Bridge at the Edge

Bridge at the Edge

by Boye Brogeland, David Bird


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An in-depth 'over-the-shoulder' look at top-level bridge. While describing almost 200 deals that he played in World and European Championships, one of the world's best players, Boye Brogeland, discusses bidding and cardplay, as well as his approach to the mental side of the game. A fascinating glimpse into the thought processes of a champion bridge player, as well as a look at state-of-the-art bidding methods, some of which are described here for the first time.

Boye Brogeland (Norway) has won both the World and European Championships, and is a regular participant in North American tournaments.

David Bird, who lives near Southampton, England, has written more than 100 books on the game. Despite spending much of the year travelling, he still finds time to write new stories every month for a host of magazines around the world, usually featuring his best-known characters, the monks of St. Titus Abbey. He is also a regular commentator on BBO broadcasts of top-level competitions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781897106815
Publisher: Master Point Press
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Boye Brogelands Partners 11

1 Through the Back of the Cards 13

2 Slam Bidding Mechanics 25

3 Rescue Operations 39

4 There's No Justice! 51

5 Interesting Bidding Treatments 63

6 Find the Lady 71

7 Winning the Great Race 77

8 Opening Leads Inspired and Uninspired 87

9 Slam Adventures 103

10 Delayed Heart Attack 117

11 Technical Mastery 121

12 Three Slams in Shanghai 135

13 Defend with Your Life 141

14 Toil and Trouble 151

15 Battles Around the Trump Suit 163

16 Enter the Illusionist 171

17 Extracting the Maximum Penalty 189

18 Extending the Use of Transfer Bids 195

19 Train Off the Rails! 207

20 In the Fast Lane 223

21 Back-to-Back Grand Slams in Pau 241

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