275pp | Paperback | ISBN 978-1-894154-08-6
$21.95 $19.95 £12.95
Categories: Advanced | General Interest
Taking you from world championship tournaments to big-money rubber-bridge games, this book puts you at the table as thousands of dollars (or a world title) change hands on the turn of a card. In the smoke-filled clubs of London and New York, characters such as Harry the Horse, Moonbeam, Godzilla, and Hannibal the Cannibal play for high stakes. World championships hang in the balance in Chile, Italy, and Bali. In the jet-set resorts of Europe, the top pros play invitational money tournaments with millionaire sponsors. Share the favorite bridge memories of one of the world's best, as Zia Mahmood takes you Around the World in 80 Hands.
Zia, usually known by that name alone, is arguably the most recognizable bridge player of our times. Born in Pakistan, he has homes in London and New York, and now represents the USA in international competition. His tournament success include numerous North American championships and six world championship medals (including a gold in 2009). He writes a regular bridge column in The Guardian and his autobiography, Bridge My Way, as a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic.
David Burn, of London, England, is a systems programmer and bridge journalist. He is also regularly found at European and World Championships as coach of one or more of the England teams.
"Highly readable, and students will not find reading assignments burdensome."
— ABTA Quarterly