I Love This Game

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Master Point Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 207 pages
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In the November 2001 Venice Cup final, Germany trailed France by 47 IMPs starting the last set. In this book, world champion Sabine Auken tells the thrilling inside story of their comeback world title win, every bid and every card. She also uses each of the sixteen deals from that final session as a starting point for discussion, and distills from each of them general principles and advice that will help anyone looking to improve their own game. Among the topics covered here are the rationale for her own system agreements (the pros and cons of mini-notrump openings, multi-purpose two-bids, the merits of forcing club systems, etc.) and carding methods, as well as team chemistry, table presence and even dressing for success!
 

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Contents

Foreword by Zia Mahmood
1
Mini Comeback
9
Raising the Ante
14
The Double That Never Was
27
Cherchez La Femme
39
On the Razors Edge
52
Roger Over and Out
65
Small Matters
80
Murders In The Rue Morgue
116
What The Tortoise Said To Achilles
128
In The Nick Of Time
138
The Power of Vertigo
153
Chances Are
165
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
181
The Hour of Lead
195
Afterword
206

Kill Point
91
The Pit and the Pendulum
105

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About the author (2006)

Sabine Auken lives in Denmark but still represents her native Germany in world competition. The world's #1-ranked woman player for several years, she has won 2 world titles and been a medalist on six other occasions. When she began playing in the USA in 1989, she set a record by becoming an ACBL Life Master in only 6 weeks.

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