232pp | ISBN 978-1-77140-212-5
$27.95 $22.95 £17.95
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Mastering Bridge is a Journey
This is a book for improving players who have graduated from the novice class and are embarking on the long journey to that coveted Life Master title — which now in North America requires winning 500 masterpoints.
Written in a light, readable style, with liberal use of cartoons and aide-memoires, the book first addresses the mental approach necessary for bridge success — topics including how to learn, being mentally tough, trusting partner, and how to have constructive discussions after a disaster. It goes on to cover the numbers game — basic probability, how the scoring method affects decisions, and how to become a lucky player. The remainder of the book is technical, covering decisionmaking, opening leads, defensive signaling, hand evaluation, and some recommended bidding ideas and approaches.
TIM KOHL (USA), a retired teacher, is a Silver Life Master and a licensed ACBL teacher. He combines professional training with personal experience as a bridge player to advise less-experienced players as they become Life Masters. When Tim is not playing bridge, he enjoys completing small woodworking projects. He has published two books on woodworking.
BOB JIOBU (USA) began playing bridge as a college freshman but after graduation did not play for thirty years. He is now a retired sociology professor who has researched demography, social psychology, and data analysis. Currently, he is playing a lot of bridge while thinking about how to use social psychology and probability to win more tricks.