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Mike Becker

Mike Becker (born 1943) is an American bridge player and official. Becker is from Tenafly, New Jersey. He is a son of B. Jay Becker.

As of 1980, Becker and Ron Rubin were partners in a New York City options firm and at the bridge table. At bridge they used a strong one-club, relay bidding system that they called "the Ultimate Club". They played on the last of the "Aces" teams sponsored by Dallas businessman Ira Corn, which won the 1983 Bermuda Bowl world team championship.

In the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) during the 1990s or 2000s, Becker chaired committees governing International Team Trials and the Hall of Fame. He was the founding president of the United States Bridge Federation, established in 2001 primarily to select and support teams that represent the United States in world competition. He was inducted into the ACBL Hall of Fame in 2006.


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