240pp | ISBN 978-1-897106-81-5
$21.95 $21.95 £13.95
Categories: Intermediate | Advanced | Declarer Play | Defense
An in-depth ‘over-the-shoulder’ look at top-level bridge. While describing almost 200 deals that he played in World and European Championships, one of the world’s best players, Boye Brogeland, discusses bidding and cardplay, as well as his approach to the mental side of the game. A fascinating glimpse into the thought processes of a champion bridge player, as well as a look at state-of-the-art bidding methods, some of which are described here for the first time.
Boye Brogeland (Norway) has won both the World and European Championships, and is a regular participant in North American tournaments.
David Bird (Southampton, UK) is the world's most prolific bridge writer, with 150 bridge books to his name. Known for the clarity of his writing and explanations, he has won the American Bridge Teachers' Association Book of the Year Award a record nine times. His celebrated humorous fiction series, featuring the cantankerous Abbot, has run for over 45 years.
Brogeland lives up to his device ‘Bridge must be fun’ on every page.
— R. van de Velde Date: 2013-04-23
“You would have to look far and wide to find a collection of deals better than this.”
— ACBL Bulletin Date: 2012-11-27
This book is a treat to read – among the games ‘must-reads’
— Australian Bridge Federation Newsletter Date: 2012-04-09
...Many great deals and one or two interludes into bidding developments. This is a good read; the author\'s dare-devil style and enthusiasm for the game lifts it.
— East Anglian Daily Times Date: 2012-01-04
A fascinating and instructive glimpse into the psyche and performances of a truly great player.
— The National Post Date: 2011-12-12
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“Through a mixture of reported and direct speech the reader gets close to Brogeland \'s thinking, and how he tackles the ups and downs of his bridge career. Bridge lovers, you are in for a treat!”
Reviewer: Jon Sveindal, Norway Date: 2012-01-04