Mastering Bridge is a Journey
This is a book for improving players who have graduated from the novice class and are embarking on the long journey to that coveted Life Master title — which now in North America requires winning 500 masterpoints.
Written in a light, readable style, with liberal use of cartoons and aide-memoires, the book first addresses the mental approach necessary for bridge success — topics including how to learn, being mentally tough, trusting partner, and how to have constructive discussions after a disaster. It goes on to cover the numbers game — basic probability, how the scoring method affects decisions, and how to become a lucky player. The remainder of the book is technical, covering decisionmaking, opening leads, defensive signaling, hand evaluation, and some recommended bidding ideas and approaches.
|Publisher:||Master Point Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)|
About the Author
BOB JIOBU began playing bridge as a college freshman but after graduation did not play for thirty years. He is now a retired sociology professor who has researched demography, social psychology, and data analysis. Currently, he is playing a lot of bridge while thinking about how to use social psychology and probability to win more tricks.