160pp | ISBN 978-1-897106-92-1
$15.95 $15.95 £9.95
Categories: Beginner | Intermediate | Defense | Problems & Puzzles
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Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, by the same author team, was named the 2010 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers’ Association. Building on the success of that title, this book gives the near-beginner a chance to practice the principles on which sound defensive play is based, from the opening lead on.
This is not just a series of problem hands, however. Each section contains a brief introduction of its topic, and the ideas are reinforced with carefully explained solutions and helpful tips throughout.
Bridge teachers and students will find this book invaluable.
Barbara Seagram (Toronto, Canada) ran one of the largest and most successful bridge clubs and bridge schools in N. America. After selling the club in 2007, she now concentrates solely on teaching and organizing her popular bridge cruises. An ABTA Master Teacher, Barbara has been involved in many of MPP's most successful titles, most notably 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. With more than 140,000 copies in print in English alone, this book is the bestselling bridge title since Charles Goren was writing in the 1950s. It has been translated into Japanese, French, Danish and German. A brief interview with Tracy Mumford from the Minnesota Public Radio on the show “Fargo,” with a 10 minute interview (at the end) with Barabara Seagram talking about a beginner’s guide to bridge. Interview https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/27/aw-jeez-fargo-recap-minnesota-likes Apr 27, 2017
David Bird (Southampton, UK) is the world’s most prolific bridge writer. A six-time American Bridge Teachers’ Association Book of the Year award winner, he has over 135 books to his name. David’s 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.
The problems are skilfully structured, with repetitions of vital points, and the book is rounded off with a useful list and explanation of bridge terms.
— Jon Sveindal, Norway Date: 2013-11-26
Recommended as a gift for your favorite bridge player.
— Phillip Alder, New York Times, November 2013 Date: 2013-11-07
Well organized and easy to understand, this new book should be a contender for more ABTA honors. Rating: A+
— ACBL Bulletin Date: 2013-10-31
Informed, informative and highly recommended.
— Mid-West Book Review Date: 2013-10-28
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