Reading the Cards
The Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by: David Bird and Tim Bourke
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Test your card reading! This book is designed to accompany Reading the Cards, Book 10 in the Bridge Technique series.
It sometimes seems that expert players are able to see through the backs of the cards! Their finesses win more often, and they choose unerringly between alternative lines of play. There is a simple reason for this: they are adept at drawing the correct inferences about their opponents' hands, from the auction and the cards their opponents play to each trick. You can learn to do the same thing, if you are prepared to work a little.
The basic principles of card-reading are straightforward, but applying them is not always so easy. Rest assured that some serious challenges await you in these pages!
David Bird, who lives near Southampton, England, has written more than
100 books on the game. Despite spending much of the year travelling, he
still finds time to write new stories every month for a host of magazines
around the world, usually featuring his best-known characters, the
monks of St. Titus Abbey. He is also a regular commentator on BBO
broadcasts of top-level competitions.
Tim Bourke is a world-renowned collector and creator of interesting bridge
hands, which he regularly supplies to authors such as David Bird and David
Silver. He also personally owns what is probably the world's largest bridge
library and is often consulted as an expert on matters of bridge
bibliography. He lives with his wife Margaret, an Australian international
player, in Canberra, Australia.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 28 May, 2009.