This 206 page book is an introduction to inference, counting, assumption and related topics, things players can use to see their opponents' cards. It's in a quiz format and treats both declarer play and defense. This book is full of interesting deals in which finding a missing queen, or one of her relatives, is the key to making a contract. The problems cover various types of logical thinking, including: counting and drawing inferences from the bidding, opening lead, and later play. See how many you can solve!
- Chapter 1 Who has the queen?
- Chapter 2 Assumption
- Chapter 3 Through the other's eyes
- Chapter 4 Counting as declarer
- Chapter 5 Inferences as declarer
- Chapter 6 Seeking information
- Chapter 7 Discovery and anti-discovery
- Chapter 8 Counting on Defense
- Chapter 9 How to see declarer's hand
- Chapter 10 More missing queens
- Chapter 11 Jack and king-jack quesses
- Chapter 12 The inferential count
Paperback; 206 pages; 2011