I'm an attorney by training but spend most of my professional time managing an investment fund invested in life insurance policies. I play bridge almost exclusively at the nationals, team trials, and (if lucky) international competitions. Most of my practice comes on bridgebase.com.\n
I started playing when I was about 8, and duplicate at 11. However, despite some early success, I didn't play more than a few days a year between 1981 and 1995 as I was pretty focused on my career and had (and still have fortunately) a wife who does not play bridge. I got more serious about bridge around 2003 and feel very fortunate about my success and the partners and teammates I've had. I still think of myself as "young player" but am eligible for ACBL senior events this year (yikes!).
Plus... it's free!