The 6th in the award-winning "Larry Teaches" series.
64-page spiral bound instruction on Declarer Play at Notrump Contacts for Intermediate-level players.
Numerous quizzes and examples.
It is such fun to plan how to make a contract and recognize one of your lessons and to do it in the right order! Sue B. (Tucson, AZ)
Larry Cohen tackles notrump play in the sixth in his series of workbooks. He details the thought process in the first four chapters:
1. How many tricks do I have?
2. How can I get more tricks?
3. What is my stopper situation?
4. What is my plan?
Then it's off to the races. Problems are analyzed from the point of view of those four questions, reinforcing the thought process. Cohen eases so seamlessly from basic trick counting to analyzing the lead, hold-up plays, unblocking and combining chances that somehow, at the end of 64 pages, the notrump player lacking in confidence has morphed into a thoroughly competent declarer.
Like all of Cohen's workbooks, "Declarer Play at Notrump" is clearly written and the diagrams are cleanly presented. Quizzes along the way test the reader's understanding before moving onto the next topic. And, like all of Cohen's workbooks, this book is an excellent resource for teachers as well as intermediate players serious about improving their game.