Card Play Technique or The Art of Being Lucky

Card Play Technique or The Art of Being Lucky

by Victor Mollo

Paperback(2nd Edition)

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First published in 1955, this comprehensive survey of declarer play and defense has been very hard to find for the last decade. It is perhaps the single most-requested out of print bridge book, and is widely regarded as the best intermediate-level book on card play ever written.

Gardener's technical expertise and Mollo's witty writing style combine to provide a unique instructional experience. This new edition has been updated and modernized by Bridge Magazine editor Mark Horton, and also includes a new foreword by Gardener's daughter, Nicola Smith, herself a multiple world champion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781897106976
Publisher: Master Point Press
Publication date: 03/15/2013
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 802,187
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

The late Victor Mollo (London, UK) is one of the best-loved authors ever to write about bridge. He wrote many excellent how-to books on the game (including the classic Card Play Technique, with Nico Gardener) but it is as a humorist, and the author of Bridge in the Menagerie and its sequels, that he is best remembered.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the First Edition, 1955 11

Infroduction to the New Edition 13

On Not Playing High Cards 25

Trick Promotion 25

To Ruff or Not to Ruff? 35

The Trump Lead ? and After 45

Trump Control 57

Attack on Suit Contracts 67

Notrump Contracts 83

Attack on Notrump Contracts 98

Suit Management 115

The Attack Develops 129

Reading Defenders' Cards 147

Reading Declarer's Cards 163

Playing Safe 177

Leads, Signals and Discards 189

Endplays 205

Countering Endplays 217

Deceiving Defenders 233

Deceiving Declarer 245

Squeezes 259

Defending with Bad Cards 277

Trump-reducing plays 294

Glossary 307

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