Thursday, December 3, 2009

Faces from around the world

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.


  1. Excellent work without the flash. A mono-pole?

  2. Top pic is Sandra, Cecilias older sister (also a very good player).
    Martin spells de Knijff.

  3. @Tenmile: Handheld. My lens has stabilization. I fiddled with the white balance, only so-so results.

    @ulven: thanks for the correction. I checked out your blog and intend to add it to my reader list.

  4. I would try the 14-75 lens on these - better stabilization and probably wider aperture.

  5. I'm impressed, you hobnobbing with the elite of the world! And your photos are fine!

  6. I'm sure you are meeting some very interesting people there! I thought the photos were good for no flash. That's always hard.