Somehow We Landed in Six Notrump by David BirdSomehow We Landed in Six Notrump by David Bird

Somehow We Landed in Six Notrump

byDavid Bird

Paperback | March 1, 2009

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The stories and anecdotes in this collection have one thing in common: in every case, the contract is 6NT! The first half of the book features the world's finest players at work, tackling all manner of 6NT contracts - some commendable, some truly awful. You will have a chance to plan your play in these contracts yourself before seeing what fate befell the original declarer. The second half of the book contains humorous short stories, featuring many of David Bird's well-loved characters: the bridge-crazy monks of St. Titus Monastery, the nuns of St. Hilda's Convent, and the Rabbi and his entourage. There is further action from Cholmeley School, from the missionaries whose main task in life is to convert the Bozwambi tribe to the Acol bidding system, and even some tales involving Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham and the much-maligned Sir Guy of Gisburne. Although some of these stories have been published in bridge magazines around the world, none of them have previously appeared in book form.
David Bird (Southampton, UK) is one of the world's best-known bridge authors, with more than eighty books to his credit.  Recent titles for Master Point Press include Bridge Endplays for Everyone and 25 Ways to be a Better Defender (with Barbara Seagram).
Title:Somehow We Landed in Six NotrumpFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.6 inPublished:March 1, 2009Publisher:Master Point PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897106432

ISBN - 13:9781897106433

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Table of Contents



  1. Ron Andersen's 6NT
  2. Ely Culbertson's 6NT
  3. Osvaldo Vergara's 6NT
  4. Jean-Michel Boulenger's 6NT
  5. Tim Bourke's 6NT
  6. Eric Rodwell's 6NT
  7. Bridge Baron's 6NT
  8. The World's Luckiest 6NT Contract
  9. Niels Kroejgaard's 6NT
  10. Sam Lev's Lead Against 6NT
  11. Tony Forrester's 6NT
  12. Eduardo Scanavino's 6NT
  13. Billy Eisenberg's 6NT
  14. The World's Worst 6NT Contracts
  15. Escaping Into 6NT
  16. Leon Yallouze's Defense to 6NT
  17. Jeff Meckstroth's 6NT
  18. Zia Mahmood's 6NT
  19. Michel Abecassis' 6NT
  20. Gromov's Lead Against 6NT
  21. Roy Welland's 6NT
  22. Krzystof Martens' Pass Over 6NT
  23. Dan Morse's 6NT
  24. Escaping From 6NT
  25. Alain Levy's 6NT
  26. Justin Lall's Falsecard Against 6NT
  27. Bidding 6NT After a Psyche
  28. Mike Moss's 6NT
  29. Kit Woolsey's 6NT
  30. Into 6NT and Out of 6NT
  31. Andrew Robson's 6NT
  32. Meadowlark's 6NT

PART II   6NT - Fiction

  1. The Headmaster's Poor Discard
  2. Sergeant Barker's Aberration
  3. The Mother Superior's Clue
  4. Brother Aelred's Unusual Squeeze
  5. Guy of Gisburne's Feeble Defense
  6. The Abbot Jumps the Gun
  7. Witchdoctor to the Rescue
  8. Brother Cameron's Observation
  9. Madame Baguette's Analysis
  10. The Abbot's Unfortunate Lead
  11. The Rabbi's Little Secret
  12. The Abbot's Wasted Hand
  13. The Bishop of Leicester's Warning
  14. Sister Benedict's Clever Bid
  15. Brother Cameron's Breakthrough
  16. The Headmaster's Brilliancy
  17. Mrs. El-Djem's Contribution
  18. Brother Aelred's Strange Finesse
  19. Beckie's Good Judgment
  20. The Abbot's Hot Streak
  21. Friar Tuck's Priorities
  22. Brother Cameron's Obvious Bid
  23. The Parrot's Clever Defense
  24. Bertie Bellis's Clever Play
  25. Professor Barclay's Invitation
  26. The Rabbi's Unexpected Loser
  27. Brother Tobias's Thoughtful Defense
  28. Brother Aelred's Analysis
  29. Sister Kate's Weak Two-Bid
  30. Loose Lillian's Clever Play
  31. Mrs. Heron-Watson's Advice