Shahzaad Natt

Shahzaad Natt played professionally for over 10 years and lives in Lisbon with his wife India (also a bridge player) and their one year old son (who isn't yet). Recently he switched to the dark side and plays poker (Pot-Limit Omaha) for a living. He enjoyed a successful junior international career in partnership with Ben Norton, earning a dozen or so caps. Their best result together was a bronze medal in the U26 World Open Teams Championships in Opatija 2019. Another result close to his heart was coming eighth in the U26 European Championships in Oslo the same year to just bag a qualification for next year's World Championships; the only time England reached a qualifying position for the whole event was on the very last board! They earned the 2019 Young Pair of the Year award for these performances.

He has also enjoyed domestic success, winning several congresses and tournaments. His current partnership is with Ian Pagan, where they debuted on the open team with a victory in the Camrose in 2021.

Away from the bridge table, he has a broad range of interests including: chess, astronomy, rock climbing, running and swimming. He is also an avid cook and enjoys learning new languages (he is mediocre at a great many - but only fluent in English).

Last updated: September 2023

Major International Selections

Junior Channel Trophy 2017
World Youth Team Championship: 2018
World Online Youth Teams Championship 2018
Junior Camrose Selections: 2018 and 2019
White House Junior Teams: 2018 and 2019
European Junior Championships: 2019
Tollemache Cup winner: 2020
Camrose Trophy Selections: 2021

Youth Internationals:

(U26) Youth World Open Teams Championship: 2019 (Bronze medal)
(U26 and mixed) Youth European Pairs Championship: 2018
(U21) Youth European Pairs Championship: 2014

National Wins:
Easter Guardian Teams: 2017
Riviera Congress Pairs: 2017
Year End Open Pairs: 2017
Spring Bank Holiday Congress Pairs: 2018
Spring Bank Holiday Teams: 2018
Autumn Congress Satellite Pairs: 2018, 2019
Grand Masters Pairs: 2020
National Pairs: 2021

Young Pair of the Year: 2018