This book is about Improving Your Declarer Play with a focus on Entries. It is part of the Bookmark Series and the format of the book is designed to make the best use of your time.
Essential ideas are summarized on the Bookmark for easy reference.
The front of the bookmark is the ABC’s of Declarer’s Plan. When declarer makes a habit of using Declarer’s Plan, declarer knows what’s going on in the deal before playing to the first trick.
The back of the bookmark is a summary of the Five Tips to Overcome Entry Problems.
On the front inside cover is a useful reminder that an entry is not just a high card but a relationship between a higher-ranking card and a lower-ranking link card. The word L’Entry is a reminder that the Lower-ranking Link is as important as the Entry.
The Probability of Suit Distributions in the Defenders’ Hands is included on the inside back cover as a guide when planning the play.
The Collection of Practice Deals
The basics and finer points of entries are introduced through sixteen carefully-selected practice deals. The first deal is straightforward yet complete with the basic ideas about handling entries.
The last two deals were played by famous players, illustrating how the best players of all time handle complex entry situations. By the time you get to Deals 15 and 16, we’re confident you’ll be in a position to appreciate the art of the entry.
The deals are initially presented in a quiz format. The suggested bidding, opening lead, and the first step in planning the play are given. You decide the order that you should play the cards to make the contract.
Turn the page to see the recommended play with an explanation. The conclusion on this side reviews declarer’s plan and tips for overcoming entry problems.
We hope you enjoy your experience with entries.
Author: Audrey Grant