David Berkowitz (bridge)

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David L. (Dave) Berkowitz (born November 23, 1949)[1] is an American professional bridge player. He is from Old Tappan, New Jersey.[2]

In 1998, he came as close as it is possible to come to a world championship without winning it. In the World Open Pairs, he and Larry Cohen led throughout the five-session final, only to be overtaken on the last two boards. He also earned a bronze medal at the 2000 World Team Olympiad in Maastricht, Netherlands. He was inducted into the ACBL Hall of Fame in 2010.[3][4]

Berkowitz whose wife, Lisa, is a former women's world champion, often comments, "I am not even the best player in my own house." They reside in Boca Raton, Florida. Their daughter Dana also plays bridge as well.

Bridge accomplishments[edit]

Honors[edit]

  • ACBL Hall of Fame, 2010[3]

Awards[edit]

  • Mott-Smith Trophy (Spring NABC) 1982
  • Fishbein Trophy (Summer NABC) 2011
  • Herman Trophy (Fall NABC) 1991
  • Digital Fountain Award (Best Played Hand of the Year) 2001
  • Romex Award (Best Bid Hand of the Year) 1995, 2000
  • Precision Award (Best Defended Hand of the Year) 1996

Wins[edit]

Runner-ups[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Truscott, Alan (November 25, 1978). "Berkowitz on 29th Birthday Captures Blue Ribbon Title". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Francis, Henry G., Editor-in-Chief; Truscott, Alan F., Executive Editor; Francis, Dorthy A., Editor, Fifth Edition (1994). The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (5th ed.). Memphis, TN: American Contract Bridge League. p. 575. ISBN 0-943855-48-9. LCCN 96188639. 
  3. ^ a b "Induction by Year". Hall of Fame. ACBL. Retrieved 2014-12-16.
  4. ^ "Berkowitz, David". Hall of Fame. ACBL. Retrieved 2014-12-16.
  5. ^ "von Zedtwitz LM Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-06-18. p. 6. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  6. ^ "Rockwell Mixed Pairs Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-03-25. p. 8. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  7. ^ "Silodor Open Pairs Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-27. p. 11. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  8. ^ "Wernher Open Pairs Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-22. p. 4. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  9. ^ "Blue Ribbon Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2013-12-03. p. 5. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  10. ^ "NAP Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-03-21. p. 6. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  11. ^ "GNT Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2009-07-24. p. 8. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  12. ^ "Roth Open Swiss Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-26. p. 10. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  13. ^ "Vanderbilt Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-03-24. p. 6. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  14. ^ "Keohane Swiss Teams Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2013-12-06. p. 4. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  15. ^ "Mitchell BAM Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2013-12-01. p. 8. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  16. ^ "Mixed BAM Previous Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2014-07-24. p. 14. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  17. ^ "Reisinger Winners" (PDF). American Contract Bridge League. 2013-12-06. p. 6. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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