An all-Israeli squad edged out a strong international field to take first place in the featured Open Teams competition at the 49th annual Israel Bridge Festival, currently under way (February 20-26) at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds.
The team captained by Ariel Braunstein (sisters Dana and Noga Tal, Yaniv and Shahar Zak and Michael Barel) defeated Israeli-European Vitas in the final of the knockout event. It was the second consecutive near miss for Vitas V (Vitas Vainikonis- Wojtek Olanski, plus Israelis Lotan Fisher-Ron Schwartz and Inon Liran-Udi Friedlander), which arrived in Israel at midweek after finishing second over the weekend in Moscow’s Slava Cup. Third and fourth also went to Israelis: Levi Stern-Benny Libster, Amnon Rosler-Ron Hertzka (third), and Yossi Roll-Amir Levin, Assaf Lengy-Ilan Bareket (fourth).
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