Gitelman has won one World Bridge Championship, five North American Bridge Championships, a Gold Medal in the 2002 IOC Grand Prix, and was runner-up in the 1995 Bermuda Bowl. In 2005 he was elected as the International Bridge Press Association's personality of the year.
He is well known for the educational software he produces through his company Bridge Base Inc. His most recent project is Bridge Base Online (BBO), which he began in 2001, for online bridge play. BBO is one of the most popular bridge playing sites.
Gitelman is notable for having been chosen as Bill Gates' personal bridge coach.
Creativity at the table
Gitelman is sometimes recognized for his creativity at the bridge table. In one tournament he discarded an Ace, as a signal to his partner to not lead that suit. His partner didn't, but led the remaining logical suit which Gitelman, being void, ruffed.
- ACBL Honorary Member of the Year 2005
- IBPA Award (Personality of the Year) 2005
- World Bridge Championships
- Rosenblum (1) 2010
- North American Bridge Championships (6)
- United States Bridge Championships (1)
- Open Team Trials (1) 2005
- Canadian Championships (2)
- National Team Championships (2) 1994, 1995
- Other notable wins:
- Buffett Cup (1) 2006
- IOC Grand Prix (1) 2002
- Forbo-Krommenie Nations Cup (1) 2001
- Cavendish Invitational Teams (1) 2001
- Cavendish Invitational Pairs (1) 2003
- Bermuda Bowl (1) 1995
- World Transnational Open Teams (1) 2000
- World Junior Teams (1) 1991
- North American Bridge Championships (7)
- United States Bridge Championships (2)
- Open Team Trials (2) 2006, 2007
- Other notable 2nd places:
- Forbo-Krommenie Nations Cup (1) 2002
- Fred Gitelman international record at the World Bridge Federation.
- Interview with Fred Gitelman at the Bridgebum website.
- Interview with Fred Gitelman by Lisa Bryn Rundle of University of Toronto Magazine, Spring 2011.