Deceptive Card Play
Short and full of practical examples, each book in the 'Bridge Technique Series' takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have all twelve? David Bird, who lives near Southampton, England, has written more than 100 books on the game. Despite spending much of the year travelling, he still finds time to write new stories every month for a host of magazines around the world, usually featuring his best-known characters, the monks of St. Titus Abbey. He is also a regular commentator on BBO broadcasts of top-level competitions. Marc Smith is a regular contributor to bridge magazines, and author of a number of books. He is best-known as an author of the most successful bridge book of the last half-century, 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know, which he co-wrote with Barbara Seagram.
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Choosing the Correct Honor Card
Disrupting the Declarers Signals
Feigning Strength or Weakness
Creating a Losing Option
attitude signals Bath Coup best chance cash the ace closed hand club suit club trick continue the suit cover David Silver declarer declarer's defeat the contract defenders diamond suit different suit discard doubleton draw trumps duck dummy's jack East holds East plays East will know Eddie Kantar entry to dummy falsecard Feigning weakness finesse gains the lead guess heart suit hold the ace hold the king hold the queen jack from dummy lead the jack low card low from dummy low heart Marc Smith N W E nine notrump contract opening lead opponents overcall partner holds place his partner play low play the jack playing in notrump plays the queen ruff ruffed second round side suit singleton spade contract spade lead spade suit spade trick spot-card suit contract Suppose take the ace third round touching honors West leads West's win East's win the trick Zia Mahmood