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In the Well: Bobby Levin

Bobby Levin has won too many bridge events to list. He won the first tournament he entered, the Men's Pairs at a tough local sectional, at age 13.  He then proceeded to become the youngest-ever Life Master (record now surpassed), and and the youngest to win the Bermuda Bowl, when he was 23 (a record that still stands).  After this win, Bobby moved to Chicago to work as an options trader. When the market crashed in 1987, Bobby moved to Florida, entering the real estate business with one of his brothers.  Soon after, he quit to focus on playing bridge professionally full-time.  He and regular partner Steve Weinstein are regarded as one of the top pairs in the world, having placed second and then first in the last two World Open Pairs championships, and winning the Cavendish Invitational Pairs five times together.  Last month, Bobby had a "perfect NABC," winning all the NABC+ events he entered (the Platinum Pairs with Richard Coren, and the Vanderbilt as part of team NICKELL).  Today, he enters the Well to answer your questions on bridge, his family, options trading, or whatever strikes your fancy.

Away from the table, Bobby's hobbies include playing tennis, swimming, biking, and skiing, but his biggest hobby is his dog Rufus (as can be seen in the photo).  He also enjoys spending time traveling the country with his world-champion wife and best friend Jill.  Bobby now lives in Las Vegas.  His son Andrew recently graduated from Northwestern and is now thriving working for Blackstone in New York City, and Jill’s sons Shane and Justin Blanchard are also talented bridge players living in New York City.

Bobby is always one to rise to a challenge and loves speaking his mind, so don't hold back on asking tough questions!  He'll be posting replies to questions on Thursday and Friday.

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