Seymon Deutsch 1935ľ2013
Two-time world champion Seymon Deutsch died June 13. Deutsch, of Laredo TX, was widely known as one of the most affable personalities in the world of top-level bridge, a distinction that was formally acknowledged in 2007 when he was named the recipient of the Sidney H. Lazard Jr. Sportsmanship Award.
In addition to two world championships (the 1994 Rosenblum Teams and the 1988 World Team Olympiad), Deutsch was a five-time North American champion with wins in the Grand National Teams Championship Flight (1986), the Spingold Knockout Teams (1991) and the Vanderbilt Knockout Teams (1994, 1996, 2006).
A full obituary will appear in the August issue of the Bridge Bulletin.
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