The unique problems and complexities that arise from playing as part of a team are a challenge for anyone interested in competitive bridge. Julian Pottage, one of the UK's top bridge writers, provides expert advice on the difficulties faced by the team player, such as tackling bidding decisions, card-play problems and tactical strategies. Packed with clear and detailed explanations throughout, the author guides you through a fictional 64-hand bridge game, pointing out what to do and what not to do to win that big game. The step-by-step examples enable you to develop the tactical strategies that are essential to team play and guarantee your success at competitive bridge.
Julian Pottage was born on the south coast of England and he grew up there. He studied mathematics at Trinity College Cambridge, later gaining election as an Associate and then Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute. He lives on the coast of South Wales with his a wife, four children and their dog.
He learnt bridge at a young age watching his parents. Julian is a qualified bridge teacher and he has written over 20 books. Currently he is associate editor of BRIDGE and he has regular columns in Bridge Magazine, English Bridge and Bridge i Norge.
Two books Julian has written, Play or Defend and A Great Deal of Bridge Problems, have won the International Bridge Press Association award for book of the year.