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Absolutely full of useful advice
on 8 September 2009
This is a really comprehensive book which helped me when I was a fairly new bridge player and which I still find useful many years later. I agree with the "Bridge World" review; it is absolutely packed with information, the equivalent of two or three other books, although in places this makes the style a little dense. There are plenty of good exercises and sample hands (which my bridge teacher used to use at improver level). I've always found the chapters on opening leads particularly useful, making sense of a very difficult and important subject. Highly recommended to players at all levels. The only things that are missing are advice on forming a plan at trick 1, either as declarer or as a defender, and how play strategy might differ between duplicate and rubber/teams bridge, though the last is covered in Klinger's separate book Guide To Better Duplicate Bridge (Master Bridge).