By Hugh Kelsey, Geza Ottlik
Geza Ottlik had a amazing expertise for locating and interpreting unusual and interesting facets of card play in bridge. This exceptional ebook is the results of his collaboration with Hugh Kelsey—whose ability at high-level research of bridge difficulties was once equalled basically through his ability as an instructive writer. Adventures in Card Play is universally considered as one of many all-time nice classics of bridge.
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