In Bob Mackinnon’s bestseller, Bridge, Probability and Information, the author drew on his professional background in mathematics to introduce readers to the mysteries of information theory and Bayes Theorem, and their surprisingly practical applications for bridge players. In this sequel, he takes these same ideas further, exploring the application of the concepts of conditional probability to opening leads, declarer play, bidding theory, and the correct strategy at different forms of scoring.
Following MacKinnon as he delves into more specialized topics will be a treat for fans of his earlier work. — ACBL Bulletin 05/15/2017
Robert F. MacKinnon
Robert F. MacKinnon (Victoria, Canada) is a retired mathematician whose work has appeared in a number of bridge magazines. He has written two bridge novels, including the remarkable Samurai Bridge
, as well as the best-selling (!) Bridge, Probability and Information
. He conducts a blog on the mathematics of bridge on www.bridgeblogging.com
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 27 February, 2017.