Kyle Larsen

Kyle Alan Larsen (January 2, 1950 – August 21, 2012)[1] was a professional American bridge player.[2] He won two world titles: the 2001 Bermuda Bowl in Paris and 2006 Rosenblum Cup in Verona, as well as 12 national titles and 9 runners-up.[3]

Kyle Larsen
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Kyle Alan Larsen at the 10th World Bridge Championships, Lille, France, 1998
Kyle Alan Larsen

(1950-01-02)January 2, 1950
San Francisco, California, U.S.
DiedAugust 21, 2012(2012-08-21) (aged 62)
OccupationBridge player

He was born in San Francisco, California – the son of two tournament bridge players[4] – and lived in the Bay Area until his death.[1] At the age of 15 he became the youngest ACBL Life Master at that time;[4] when he won Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams in 1968, aged 18, he was the youngest player ever to win a major North American title.[3] His bridge partner for many years was Rose Meltzer; together they won both world championships and five North American Bridge Championships titles.[4]

Larsen was elected to the ACBL Hall of Fame by his peers in 2012, announced in April.[3]

Larsen died in August 2012 after a long battle with prostate cancer.[5]

Bridge accomplishmentsEdit


  • ACBL Hall of Fame, 2012[6]


  1. ^ a b "Kyle Larsen: Obituary". San Francisco Chronicle. September 30, 2012. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
  2. ^ Francis, Henry G.; Truscott, Alan F.; Francis, Dorthy A., eds. (1994). The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (5th ed.). Memphis, TN: American Contract Bridge League. p. 673. ISBN 0-943855-48-9. LCCN 96188639.
  3. ^ a b c Alder, Phillip (April 20, 2012). "Kyle Larsen Voted Into Hall of Fame". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
  4. ^ a b c "Larsen, Kyle" Archived 2017-07-26 at the Wayback Machine. Hall of Fame. ACBL. Retrieved 2014-12-20.
  5. ^ "In Memoriam: Kyle Larsen 1950–2012". Bridge Winners ( August 22, 2012. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
  6. ^ "Induction by Year". Hall of Fame. ACBL. Retrieved 2014-12-20.

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