Practice Your Notrump Bidding
Interactive CD-ROM Edition
by: Barbara Seagram and Andy Stark
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System requirements: IBM compatible computer; Windows; 16 Mb RAM; 10 Mb hard disk space; CD-ROM drive; at least 800 x 600 screen resolution. Software by Bridge Buff
Software designed to accompany the three new books in the popular PYB series, which allows players to learn new conventions, then practice using them by bidding with the computer. Includes teacher-friendly features, such as the ability to print out a complete hand diagram for each deal. Based on the popular Bridge Buff software from BridgeWare Inc. When the Practice Your Slam Bidding software appeared in 2003, the American Bridge Teachers' Association said 'If you liked the books, you're going to love the CDROM.'
"This extra feature (the Random Hands) in itself probably justifies any price differential between the books and the software."
— The Bridge Shop, Australia
"If you enjoyed Barbara Seagram and Linda Lee's three books in their Practice Your Bidding series recently printed by Master Point Press, you'll love the new software. The advantage of the computer version is the ability to print the hands that interest you. For teachers, this is of extreme importance as you get complete hand diagram printouts for all examples. In addition, you get as many more practice hands as you may want when you select the random hands feature. Probably the most important feature of this software is the fact that if you point to a bid, a bubble pops up to tell you what that bid would mean. You can then decide if you want to keep your bid or the recommended one. The author also tells when not to use a bid. For example, when to use Jacoby 2NT or a splinter bid. I particularly like the ability to do interactive bidding with a computer partner. After all, both partners need to be on the same wave length. The software has an excellent tutorial to get you started."
— American Bridge Teachers' Association
Barbara Seagram (Toronto, Canada) ran one of the largest and
most successful bridge clubs and bridge schools in N. America. After
selling the club in 2007, she now concentrates solely on teaching and
organizing her popular bridge cruises. An ABTA Master Teacher, Barbara has
been involved in many of MPP's most successful titles, most notably 25
Bridge Conventions You Should Know. With more than 140,000 copies in print
in English alone, this book is the bestselling bridge title since Charles
Goren was writing in the 1950s. It has been translated into Japanese, French, Danish
A brief interview with Tracy Mumford from the Minnesota Public Radio on the show “Fargo,” with a 10 minute interview (at the end) with Barabara Seagram talking about a beginner’s guide to bridge.
Interview https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/27/aw-jeez-fargo-recap-minnesota-likes Apr 27, 2017
Andy Stark (Toronto, Canada) is a bridge player by avocation and an ESL
teacher by profession. He is an expert player, whose wins include the Grand National Teams Championship.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 22 October, 2008.