Covers all aspects of declarer and defensive play for players who are beyond the basics. The book covers opening leads, signalling, discarding and other defensive manoeuvres, as well as declarer's card combinations, card-reading, deceptive strategies and inferences.
The aim of this book is to do for the play of cards what Ron Klinger's "Guide to Better Acol Bridge" did for bidding - to turn an average or indifferent card player into a respected or even feared opponent. It covers declarer play and defensive technique for players who are beyond the basics, with two sections on declarer play and two on defence. The aspects included are opening leads, signalling, discarding and other defensive manoeuvres, as well as declarer's card combinations, inferences, card-reading, deceptive strategies and many others. The guide not only provides rules and guidelines, but illustrates the logic of when to depart from the rules. It emphasizes the need to distinguish between bad play and bad luck, and that a recognition that the occasional failure is due to the lie of the cards and not to mismanagement can increase a player's confidence and faith in his own ability. 160 complete deals which can be set up and replayed with reference to the text are provided for practice, together with over 500 exercises, quizzes, play hands and revision exercises
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Part l Consolidate your defensive play: the card to lead from short suits; the card to lead from long suits; opening leads in no-trumps; opening leads in suit contracts; card combinations in defence; signalling on partner's lead; discards and signals; special signalling techniques; revision test on part l. Part 2 Consolidate your declarer play: setting up a long suit - 1; card combinations for declarer - 1; double finesses; declarer's play at trick one; ruffing losers - delaying trumps; ducking as declarer; card reading and inferences - 1; deceptive strategy by declarer; revision test on part 2. Part 3 Improve your defensive play: passive and active opening leads; the forcing defence; count signals; suit preference signals and secondary signals; unblocking, surround leads and entry-killing plays; creating extra trump tricks; setting up ruffs; card reading and inferences in defence; revision test on part 3. Part 4 Improve your declarer play: setting up a long suit - 2; card combinations for declarer - 2; avoidance plays and dummy reversals; the compulsory duck-and-trump reduction plays; card reading and inferences - 2; endplays - strip-and-throw technique; trump control techniques; counting and discovery plays; revision test on part 4. Answers to exercises and qjuizzes. Hands for north, east, south and west to reconstruct play hands.
Guide to Better Card Play by Ron Klinger
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