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Both Terence Reese and Roger Trezel were brilliant players and Reese possessed a legendary skill in imparting a great knowledge of bridge with supreme lucidity. It was not their intention to present a complete museum of horrors, but to concentrate instead on the sort of mistakes that quite experienced players commit all the time.

Since the original book appeared 30 years ago, bidding methods and styles have changed considerably but the wisdom in these pages has weathered the years – and has been revised by Ron Klinger, himself an international not only as an author but also as a teacher and player. In particular the bidding style has been brought into the 21st century, but without losing any of the sparkle or clarity of the original work.


'This book was first published some 30 years ago. In the ad interim bidding methods and styles have changed considerably. However, the wisdom of this book has weathered the years. Ron Klinger has brought the bidding style into the 21st century...the fresh version of the book has still the same sparkle and clarity that was in the original work.'
Michael Brennan, Waterford Munster Express