1 on 1 (or 2) Tutoring
perfect gift for any bridge player."
Improve Your Bridge
with an experienced, knowledgeable teacher. Private one-on-one (or
2) bridge lessons with Marty Bergen. As much detail and
explanation as you want.
Because I virtually never travel, and love to be home, I am almost
always available (before 5:30 PM Eastern time) and believe in answering
emails VERY PROMPTLY.
The only significant
exception is during my busy teaching season Jan thru end of March.
Even then, I will ALWAYS get back to you in less than 24 hours.
The charge is $1 per minute.
For example, if you email me questions that take me 6 minutes to answer,
your cost is just $6.
Phone and/or Email - You choose the format/topics: Q&A, conventions,
bidding, card play, looking at hands you played on BBO, etc.
(Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced are all welcome to receive
lessons at their own level).
If interested, call me at (561) 531-3228
Audio Visual Voice Lessons
Marty, this is absolutely the
greatest thing since sliced bread.
It's like having private lessons - maybe better. The ability to hear
you think out loud - explaining every conceivable play / bid covers
all skill levels.
And, as I told Howard, the software covers every possible need of
the student - go back, skip ahead, and then the best of all to
actually play the hand as you recommended to lock in the lesson
I'm frankly speechless.
You two have a winner here !
And, will make any dedicated student a winner as well. -- Jill
to How to Play a Part-Score"
to Defeat NT Contracts"
2/1 GF Bidding - Part 2"
To Play 4 Of A Major"
Well, Defend Well (NT)"
to Greatly Improve your 2/1 GF Bidding"
Well, Declare Well
of Accurate Hand Evaluation"
the Best Line of Play"
GREAT Time to Bid"
Vs. Passive Defense?"
You Need To Know About Sacrificing"
to Make Your Slams"
the Best Defense"
BETTER and EASIER Than NMF"
Joy of End Plays"
to Defeat their Part Score"
You Need To Know About 2C Auctions"
Splits and Bad Splits"
"Timing is Everything on Defense"
"Advancing Partner's Takeout Double"
"Your Most Important Suit: Trump"
To Defeat 4 Of A Major"
"How to Survive an Enemy Preempt"
is Everything -- Declarer"
Judgment In Third Seat"
You Really Know When To Open 1NT?"
the Most of Your Entries"
The Most Of Your Preempts"
Rebid - The Key To The Auction"
to Play 3NT"
you Must Know about Jacoby 2NT"
Key Card Blackwood"
Trump: All, Some, or None?"
to Compete After Your RHO Doubles"
"To Finesse or Not to Finesse"
Marty now delivers his lessons in an
interesting new audio visual format. These lessons are available at a time convenient to
you, rather than on a fixed schedule. We are very excited about
this format, and students have found that it makes the lessons even more
interesting and useful.
Using your web browser, you can hear an oral lesson while
simultaneously viewing the cards.
Use the following
link to order the lesson:
You can also use this link to
view a free demonstration lesson.
Our audio visual format significantly enhances your learning experience:
The combination of voice and visual effects makes it easier to
understand what Marty is teaching.
The lesson is interactive, so students "learn by doing."
You can proceed at your own pace.
You can play and replay all or some of the lesson whenever you choose
as many times as you like.
The lesson includes a written transcript for you to study.
The lesson contains more material than Marty's previous online lessons.
The lesson is designed to work on most popular computers and browsers,
including Windows, Mac, and iPad.
The price for the lesson is $25.
You also have the option of ordering just the transcript for $20.
(Because this option includes only the transcript and no voice or
interactive features, we don't recommend this.)
Online Group Lessons -
These are 100-minute lessons on a single
If you missed the
previous online lessons, you can still get the transcript, FAQ, and Bergenisms guidelines for each
topic for $20 per lesson:
Improve Your Slam Bidding With Control-Bids
September - How to Compete Over 1NT
(Theirs and Yours) - Part 2
♥ July - How to Succeed in a Partscore
How To Compete Over 1NT (Theirs and
Yours) - Part 1
Improve Your Competitive Bidding with "The LAW"
Make Your Slams More Often
What you MUST Know about 1NT
♦ September: What you MUST Know about
2/1 Game Forcing
♣ August: Squeezes and
July: What you Must Know about
♥ June: Bergen on Bergen Raises
Free Demo Lesson:
Sharpen Your Declarer Play
♣ April: Learn to Make the Best Rebid
How to Create Trump Tricks on Defense
♥ February: What you Must Know about
♦ January: How to
Declare a Suit Contract
December: What Everyone Must Know
about Competitive Bidding
♠ November: How to Find the Best
Secrets of Better Hand Evaluation
July: What to do Over a Preempt
- Classes and lectures that are open to the public. Usually 4 topics
covered in-depth over two 1/2-day sessions. Shorter lectures, e.g.,
1-1/2 hours, are also popular. 1 or 2 sessions per day, or 1/2 day
sessions, for one or more days. Topics, teaching materials, and level of
instruction are geared to your audience. Can include supervised play if
Sunday morning lessons 9:30 - 11:30
at a friendís home in Mirasol CC.
The following is available to all,
appropriate for all experienced players,
available on a "pay as you go" basis,
and you donít need a partner.
If interested, please let me know
so I can send detailed directions.
Including your phone number is very helpful.
If possible, do let me know specifics about when you plan to attend.
With questions etc. feel free to call me at (561) 531-3228.
We begin in early January, and meet virtually every Sunday thru May.
The class size is limited to 2-4 tables.
There is no commitment. You pay only for lessons you attend.
When planning to attend, you MUST let me know beforehand.
My phone # is (561) 531-3228.
The cost is $50 per person per lesson.
At first lesson you attend, you will receive a free copy
of one of my 40 new booklets.
You are welcome to purchase others at Ĺ price.
We play lesson deals for the entire 2 hours.
After each hand, I discuss it in detail.
I'm always available before and after class to answer questions.