Building a Bidding System
by: Roy Hughes. Forewords by Fred Gitelman and Eric Kokish
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This book discusses the theory of bridge bidding for advanced players, with emphasis on the principles behind an effective bidding system. These include the concepts of Useful Space, Relays, Transfers and Dialogue Bidding, as well as creative ideas about Slam Bidding and Deception. The book addresses the conflicting requirements for a system that is at the same time robust and antagonistic, but also accurate.
"This is a provocative book that everyone should read. It provides insights that are easily overlooked, and will raise awareness of important issues."
— Eric Kokish
"Anyone who considers himself to be a serious student of the game will enjoy reading this book and learn plenty in the process."
— Fred Gitelman
ROY HUGHES is a Canadian bridge expert who has played in a number of World Championships. His background in mathematics and linguistics has led him to think a great deal about the theory and structure of effective bidding systems. Roy is also an accomplished musician, a talent he shares with his wife, Erika.
Read our exclusive <a href="http://teachbridge.com/index.php?id=147" target="_blank">interview with Roy Hughes on Teachbridge.com</a>
Fred Gitelman (Las Vegas) has a trophy case full of world championship medals, many of them earned playing for his native Canada. He is known throughout the world as a leading designer and producer of bridge software, while his web site, Bridge Base Online, is the most popular bridge-playing site on the Net.
Eric Kokish is best known these days as a professional bridge coach, writer and editor, though he made his mark in the game as a player and analyst (notably as the lead writer for the annual World Championship Books starting in 1979 and as a director of The Bridge World's Master Solvers' Club. Through their company, International Bridge Services, based in Toronto) Eric and his wife Beverly have been working with partnerships and teams with international ambitions in more than 20 countries since 1985 with consistently gratifying results.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 01 December, 2011.