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Item ImageOptimal Hand Evaluation
by Patrick Darricades
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149 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Accurate hand evaluation is critically important to reaching the right contract in bridge. Yet, for over 75 years now, hand evaluation has essentially relied on Milton Work's 4-3-2-1 honor point count - a count known to be seriously flawed and inaccurate. The method gives a very unsatisfactory, inaccurate point count which leads, too often, to the wrong contract. In this book, the author addresse . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOptimal Hand Evaluation in Competitive Bidding
by Patrick Darricades
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Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

In his first book, Optimal Hand Evaluation, the author introduced a number of corrections to the Goren point count to reach "optimal" hand evaluation accuracy. That first book focused on non-competitive bidding situations where no further adjustments were needed as a result of the opponents' bidding. This book now deals with this specific topic. First, it challenges the very premise of the Law of . . . read more.