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Marty Fleisher

Marty Fleisher

American bridge player, investments manager, and attorney
Marty Fleisher
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Intro American bridge player, investments manager, and attorney
A.K.A. Martin Fleisher
Is Bridge player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 12 October 1958
Age 62 years
Peoplepill ID marty-fleisher
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Biography

Martin (Marty) Fleisher (born October 12, 1958) is an American bridge player, employee benefits attorney, manager of investments in life insurance policies and investment advisor.

Bridge career

Having first learned bridge at the age of eight by observing his parents and uncle, Fleisher became the youngest American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) Life Master from the New York metropolitan area in 1976 at age 17. At the same time, his team reached the final of the Grand National Teams knockout championship, making him the youngest player ever to reach the finals of a North American team bridge championship a record he still holds. Sports Illustrated reported this accomplishment and featured Fleisher in its Faces in the Crowd section. Less than two years later he won the Intercollegiate regional bridge championship by the largest margin ever recorded in a pairs championship.

Fleisher has won six national bridge championships and placed second in seven others. He and Eric Rodwell won the 2000 Cavendish Invitational, the world's strongest contest for money prizes. His team won the United States Bridge Championship for open teams to gain entry into the 2011 Bermuda Bowl (as one of two US entries) where they finished 4th. His team placed second in the same event in 2013 to qualify to play in the 2013 Bermuda Bowl in which they finished 9th.

Fleisher was named the ACBL Player of the Year for 2013.

Personal

Fleisher grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey and graduated from Teaneck High School in 1976. He attended Swarthmore College, and New York University School of Law. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Andrea Bierstein. He is the half-brother of the American comic book writer Michael Fleisher.

Bridge accomplishments

Wins

  • United States Bridge Championships (2)
    • Open Team Trials 2010
    • Open Team Trials (second qualifier) 2013
  • North American Bridge Championships (6)
    • Spingold (1) 2016
    • Norman Kay Platinum Pairs (1) 2013
    • Vanderbilt Knockout Teams (1) 2011
    • Roth Open Swiss Teams (1) 2010
    • Mixed Board-a-Match Teams (1) 2005
    • North American Swiss Teams (1) 2004
  • Other notable wins:
    • Reisinger Knockout Teams (1) 1999
    • Cavendish Invitational Pairs (1) 2000

Runners-up

  • North American Bridge Championships (9)
    • Vanderbilt (2) 2003, 2010
    • Jacoby Open Swiss Teams 2014
    • Roth Open Swiss Teams 2013
    • Grand National Teams (1) 1976
    • Life Master Pairs (2) 2006, 2012
    • Open Pairs I (1) 2003
    • Mixed Pairs (1) 2004
  • United States Bridge Championships (2)
    • Open Team Trials 2009
    • Open Team Trials 2016

Publications

  • Individual Retirement Account Answer Book, 19th edition, Aspen Publishers, 20012, ISBN 978-0-7355-7419-9.
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