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Feb 14, 2024

My guest today is Matthew Brown. Matt has been my partner for the last two North American Bridge Championships and for the upcoming March NABC in Louisville.

Matt’s partnership with Michael Whibley on team New Zealand has pulled off some big time wins and upsets. Stay tuned to hear how they went from zero to being one...


Jan 18, 2024

Ever wonder about the theme music that accompanies The Setting Trick and Double Dummy? Listen to this bonus episode, the first of John telling stories about the genesis of his bridge media. 


Jan 6, 2024

The Setting Trick
Episode 68
Game On – The Card Game Bridge Needs More People Like Steve Raine
John McAllister talks with Steve Raine, a bridge player, vlogger and gaming café owner who
lives in Nottingham, England. His video blogs about attending bridge tournaments and
subsequent board review have earned him fans...


Dec 15, 2023

The North American Bridge Championships are truly an experience that brings people together. Walt Shafer, who runs an eponymous, invitation-only game online, hosted a party for the participants at the Atlanta NABC. John, who plays in the game, attended and met Bonnie Gellas, who was there because her partner, Erez...


Dec 12, 2023

Alex Kolesnik: Bridge Dad +

Move over, Soccer Moms, there’s a new game in town. Alex Kolesnik and his wife, Sharon Beynon, are California-based professors who play bridge. Somehow, they got both of their children interested in playing bridge too. Now ages 25 and 19, Emma and Finn are top-ranked players.

Alex, a...