Author: Barry Rigal & Josh Donn
To master bridge, we need to learn the rules and algorithms that govern the game, but we must also take them with a pinch of salt. The "rules," or best practices, are there because they work. But not always. The more deals you play, the more you realize that context determines whether or not you should follow the general principles that operate successfully more often than not.
And that is what this book is about. We go beyond the basic rules that, in a vacuum, provide helpful advice. After all, one cannot play bridge in a vacuum. Sometimes you need to break the rules. This volume, for advanced intermediate players, deals exclusively with second hand play, both by declarer and the defenders.
"Many important corners are explored that are not available elsewhere in the literature." &mdashAlan Truscott, The New York Times
"Boehm does include all of the key elements [of defense] .... Penalty doubles are covered comprehensively." &mdashPhillip Alder, syndicated columnist
Hardcover: 226 pages: 2013