Source: ACBL Dictionary

Born in West Indies, lived in Paris. The leading figure in french bridge until his death. Won European Teams 1935, and represented France that year in the first World Championships in New York. Represented France on 30 other occasions, and won 19 national titiles, mainly in the 30s.

Developed the canpe’ principle, short suit before long, which influenced many European players including Jais, Trezel and the italian world champions. Also developed ace showing responses to 2 clubs and a distributional point count.

Author or co-author of 9 books, 5 of them in collaboration with Josè Le Dentu. The most influential for the theory of bridge were Notre Méthode de Bridge with Robert de Nexon(1935) and Le Canape'(1946). Twice a member of the French Davis Cup Tennis team.