Our guest this week is legendary bridge player Bob Hamman. Bob also runs a company called SCA that basically insures large unlikely events. One example would be the Pepsi promotion where someone could win a billion dollars.
[00:00] Introduction bridge player and businessman, Bob Hamman
[00:30] Bob’s background in bridge
[01:43] The Italian Blue Team
[03:42] Bobby Wolff
[04:16] What other games did Bob play?
[05:27] Playing in major tournaments with various partners
[06:54] Maintaining skill and alertness at an advanced age
[08:15] Getting paid to play as a partner
[09:10] The Dallas Aces
[12:09] Does Bob still study bridge, review hands?
[12:43] Online bridge, cheating
[18:24] SCA, a company that insures unique promotions
[21:00] Lance Armstrong promotion
[22:54] Founding SCA
[24:14] The Promise
[25:47] Memorable contract negotiations
[28:26] Kelly criterion
[29:24] Pepsi $1B promotion
[30:58] Illegal and/or immoral promotions
[31:45] The most unusual thing that SCA has insured
[35:36] Fraudulent winners
[40:06] Do SCA representatives attend events?
[43:45] Does SCA help to develop promotions?
[45:45] Bridge as a game of skill, variance in games and promotions
[51:25] Contacting SCA
[52:04] Recommended: The Sicilian Ristorante, Patrick Veitch on YouTube