An in-depth 'over-the-shoulder' look at top-level bridge. While describing almost 200 deals that he played in World and European Championships, one of the world's best players, Boye Brogeland, discusses bidding and cardplay, as well as his approach to the mental side of the game. A fascinating glimpse into the thought processes of a champion bridge player, as well as a look at state-of-the-art bidding methods, some of which are described here for the first time.
The definitive book on auctions that begin in third or fourth seat. Originally published in 1989, this book quickly became recognized as a `must-read' for any would-be bridge expert, and has never been out of print. Now, more than 20 years later, the author has revised, updated and expanded it to take into account modern ideas in bidding. Anyone who is at all serious about improving their game needs to own a copy of this book. Kit Woolsey's introduction to the original edition: `A major contribution to bidding theory ... easy to understand and fun to read at the same time.'
In Bridge, Zia... and Me, Michael Rosenberg discusses his storied bridge career, from his humble beginnings in Scotland to his rise to the top of the bridge world. For many years Rosenberg partnered the colorful Zia Mahmood. Rosenberg allows the reader to see the true interactions between them, how the partnership was formed, and the colorful stories that ensued. Rosenberg, also analyzes his favorite bridge hands intertwined with many funny anecdotes.
Rosenberg is well-known as one of the most ethical players and actively tries to improve the ethics of the game. He also touches on this important topic in his bridge book as well.
Did you ever notice how the bridge experts always seem to know where every card is? How their finesses always seem to succeed? How their guesses are nearly always perfect? This book won't teach you to play quite that well, but it will introduce you to some very simple techniques that the experts use on play and defense. As declarer or defender, counting the hand is the one thing that will help you the most. But how do you keep track of all those cards? This book will show you how — explaining the tricks of the trade, and helping anyone who can count to thirteen to become a much better player. Full of practical examples of how to apply the information you get from counting, this book is sure to improve your game.
In The Rodwell Files, Eric Rodwell, widely regarded as one of the best bridge players in the world, has transformed his years of accumulated notes about various bridge situations into a comprehensive book on bridge.
In The Rodwell Files, Eric Rodwell gives you a rare glimpse inside the mind of one of the world's best bridge players. He allows the reader to learn his approach towards both declarer play and defense. Rodwell explains the factors he considers and how he decides on a specific line of play. Rodwell also illustrates his strategies with real-life examples from tournament play.
The wide range of topics covered in The Rodwell Files get increasingly difficult as the book progresses. He refers to these topics and situations through various creative names he devised over the year, some of which are already working their way into expert bridge players' conversations. This is one of the top bridge books in recent years, and is a must read for any aspiring player.
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