Collected over the past 25 years, Larry shows you his favorite 52 hands. Each deal is illustrated bid-by-bid and play-by-play with interactive quizzes along the way. PC ONLY--WILL NOT WORK ON MAC
Larry Cohen is one of the most successful American bridge players of the last 20 years. In My Favorite 52, Cohen presents a collection of his favorite personal bridge moments, using an intimate 'over-the-shoulder' presentation, taking the reader through more than 60 deals (no, not just 52!). Each deal is important to him in some way, or technically interesting, or just plain fun. The book's interactive style allows the reader to follow bidding and play, and even to make their own decisions at key points. Read this book for fun, or study it in depth and learn from it - whichever you choose to do, you will find it hard to put down.
As a consumer, I like to savor life's pleasures - especially good food and good books. That's my complaint about the new work from Larry Cohen: I couldn't put it down, leaving me feeling that it would be "used up" too quickly.I guess my only option is to read it several times. Life is tough.My Favorite 52 is unusual because it was originally published as interactive software. Linda Lee of Master Point Press adapted it to the softcover version. In most cases, the book comes first.Bridge players who prefer to study the game away from the computer should be overjoyed at the availability of this treasure trove from Cohen's vast archive of interesting deals. In fact, there are more deals than the title promises, but the alliteration was irresistible, not to mention the utility of having 52 in the title of a bridge book.It's the content that counts, after all, and Cohen manages to include a ton of instruction as part of his description of deals from real games, most of them in high-level competition (he played each one or was dummy). Each of the 52 has multiple parts, and Cohen offers a clock symbol to warn the reader to stop and think before proceeding. The book is nearly as interactive as the software and is ideal for someone striving to improve.Cohen "retired" last year from major tournament play, saying he will concentrate on teaching and writing for the foreseeable future (he will continue his column in this magazine). He will be missed at tournaments, but if Cohen has more time for writing, that can only be a good thing for his many fans. --The Bridge Bulletin, February 2010
My Favorite 52By Larry CohenCollected over the past 25 years, Larry shows you his favorite 52 hands. Each hand is illustrated bid-by-bid and play-by-play with interactive quizzes along the way. Sometimes Larry his the hero, sometimes the goat. You can try to avoid the errors Larry made at the table. The narrative is light and entertaining, but there is a wealth to be learned with each deal.This software has state of the art graphics and has been designed to make your learning experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. Everything on the screen is "over-sized" to help those with vision problems. The user can customize the screen colors and various aspects of how bridge hands are displayed. There is extensive online help.Larry Cohen is one of the most successful pairs players of this century. He is also one of the finest bridge teachers today. He has an easy going friendly manner and he is not afraid to show his mistakes and bad results.
Fred Gitelman, the program's developer, has represented Canada in International Tournaments. He has won three Silver Medals in World Championship events. Fred is considered one of the top bridge programmers in the world. Thousands of bridge players from all over the world have found Fred's bridge software products to provide countless hours of effective and enjoyable learning.
ne of the most successful American bridge players of the last 20 years, Larry Cohen, presents a collection of his favorite personal bridge moments. Using an intimate â€˜over-the-shoulderâ€™ presentation, Cohen takes readers through more than 60 deals (no, not just 52!) â€” deals that are important to him in some way, or technically interesting, or just plain fun. The book's interactive style allows readers to follow the bidding and play, and even to make their own decisions at key points. Cohen discusses the pros and cons of different options at each critical moment, explaining the reasons for his own choice and why the winning action is also the correct one. Read this book for fun, or study it in depth and learn from it â€” whichever you choose to do, you will find it hard to put down. My Favorite 52 was originally published as interactive software, and won the American Bridge Teachers Association 'Software of the Year' award in 2005.