Bill Gates' bidding blunted by sharper cards

A bridge (match) too far

Pity poor Bill Gates. No, really. Head of the world's biggest software company he may be; negotiator of a mean business contract he almost certainly is - but is he any good at contract bridge? Is he heck.

Apparently, His Billness this week came 50th out of 52 in a bridge tournament held in Anaheim, California, one of the UK's more right-wing broadsheet newspapers writes.

According to the paper, Gates said afterwards: "The game is so deep - there's always something you can learn." Given his score, a lot of learning is still to be done, it would seem. ®

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