Funbridge username: Finn Kolesnik
Nickname: The Machine
Playing style: Aggressive and fast.
Date of birth: May 27th 2004
3rd Blue Ribbon Pairs 2019 🥉
1st U21 Pairs 2022 🥇
1st U26 teams 2022 🥇
1st Soloway KO 2022 🥇
1st Gold Coast Pairs 2023 🥇
And many more honors to come…
Interview with Finn Kolesnik
At what age did you start playing bridge?
I started playing Bridge when I was 13 because I was offered 300$ by my local bridge organization to learn. After a few months I really started liking it and never stopped.
What is your best bridge memory?
I have a lot of amazing memories related to bridge but my favorite was certainly winning the Soloway KO this last fall. This is one of our most important events of the year in the US and it was always my biggest goal to win an event like this. The furthest I’d been before was the round of 16, so the feeling to make a winning run with many comebacks was beyond belief.
What would you say to encourage someone to take up bridge?
Bridge is one of the most interesting things you will ever try. There is always more depth to find. The best part of playing bridge though is all the lifetime friends you will meet. We have a tight knit community of smart and interesting people.
What do you do when you are not playing bridge?
When I’m not playing bridge I really like to be active and seeing the world to contrast how much I play bridge. I also enjoy playing other games and spending time with a few close friends.
Why have you decided to joined the Funbridge team?
I joined the Funbridge team to promote junior bridge and to travel to some awesome tournaments with my friends.