All titles available from Master Point Press
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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 takes these same ideas further, exploring the application of the concepts of conditional probability to opening leads, declarer play, bidding theory, and the correct strategy at different forms of scoring.
New Frontiers for Strong Forcing Openings
Two bids are better than one Ken Rexford's first book, Cuebidding at Bridge: A Modern Approach, took on the topic of Italian cuebidding, primarily in the context of a 2/1 Game Force system. However, he noticeably skipped the topic of cuebidding after a strong 2♣ opening. With this new book, we now know the reason, and his answer to the Big Problem. This book describes an exciting new approach, using TWO strong openings (2♣ and 2♦) to define PATTERN, in such a way that you can actually describe both opener's and responder's hands effectively, and even cuebid intelligently. In many ways, this approach is even better than Precision! Could you imagine agreeing spades at the two-level after a normal 2♣ opening? How about having no problems with 4-4-4-1 hands, or hands with both minors? Ken Rexford's method lets you do that and much more, allowing you to use cuebidding, relays and pattern bidding on strong hands as effectively as Precision players, but in the context of what is essentially a normal 2/1 GF or Standard system.
North of the Master Solvers' Club
Vine's trenchant commentaries on the game, often thinly disguised as fiction, appeared regularly in The Bridge World and other magazines in the 1970s and 1980s. A small collection of his work was published previously, but has long been out of print. Readers who are familiar with Vine's writings will be delighted to see them once more available, this time in a much more comprehensive collection. Those who haven't discovered Frank Vine's work before are in for a rare treat.
Northern Lights: Selections from CANADIAN MASTERPOINT
Here's a bridge book that's just good fun! Actually, we don't guarantee that you won't learn anything while you're reading it, but that's not the main purpose of this book. Here are just a few of the things you'll get to do in these pages: - Think about whether it's better to be lucky or good - Learn Colbert's Rules, and when to apply them - Find out how Restricted Choice applies to TV game shows - Study the Shoe's 3-minute Guide to Winning Bridge - Discover the psychological laws that drive us to play this game - Stay up all night with David Silver playing for money - Follow Alice into the Wonderland bridge club - Solve bridge-related puzzles If you're not afraid to own a bridge book that will live by your bedside and keep you up reading it far too late at night, go ahead - take it home!