Counting At Bridge By Mike Lawrence and Fred Gitelman (Not Mac compatible)
Counting at Bridge is the first in the excellent series of bridge software by Mike Lawrence and Fred Gitelman. Counting at Bridge presents you with bridge hands devoted to counting. You get over one hundred hands, beginning with the bidding and opening lead and ending with a successful conclusion. The computer does exactly what Fred
Counting at Bridge is the first in the excellent series of bridge software by Mike Lawrence and Fred Gitelman. Counting at Bridge presents you with bridge hands devoted to counting. You get over one hundred hands, beginning with the bidding and opening lead and ending with a successful conclusion. The computer does exactly what Fred and I have told it to do, it does not do any independent thinking of the kind that plagues programs that attempt to play bridge. Along the way, there are questions and prompts to force the user to think about what is happening. There is a wealth of material in this disc, including special insights that you won’t find elsewhere. Overall, there is a wealth of bridge in here that can not help but make you a more effective player. Counting at Bridge 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. Counting at Bridge comes with a thorough manual and extensive online help. The program is so easy to use, however, that the documentation is almost unnecessary. Mike Lawrence is one of the most popular and prolific bridge writers of all time. His unique writing style and sense of humor are evident in this program. Mike Lawrence was one of the original Dallas Aces. He has been one of the best bridge players in the world for over 20 years. Mike has won 3 World Championships, over a dozen North American Championships, and over 20,000 masterpoints. Fred Gitelman is a member of the Canadian National Bridge Team. He has won two Silver Medals in World Championship events. Fred is considered one of the top bridge programmers in the world. If you are ready to take the next step in your development as a bridge player, Counting at Bridge is for you. System requirements: Windows 3.1 or better, 3 MB free hard disk space, CD-Rom drive.
- Introduction to several bidding conventions
- Hand evaluation and The Law of Total Tricks
- Counting the hand on defense
- Discussion of the correct play of several card combinations
- Introduction of more advanced play techniques including squeezes and endplays