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Winning IMPs

An Honors eBook

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: Rakesh K. Kumar

194pp | ISBN 978-1-77140-217-0

Cost in Canadian Dollars  $25.95        Cost in Cost in US Dollars  $19.95        Cost in Cost in UK Pounds  £15.95

Categories: Bidding | Intermediate | Declarer Play | Defense | Honors Books

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About the Book

This book highlights the strategies that contribute to success in team games. Of course, there is no magic formula for winning at bridge, given the inherent complexity, the incomplete information available to both sides, and the psychological elements involved. However, there are some characteristics common to consistent success:

  • good bidding methods are essential
  • these methods are useless without courage
  • as declarer, care and planning are vital
  • as a defender, a little thought goes a long way

Winning IMPs in Teams and Swiss Pairs events requires good methods, skill, courage and a bit of luck. Winning often depends on getting to thin games (we bid it, you try to beat it!) and reasonable slams. Bidding is therefore a primary focus of this book. The rest of the time, significant IMP swings largely relate to (not enough) care and thought in the cardplay and defense. The remainder of the book centres around these areas of focus.

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About the Author

Rakesh K. Kumar

Rakesh K Kumar (Mittagong, Australia) has been playing tournaments since the early 1980s and, for almost 20 years, has also been writing about them for the New South Wales Bridge Association (based in Sydney). This book is based on material from the past seven years of his bridge column.


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Critics’ Viewpoint

An excellent book for keen intermediate players wishing to improve their game, with lots of discussion, comparison of methods, good ideas and card play.

— Paul Lavings, NSWBA    Date: 2020-07-11

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