who were decent players and who were willing to keep the game going 24 hours a day.” - Warren Buffett (More Bridge Quotes Below)
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“Bridge teaches logic, reasoning, quick thinking, patience, concentration and partnership skills.” - Martina Navratilova
“Playing chess, bridge or a musical instrument significantly lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, according to the most comprehensive study to examine the benefits of challenging intellectual activity among the elderly.” -The Washington Post, June 19, 2003
Based on a study released by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York
“It's a game you can play at any age. If you take it up young, you have fun doing it the rest of your life. A lot of games don't have that depth. This one does." - Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and ACBL Member
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“Bridge is the most entertaining and intelligent card game the wit of man has so far devised.” - Novelist W. Somerset Maugham
A November 2000 study by University of California, Berkeley researcher Marian Cleeves Diamond found that playing contract bridge leaves people with higher numbers of immune cells: “Contract bridge was ideal for what we were after,” she said. “It is the closest activity to a challenging card-sorting task that also contains multiple factors that should stimulate the dorsolateral cortex. Bridge players plan ahead, they use working memory, they deal with sequencing, initiation and numerous other higher order functions with which the dorsolateral cortex is involved.” - University of California, Berkeley
“Bridge should become a mandatory subject in school, like they do it in Europe. It’s a very social game, so it helps you develop social skills, like golf. And it grooms the mind and does so many things for the brain. Children who learn bridge learn logic, math and concentration, and they have fun while they’re doing it. They also learn teamwork, because you have to work with a partner.”- Larry Cohen; Palm Beach Post, January 20, 2003 Author of To Bid or Not to Bid, the best-selling bridge book in the world.
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