MPP at the 2019 ABTA Convention

MPP at the 2019 ABTA Convention

See when and where MPP speakers and authors will be at this years convention.

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2019 Teacher of the Year Finalists

Congratulations to this years five finalist!

THE essential bridge skill: Counting the hand (Part 1)

THE essential bridge skill: Counting the hand (Part 1)

By Karen Walker Courtesy of Karen’s Bridge Library: kwbridge.com      Originally published in the ACBL Bridge Bulletin, March 2010 Ever wonder why expert players seem to be able to see through the backs of your cards?

Hand Evaluation & Revaluing

Hand Evaluation & Revaluing

By Barbara Seagram Courtesy of BarbaraSeagram.com Many students have great difficulty with the concept of hand evaluation. I believe that it is right to count distribution even as an opening bidder. Some count short suits

Read This First: What Should we Play?

Read This First: What Should we Play?

By Larry Cohen Courtesy of Larryco.com I am a staunch advocate of ‘less is more’. My observation is that at every level of the game, players are using too many conventions. Too often I see

Once in a Lifetime – don’t blow it!

Once in a Lifetime – don’t blow it!

By Eddie Kantar Courtesy of KantarBridge.com Both vulnerable, IMPs  N North ♠ Q862 ♥ 76 ♦ AK42 ♣ 543   S South ♠ A43 ♥ AKQJ10952 ♦ — ♣ AK W West N North E

Rubber-Bridge Strategy

Rubber-Bridge Strategy

By Karen Walker Courtesy of Karen’s Bridge Library: kwbridge.com If you’re vulnerable Overcalls should promise a better suit, more high-card points and more playing strength than non-vulnerable overcalls. Be sure you have a long, strong

Bridge in the Middle East

Bridge in the Middle East

By Barbara Seagram Courtesy of BarbaraSeagram.com My husband, Alex Kornel, and I taught bridge aboard a cruise ship a few years ago through the Middle East. It was the experience of a lifetime: Cairo, Sharm-El-Sheikh,

Am I getting Older? Part 1

Am I getting Older? Part 1

By Larry Cohen Courtesy of Larryco.com AGE AND PREEMPTION Another facet of maturity (age?) [see Part I of this article] is the development of a sane preemptive philosophy. The younger they are, the more they bid. This

If it has an Odor

If it has an Odor

By Eddie Kantar Courtesy of KantarBridge.com Both vulnerable, IMPs N North ♠ 9843 ♥ A3 ♦ KJ6 ♣ KJ94   S South ♠ AKQ2 ♥ Q92 ♦ 1087 ♣ A63 W West N North E East