Up or Down Mr. Brown?

Up or Down Mr. Brown?

By Eddie Kantar Courtesy of KantarBridge.com Neither vulnerable, IMPs N North ♠ A1054 ♥ 43 ♦ KJ9 ♣ 7654   S South ♠ K632 ♥ A10 ♦ AQ10 ♣ A932 W West N North E East

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