Bridge is game of triumph and disaster. Extreme good luck for one side is extreme bad luck for the other. When one partnership is tempted to laugh, the other will be close to tears. It is only because success at the game means so much to the players that bridge has remained the world's top card game for so many decades. In this book David Bird and Nikos Sarantakos gather together some of the most extraordinary bridge deals ever played. Sometimes a brilliant play succeeded but points were lost because of a huge disaster at the other table. On other deals an apparent disaster gained points because there was an even worse accident at the other table. Sit back and enjoy the hands and the stories, nearly all of which come from the very highest level of the game. By studying (and, let's admit it, enjoying!) the misfortunes of others, you can avoid suffering such disasters yourself. A book to delight any player keen to improve their game.
David Bird is one of the world's leading bridge writers and has written over sixty bridge books, for Master Point, Batsford, Fabers, Gollancz, Finesse, Hodders and Everyman. Lives in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. Nikos Sarantakos has one of the largest collections of bridge hands in the world, and is a popular writer for Bridge Plus magazine. He has worked together with David Bird before on several books in the Gollancz 'Famous' Series. Nikos live in Luxembourg.