A book of problems in defensive cardplay, by a top Australian expert. The deals are selected from real events, providing the reader the unique experience of being up against a declarer who will not always play perfectly. As implied by the title, the book's emphasis throughout is on defeating the contract.
Ian McCance is Australia's ninth leading all-time master point holder. A winner of several national championships spanning a period of 51 years at the top, he has also represented his country at the world level. In collaboration with Robert Smart, he devised Specific Trump Cuebids, described in The Bridge World in 1981. Now retired, he writes a weekly newspaper column on bridge.
Intermediate to Advanced
Paperback; 176 pages; November 2008