Ira Rubin

  Ira Rubin of Paramus NJ is a retired mathematician, a computer analyst, a consultant and instructor and the author of a digital computer textbook. His other interests include stamp collecting (British colonies) and digital computers(1953-65). Rubin invented transfers, two-way two-bids, gladiator responses to notrump, gladiator and extended Landy. He ranks 27th among WBF Grand Masters, won the Bermuda Bowl in 1976 and placed 2nd in the Bermuda Bowl in 1966 and 1977; he was 2nd in the World Team Olympiad in 1980, 4th in the World Open Pairs in 1970, 5th in the World Team Olympiad in 1960, 7th in the World Team Olympiad in 1976, 8th in the World Open Pairs in 1966. A Diamond Life Master, this ACBL Hall of Famer won the Team Trials in 1965, 1975 and 1980; the Spingold in 1956, 1959,1966, 1979 and 1985; the Men’s Pairs in 1958, 1961 and 1962; the Fishbein Trophy in 1959 and 1962; the Open Pairs in 1961, the Life Master Pairs in 1962, the Vanderbilt in 1965 and 1966; the Reisinger in 1969, 1974, 1975, 1978 and 1979; the Lou Herman Trophyand the Blue Ribbon Pairs in 1970 and the North American Men’s Swiss Teams in 1983. Rubin placed 2nd in the Life Master Pairs in 1954, 1955 and 1963; the Men’s Pairs in 1955, the Master Mixed Teams in 1957, the Spingold in 1957 and 1969; the Reisinger in 1965, the Vanderbilt in 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1981; the Men’s Teams in 1976 and 1980. He placed 3rd in the Cavendish Invitational Pairs in 1976.