Corey Krantz is a professional bridge player, instructor, and popular lecturer. A native of Philadelphia, Corey received a Master of Science in Finance degree from Drexel University. After several years in business, he turned his passion for bridge into a full-time career as co-owner of Bridge Club of Center City, later transitioning to the southeastern region of Florida.
As a bridge professional, Corey has enjoyed all facets of his career. Competitively, he engages in bridge tournaments on both national and international levels and has received multiple top ten rankings in the North American Bridge Championships. When Corey is not competing professionally, he is a well sought-after instructor and lecturer. Along with offering private and group instruction, online courses, and coordinating bridge cruises, Corey is also an annual American Bridge Teacher’s Association lecturer, promoting teaching skills to fellow bridge teachers.
Zen and the Art of Bridge
Using the moniker, Zen, for his Bridge Base Online (BBO) profile, Corey naturally began referring to his bridge business as Zen Bridge, which is most apropos, as he is known for his confident and fun, yet calming demeanor during card play.
Joining forces with Lisa Dietrich (now Lisa Krantz), who holds a background in fine art, graphic design, and writing, Corey enjoys collaborating and continuously creating new material, which highlight his innovative and effective teaching style. Corey’s passion is to equip his clients with essential tools and techniques to help them fully understand and master key bridge concepts. His methods are so effective that Corey has had the pleasure of helping two of his clients progress from student to instructor.
Most important of all, along with taking clients to the highest levels of bridge play, Corey ensures that his clients have fun, whether they are competing in tournaments or attending bridge lessons.