Tobi Sokolow

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Tobi Sokolow (born July 15, 1942)[1] is an American bridge player. She won major tournaments as Tobi Deutsch as well. As of 2016, she ranked 10th among women in the world by masterpoints and 11th 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 five world titles and 19 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 was 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, invited to participate in the SportAccord World Mind Games, December 2011 in Beijing. Her partner was Janice Seamon-Molson.[1] The American women won the Women's Team gold medal, and Sokolow placed third in the Individuals[4] – a tournament (now rarely-contested) in which every player has a different partner in every round. She finished second in the team event in 2012.

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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 2015-12-30.
  3. ^ a b (Moss Team). Participant blurbs, United States Bridge Federation.
  4. ^ "Great Success of the 2011 SportAccord World Mind Games". IMSA ( [December 2011]. Retrieved 2014-11-11. With complete list of medal winners.

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