Author: Larry Cohen
Date of publish: 12/14/2020
Level: All Levels
Every few years, they attempt to drag me out of retirement. This year (2020-pandemic), their argument was that I can play from the comfort of home, with my old/regular partner David Berkowitz. It was even open notes--I was allowed to look at our system notes while playing.
Larry & David after winning a National championship in 2004
This was my first-ever Seniors event. All players had to be born before 1960. I just made the cut.
We played 3 days (Dec 11-13, 2020) to try to qualify for the Transatlantic Seniors Championship. It was played online, but with a "Zoom-like" setup on "Realbridge." Everyone had cameras, so you could see and hear your opponents.
Battling against "old" foes like Zia and Meckstroth-Rodwell reminded me how tough this game can be.
LC & DB online in 2020
Our team ended up as the top qualifier, so now I will be playing more bridge in January--against some expert teams from Europe.
A bridge deal? This is quite a complicated one, but I couldn't resist writing it up:
Larry's Finesse of a 4?