280pp | ISBN 978-1-77140-015-2
$21.95 $19.95 £12.95
Categories: Intermediate | Declarer Play | Defense
In the 1970s, two of the best bridge writers of all time collaborated on a series of eight small books on aspects of card play at bridge. These books have long been out of print, and are being republished now in two combined volumes, edited and updated by BRIDGE magazine editor Mark Horton.
Imaginative Cardplay is the second of these two books, and comprises the following titles from the original series: Master the Odds in Bridge; Snares and Swindles in Bridge; Those Extra Chances in Bridge; The Art of Defense in Bridge.
Terence Reese (August 28, 1913 — January 29, 1996) was a British bridge player and writer and was regarded as one of the finest of all time in both fields. He was born in Epsom to middle-class parents and was educated at Bradfield College and New College, Oxford. As a bridge player, Reese won every honour in the game, including the European Championship four times (1948, 1949, 1954, 1963) and the Bermuda Bowl in 1955. He was World Pair champion in 1961 and placed second in the World Teams Olympiad in 1960 and the World Open Pairs in 1962. He also represented Britain in the 1960 Olympiad, the Bermuda Bowl of 1965, and in five other European Championships. He won the Gold Cup, the premier British domestic competition, on eight occasions. Reese last played international bridge in the 1970 European Championship, but his career as a bridge writer continued unabated.
Roger Trézel (1918-1986, France) was a multiple world champion. His partnership with Pierre Jais is regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the game.
This material is timeless.
— The Bridge World Date: 2015-09-29
The authors have much wisdom to impart in these books, and their tips on superior card play are gems of simplicity. Rating A.
— ACBL Bulletin Date: 2015-07-29