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Tobi Sokolow

Tobi Sokolow (born July 15, 1942) is an American bridge player. She won major tournaments as Tobi Deutsch as well. As of 2015, she ranked 18th among 73 living Women World Grand Masters by world masterpoints (MP) and 16th by placing points that do not decay over time.

Sokolow learned bridge in her thirties, unusually late for a top player. She has won four world titles and 19 North American Bridge Championships events including the 2002 Life Master Pairs. At Verona, Italy, in 2004 she became the first American man or woman to win the Generali World Masters Individual.

Sokolow was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She lives with her husband David in Austin, Texas, where she was a real estate agent. Her son Adam is a restaurateur in Austin.

Sokolow was one of 24 women, six from each of four countries, invited to participate in the SportAccord World Mind Games, December 2011 in Beijing. Her partner was Janice Seamon-Molson, at least for the Pairs. The American women won the Women's Team gold medal, and Seamon-Molson placed first and Sokolow third among 24 women in the Individuals - a tournament (now rarely-contested) in which every player has a different partner in every round.

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