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Defensive Signaling at Bridge

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: David Bird

64pp | Paperback | ISBN 978-1-897106-63-1

Cost in Canadian Dollars  $21.95        Cost in Cost in US Dollars  $19.95        Cost in Cost in UK Pounds  £13.95

Categories: Intermediate | Advanced | Defense

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About the Book

The author begins this thorough discussion of a neglected but vital topic by examining the real purpose of defensive signalling, and the basic kinds of signals that are available. He goes on to recommend a comprehensive set of signalling agreements, and analyzes more complex situations in the light of these agreements.

Most of the chapters are followed by a quiz, and the answer to each signalling problem includes a full 52-card diagram to demonstrate the effectiveness of the recommended signal. The book finishes with a chapter that looks at the signalling methods of eight world-class pairs, with examples of their methods in action.

A book any player who is looking to improve will want to read.

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About the Author

David Bird

David Bird (Southampton, UK) is the worldís most prolific bridge writer. A six-time American Bridge Teachersí Association Book of the Year award winner, he has over 135 books to his name. Davidís columns appear regularly in the ACBL Bridge Bulletin, A New Bridge Magazine, English Bridge, Australian Bridge and other periodicals around the world. He is married with a daughter, a son and two grandchildren.

 

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Critics’ Viewpoint

Anything with David Birdís name on it is likely to be relevant, well-written and purposeful. And so it is with his latest offering. Rating: A.

— ACBL Bulletin    Date: 2011-11-02

The book is not for experts, but is recommended to those who want to set a few more contracts than they manage to beat without agreements.

— Jon Sveindal, Norway

"Should at the top of your 'must-read' list for 2011. A wonderful summary of basic modern defensive carding with lots of really good examples to help with comprehension and implementation, this book is destined to sit on serious players' bookshelves as a seminal work on the subject."

— National Post

"A great addendum to Bird’s list of more than 100 books."

— American Bridge Teachers Association

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