Saturday, May 18, 2013

"How The Experts Win At Bridge" - by Burt Hall and Lynn Rose-Hall

Sorry I have not posted for the longest time!

The above book is a pretty unique one in bridge literature. It is perhaps more useful for the aspiring player than tons of books on bidding or play. It focuses on key areas of improvement. Establishes clear thinking plans on defense (when to go active/passive, when to lead trump). Seeing the number of MPs and IMPs I through away through stupid doubles, for me the chastening chapter was When and When not to double. The majority of the book is geared to MP, and a chapter on how to win Team Events. The writing is all about leads, defense and play from a strategic perspective at MPs. When to force declarer from the get-go. The examples are good, and not too pat. The prose is good, and this book deserves to be better known.

Welcome to Ramesh's BRIDGE BLOG

In these pages, I comment on hands from Bridge Base Online ACBL tourneys. I play in these with a variety of partners with different degrees of skill. I might present a hand or two from my collection of bridge books, every now and then. I am more interested in play and defense than in complex bidding systems, but I do follow the cut and thrust of Vanderbilt and World Championship Vugraph and try to keep abreast of expert practice in the obstructive and constructive bidding system department. I may also feature, newspaper-style, famous hands from important matches that I saw on Vugraph.

NOTE: For JUNE, I am experimenting with adding BBO's Handviewers, which make bridge movies embedded. Just
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Bridge expert for 20 years. I started blogging about bridge only in 2009. Chess follower. Problem fan. Studied hundreds of composition themes in two-movers, fairy chess, the former from the Good Companion era to the modern style of virtual play. Big collector of chess and bridge rare books. My two game blogs bridge blog, and my chess problem themes blog chess expo

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