Mike Lawrence is concerned less with how to play your hand than with how to think about playing. The idea is to minimize risk by deducing where your opponent's high cards are. Lawrence shows how to spot and interpret clues from the opening bid on with chapters titled "Sizing Up the Case," "Finding the Witness," "Analyzing the Clues," "Conducting the Investigation," "Checking the Evidence," "Nailing Down the Case," and "Making Your Sixth Sense Work." The latter deals with watching your opponent's body language for the "tells" that reveal their thoughts involuntarily. Each chapter but the last features a quiz section to help you practice techniques.
Lawrence is a proven authority and his argumentation is - as in all of his books - crystal clear. It takes two to make a successful partnership for a bridge tournament. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Peter Høgstedt
no need to rate it....every bridge player that would buy it ...knows the value of the bookPublished 1 month ago by gails1
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... Read morePublished 5 months ago by David F Joelson
My sister and I have studied the hands and really enjoy the challenge of trying to remember what we have learned!Published 7 months ago by Virginia Andersen