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Crocodile Hunger

Jeff Lehman ~ No Comments

Wednesday July 29, 2015 20:58:12

Here was Board 14 of Tuesday’s club game.  […]

2015 Chicago Nabc And Abta Convention

Sally Sparrow ~ No Comments

Wednesday July 29, 2015 19:10:57

One week today, I am very excited to say, I will be in Chicago attending the ABTA convention, meeting many bridge teachers, and attempting to track down a few of our authors on behalf of MPP. I'm most looking forward to visiting the booksellers who will be selling our titles at the NABC, perhaps jumping back into the skin of a bookseller as I do […]

Hello? Is There Anybody Out There?

Sally Sparrow ~ No Comments

Tuesday July 28, 2015 18:59:45

Greetings, blogosphere! It's been FIVE years since my last post. Can you believe that? Well, I suppose I can. Blogging is something that has been pushed (by me) to the wayside in the day-to-day business (busy-ness?) of my job here at Master Point Press. My once frequent (or at least tri-annual) "new books" posts have been replaced by writing […]

Aces Are Not Meant For Kings

Jeff Lehman ~ No Comments

Friday July 24, 2015 21:48:30


Professional Id ?

Paul Cronin ~ 6 Comments

Tuesday July 21, 2015 03:28:44

Had a chance to listen to an interesting discussion the other day about whether professionals being paid to play in tournaments should be required to identify themselves in some way. One point of view was that they should make their status known to the director selling them their entry. Others felt that there should be some way to indicate to […]

Omar Sharif 1932-2015

Master Point Press ~ 1 Comments

Friday July 17, 2015 13:01:35

Omar Sharif 1932-2015 by Mark HortonOmar Sharif, actor and bridge player died on July 10, 2015 of a heart attack in a Cairo hospital.[caption id="" align="alignright" width="334"] Image credit[/caption]Omar Sharif, the Franco-Arabic actor best known for playing Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the title role in Doctor […]

Anticipating Problems Of Partner

Jeff Lehman ~ 1 Comments

Thursday July 16, 2015 22:57:22

Karen Walker has presented a long-running series in Bridge Bulletin entitled “Habits of Good Bidders”.  One theme she has presented is that good bidders make the bid their partner wants to hear.  Stated otherwise, good bidders make bids that anticipate the problems of their partners.Here are a couple of examples from recent play. First […]

Recap Of 7/15/2015 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ No Comments

Thursday July 16, 2015 21:00:29

Only 4 hands reached double digit swings today.   […]

Losing Omar …

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 11 Comments

Saturday July 11, 2015 17:50:04

Today is a very sad day for me as I had not seen the Internet, TV or newspapers -- and I was not aware of Omar’s passing until I spotted in Bobby's AOL column of today a comment posted by one of his readers.   Omar was no doubt bridge’s greatest promoter who had attained his fame and fortune in another realm!   I felt like […]

It Pays To Be Ignorant!

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 4 Comments

Saturday July 04, 2015 18:19:29

No one can challenge the fact that bridge is no easy game unless you are one of the miniscule few who have been blessed with extraordinary talent and sixth sense for doing what is almost always successful.  I am amazed about what I learn after a session with Bobby .. even at our  local club which often presents a challenge as there […]

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