This week «In the Well», bridgewinners features Ishmael Del’monte, who last month became the first player from Down Under to win the Vanderbilt. Ish, as he is commonly known, has won 34 Australian National Titles and another 9 in New Zealand (his original homeland). He has represented Australia several times in international competition (1999, 2002, 2003, and 2011). When not playing professionally, Ish and his wife Kim spend time with their two kids and run two bridge clubs in Sydney.
Ish also serves on the WBF Masterpoint comittee as well as the High Level Players Committee. He was also part of the epic 2011 Vanderbilt final where both tables bid a grand slam off the ace of trumps in the final quarter.