This title was self-published by Larry Cohen, http://www.larryco.com
System Requirements: IBM compatible PC, Windows 95,97 or NT; 10 Mb free hard disk space; CD-ROM drive; 8 Mb RAM; at least 800 x 600 screen resolution. Software by Bridge Base Inc.
This is an exciting product released at the end of 1999. It takes the user through 56 deals of the Life Master Pairs bid-by bid and play-by-play with Larry's "over-my- shoulder" narrative. Suitable for most levels of players -- the commentary ranges from simple to advanced -- depending on the difficulty of each particular deal. The user takes one hand on each deal and gets to make interactive decisions. After making each choice he reads Larry's comments as he navigates through every deal. There are hundreds of lessons to be learned in these 56 deals -- any serious player will derive tremendous benefit. Traditional teaching usually focuses on 1 or 2 main themes. The reader/student is expecting a certain type of problem. This does not prepare players for the real world. No "alarm bells" sound on an actual deal to warn you of the upcoming problem. In this program the user is placed right at the table and has to make hundreds of "live" decisions without any clue as to what is coming! How can there be a better way to learn? Interactive -- CDROM.
A former computer programmer and options trader, Larry Cohen was for many years a full-time bridge professional and part-time golfer. Now retired from serious competition, he travels from his home base in Boca Raton, Florida, to fulfill his numerous lecturing engagements, and he writes regularly for several magazines. He has twenty national championships to his name, as well as two world championship medals. He is perhaps best-known for his classic book, To Bid or not to Bid, which at the time was the best-selling book on the game since Charles Goren's heyday (it has since been surpassed by 25 Bridge Conventions You should Know).
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 17 February, 2009.