Defensive Signaling at Bridge - David Bird
Paperback, 240 pages
The author begins this thorough discussion of a neglected but vital topic by examining the real purpose of defensive signalling, and the basic kinds of signals that are available. He goes on to recommend a comprehensive set of signalling agreements, and analyzes more complex situations in the light of these agreements.
Most of the chapters are followed by a quiz, and the answer to each signalling problem includes a full 52-card diagram to demonstrate the effectiveness of the recommended signal. The book finishes with a chapter that looks at the signalling methods of eight world-class pairs, with examples of their methods in action.
A book any player who is looking to improve will want to read.
About the Author
David Bird (Southampton, UK) is one of the world’s best-known writers on the game, with almost 100 books to his credit. His most recent books for MPP include Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand (with Barbara Seagram) and Bridge Endplays for Everyone.