Learn from their Mistakes
After a hard-fought match or perhaps a weekend of matchpoint play, it is well worth the effort to look at all your bad boards and
see if any lessons can be learned.
In this book you will have the chance to learn from other
players’ mistakes. We will look at over 150 big swings from
international play. The nett swings will average over 18 IMPs per
deal, with some of more than 30 IMPs. Every deal will illustrate at
least one important point of bidding, play or defense. By analyzing
how and why the great stars of the game went wrong, you will
have the chance to put your own game in order.
To get the maximum benefit from the book, you should ask
yourself: ‘Would I have made that mistake?’ or perhaps ‘Why
was West’s 5♠ bid wrong?’ Don’t just accept the writer’s verdict
as to who was at fault. Bridge is a game of opinions. Sometimes a
player’s action is clearly right or wrong. When it’s a close decision,
even expert opinions may vary.
The purpose of the book is not solely to improve your game.
The deals are entertaining in their own right. We all make mistakes,
occasionally horrific ones, and it’s reassuring to see that even the
greatest players occasionally do the same!
David Bird (Southampton, UK) is the world’s most prolific bridge writer, with more than 135 books to his name. David has regular columns in the ACBL Bridge Bulletin, BRIDGE Magazine, English Bridge, Australian Bridge and other periodicals around the world, often featuring his best-known characters, the monks of St. Titus Abbey. He is also a regular commentator on BBO broadcasts of top-level competitions.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 25 May, 2017.