Bridge: A Pack of Dos and Don’ts
Andrew Robson is Britain’s Best known Bridge Player. He has been a columnist of The Times since 2000. Here, in Bridge: A Pack of Dos and Don’ts, he gives you some vital “Dos” and “Don’ts” that are sure to improve your game in leaps and bounds. The 52 tips in each category comprise 13 clubs for the less experienced player, 13 diamonds for the intermediate/improving player, 13 hearts for the more advanced player and 13 spades for the experienced player. So there is sure to be plenty for bridge players whether just beginning their journey through this wonderful game or having played it for years.
Hardback, 110 pages.
There are two twin packs of arrow cards to accompany this book. The Clubs & Diamonds arrow cards are for beginner to intermediate players. One of the card packs relate to the ‘dos’ in the book and the other pack is deals from the ‘don’ts’ half of the book. For more advanced players, choose the Hearts & Spades arrow cards (again, one pack is ‘dos’ and the other is ‘don’ts’).
The arrow packs enable you to play carefully selected deals from the book. To generate the first deal, the dealer follows the top left arrow on the back of each card; the card is given to the player to whom the arrow points. For subsequent deals follow another set of arrows, rotating the dealer. As ever the dealer is first to call. Bid and play out the deal, then look at the corresponding deal number in the book to see how you fared. Purchase either the book, the Arrow Cards, or both together.
Andrew Robson is widely regarded as one of the finest Bridge player/teacher/writers in the world today. When not at his Club, Andrew travels the country, inspiring thousands at the many Charity functions and Master Classes he leads.
As a player, Andrew won the world Junior Championships in 1989, the European Championships in 1991, and the list of tournament successes during and since is too long to list. He won the Silver Medal in the 2004 World Individual, heartbreakingly moving out of Gold on the very last deal (but that’s another story…).
As a writer, Andrew began in the early Nineties writing for the Oldie, the Spectator and the Express on Sunday, and has now been writing for Country Life for nearly 20 years and Money Week for nearly ten. He is most famous, however, for his daily column in The Times. His clarity of style has seen him become universally acclaimed, and he is the author of Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, Need to know? Bridge, Bridge Secrets, What Should Have Happened, A Pack of Dos and Don’ts plus 20 books in his hugely popular Bridge Lesson Book series.
Andrew’s teaching is also legendary. Entertaining, simple, brilliant…his teaching has been described as this and much more over the years.
When not Bridging, Andrew loves to ride his mountain bike. He lives in North Barnes with his wife Lorna and two daughters, Hannah and Mimi.