Countdown to Winning Bridge
by: Tim Bourke and Marc Smith. Foreword by David Bird
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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.
"If you have been playing bridge without counting the hand, perhaps for many years, you are about to enter a new world!"
— David Bird
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.
MARC SMITH is a Grand Master and former European junior champion who has represented England and Great Britain at numerous World and European championships. The author of over thirty books, he co-wrote the bestselling 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know with Barbara Seagram and the Bridge Technique Series with David Bird. He is a two-time winner of the American Bridge Teachers’ Association Book of the Year award.
David Bird (UK) is the world's most prolific bridge writer, with 141 bridge books to his name. Known for the clarity of his writing and explanations, he has won the American Bridge Teachers Association Book of the Year award a record eight times. His celebrated humorous fiction series, featuring the cantankerous Abbot, has run for over 45 years. His books have been translated into eight languages.