If you want to win more often at bridge you will need to deepen your understanding of the game and to learn where not to follow conventions slavishly in bidding, defence and dummy play.
Both Terence Reese and Roger Trezel were brilliant players and Reese possessed a legendary skill in imparting a great knowledge of bridge with supreme lucidity. It was not their intention to present a complete museum of horrors, but to concentrate instead on the sort of mistakes that quite experienced players commit all the time.
Since the original book appeared 30 years ago, bidding methods and styles have changed considerably but the wisdom in these pages has weathered the years - and has been revised by Ron Klinger, himself an international not only as an author but also as a teacher and player. In particular the bidding style has been brought into the 21st century, but without losing any of the sparkle or clarity of the original work.
The two authors need little introduction. Terence Reese is a world champion and probably the most famous name in international bridge. Roger Trezel, the great French international, is also a world champion and shares Reese's skill in imparting a great knowledge of bridge with supreme lucidity.
If you want to win more often at bridge you will need to deepen your understanding of the game and to learn where not to follow conventions slavishly in bidding, defence and dummy play. This book is written for those who know the game fairly well but make the same mistakes year after year.
Each section has a lesson on common mistakes and you may recognise yourself in play, bidding or defence - IRISH BRIDGE JOURNAL
I seldom devote a complete column to a book review. But THE MISTAKES YOU MAKE AT BRIDGE is an unusual work, even for experienced players. The book should help everyone, even you and me, to see our own mistakes, and hopefully prevent them from recurring - JERUSALEM POST