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Marty A. Bergen

For other people of the same name, see Martin Bergen (disambiguation).

Marty A. Bergen (born April 21, 1948) is an American bridge player and writer. A 10-time national champion and American Contract Bridge League Grand Life Master, he retired from active competition in 1993. He is still a bridge writer and is a World Bridge Federation World International Master.

He has had a column in the Master Pointers section of ACBL Bridge Bulletin since 1976. He also wrote 19 bridge books, two of which won the Bridge Book of the Year award, Points Schmoints!: Bergen's Winning Bridge Secrets in 1996 and Declarer Play the Bergen Way in 2005.

Bergen is known for his development of new conventions and treatments, including DONT and Bergen raises. Together with his bridge partner Larry Cohen, he popularized the law of total tricks, support double, and 1NT semi-forcing.

Bergen is married to Cheryl Bergen (born Cheryl Lance) and they reside in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Awards

  • Herman Trophy 1983
  • American Bridge Teachers' Association Book of the Year 1996, 2005

Wins

Runner-ups

References

External links

  • Bergen's website



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