The author begins this thorough discussion of a neglected but vital topic by examining the real purpose of defensive signalling, and the basic kinds of signals that are available. He goes on to recommend a comprehensive set of signalling agreements, and analyzes more complex situations in the light of these agreements.
Most of the chapters are followed by a quiz, and the answer to each signalling problem includes a full 52-card diagram to demonstrate the effectiveness of the recommended signal. The book finishes with a chapter that looks at the signalling methods of eight world-class pairs, with examples of their methods in action.
A book any player who is looking to improve will want to read.
Anything with David Bird’s name on it is likely to be relevant, well-written and purposeful. And so it is with his latest offering. Rating: A. — ACBL Bulletin 11/02/2011
"A great addendum to Bird’s list of more than 100 books."
— American Bridge Teachers Association
"Should at the top of your 'must-read' list for 2011. A wonderful summary of basic modern defensive carding with lots of really good examples to help with comprehension and implementation, this book is destined to sit on serious players' bookshelves as a seminal work on the subject."
— National Post
The book is not for experts, but is recommended to those who want to set a few more contracts than they manage to beat without agreements. — Jon Sveindal, Norway
David Bird (UK) is the most prolific bridge author of all time, with 138 titles to his credit. He is the holder of a record eight American Bridge Teachers’ Association Book of the Year awards.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 12 January, 2011.