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The Danish Bridge Federation proudly presents the third edition of the Copenhagen Bridge Invitational held 15th – 18th of January 2015 at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, home of Casino Copenhagen.  

13 of the 20 top pairs competing in the event are now official:

Fredrik Nyström - Johan Upmark, Sweden

Geir Helgemo - Tor Helness, Norway

Brad Moss - Tom Hanlon, USA/Ireland

Peter Bertheau - Per-Ola Cullin, Sweden

Zia Mahmood - Marion Michielsen, USA/Netherlands

Simon De Wijs - David Bakhshi, Netherlands/England

Thomas Bessis - Michel Bessis, France

Sabine Auken - Roy Welland, Germany/USA

John Carroll - Tommy Garvey, Ireland

Jacek Kalita - Michal Nowosadzki, Poland

Dennis Bilde - Morten Bilde, Denmark

Michael Barel - Yaniv Zack, Israel (reigning champions)

Diego Brenner - Marcelo Castello Branco, Brazil

Alfredo Versace - Mustafa Cem Tokay, Italy/Turkey

Winners of the 2013 CBI: Michael Barel - Yaniv Zack with HRH the Prince Consort of Denmark

 

Read presentations of all the participating players.

In addition to the 13 pairs, we have four pending invitations; all pairs who would be in any bridge player’s top 10 of the world’s best pairs.

Geir Helgemo’s words about the Copenhagen Bridge Invitational: “This is the tournament I look most forward to. For me it is pure pleasure.”

The last three participating pairs are found through a qualification for members of the Danish Bridge Federation.

 

International Open Side Event

This year everybody can join the stars. In 2015 the Danish Bridge Federation introduces the Radisson Blu Scandinavia IMP Pairs, an open 3-day event played simultaneously with the Copenhagen Bridge Invitational from the 16th-18th of January with a 1st price of 10.000 DKK. Players of all shapes and nationalities are invited to play next to the stars and be a part of the shine and excitement surrounding the CBI III.

So far there are more international entries than Danish, so we expect the event to have a strong international touch.

 

Poker star Gus Hansen and Bridge star Zia Mahmood entertaining the kibitzers during the pro/am

 

 

Spend an Evening with the Stars

For those who fantasize of playing with a world champion against Poker Star Gus Hansen with His Royal Highness, the Prince Consort of Denmark, sitting at the next table playing with Thomas Bessis, here is the chance to see that dream come true.

Prior to the CBI the traditional pro/am takes place on Thursday the 15th of January, where all players of the main event will be available as partners sold through an online auction. Participation includes drinks & buffet introducing the event and drinks & canapés closing the event in the company of bridge stars and celebrities.

To describe the pro/am we leave it to English star David Gold's words after the event in 2013:

"I shook hands with a Prince, I played bridge against Gus Hansen. I doubled him in three hearts, and they only made nine tricks although they were cold for ten. I had an incredible evening. I have never been to an event like this before."

Regardless if you dream of participating in the pro/am, playing the Radisson Blu Scandinavia IMP Pairs or simply to sit behind your favorite bridge player through three exciting days in one of the hottest cities in Europe, you can stay at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia at the highly discounted rate of 695,- DKK (less than 100 euro/night including breakfast) during the days of tournament. The discount can only be obtained through a special booking link on the home page before December 18th 2014.

 

Per-Ola Cullin and Peter Bertheau at the 2013 CBI pro/am

Read all about the event at the official homepage http://cbi.bridge.dk and see the Gallery from 2013 CBI.

You can also join us on Facebook for more pictures and news about participants and updates from the online player auction for the Pro/Am opening December 1st.

For questions regarding the event, write to christina@bridge.dk 

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