Falsecards (2nd edition) - A Mike Lawrence Classic

Falsecards (2nd edition) - A Mike Lawrence Classic

by Mike Lawrence


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The definitive book on (legally) pulling the wool over your opponents' eyes. Even if you don't want to get into more esoteric situations, there are times at the bridge table when playing a misleading card is essential if you are to have any chance of an optimum result. This new edition of a classic from Mike Lawrence includes a number of ideas that are new since it was originally published.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771400107
Publisher: Master Point Press
Publication date: 07/15/2014
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x (h) x (d)

About the Author

Mike Lawrence has Hall of Fame credentials both as a player and a writer. An original member of the Dallas Aces, he has won three world titles and eighteen national titles. Several of his books are widely regarded as classics of the game.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Falsecards in General 7

Part 1 Falsecards by the Defenders 9

Chapter 1 Falsecards by the Opening Leader 11

Leading Fifth Best or Third Best 11

Analysis of Leading Third or Fifth Best 12

Underleading an Ace vs. a Suit Contract 13

Analysis of Underleading Aces in Either of the Above Situations 17

Analysis of Underleading an Ace when You Require Something of Partner 19

Leading an Abnormal Card from a Sequence 21

Other Unusual Leads 24

Chapter 2 Defenders' Falsecards During Play 27

The Mandatory Defensive Falsecards 27

The J9 Falsecards 33

Other J9 Combinations 35

Faking Your Holding 36

Faking Strength in Order to Gain Tricks 54

Third Hand Play after Partner's Opening Lead 58

Third Hand Falsecards to Help Partner 64

Midgame Leads 68

If Truly Endplayed 71

Chapter 3 Falsecards In and Around the Trump Suit 73

Threatening a Ruff That Isn't There 73

Camouflaging Whether a Defender Can Ruff - Faking an Uppercut 75

To Overruff or Not 80

Chapter 4 Playing the Card You Are Known to Hold 83

Chapter 5 More Mandatory Falsecards 87

Chapter 6 Entry-creating Falsecards 91

Chapter 7 Faking Length or Shortness 93

Misrepresenting Your Length in a Suit 93

Pretending to be Out of a Suit 95

Chapter 8 Other Defensive Ploys 97

The Idiot's Delight 101

Part 2 Falsecards by Declarer 105

Chapter 9 Falsecards at Trick 1 107

The Opponents Have Led Your Best Suit 112

You Wish to Discourage Your Opponents from Shifting to a Dangerous Suit 116

When a Ruff is Threatened 121

To Fake a Holdup 124

To Camouflage a Stiff Ace 127

The Anti-falsecard Falsecard 132

Falsecards by Declarer to Fake Weakness in the Suit Led 133

To Disrupt the Defenders' Signals 133

Chapter 10 Falsecards In and Around the Trump Suit 141

Chapter 11 Falsecards by Declarer During the Middle of the Hand 143

Crashing 143

Not Revealing Your Strength - I 147

Not Revealing Your Strength - II 152

Stealing a Trick when Time is Lost 155

Hiding Your Shape 159

Subtle Leads by Declarer: Overcoming Blocked Suits 163

Other Subtle Leads 167

Faking Strength or Misrepresenting Your Holding 170

Chapter 12 Some Amazing Falsecards 181

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