In the Cards: A Conversation with Fred Gitelman

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Open Agenda Publishing, Apr 17, 2021 - Games & Activities - 41 pages
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This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Fred Gitelman, world-champion bridge player and co-founder of Bridge Base Online. This wide-ranging conversation provides behind-the-scenes insights into the world of professional bridge, the psychological stress of top-flight competition and how the human mind can compute amazing feats of memory.


This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, The Art of Competition, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

I. Bridge Background - What it’s all about

II. A Personal Perspective - Beginnings, partnerships, tournaments and memory

III. The Bridge Business - Educational software, online domination and special friends

IV. At the summit - Conquering the world and then reverting to type

V. Critical Times? - Demographics, gender and the future of bridge


About Ideas Roadshow Conversations:

This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert through a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.



 

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A Personal Perspective
The Bridge Business
At the Summit
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About the author (2021)

Howard Burton holds a PhD in theoretical physics and an MA in philosophy. For his award-winning initiative Ideas Roadshow, Howard has hosted and filmed in-depth conversations with more than 100 world-leading experts, including 3 Nobel Laureates, through a focused yet informal setting. 

Howard has been able to capture candid, behind-the-scenes insights which offer a detailed portrayal of the world of today's top researchers across all disciplines. Howard was the Founding Director of Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and his experiences at developing the research and outreach mandates of PI were described in his book, First Principles: Building Perimeter Institute, featuring a foreword by Nobel Laureate Roger Penrose.



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