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Ron Klinger

Ron Klinger (born November 8, 1941) is an Australian contract bridge player and a leading English-language bridge writer, the author of more than 50 books on the game. He is an Australian Grand Master and a World Bridge Federation International Master.

Klinger was born in Shanghai, China, one month before December 1941 completion of the Japanese occupation, and has lived in Sydney, Australia, since 1946.

He was editor of Australian Bridge for thirteen years starting in 1972. He was also the bridge columnist for the Australian Women's Weekly and later, The Daily Telegraph and The Weekend Australian. He currently writes a daily bridge column for the Sydney Morning Herald and a weekly column for The Sun-Herald. He is also a regular contributor to 'Australian Bridge' magazine and Britain's 'Bridge Magazine', and is the author of over 50 books on bridge. His book, Guide to Better Card Play won the American Bridge Teachers' Association (ABTA) Best Book of the Year Award in 1991. Right Through The Pack Again won the 2010 International Bridge Press Association Book of the Year Award. Klinger has played for Australia in the World Teams Championships in 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1993, 2000, and each year from 2003 to 2011. He won the Pacific-Asian Open Teams in 1970, the Pacific-Asia Seniors Teams in 2006 and has won the Pacific Asian Open Pairs twice. In the 1976 World Open Teams Olympiad, he won the Bols Brilliancy Prize for best play.

Klinger maintains the website Ron Klinger Bridge with daily content.