Seagram and Bird's previous book Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand (ISBN 978 1897106 51 8; August 2009) was named Book of the Year in 2010 by the American Bridge Teachers' Association. It introduced the basic concepts of how to go about making a plan as declarer for beginning and improving players, and is a popular text for bridge teachers.
This sequel extends the plan to more complex situations, and covers ideas such as safety plays, avoidance play, trump control, dummy reversal, and endplays. It will appeal to players who have a good grasp of the basics of declarer play, and are looking to improve from there.
Barbara Seagram is a bestselling, award-winning bridge author with more than 250,000 books in print. She is the co-author of 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know, the bestselling book on the game in the last 50 years (ISBN 978 1894154 07 9).
David Bird has regular columns in the ACBL Bridge Bulletin, BRIDGE Magazine, English Bridge and other periodicals and is one of Britain's best-known bridge writers with over 135 books to his credit. He lives in Southampton.