Some of the world’s best bridge players played against each other in a three-day Online Bridge World Cup from Oct. 31–Nov 2.
Bill Gates was on the USA-BBO (Bridge Base Online) team, along with Bob Hamman, the world’s all-time top player; Jill Meyers, No. 2 all-time women’s champion; Sharon Osberg, a regular partner of Gates and his bridge pal, Warren Buffett; Fred Gitelman, the founder of BBO; and Sheri Winestock, wife of Gitelman.
They played against a number of teams including China’s — which comprised of several political leaders, including Zeng Peiyan, former Vice Premier for Economy and General Secretary of the
Asian Economic Forum, as well as Guo Jinlong, former Mayor of Beijing. Before play got under way, team USA-BBO participated in a Skype call with the team in Beijing. ■