Discover the portrait of professional bridge player India Natt and challenge her in her next Funbridge Points tournament.
Date of birth: 1994
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India Natt’s daily life
India lives in Lisbon with her husband, a professional bridge player too, and baby son.
When she is playing as a professional, she tries to make the most of her experiences. She sees herself as a very kind person and does not castigate her partners for making mistakes.
India also gives lessons to students of many different levels from all over the globe. Even at her young age, she quickly made a name for herself in the teaching world. Since she began teaching in 2019, she very quickly fell in love with the job.
She has gained much experience, teaching both in person and online. She finds seeing her students improve incredibly rewarding. She also takes care to adapt lessons, topics and feedback to each student’s level.
- 2015: Joined the U26 squad.
- 2016: Played her first international tournament.
- 2019: Finished 4th in the 2019 Junior World Championships in Croatia.
- 2021: First win in England.
- She won bridge events in several different countries (Sweden, Northern Ireland, Wales, Madeira, etc.).
- India also wrote source materials for the English Bridge Education & Development (EBED) department and created a lot of video content.
India Natt‘s interview
At what age have you started playing bridge?
“I first played bridge when I was 11, playing on a very occasional basis when I went to stay with my grandmother. I think the players at her local club were somewhat surprised when I showed up at age 13 to play a duplicate!
I only began playing regularly when I went to university and joined the Cambridge University Bridge Club at 18. Playing there once a week in my first year turned into three or four times a week upon becoming the captain of my college’s bridge club in my third year, when I began to play competitively in teams matches (both within the university and against other teams in the county) and then Varsity (an annual competition against the University of Oxford). I had caught the bridge bug!”
What is your best bridge memory?
“It has to be a hand I played with my now-husband against David Gold and Zia Mahmood a few years ago.
Zia was Declarer in 5H and I made a killer defensive play (made possible by my partner’s excellent lead) that caused Zia to misguess the trump suit.
It would have been a memorable play in and of itself. It was beautiful. But it felt even more special given the calibre of our opponents! It was even written up in a national newspaper afterwards.”