224pp | ISBN 978-1-77140-033-6
$23.95 $19.95 £12.95
Categories: Advanced | General Interest | Canadian Authors
In Bob Mackinnonís bestseller, Bridge, Probability and Information, the author drew on his professional background in mathematics to introduce readers to the mysteries of information theory and Bayes Theorem, and their surprisingly practical applications for bridge players. In this sequel, he takes these same ideas further, exploring the application of the concepts of conditional probability to opening leads, declarer play, bidding theory, and the correct strategy at different forms of scoring.
Robert F. MacKinnon (Victoria, Canada) is a retired mathematician whose work has appeared in a number of bridge magazines. He has written two bridge novels, including the remarkable Samurai Bridge, as well as the best-selling (!) Bridge, Probability and Information. He conducts a blog on the mathematics of bridge on www.bridgeblogging.com.
Following MacKinnon as he delves into more specialized topics will be a treat for fans of his earlier work.
— ACBL Bulletin Date: 2017-05-15