Artur Malinowski

Artur Malinowski was born in Poland, moved to Norway and then England where he is now a full-time bridge professional.He won the silver medal at the 2007 European Pairs in Antalya, and was in the England Open team that took the silver medal in the World Mind sport Games in Beijing in 2008. He also has two bronze medals in the European Mixed Teams, and has won Crockfords as well as the Gold Cup.

My involvement with the game started by chance: I read a bridge book together with a friend from football at the age of 17, and I have not stopped learning and playing since. When I was in Norway, I worked for the Norwegian Bridge Federation and for a while I was the editor of the national bridge magazine. This was a welcome change from the odd jobs I had had to do for the first few years after leaving Poland with very little money in my pocket – and proof that an ear for languages helps in all walks of life. I am fairly fluent in seven languages, and I sport a proud Polish accent in all of them. This is not a problem in England, where people are tolerant, and it is this tolerance that, to me, represents the major charm of this country. I came to visit for two weeks nine years ago and I still live here very happily.

Read Artur's day in the life of... from August 2011

Major International Appearances

World Olympiad: 2008

European Champions’ Cup: 2007

Camrose Trophy Selections: 2004 2006 and 2007

Gold Cup Winner 2005 and 2008

Crockfords winner: 2007 and 2010

Spring Foursomes Winner: 2004 and 2013

Easter Congress Guardian Trophy winner: 2015

National Teams Congress winner: 2008 2009 and 2014(swiss)

The Hubert Phillips Bowl Winner: 2007

Tollemache Cup winner: 2003 2004 and 2005