Matchpoints Versus Imps

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Description

Author: August Boehm

Matchpoint and IMP events are based on very different scoing systems. Matchpoint scoring rewards the frequency of gain how often do you find the winning action? IMP scoring rewards the amount of gain, the same basis for rubber bridge. Each form of competition is distinctive, and a successful, well-rounded player must master a borad range of strategies. this book looks at the tantalizing question of which form of scoring is the more skillful, examines the role of luck, andshows how to pick a personal style.

This book is intended for the intermediate and advanced intermediate club and tournament player.

Contents

Part One: Bidding
  • 1. Matchpoints Versus IMPs: How Scoring Dictates Strategy
  • 2. Partials
  • 3. Doubles
  • 4. Game Bidding
  • 5. Choice of Games
  • 6. Slam Bidding
  • 7. High Sacrifices
  • 8. Combating High Sacrifices
  • 9. Going for the Throat
  • 10. Style, and Luck Versus Skill
      Part Two: Card Play
    • 11. Declare for Safety or Maximum?
    • 12. The Cost of Safety
    • 13. Look for Trouble
    • 14. Field Evaluation
    • 15. True Costs
    • 16. Defense: Safety or Maximum?
    • 17. Defense: Anticipation
    • 18. Coming From Behind
    • 19. Opening Lead Strategy
    • 20. Safety Plays
    • 21. Advanced Play
    • 22. Summation
    • 23. Final Exam

    Paperback, 140 pages, September 2010

    ISBN: 978-09664286-4-3