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American Bridge Teachers’ Association Book of the Year Awards

On Thursday evening, at the annual American Bridge Teachers’ Association banquet, the 2019 Book of the Year awards were presented by chairperson Brenda Montague. The committee this year consisted of Sam Marks, Henry Meguid, Brenda Montague and Karen Walker. Master Point Press is proud to announce that two of its books won awards this year.

The Shirley Silverman prize for beginner book of the year went to Lynn Berg, for her book Startup Bridge – And Beyond.

This book, available both in print and as an ebook, explores the mysteries of bridge and its most challenging form – duplicate. Lynn Berg’s popular column in the ACBL Bulletin forms the basis for her book, which is organized into easily accessible categories for the beginning club player.

The winner in the intermediate category went to the first-time collaboration between David Bird and Larry Cohen, On the Other Hand.

Here, the authors teamed up to present 100 pairs of deals, one described by David and the other by Larry, which at first glance look very similar, but often have very different approaches to the play. Both authors approach their task with their usual flair and humour, and each hand concludes with an “Understand Why” summary. Martin Cantor, in his review¬†for A New Bridge Magazine called the book “a very readable and highly instructive book for improving players”.

Congratulations to all three authors!

Both books are available to order from your local bookseller. Click on covers to see more information.

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