A tribute to my first bridge teacher

A tribute to my first bridge teacher

Bridge and its players lost one of their most ardent fans — and I lost the woman who taught me this great game — when Cathy Smith, 64, of Wood River IL died in February, 1997. 

Cathy was an ACBL member for over 30 years, but had few opportunities to play competitively.

Fighting the Law

Fighting the Law

Many people have asked for my reaction to the 2004 Mike Lawrence & Anders Wirgren book called I Fought the LAW. This book was written many years after I wrote To Bid or Not to Bid (the 1992 bestseller on the LAW of Total Tricks).

THE CROSSRUFF

THE CROSSRUFF

If I ask a student how he plans to make a hand, the first answer I always get is “I’m going to crossruff.” There is something joyous about a crossruff that excites the average bridge player! Contrary to popular opinion, however, the true crossruff occurs relatively seldom.

The Silver Blaze

The Silver Blaze

Many , many inferences at the bridge table are predicated on inaction. The negative inference. “If West had ‘A’, he would have done ‘B’. He did not do ‘B’, therefore he does not have ‘A'”.

A tribute to my first bridge teacher

Quick Tips for Improving Your Bridge Game

By Karen Walker Courtesy of Karen’s Bridge Library: kwbridge.com When you’re declarer Don’t play to the first trick too quickly. Force yourself to stop and think when dummy comes down. Concentrate on the opening lead

THE CROSSRUFF

THE MAGIC OF FOUR-CARD SUPPORT FOR PARTNER’S SUIT

For many years, the significance and the tremendous playing value of having 4-card support for partner’s suit, particularly his major suit, has been unrecognized.

Fighting the Law

Don’t Ask, Tell

Silence is golden. Here are three situations to examine. If you are on the ‘wrong’ side of these, here is your big chance to change your ways.

Offer of the Month: September Special

Back to School Special

Until September 30th, 2022 bridge teachers can save even more on class sets.

2022 ABTA Teacher of the Year: Linda Tuff!

2022 ABTA Teacher of the Year: Linda Tuff!

Congratulations to the 2022 ABTA Teacher of the Year, Linda Tuff!! She was awarded at the American Bridge Teachers’ Convention in Providence, Rhode Island. The Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by Master Point Press,

2022 ABTA Intermediate Book of the Year

2022 ABTA Book of the Year Award

We’re happy to announce that Play it Safe! by Barbara Seagram and David Bird is this year’s Intermediate Book of the Year! Authors David Bird and Mark Smith were also presented with the Outstanding Collection