256pp | Paperback | ISBN 978-1-894154-56-7
$29.95 $23.95 £13.95
Categories: Bidding | Intermediate | Advanced
These wonderful agreements and gadgets turn your everyday bidding system into something personal, something that fits the exact style that you and your partner want to play. And now you can choose from some seventy expert-level ideas to add to your bidding arsenal, quickly and painlessly. In this book you'll find:
Basic Conventions — the Rest of the Story: find out how top-level players have turbocharged such standard conventions as Stayman, Jacoby and Texas Transfers, Drury, Weak Jump Shifts, and more.
Bread and Butter Conventions: some conventions that are standard with most experts but may not be for you, such as Smolen, Slow Arrival, Italian Cuebids, the best defenses to Multi and Bergen Raises, Retransfers, Clarifying Cuebids, and others.
Defensive and Cardplay Conventions: learn more about Trump Suit Preference, Obvious Shift carding, the Slam Spade Double, the Lead-directing Pass, and many more.
Fine Arts Conventions: not for the faint of heart, some of these ideas will really make you sit up and take notice. Would you enjoy playing Last Train to Clarkesville, Yellow Rose of Texas, Vacant Doubletons, Double Keycard Blackwood, Trent Weak Two-bids, or the XYZ Convention, for example? Read this book and find out!
My favorite for this set of reviews: for once, the title of a book really describes it well. Supposedly for the Intermediate/Advanced player, this is well worth the purchase price for anyone.
- BRIDGE magazine
This is a worthy addition to the library of any serious bridge player and an indispensable one for budding theorists.
- Australian Bridge
'An outstanding book'
- ACBL Bulletin
'A treasure chest for experienced players who want to explore new bidding ideas'
- American Bridge Teachers' Association
Matthew Granovetter (Cincinnati. Ohio) is perhaps best known as the founder and editor (with wife Pamela) of Bridge Today magazine, now available only in its online edition. A top-class player, he has won National titles and represented the USA at the world level. Several of his books are regarded as modern classics on the game.
Pamela Granovetter (with husband Matthew) is the publisher of Bridge Today and Bridge Today Digest, as well as the founder of the Bridge Today Online University. They are the author of a number of books, many of them award winners. They also write Partnership Bridge, a popular feature in the ACBL Bulletin. They live with their two children in Cincinnati, OH.