Kyle Alan Larsen (January 2, 1950 – August 21, 2012) was a professional American bridge player. 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.
Kyle Alan Larsen at the 10th World Bridge Championships, Lille, France, 1998
Kyle Alan Larsen
January 2, 1950
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Died||August 21, 2012(aged 62)|
He was born in San Francisco, California – the son of two tournament bridge players – and lived in the Bay Area until his death. At the age of 15 he became the youngest ACBL Life Master at that time; 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. His bridge partner for many years was Rose Meltzer; together they won both world championships and five North American Bridge Championships titles.
Larsen died in August 2012 after a long battle with prostate cancer.
- ACBL Hall of Fame, 2012
- "Kyle Larsen: Obituary". San Francisco Chronicle. September 30, 2012. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
- 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.
- Alder, Phillip (April 20, 2012). "Kyle Larsen Voted Into Hall of Fame". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
- "Larsen, Kyle" Archived 2017-07-26 at the Wayback Machine. Hall of Fame. ACBL. Retrieved 2014-12-20.
- "In Memoriam: Kyle Larsen 1950–2012". Bridge Winners (bridgewinners.com). August 22, 2012. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
- "Induction by Year". Hall of Fame. ACBL. Retrieved 2014-12-20.