"This is not a book about systems, nor is it a book about conventions (although I confess I shall attempt to persuade you to adopt one or two in the course of it). This is a book about bidding and the places in the auction that we (and I use the word advisedly) go wrong. I don't care whether you prefer to play a weak or a strong notrump, or eight-card majors, or the Purple Spotted Forcing Club. But I do care about how you decide when to bypass a major to bid one notrump, or what constitutes a decent opening bid, and why, and what sequences you regard as forcing. You see what I mean about 'bidding' as opposed to 'system'?" - Danny Roth
Danny Roth, of London, England, is a professional bridge teacher and writer
with more than twenty books to his credit. His most recent MPP offering,
'How Good is Your Bridge' won the Best Book for Intermediate Students Award
in 2008 from the American Bridge Teachers Association.