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In the Cards

Martin Fleisher ’80’s bridge team—one of two to represent the U.S. in the open division—took top honors in August at the 2017 World Bridge Championships in Lyon, France, defeating the host country in a close match.

“It was the thrill of a lifetime,” says Fleisher (right). “I won the Intercollegiate Championships as a Swarthmore freshman in 1977, which was my first major win, and 40 years later a world championship. I never would have believed it.”

The match was also golden for another Swarthmorean: Jeff Wolfson ’75 and his team defeated Italy for the senior-division title.