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.



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Supplementary material for "Bridge, Probability and Information"

Supplementary material for "Bridge, Probability and Information"

Robert F. MacKinnon's new book, Bridge, Probability and Information , develops the ideas of probability and information theory and applies them to bridge in a way no previous author has done. In this free download, the author provides three new narratives not included in the book that develop his...

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Bridge, Probability and Information

Bridge, Probability and Information

While firmly rooted in sound mathematics, this is a book that aims to be accessible to any bridge player. It develops the ideas of probability and information theory and applies them to bridge in a way no previous author has done. Concepts such as Vacant Spaces, Restricted Choice, and how splits in...
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Never a Dull Deal: Faith, Hope and Probability in Bridge

Never a Dull Deal: Faith, Hope and Probability in Bridge

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...
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Richelieu Plays Bridge

Richelieu Plays Bridge

The author of last year's cult bridge classic, Samurai Bridge, returns with another bridge novel, this time set in 17th century France. Through the medium of fictional bridge games, we see the politics and intrigue of the French court play out, and follow Cardinal Richelieu's career as he becomes...
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Samurai Bridge

Samurai Bridge

Undoubtedly the most unusual piece of bridge fiction ever published,  Samurai Bridge  takes the reader to a remote village in early 19th century Japan. At first, the characters may seem familiar - the heroic masterless samurai (a ronin), the evil town magistrate, the downtrodden peasants, the...
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