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Pietro Forquet

Pietro Forquet (born 1925) is an Italian bridge player, one of the most famous in bridge history. He won 15 World championship titles with the Blue Team, playing with Eugenio Chiaradia, Guglielmo Siniscalco and, for the most part, Benito Garozzo. Apart from his excellent play, he was renowned for his nerves of steel.

Forquet and Garozzo wrote a book (1967, in Italian) on the Blue Club bidding system, the 1950s Neapolitan system as modified by their partnership, which was published in English as The Italian Blue Team bridge book (1969). In 1971 he wrote Gioco con il Blue Team, published in English as Bridge with the Blue Team, which is widely considered to be the world's best collection of fascinating bridge deals.


A Chinese-language edition of Gioco con il Blue Team was published in 1990, Lan dui qiao pai. OCLC 424718859

Bridge accomplishments

World championships

Forquet won 15 world championships, all as one of six players on the Italy open team-of-four.


European championships

Runners-up: none