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Eric Kokish

Eric O. Kokish (born 1947) is a Canadian professional bridge player, writer, and coach from Montreal.

Kokish graduated from McGill University.

In 1978, Kokish finished second in the World Open Pairs.

Kokish has been the coach of Nick Nickell's professional team for many years. He first worked as coach for the Brazil national team in 1985 and later coached the Indonesia team briefly, a stint interrupted by political unrest in Jakarta. Around the Indonesia job he and his family relocated from Montreal to Toronto.

Kokish was inducted into the ACBL Hall of Fame in 2011. Kokish was inducted into the Canadian Bridge Federation's Hall of Fame.

In major teams-of-four competition, he is a five-time winner of the Canadian National Teams Championship (Flight A), all during the time from 1980 to 1999 when the winner routinely represented Canada in that year's or next year's world championship tournament, or in a preliminary Tri-Country Playoff with Mexico and Bermuda. Thus he played on Canada teams in the 1980 Olympiad, 1982 Rosenblum, 1986 Rosenblum, 1995 Bermuda Bowl, and 1996 Olympiad. Those teams won a bronze medal in the 1982 Rosenblum Cup and a silver medal in the Bermuda Bowl. George Mittelman was also a member of all five teams.

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