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Points Schmoints!: Bergen's Winning Bridge Secrets Hardcover – July, 2002
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Another selling point of this book is Bergen's great sense of humor. Peppered through the book are short anecdotes of actual hands played by him, his friends or students. Most of them are very funny. One gets the sense that Marty was "saving up" his experiences for this book, and has put all his best stuff on paper here. None of his other books come close to the standard set by this book for content or organization, though "More Points Schmoints" tries hard.
While Bergen writes with wit and flair that keep this book engaging, I wish he'd done a bit less story-telling and provided a bit more depth of content instead. For the price I feel his book is a bit thin, and that's the one thing that keeps me from rating it 5 stars.
The second half of the book is about declarer play and defence, and is equally good. What distinguishes this book from the rest is that the author doesn't waste space on the basics, and instead concentrates on the intermediate-to-advanced stuff.
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I wish that I had read this book years ago. It is the best bridge book that I have read.Published 3 months ago by David R. Johnson
Bergen's book offers a series of very short essays with examples of important bridge principles. Although this book is 20 years old as of 2015, the content is still reasonably... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very useful book for someone is trying to learn new techniques for Bridge.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you buy one book on playing bridge, this is the basic guide to help you understand the basics. Playing bridge is great fun and an excellent exercise for the brain.Published 9 months ago by Millicent Conklin
Marty Bergen write so everyone can understand his topic. Most topics are only a page or three long.... and he writes with good humor. Read morePublished 12 months ago by tinysan