262pp | ISBN 978-1-77140-156-2
$21.95 $18.95 £14.95
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This book is designed as a ready-made complete system for the tournament player. The system framework is 2/1, which is laid bare in the first part of the book. Then comes the author’s choice of conventions and methods to cover all practical aspects of bidding and carding, taking each part of the convention card in turn.
Some of the conventions suggested are outside the mainstream such as Muiderberg, Rubensohl and Questem, to name a few. Included are the author’s own version of transfer responses to 1♣ and his structure for overcalling opponents’ 1NT opener. There are also many user-friendly smaller gadgets for competitive bidding situations.
The book comes with ready-made convention cards (WBF, ACBL and EBU versions) together with 20-page supplementary notes which serve as a handy summary of the entire system discussed in the book. A complete approach indeed!
TUĞRUL KABAN, originally from Turkey, has lived in the UK since the age of 18. He is a familiar if infrequent face in the English bridge scene, occasionally also venturing further afield in Europe. He is easily distinguished at tournaments by the booklet he tables for a convention card. Many a copy has been provided to interested players, who can now do even better with his book.
“Players looking for [a] complete, modern system will find much that is helpful. The author explains the rationale for most of his system preferences, allowing readers to decide for themselves whether they wish to adopt them. Helpfully, he explains what to do if the opponents compete over one of his recommended gadgets or treatments.
— Australian Bridge Date: 2017-01-05