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Marty Bergen

Marty Bergen

Born 1948 in Bronx, New York, Bridge teacher, author and Bridge professional since 1976.

Teacher: Has taught thousands of players. Renowned for his ability to teach players at all levels. Available for 1-on-1 lessons thru his email address [email protected]

Author of 69 popular books. Has had a regular column in Master Pointers section of the ACBL Bridge Bulletin since 1976.

Professional player: ACBL Grand Life Master, World International Grand Master. Won 10 major National Championships and countless regionals before retiring from tournament play in 1993. Helped an inexperienced student reach the finals of 2 major National Championships.

Theorist: One of the leading theorists in modern bridge. Well-known for his development of new conventions and treatments, many of which are in common use. Some of those are The Rule of 20, Bergen Raises, DONT, 1NT Semi-forcing and DONT Runouts. Also contributed greatly to the modern style of very aggressive preemptive bidding and spreading the word about The LAW of Total Tricks.

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Marty Bergen
Secrets to Winning Bridge #2: 2/1 Game Forcing by Marty Bergen
  • Very Relevant Info
  • Why 2/1 Game Forcing is Better
  • Setting the Scene
  • Opener's Rebids
  • Summary of Opener's Rebids
  • Responder's Rebids
  • Summary of Responder's Rebids
  • Opener's Third Bid
  • Handling Interference
  • Fast Arrival
  • Serious 3NT
  • Opener's Jump Rebids
  • 1D - 2C Game Forcing
  • Let's Play 20 Questions
  • Ordering Direct from Marty

PDF 24 pages

★★★★★ $7.95
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More Points Schmoints by Marty Bergen

The sequel to the bridge book of the year 1996.

    • Mastering Points Schmoints!
    • The Return of The Rule of 20
    • Arlene Counts 'Em Up
    • Do Experts Apply The Rule of 20?
    • The Truth About Honors
    • The Real Truth About Distribution
    • Take a Second Look
    • Quick Tricks - Out of Fashion?
    • She Does Not Go Both Ways
    • The Good, the Fair...
    • Predicting Responder's First Bid
    • Zeroing in on 1NT Forcing
    • Bergen Raises
    • Drury - Anything...
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Marty Bergen
Marty Sez by Marty Bergen

This ebook includes 114 very practical tips on a variety of subjects with practical, easy to digest examples.

  1. 1. Getting Off On the Right Foot
  2. 2. Hand Evaluation
  3. 3. Opener's Decisions
  4. 4. Responder's Decisions
  5. 5. Notrump Bidding
  6. 6. All About Slam
  7. 7. Passed Hand Bidding
  8. 8. Preempts - We Do It
  9. 9. Preempts - They Do It
  10. 10. Competitive Auctions
  11. 11. I'll Have a Double
  12. 12. Impressive Declarer Play
  13. 13. The Defense Never Rests
  14. Glossary
  15. Recommended Reading
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Marty Bergen
Understanding 1NT Forcing by Marty Bergen

Regardless of your system, 1NT is the likely response to an opening bid in a major. You can acquire the judgment needed to make the right rebids, raises and responses.

  1. Which hands should respond 1NT, and which hands should not.
  2. "6-4 bid more." But should opener rebid the 6, or show the 4?
  3. "It's not Impossible." Responder's Impossible 2 Rebid.
  4. When responder is a passed hand, what's different?
  5. How to cope with an opponent's overcall.
This electronic version has been enhanced with color and bookmarks to allow convenient browsing and reading.

1st edition 2002; 48 pages.

★★★★★ $5
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