Tournament Bridge Tips on Defense
Fourth Edition 2020
This book is designed to give a comprehensive and systematic view of the rules for defense. The various subjects contain rules for how to defend against a long suit, when and how to ruff, how to defend against a squeeze play or an endplay, when and how to duck, when to play 2nd hand high or 3rd hand low, how to play from E, when to underlead your Ace, how to discard and to deceive, how to defend against a Notrump contract, how to signal and how to lead. Under each subject, there are numerous examples of how to handle each rule of defense. Ken has published more than 15 bridge books. These books have now been consolidated into a series of 5 core tournament books as follows: Tournament Bridge for Beginning Players (4th ed. 2020), Tournament Bridge for Intermediate Players (4th ed. 2020), Tournament Bridge for Advanced Players (3rd ed. 2019), Tournament Bridge for Notrump Contracts (4th ed. 2020) and Tournament Bridge Tips on Defense (4th ed. 2020). The above 5 books have themselves been condensed into a two-volume set called The Complete Book of Bridge Hands, Volumes 1 and 2 (2d ed. 2019). In addition, Ken has published a book on bidding, called The Casey 2/1 Bridge Bidding System (4th Edition 2021).