To order personally autographed books direct from Marty with special discounts:

Click on the Order Online button to use Marty's secure online bookstore, or
Call Marty at (561) 531-3228, or click here to email.



Marty with students in private home lesson group. Menu of Marty's Teaching Services:



1 on 1 (or 2) Tutoring

 "The 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
or Email:


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 learned.

I'm frankly speechless.
You two have a winner here !
And, will make any dedicated student a winner as well.  -- Jill D.

"How to Improve Your Results at Duplicate Bridge"


"How's Your Declarer Play?"

"How's Your Defense?"

"Improve Your Bidding Judgment (as Opener)"

"How to How to Play a Part-Score"

"How to Defeat NT Contracts"

"Good 2/1 GF Bidding - Part 2"

 "How To Play 4 Of A Major"

 "Plan Well, Defend Well (NT)"

  "How to Greatly Improve your 2/1 GF Bidding"

  "Plan Well, Declare Well (Suit Contracts)"

  "Counting on Defense"

  "Secrets of Accurate Hand Evaluation"

  "Find the Best Line of Play"

  "Sharpen Your Defense"

  "A GREAT Time to Bid"

  "Active Vs. Passive Defense?"

  "What You Need To Know About Sacrificing"

  "How to Make Your Slams"

   "Find the Best Defense"

   "Infinitely BETTER and EASIER Than NMF"

   "The Joy of End Plays"

  "How to Defeat their Part Score"

   "Everything You Need To Know About 2C Auctions"

  "Good Splits and Bad Splits"

   "Timing is Everything on Defense"

  "Advancing Partner's Takeout Double"

  "Your Most Important Suit: Trump"

   "How To Defeat 4 Of A Major"

   "How to Survive an Enemy Preempt"

   "Timing is Everything -- Declarer"

   "Good Judgment In Third Seat"

   "Do You Really Know When To Open 1NT?"

   "Make the Most of Your Entries"

   "Make The Most Of Your Preempts"

    "Responder's Rebid - The Key To The Auction"

    "How to Play 3NT"

    "What you Must Know about Jacoby 2NT"

    "Roman Key Card Blackwood"

    "Drawing Trump: All, Some, or None?"

    "How to Compete After Your RHO Doubles"

    "Effective Overcalls"

    "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 topic.  If you missed the previous online lessons, you can still get the transcript, FAQ, and Bergenisms guidelines for each topic for $20 per lesson:

       2011 November - 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

         ♦ May: How To Compete Over 1NT (Theirs and Yours) - Part 1

       ♣ March: Improve Your Competitive Bidding with "The LAW"

         ♠ January: Make Your Slams More Often

         ♥ 2010 November:  What you MUST Know about 1NT Forcing

       September: What you MUST Know about 2/1 Game Forcing

       ♣ August: Squeezes and Endplays

       ♠ July: What you Must Know about Negative Doubles

         ♥  June: Bergen on Bergen Raises

         ♦ May:  Free Demo Lesson: Sharpen Your Declarer Play

         ♣ April: Learn to Make the Best Rebid

       March: How to Create Trump Tricks on Defense

         ♥  February: What you Must Know about Balancing

         ♦ January: How to Declare a Suit Contract

          2009 December: What Everyone Must Know about Competitive Bidding

         ♠  November: How to Find the Best Opening Lead

         ♥ October: Secrets of Better Hand Evaluation

     ♦ September:  Declarer Play

         July:  What to do Over a Preempt


Seminars - 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 desired. 



Upcoming Courses

  • 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.