Tobi Sokolow

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Tobi Sokolow (born July 15, 1942)[1] is an American bridge player. She has won major tournaments as Tobi Deutsch as well. Sometime prior to the 2014 European and World meets (summer and October), she ranked 30th among 73 living Women World Grand Masters by world masterpoints (MP) and 17th by placing points that do not decay over time.[2]

Sokolow learned bridge in her thirties, unusually late for a top player.[3] She has won three world titles and 15 North American Bridge Championships events including the 2002 Life Master Pairs. At Verona, Italy, in 2004 she became the first American man or woman to win the Generali World Masters Individual.

Sokolow was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She lives with her husband David in Austin, Texas, where she is a real estate agent. Her son Adam is a restaurateur in Austin.[3]

Sokolow was one of 24 women, six from each of four countries (as for men), invited to participate in the SportAccord World Mind Games, December 2011 in Beijing. Her partner was Janice Seamon-Molson, at least for the Pairs.[1] Seamon-Molson placed first and Sokolow third among 24 women in the Individuals[4] – a tournament (now rarely-contested) in which every player has a different partner in every round.

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  1. ^ a b "SOKOLOW Tobi". Athlete Information. SportAccord World Mind Games. December 2011. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  2. ^ "Women World Grand Masters". WBF. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  3. ^ a b (Moss Team). Participant blurbs, United States Bridge Federation.
  4. ^ "Great Success of the 2011 SportAccord World Mind Games". IMSA (imsaworld.com). [December 2011]. Retrieved 2014-11-11. With complete list of medal winners.

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