This is a very sad moment for me. Lavazza was an important part of my life, not just with regard to bridge: she was like a mother to me. I have played in her team for 40 years, during which she gave me lots of useful advice. Her personality and charisma have influenced me and enabled me to grow as a person, as well as a bridge player. I will miss her very much and I am sure her memory will carry on making me a better person. Farewell Maria Teresa.
Picture by Elisabeth van Ettinger ( Amsterdam White House 2008)