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Swing Deals

An Honors eBook

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: Rakesh K. Kumar

204pp | ISBN 978-1-77140-238-5

Cost in Canadian Dollars  $24.95        Cost in Cost in US Dollars  $19.95        Cost in Cost in UK Pounds  £15.95

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

About the AuthorABOUT THE AUTHOR

In any Swiss Teams or IMP Pairs tournament, you will soon enough find yourself facing opponents who are frequent or consistent winners. How is it that when you earn your chance to challenge them, more of the IMP swings seem to go their way than yours?

That's the focus of this book, which reviews over 100 deals that generated swings in IMPs competitions. It examines how effective bidding methods and logical play or defense led to the outcome at the table. The deals illustrate many useful takehome messages. Here are a few:

-when playing for IMPs, the glass is never half empty, always half full
-be creative about pre-empting, especially in first and third seat
-always be "slam aware"
-when the contract looks good, consider what could go wrong and play safely
-in defense, think about how to maintain communication with partner

The book is in quiz format, with each set of deals followed by a thought-provoking commentary.

Reviews

"In his second book Rakesh Kumar asks the reader 4 questions per chapter over 26 chapters. I enjoyed the format, writing down my answers for each chapter and then going through the full hand and studying the solution. An interesting and instructive book with an excellent layout" -Paul Lavings, NSWBA

Kumar has chosen interesting deals and written in a conversation style that makes the explanations easy to understand. Intermediate and advanced players should find this an entertaining, worthwhile read." -Karen Walker, the Bridge World.

Rakesh K. Kumar

RAKESH K KUMAR (Mittagong, Australia) has been playing tournaments since the early 1980s and, for over 20 years, has also been writing about them for the New South Wales Bridge Association (based in Sydney). His first book for Master Point Press was Winning IMPs.

 

 

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