Dear Bridge World,
My name is Lotan Fisher, I guess some of you know me personally and some of you have heard of me in one way or another.
A little over 5 and a half years ago, I was suspended from all activity at Bridge.
Since then, I have had very difficult years, I got into a big depression due to losing the most important thing in my life, I lost large sums of money due to trying to protect myself from losing the most important thing in my life, I lost people close to me, and worst of all, I lost myself.
I tried to find myself on other professions
, high-tech, the capital market, restaurants, banking, sales and other areas, but no direction I tried was able to take out of me the abilities, passion and love that the game of bridge managed to take out of me.
I’m breathing bridge, I think bridge, I dream of bridge, for more than 5 and a half years I have not been able to enjoy the thing I love the most in my life, sit around the table, with 3 more people, hold 13 cards and start playing bridge in an official setting, Competitive.
Next month, May 2021, the suspension period I received from the European Bridge League will end, for the last month I cannot sleep, I imagine the first competition I will reach and I can play bridge at the club, I am sure the feeling I will feel, I cannot describe in words, but only with a big smile Accompanied by tears.
I want to go back and play the game I love so much, I’m not looking to get rich from Bridge, my main goal is not to compete for the title of European Champion or World Champion, I do want bridge players from around the world to respect that my suspension period is over and let me enjoy and play with them The game we all love so much.
I am asking each and every one of you please, give me the opportunity to find myself anew, to enjoy the game of bridge, without persecution, without gossip, I have suffered enough in the last 5 and a half years, I have served the time I received out of the game.
And if by chance, you, or someone you know, are looking for a partner, looking for a player for the team, I would be more than happy to join, to embark on a new path, a way that I will not give anyone a reason to doubt my integrity and abilities.
I miss Bridge, miss so much, and keep counting until the days until my European suspension is over, only 37 days left.
April 11, 2021