Robert is a professional bridge teacher and player whose hometown is Tallahassee, Florida, but you'll find him all over the country and world teaching and playing bridge. Robert began playing bridge at a very young age in his parents' party bridge games and came to duplicate while working on his graduate degree in Mathematics. He spent a year in Helsinki, Finland, where he met and played with many fine European players. When he returned to the States, Robert decided to become a bridge professional himself and never looked back! Robert plays bridge at every level from the local club to international championships. Playing with his students, he has finished in the top 20 on the Barry Crane list multiple times (with over 1500 masterpoints each of those years), posted several top-10 finishes in National-level Pairs event, and won the 0-10K Vanderbilt Knockout Teams. Robert has degrees in Mathematics, Physics, and Political Science from Florida State University and Mathematics from the University of Helsinki. He's been a computer programmer as well as a university instructor. Robert is often a featured lecturer at Regional and National Tournaments. He is considered one of the top young bridge teachers in North America. Robert hosts a wide range of bridge events, from small private workshops up to 150-200 player large seminars (and everything in between). He has co-hosted events with some of the all time best bridge teachers (Audrey Grant, Larry Cohen, etc... ) and they all say that Robert is "the next generation of great bridge instructor and entertainer!" Come join him at one of his events! Robert is the VP & Program Chair of the ACBL Educational Foundation, helping to develop ways to attract more people to bridge. He writes for the ACBL Bulletin, and has a large number of digital and physical publications - Books, Lessons, Practice Hands, Videos, and more.
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