272pp | Paperback | ISBN 978-1-897106-04-4
Categories: Bidding | Intermediate | Declarer Play | Defense
Can you learn from the errors of others?
Here is a collection of problems, mostly very simple ones, that gave a variety of players, mostly "intermediate" but including occasional beginners and experts, some trouble. You won't find bidding problems worthy of the Master Solvers' Club (a monthly Bridge World feature), declarer-play problems fit for "Test Your Play" (another Bridge World feature) or problems to challenge defensive maven Eddie Kantar. Instead you will find the kinds of "bread and butter" problems that arise several times a session each time you trudge to your local duplicate bridge club or travel to a sectional or regional tournament.
An invaluable collection of advice for the improving player, covering all aspects of the game.
Danny Kleinman of Los Angeles is a prolific bridge writer, theorist, professional player, and teacher, who is a regular contributor to several bridge magazines. He is a Contributing Editor of The Bridge World, and is one of the moderators of 'The Master Solvers' Club' in that magazine. He also writes about backgammon, another game which he plays at an expert level.
"A breezy collection of pointers...with concise, logical solutions."
— The Bridge World
"A must-read for the aspiring bridge player seeking to hone his or her skills."
— Mid-West Book Review
"Does it live up to its name? Yes, it's a good book for the intermediate player. One tip a day to help you improve your game. And reading really can help you play better: you can't begin to learn everything about this game by just playing - not unless you play every waking hour of every day."
— Belleville Intelligencer
"While you won't be able to restrict yourself to one a day and make this book last all year, it is a book you should put on your 'must read' list for the coming year."
— National Post
"A very readable and useful book, this presents short bridge problems that are common at the table and provides the thought process that should help the reader recognize and solve the problem when encountered in real competition."
— Cleveland Plain Dealer
“The author makes the excellent point that there is far more to gain from getting ‘normal’ hands right than from knowing when to ‘break the rules’. He uses his many years of experience to illuminate a key point, often missed at the table, about each hand. Moreover, he writes with clarity and authority as he does so. This book offers many examples - it actually contains 366 - making it particularly good value for money.”
— Julian Pottage
"This is an excellent book for beginners and intermediates, covering a vast array of situations that non-experts get wrong at the table, over, over and over."
— Bridge Today