112pp | Paperback | ISBN 978-1-77140-025-1
$17.95 $15.95 £9.95
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DO BETTER ON DEFENSE!
Defense is the hardest aspect of bridge, in part because the defenders have less information to work with than the declarer does. That's why it is so important for them to communicate, and why a solid understanding of basic signalling methods is critical.
The first edition of this book was published many years ago, under the title Step by Step Signalling. It was reissued in 2002 in a new version, Better Signalling Now, incorporating suggestions from Tim Bourke and former world champion Sandra Landy, and reached an even wider audience. In its newest edition, the author has added a discussion of some of the signalling methods popular among today's experts, and discusses how much of an improvement, if any, they offer over standard methods. As before, practical examples abound, and every chapter includes hands from the world's finest players.
MARK HORTON (UK) travels the world writing about bridge. Editor of BeBridge magazine and of the Daily Bulletins at World and European Championships, he is also the author of nine previous MPP titles.
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Assumes a lot of pre-knowledge so not for the absolute beginner. But the main flaw really is it does not clearly layout when to show attitude vs count. Yes he talks about A for attitude and K for count, but the subsequent count chapter still has example after example of partner showing count to partner's opening lead of any card! Seems to me the first thing to discuss should be clear guidelines on when to show what since this treatment is certainly not standard.
Reviewer: Prasad U. Date: 2022-09-28