Sally Sparrow

My first Nationals

This morning wrapped up the ABTA presentations. We heard from the one and only Zia Mahmood, who told many hilarious and insightful stories about his time as a world champion bridge player. He has stories from far and wide, of success and failure. Hearing him talk was a bit like reading his book, Around the World in 80 Hands. What a guy!

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This was just a quick update because I’m about to play in a 0-20 game, with a partner I haven’t met yet! I’m excited but also nervous. Of course, the best thing to do before playing in your first national event is to go out for lunch and eat THIS:

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Amazing food in a great atmosphere, the Eleventh Street City Diner. I highly recommend this place. It’s just a few blocks from the hotel (if you’re reading this while visiting for bridge) at 11th and Wabash.

Okay, off I go… wish me luck!


Mike YuenAugust 9th, 2015 at 8:49 pm

Zia is always entertaining at and away from the table. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Sally SparrowAugust 11th, 2015 at 3:37 pm

My first time seeing him in person. He was wonderful! Thanks, Mike.

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