The Rodwell Files, Part 2: Advanced Cardplay Maneuvers [NOOK Book]

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Eric Rodwell's contributions to bidding theory are well-known, but in these ground-breaking books he reveals for the first time his unique approach to the play of the cards.

First, he describes and explains the process for deciding on a line of play — using concepts such as +L positions, tightropes, trick packages and Control Units as well as exploring more standard themes such as counting winners, losers, and distribution. Included here too ...
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Overview

Eric Rodwell's contributions to bidding theory are well-known, but in these ground-breaking books he reveals for the first time his unique approach to the play of the cards.

First, he describes and explains the process for deciding on a line of play — using concepts such as +L positions, tightropes, trick packages and Control Units as well as exploring more standard themes such as counting winners, losers, and distribution. Included here too is a checklist of 'defogging questions' to get you back on track when your analysis gets bogged down. Then he moves on to a host of innovative ideas in cardplay, strategies and tactics that can be used by declarer or defenders, each one illustrated with real-life examples from top-level play. Many of these ideas will be new to anyone below the bridge stratosphere. Finally, under the heading 'DOs and DON'Ts', Rodwell talks about the mental side of the game: areas where players often go wrong in their approach to the problem at hand, areas that mark the key differences between an average player and a successful one.

The original 'Rodwell File', the collection of notes on which these books are based, has been in existence for more than twenty years, but it is only now that the author is prepared to allow his 'secrets' to become public knowledge.

Included in this volume:

PART 2 — ADVANCED CARDPLAY MANEUVERS

Chapter 5: Declarer Play

The Entry or K.O. Fly
The Entry Overtake
The Exposing Overtake
The Re-entry Unblock
The Chinese High Card Promotion
Playing High as Declarer
The Finesse through Safety
The Finesse through Danger
The Crossover Stopper
The Rodwellian Intrafinesse
The Intrasquash
The Sky Marshal Finesse
The Martellian Squash
The Speed of Lightning Play
The Notrump Fork
Cash and Thrash
Ducking Plays for Declarer
Block Ducking
The 322/1/6 Super Duck
The Trump Promotion Prevention Duck
Shortshake
The Running Suit Eradication Endplay
The Freeze-passing Endplay
The Lunar Menace Access Squeeze
Intent to Deceive (the Lair Play)

Chapter 6: Defense

Gouging
Days of Thunder
Suit Suffocation Play
Protecting a Minor Tenace
The Left Jab
The 007 Play — License to Kill
Ruffing Declarer’s Loser
Unblocking for a Pusher
The Unblocking Concession
Middling
The Reese Play
The Morton’s Fork Concession
The Empty Signal
Cashing the Imputed Trump Ace to Ask for a Ruff
Clarifying the Lead of an Unsupported Honor
Bait-and-Switch
Option-removing Pseudo-squeeze


For the remaining volumes, look for the following titles:

The Rodwell Files, Part 1: The Building Blocks
The Rodwell Files, Part 3: Defensive Strategies
The Rodwell Files, Part 4: The DOs and DON'Ts of Cardplay
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014956352
  • Publisher: Master Point Press
  • Publication date: 7/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 889,150
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Eric Rodwell (Clearwater, FL) has won seven World championships and fifty National titles (so far); his partnership with Jeff Meckstroth is acknowledged to be the world’s best.


Mark Horton (born 1950) is a British author, journalist and expert on bridge, as well as a former lawyer and chess champion. He has been the editor of Bridge Magazine since 1995. The magazine was founded in 1926 and is the world's oldest bridge magazine, and it is now distributed through Chess & Bridge in the UK. He currently lives in Bath with his wife Liz.
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