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Oswald (Ozzie, Jake) Jacoby (December 8, 1902 – June 27, 1984) was an American contract bridge player and author, considered one of the greatest players of all time.

Born in Brooklyn, he was taught to play whist at the age of six. During World War I, he joined the army at 15 by lying about his age, but spent most of his time there playing poker. Dropping out of Columbia University to become an actuary, he became the youngest person ever to pass the examination of the Society of Actuaries, at the age of 21.

Throughout his career, he also worked as a bridge columnist. He soon achieved fame as a player at both auction and contract bridge, but achieved international renown via success in the Culbertson Match, partnering Sidney Lenz. He was a member of the famous "Four Horsemen" and "Four Aces" teams.

He captained the North American and US teams that won the Bermuda Bowl in both 1970 and 1971. In 1983, he was awarded the prestigious Charles H. Goren Award. During a long playing career, he won tournaments with his son, James Jacoby, as well as his wife of over 50 years, Mary Zita Jacoby.

He pionereed many bidding ideas, including the Jacoby transfer and Jacoby 2NT bids.

A prolific writer, he wrote over 10,000 newspaper articles on bridge, and his many books include volumes on poker, gin rummy, canasta, and the mathematics of card games. He also released a record titled How to Win at Championship Bridge.

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Total Books: 27
Complete Canasta
2011 - Complete Canasta (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781447421528
ISBN-10: 1447421523
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Intriguing Mathematical Problems
1996 - Intriguing Mathematical Problems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486292618
ISBN-10: 0486292614
Genre: Science & Math

Jacoby on Card Games
1989 - Jacoby on Card Games (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671668839
ISBN-10: 0671668838
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Book of Card Game Rules
1989 - The Book of Card Game Rules (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780207158315
ISBN-10: 0207158312
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Jacoby on Card Games
1986 - Jacoby on Card Games (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780886872908
ISBN-10: 0886872901
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Improve Your Bridge With Oswald Jacoby 125 Bridge Hands from the Master
Oswald Jacoby on Poker
1981 - Oswald Jacoby on Poker (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780385175906
ISBN-10: 0385175906
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment

The Backgammon Book
1980 - The Backgammon Book (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553143928
ISBN-10: 0553143921
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

How to Win at Gin Rummy
1978 - How to Win at Gin Rummy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780030428869
ISBN-10: 0030428866

New Recreations with Magic Squares
1976 - New Recreations with Magic Squares (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486232362
ISBN-10: 0486232360
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Engineering & Transportation

Win at Bridge with Jacoby and Son
1968 - Win at Bridge with Jacoby and Son (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780571086603
ISBN-10: 0571086608
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Penny ante and up
Penny Ante and Up [A Dolphin book] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385111737
ISBN-10: 0385111738