January 19-22 2017


Copenhagen Bridge Invitational
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Zack-Barel winners of the 2nd CBI

After a close tournament the last day developed into a duel between Yanic Zack-Michael Barel of Israel and Michel and Thomas Bessis of France. As if they had been seeded the top pairs met in the penultimate round, which turned out to be decisive in favour of Zack and Barel.


Michael Barel, HRH the Prince Consort of Denmark and Yaniv Zack


Michael Barel also won the pro/am on Thursday with Helle Rasmussen, stating that this was indeed his tournament.


The Prize Winners of the 2nd CBI
Score Plac.
17 Michael Barel - Yaniv Zack 102 1
19 Thomas Bessis - Michel Bessis 87 2
1 Gregers Bjarnarson - Michael Askgaard 81 3
14 David Gold - David Bakhshi 66 4

Welcome to the Copenhagen Bridge Invitational

It is a privilige for the Danish Bridge Federation to once again invite all bridge lovers to follow the battles of some of the world's finest players during the 2nd edition of the Copenhagen Bridge Invitational.


Winners of the inaugural Copenhagen Bridge Invitational in November 2010 were Peter Bertheau and Fredrik Nyström who will be participating again in 2013, although this year with seperate partners to leave their competitors a chance. 


20 international top pairs will compete in a three-day imp pair tournament at the Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center. The players are invited not only for their amazing bridge skills, but also their sparkling personalities to ensure a spectacular event. The hope is that the Copenhagen Bridge Invitational will in time become one of the world's most prestigious invitational tournaments, as the legendary similar tournaments from past decades.


Play with the stars

Prior to the main event an exclusive pro/am takes place on Thursday the 21st of february, where all players of the main event will available as partners sold by an online auction. The pro/am is open to bridge players of all skill levels and the possibility of a lifetime to spend an evening opposite a world champion. Participation includes drinks and canapees introducing the event and an evening buffet closing the event in the company of the stars and celebrities. Read more and follow the auction under the pro/am-section.


Winners of the 2010 pro/am: Poker star Gus Hansen with Tom Hanlon of Ireland. Photo: Christian Arp-Hansen


Royal participation 

As in 2010 His Royal Highness Prince Consort of Denmark will be participating at the pro/am partnering a top player. In his capacity of protector of the Danish Bridge Federation His Royal Highness Prince Consort of Denmark will also be presenting the prizes at the prizegiving ceremony on Sunday evening the 24th of February.



HRH Prince Consort of Denmark with Philippe Cronier and Jens Auken in 2010.

Photo: Christian Arp-Hansen

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If you want to know more

For information about bridge in general, please visit the

Danish Bridge Federation


For questions regarding the tournament, please contact

Christina Lund Madsen

Danmarks Bridgeforbund - T: 4847 5213 - F: 4847 6213 - E: dbf@bridge.dk