Kicker – Making bridge look like child’s play

NICK EICHER, HOST: The game of bridge isn’t child’s play. The card game requires sharp memory, great judgment, strategic thinking. It’s a game to grow in mastery over a lifetime. 

But some people are ahead of that curve. Way ahead. 

Andrew Chen has always loved to solve puzzles. That aspect of bridge drew him to the game. 

Chen recently earned the title “Life Master” from American Contract Bridge League. That its highest honor. 

The organization said typically it takes decades of playing at accredited clubs and tournaments to earn the title. But Chen pulled it off in just two years.

And that’s pretty remarkable, but not as remarkable as this: 

He earned the title just three days after he turned 8 years old! 

Of course that’s a record, but wow, life master when you haven’t really mastered life yet?

REICHARD: He’ll learn.

EICHER: It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Andrew Chen poses for a photograph in his home in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, June 18, 2020. 

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