Marc Smith Born in Southampton, England, in 1960, Marc Smith began playing bridge in the late 1970s when he became too old to qualify for Under-19 rugby. By the time he went to university in Bristol in 1982, he had established a reputation as a junior international. During his time in Bristol, he helped to run the West of England Bridge Club with the likes of Jane Preddy, David Carlisle, Andrew Thompson and John Gair. Playing with John Pottage, he was a member of the England team that twice won the Junior Camrose, and he also collected gold at the 1985 European Union Championships representing Great Britain. He also became one of England’s youngest ever Grand Masters.

After a 10-year sojourn in the USA, Smith returned to England and formed a successful partnership with the late Peter Czerniewski. By now an established writer on the game, Marc Smith has written more than 30 books, twice winning the prestigious American Bridge Teachers Association ”Book of the Year” award. Many of his books have been collaborations, and he has penned works with such luminaries as David Bird, Tim Bourke, Jeffrey Meckstroth and Martin Hoffman. A coach to the Thailand national teams at the 2008 Olympiad in China, Smith has become established since the advent of BBO as one of the most recognizable VuGraph commentators, often in a very entertaining partnership with David Bird. He has also grown in popularity as a teacher, guiding students ranging from relative beginners up to budding internationals.

Most of Marc Smith’s books are available online. His most recent publications are “Attack & Defense (Winning Cardplay at Bridge)”, which is available in both book and e-formats from Amazon. He has also produced the long-awaited space fiction sequel “Enterprising Tales (The Next Generation)”, which is available from Master Point Press, as is the updated reprint of the popular 1990 original “Enterprising Tales (The Original Stories)”.

Be sure not to miss such classics as “World Class (Conversations with the Bridge Masters)”, “Win the Bermuda Bowl with Me” (written with Jeff Meckstroth) and “Over Hoffman’s Shoulder” (which is scheduled for republication by MPP in 2020).

For more information on both Marc’s classes and books, please visit Marc’s website at