It’s in the cards: Bill Gates is part of U.S. team competing in Online Bridge World Cup


Bill Gates is going to tackle the world! No, not simply its infectious ailments and schooling points, however some of its main bridge gamers, as nicely.

The Microsoft co-founder and world’s richest man is a well-documented fan of the basic card sport, and he’ll be on a team of Individuals competing in the first reside Yeh Online Bridge World Cup, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.

Gates and the USA-BBO (Bridge Base Online) team will play from the Silver Cloud Lodge in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

The team consists of 5 different gamers moreover the billionaire. They’re Bob Hamman, the world’s all-time prime participant; Jill Meyers, No. 2 all-time ladies’s champion; Sharon Osberg, an everyday associate of Gates and his bridge pal, Warren Buffett; Fred Gitelman, the founder of BBO; and Sheri Winestock, spouse of Gitelman.

Gates and his team will play nearly towards three different groups: Team CCBA and Chen Yeh groups in Beijing and Europe-Lavazza team in Turin, Italy.

Remotely managed webcams will monitor every participant’s reactions whereas their “playing cards” (computer systems can be used in lieu of playing cards) may be seen by viewers, in response to a information launch for the occasion. The pictures and video games can be streamed reside throughout the web utilizing BridgeBase.com and Ourgame, a Chinese language chief in streaming.

Right here’s a schedule of when USA-BBO will play:

Gates’ bio on the team web page says that bridge, tennis and golf are amongst his pursuits.

“I like bridge. Bridge makes you suppose,” Gates is quoted as saying. “It’s a sport you may play your total life and preserve getting higher and higher. I believe anyone who’s good at bridge is going to be nice at heaps of issues. So I actually encourage folks to get entangled and I thank individuals who have taught bridge to juniors. They’ll thanks the relaxation of their life as a result of bridge is such an incredible sport.”

This archival CBS video additionally particulars Gates’ love for the sport, together with fellow billionaire Buffett.


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