on 2 March 2012
If you are a bridge player and have not come across this book then you have missed a gem. Without doubt the hands detailed here are the finest examples of card play you will come across. Some of the contracts or defences appear impossible even when all all four hands are revealed. To achieve such results under the pressure of international tournament play needed skill of the highest order. What a succession of teams these Italians were: Chiaradia, Siniscalco, D'Alelio, Garozzo, Pabis-Ticci, Belladonna, Forquet and their captain,coach and presiding genius Carlo Alberto Perroux. I doubt if we shall ever see their like again in many a year - 10 straight world championships and 2 Olympiads! Buy it - you will keep coming back to it again and again.