Why are the world's top players so successful? They make very few basic mistakes! Players at a less exalted level often make the same mistakes over and over again throughout their bridge careers. In this book you will see 52 of the most frequent mistakes — in bidding, play and defense. The chapter on each mistake will contain several deals where the original player went wrong. It will end with some tips, to help you avoid making such errors yourself.
In the first section, Mistakes in the Bidding, the author has used deals from high-level tournament play, including world championships. The cardplay and the defense in such events are usually excellent but it's amazing how often experts surprise the kibitzers with a bid or call that seems to be a clear mistake. Experts make such errors less often than the rest of us but you will find it instructive to look at these wayward decisions. Try to analyze why the bid was wrong before reading the author's thoughts on the matter. When it comes to declarer play and defense, expert mistakes are rarer. These errors are illustrated with constructed deals, or examples from a lower level of play.
Every time you eradicate one of these 52 common mistakes from your game, your results will improve. Avoid all of them and… who knows what may happen?
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.
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