Patrick Jourdain's Problem Corner by Patrick JourdainPatrick Jourdain's Problem Corner by Patrick Jourdain

Patrick Jourdain's Problem Corner

byPatrick Jourdain

Paperback | July 1, 2009

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In 1985, Patrick Jourdain was commissioned by Britain's TV Channel 4 to provide bridge problems as part of its Teletext service. The problems caught the eye of the editor of BRIDGE Magazine, and eventually formed the basis for the popular 'Problem Corner' feature, which began in 1990 and still appears in the magazine every month. It is from these same problems that the contents of this book have been selected. A combination of real-life deals and constructed themes, they will provide a stimulating challenge to any solver.Patrick Jourdain (Wales), who is President of the International Bridge Press Association, is an international player and one of the UK's best-known writers on the game. This is his third book.
Patrick Jourdain (Wales), who is President of the International Bridge Press Association, is one of the world’s best-known writers on the game.  This is his third book.
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Title:Patrick Jourdain's Problem CornerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 1, 2009Publisher:Master Point PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897106475

ISBN - 13:9781897106471

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Reviewed by Brent Manley in the Bridge Bulletin, February 2010Big Rewards  Patrick Jourdain has had a long and distinguished career in bridge, playing successfully for Wales and Scotland, writing a bridge column for England's Daily Telegraph and editing the newsletter of the International Bridge Press Association for nearly 20 years.  He has been IBPA president since 2004.  Jourdain began writing the declarer play problems contained in his new book when, in the mid-Eighties, the provider of Britain's TV Channel 4 teletext service appointed him as bridge correspondent.  Jourdain's biggest challenge was fitting the problems into the small space allotted for the thrice-weekly column.  You should look elsewhere if you want exhaustive analysis of declarer-play problems, but if you want helpful lessons economically presented, Jourdain offers 156 problems to whet your appetite and improve your game.  The problems are presented single dummy with West as declarer.  Careful readers will come away with lots of good tips for taking more tricks.  It is not stated, but the form of scoring apparently is teams or rubber bridge.   In the case of this book, good things really do come in small packages.