176pp | ISBN 978-1-77140-053-4
$24.95 $19.95 £15.95
Categories: Intermediate | Defense | Upcoming Titles | Novice
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Ten years after their award-winning Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, Seagram & Bird tackle the hardest part of the game: defense. Using the same step-by-step approach, they guide the reader through the minefield of signaling, making a defensive plan and, above all, counting – points, tricks and distribution.
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 200,000 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 (UK) is the most prolific bridge author of all time, with 138 titles to his credit. He is the holder of a record eight American Bridge Teachers’ Association Book of the Year awards.
Simply stated, all aspiring or even experienced bridge players will substantially benefit from a close and careful reading of Barbara Seagram and David Bird's "Planning the Defense". An expertly written, organized and presented instruction guide and manual, "Planning the Defense" is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition for personal, community, and academic library Bridge card gaming collections.
— Library Bookwatch Date: 2020-03-23
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