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Covers suit combinations, communication problems, trump entries, trump control problems, master hand selection, opening leads, the squeeze play, the throw-in play, and matchpoint strategy, and provides sample hands to illustrate each point
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William S. Root (1923-2002) was an American professional bridge player who was also a noted teacher and writer about the game. He was inducted into the American Contract Bridge League Hall of Fame in 1997, and was author of several acclaimed books on bridge, including Commonsense Bidding: The Most Complete Guide to Modern Methods of Standard Bidding and How to Play a Bridge Hand: 12 Easy Chapters to Winning Bridge by America's Premier Teacher.Omar Sharif, an actor best known for his roles in the films Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, and Funny Girl, was considered one of the world's best bridge players. He also wrote the introduction to How to Play a Bridge Hand. In his later years, Sharif retired to his home in Cairo, Egypt, where he died in 2015. From the Inside Flap:
Neither for beginners nor for experts but for the 90 percent of players in between, How to Play a Bridge Hand includes more than 300 of bridge master William Root's favorite hands. Hailed by the American Bridge Teachers' Association as the "Book of the Year." Line drawings.
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Book Description Crown, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0517574578
Book Description Crown, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0517574578
Book Description Crown, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110517574578