Samuel Leve-bridge - Your Global Online Bridge Club
Bobby Wolff , former President of the World Bridge Federation
) and ten-time bridge World Champion , Samuel Lev
and Zia Mahmood , both world-renowned top-bridge players , are co-founders of e-bridge
...Partnering Sam Lev , he was a member of the Israel team that finished behind Italy at the 1975 European Teams Championship in Brighton , England , thus qualifying for the Bermuda Bowl in Monte Carlo the following year
.In Monaco , Pinhas's Israeli team finishing third in the Round Robin , falling just 5 VPs short of a place in the final.That consistent performance earned the Israelis the Bronze medals , and in the following week they finished eighth in the World Teams Olympiad , held in the same venue.
...Samuel Lev ( 51 )
Schmuel 'Sam' Lev
was born in 1947 and broke onto the international bridge scene as a member of the Israeli Open Team at the European Championships at the age of just 22.He earned a B.Sc. in chemistry from the Haifa Institute of Technology ( Technion ) but spent most of his early years in Israel running the Tel Aviv Bridge Club , which he managed and co-owned for twenty years
.In that time , he
represented Israel many times , collecting a silver medal at the 1975 European Teams Championships and twice earning a bronze medal in the Bermuda Bowl ( in 1976 and 1985 ).In 1989 , Sam
relocated to the US along with his
wife and two children and he
lives in the New York area.He
has since won numerous US National titles including the Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams twice ( in 1989 and 1991 ) and the Life Masters Pairs , in partnership with John Mohan . He
has also represented America in the 1993 Bermuda Bowl ( Santiago ).Sam
became a European champion at the age of just 26 when he
won the very first European Pairs Championship in Germany.He was a member of the Israeli team that finished second behind Italy in the 1975 European Championships in Brighton , England
.This performance won Sam's
team a place in the 1976 Bermuda Bowl in Monte Carlo , where they finished third.
successes at the world level , Sam
has won many major international events : the Pan-American Championships , the Cavendish Invitational tournament ; the Deauville International Pairs in France ; the Forbo Teams in The Hague , Netherlands ; and events in places as far afield as Monte Carlo , Crans-Sur-Sierre ( Switzerland ) , Paris , Brussels , London , Salsomaggiore ( Italy ) , Biarritz , Poland , San Francisco , and Buenos Aires.
Away from the bridge table , Sam's interests include international politics , chess , a rooting interest in most sports , and Internet Bridge.He
is also fluent in six languages.
Zia Mahmood ( 53 )
Zia was born into a wealthy family in 1946 in Pakistan.His
family moved to England when he
was five and he
was educated in England at the famous Rugby School , where the environment was very strict.