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How to Read Your Opponents' Cards download epub

by Mike Lawrence


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Mike Lawrence is concerned less with how to play your hand than with how to think about playing

Mike Lawrence is concerned less with how to play your hand than with how to think about playing. This book will teach you the critical skill of card location: how to determine which cards your opponents are holding based on what they bid (or didn't bid) and what they've led (or haven't led). The knowledge is dense, with plenty of examples given as quizzes to help teach the material.

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World champion Mike Lawrence teaches you the critical skill of card location in contract bridge: how to determine which cards your opponents are holding based on what they did or didn't bid and what theyve led or havent led. Learn to spot and interpret clues from the opening bid on. He tells yo. . He tells you what a bridge player should think about, why, and how. Each chapter explains a principle and gives examples. All chapters but the last, which is about reading subtle tells and signs from your opponents, have a quiz section to help you practice techniques.

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World champion Mike Lawrence teaches you the critical skill of card location in contract bridge: how to determine which cards your opponents are holding based on what they did or didn’t bid and what they've led or haven't led.

He received numerous book-of-the-year awards starting with his first book, How to Read Your Opponents' Cards. How to Read Your Opponent's Cards (1974, 1986). Introduction to Contract Bridge and Point Count Bidding (with Gerald Fox, 1975). Judgment at Bridge (1976, 1986). He contributed to the theory of 2/1 game forcing systems, and his "2/1 semi-forcing" approach competes with Max Hardy's "unconditional forcing" approach. Together, they wrote the book Standard Bridge Bidding for the 21st Century in 2000. He also helped develop educational bridge software with Fred Gitelman. The Complete Book on Overcalls in Contract Bridge (1979, 2009).

BBO Discussion Forums: How to read opponents cards - BBO Discussion Forums. In general, I've found Mike Lawrence's books among the most useful and readable of all the bridge books out there, and this is one of his best. A good companion is Inferences at Bridge, by Marshall Miles. The only problem with these books is that they assume good play by the opponents. If the opponents don't bid or play well, it's hard to figure out what they're doing.

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How to Read Your Opponents Cards. ISBN 10: 0910791481 ISBN 13: 9780910791489. World champion Mike Lawrence teaches you the critical skill of card location in contract bridge: how to determine which cards your opponents are holding based on what they did or didn?t bid and what they've led or haven't led.

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Comments: (7)

Bladebringer
This, for me, is quite a technical book. I have to read the passages over and over, but I have tried some of the ideas at bridge games, and they are VERY helpful. This week at the bridge table, a woman bid 1C, and she announced (illegally) "could be short". I knew she had 3 diamonds, 2 clubs, and 4/4 in the majors! What a help. Given that and my hand, I knew the placement of half the cards in the deck. After her partner responded, I knew even more!
Quemal
Great book by a young Mike Lawrence. Provides insight into how the pros read the cards. You have to adjust your thinking a bit to cover more modern conventions and bidding practices....so many people open with lousy 11 pointers so its never quite as clear cut as in the book and the range of card possibilities are wider....but the ideas are totally sound. You can practice the techniques as well, I have started playing on line with three robots just to take my time and count out the cards on each side. WIshed i had read this years ago when i was better at remembering everything!
Phenade
Arrived in excellent shape. The text is not for the novice but for the intermediate or advanced bridge player. Since I am at a higher level I found the book very interesting and informative.
Carrot
Mike Lawrence is one of the most intelligent authors I have ever read (and I read a lot). This is also one of his better-organized and readable books (surprisingly his first book). Reading this book will teach you how to think at the table. Counting is a skill that separates the novice from the expert, and this book goes a long way towards teaching you that vital skill. This book is among my three favorite Mike Lawrence books, the other two being "Play Bridge with Mike Lawrence", and "Play a Swiss Teams of Four With Mike Lawrence". Another vital skill taught here is deduction. A simple but very useful example: as declarer if you are missing AK of a side suit, and the opening lead is something else, then either the opening leader is missing both cards or the honors must be split, else the A or K would be the natural lead (assuming neither defender has bid).
Magis
I'm sure it's a good book, but it's at a more advanced level than I am.
Preve
The book is excellent, teaching more about play of the hand than any that I have read. Lost my first copy, probably a loan not returned. Really needed the book. So much in it, I needed to refresh my memory.
Vutaur
It is not suitable for kindle. You have to keep going back and forth from page to page, which became extremely frustrating. Otherwise, it is good. If it is available as an on-hands book, I will buy it also.
One key difference between intermediate bridge players and strong players is that intermediate players play their own cards well, while strong players play their own cards plus the opponents' cards well, as well. This book will teach you the critical skill of card location: how to determine which cards your opponents are holding based on what they bid (or didn't bid) and what they've led (or haven't led).

This book is small, but you're not buying based on word count. The knowledge is dense, with plenty of examples given as quizzes to help teach the material. Plan on reading the book carefully.
How to Read Your Opponents' Cards download epub
Puzzles & Games
Author: Mike Lawrence
ISBN: 0709145756
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Puzzles & Games
Publisher: Hale (1974)
Pages: 175 pages