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How good is your bridge hand?
Klinger, Ron.
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London : Gollancz, 2000.
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96 pages ; 20 cm.
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Published in association with Peter Crawley.
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GV1282.32 .K554 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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No matter how good your bidding system or your partnership understandings, such advantages will vanish if you fail to make an accurate assessment of the value of your hand. As the bidding proceeds, you need constantly to make adjustments to your initial evaluation. The authors show you how to do that. They provide guides which allow you to judge whether your hand fits well with your partner's, whether the danger of a misfit exists, whether your high cards lie well or badly in relation to the opponents', how high to bid, when to try to outbid the opponents and when to choose to defend. This stimulating book reveals the methods used by the experts to reach a precise appraisal of the partnership assets - here is your chance to do just as well.

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Andrew Kambites
Andrew Kambites is a bridge grand master, a leading bridge teacher and author and lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire. He has written over 20 bridge books, some as sole author and others in partnership with Ron Klinger and Hugh Kelsey. Andrew has written bridge articles for the EBU magazine, English Bridge , for 25 years. Andrew has been directing and running seminars for First for Bridge since retiring as a maths teacher in 1997.

Ron Klinger
Ron Klinger is a leading international bridge teacher and has represented Australia in over 20 world championships since 1976. An Australian Grand Master and a World Bridge Federation International Master, he has written over 60 books, some of which have been translated into Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, French, Hebrew and Icelandic. Two of his titles - Guide to Better Card Play and Right Through the Pack Again - won Book of the Year awards. He has created many new bridge ideas and devised a number of conventions. He lives in NSW, Australia, and has written a daily bridge column in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald for over 15 years.