Bridge players are here in San Diego from many different countries:
Above is Sandra Rimstedt, one of the many Swedish stars.
Norberto Bocchi (above) is an Italian world champion.
Above is Victoria Gromova of Moscow. She was second earlier this week in the Women's Pairs. losing by only 4.40 matchpoints on a 25 top.
Martin de Knijffe (above) considers his next play. His father is Dutch, his mother is Swedish and he lives in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is a foreign country, right? Well, sort of.
De Knijffe was second in the Blue Ribbon Pairs in Boston last year. He is also a poker player with more than $3 million in winnings. He won three World Poker Tour events, so you might have seen him on TV. He was 13th in the WSOP Main Event a few years ago.
Images by MOJO and taken with my Canon. Sorry they are dark, but I couldn't use my flash.