Even social bridge can be like a roller coaster, where partners rocket up and down together from euphoria to 'you idiot' - while club and tournament bridge are worse still. Indeed, when a married couple play bridge together, they tend to drag the marriage along with them - for better or worse. For the answer to the social dilemma of how to survive bridge games with your spouse, read this book. You will learn to deal with such situations as premarital bridge, bridge with another couple, disaster recovery, romantic weekends, mid-life crises and even children as the critical phases of a bridge marriage are subjected to Ms. Teukolsky's witty and engaging analysis and advice.
Before her retirement, Roselyn Teukolsky taught math and computer science at Ithaca High School in upstate New York. She is married to her favorite bridge partner, and they have two daughters. Formerly a regular contributor to various bridge magazines, she is working on a novel that has nothing to do with bridge.
Dorothy Hayden Truscott (1925-2006) is one of a handful of candidates with a claim to being the best woman player of all time. She is one of only three women to have represented North America or the United States in the Bermuda Bowl. She won the inaugural Blue Ribbon Pairs in 1963, and it was another 40 years before another woman took home that trophy. In 1966 she was third in the World Open Pairs, still comfortably a high-water mark for a woman competitor. She won twelve medals in WBF events, four of them gold. Her contributions to bidding theory include splinters and DOPI, and her book Bid Better, Play Better is still in print.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 13 October, 2009.