This is the third edition of a major publication. No other bridge book covers bidding and play in such comprehensive detail.
This book gives a full account of modern Acol and of the whole range of defensive and competitive bidding. It is suitable for players up to a high standard but will readily be understood by less experienced players as each topic starts with the fundamentals.
The play of the cards is covered in all important aspects, with an emphasis on mental approach and on principles of wide application. Deals are presented in a way that allows the reader to develop his thoughts and arrive at solutions. There are many hints of practical value that will stay in the mind.
Here in 448 pages are all the facts required to play bridge well in the English style. The print font is large and the paper of high quality. A total of 214 pages are devoted to bidding and 224 to play and defence. There is also a very useful index
For anyone with aspirations to become a good player this book is a must. Indeed anyone who doesn't learn from it is either a champion or a liar. Do yourself a favour and buy a copy, but guard it well. Too many of your friends will want to borrow it and you will never get it back - tell them to buy their own copy - ENGLISH BRIDGE
Ron Klinger is a leading international bridge teacher and has represented Australia in world championships since 1976. An Australian Grand Master and a World Bridge Federation International Master, he has written over 60 books, some of which have been translated into Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, French, Hebrew and Icelandic. He has created many new bridge ideas and devised a number of conventions. He lives in NSW, Australia, and has written a daily bridge column in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald for many years.