Maritha Shares Her Teaching of Bidding, Play of the Hand and Defense
Maritha Pottenger has been a beloved teacher and a very successful player in the San Diego area for many years. She became a Platinum Life Master (10,000 points) last year. When asked why she teaches bridge, she responded:
I love teaching. Teaching really helped my bridge game. I had to clarify principles that were not clear when explaining them to other people; definitely a great way to improve my own bridge logic and inferences.
Bridge is the ideal game- because you can never learn it all. Each hand has something instructional to offer. Each partner offers another point of view. Psychological principles operate at the bridge table as they do throughout life. Bridge is endlessly fascinating and I adore it!
As she was retiring from teaching, she volunteered to share her teaching notes with all. You can review any of the conventions you are considering adding to your repertoire with your partner or just choose to study to improve your defense or play of the hand.
Thank you, Maritha.
Maritha Earns Platinum Life Master
Maritha Pottenger recently surpassed the 10,000 master point milestone, thus becoming a Platinum Life Master. Larry Sherman recently took the opportunity to solicit Maritha's feedback on a number of mostly bridge related questions.