The Rodwell Files: Secrets of a bridge champion - Eric Rodwell & Mark HortonThe Rodwell Files by Eric Rodwell & Mark Horton
Secrets of a bridge champion
Paperback, 400 pages
Eric Rodwells contributions to bidding theory are well-known, but in this ground-breaking book he reveals for the first time his unique approach to the play of the cards. First, he describes and explains the process for deciding on a line of play - using concepts such as +L positions, tightropes, trick packages and Control Units as well as exploring more standard themes such as counting winners, losers, and distribution. Included here too is a checklist of defogging questions to get you back on track when your analysis gets bogged down. Then he moves on to a host of innovative ideas in cardplay, strategies and tactics that can be used by declarer or defenders, each one illustrated with real-life examples from top-level play. Many of these ideas will be new to anyone below the bridge stratosphere.
Finally, under the heading DOs and DONTs, Rodwell talks about the mental side of the game: areas where players often go wrong in their approach to the problem at hand, areas that mark the key differences between an average player and a successful one.The original Rodwell File, the collection of notes on which this book is based, has been in existence for more than twenty years, but it is only now that the author is prepared to allow his secrets to become public knowledge.
About the Authors
Eric Rodwell (Clearwater, FL) has won seven World championships and fifty National titles (so far); his partnership with Jeff Meckstroth is acknowledged to be the world's best.
Mark Horton (born 1950) is a British author, journalist and expert on bridge, as well as a former lawyer and chess champion. He has been the editor of Bridge Magazine since 1995. The magazine was founded in 1926 and is the worlds oldest bridge magazine, and it is now distributed through Chess & Bridge in the UK. He currently lives in Bath with his wife Liz.