Can you make twelve tricks?
Paperback, 190 pages
The stories and anecdotes in this collection have one thing in common: in every case, the contract is 6NT! The first half of the book features the world's finest players at work, tackling all manner of 6NT contracts - some commendable, some truly awful. You will have a chance to plan your play in these contracts yourself, before learning what fate befell the original declarer. The second half of the book contains humorous short stories, featuring many of David Bird's well-loved characters: the bridge-crazy monks of the St. Titus Monastery, the nuns of St. Hilda's Convention, and the Rabbi and his entourage. There is further action from Cholmeley School, from the missionaries whose main task in life is to convert the Bozwambi tribe to the Acol bidding system, and even some tales involving Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham and the much-maligned Sir Guy of Gisburne. Although some of these stories have been published in bridge magazines around the world, none of them have previously appeared in book form.
David Bird is one of the world's best known bridge authors, with more than eighty books to his credit. Recent titles for MPP include 'Bridge Endplays for Everyone' and '25 Ways to be a Better Defender' (with Barbara Seagram).