A View from the Top
A View from the Top, written by Bob Hamman and Barry Rigal, is designed to achieve two things: to provide some interesting and challenging bridge hands for your enjoyment, and to give you insights on how a true expert approaches problems at the table.
In this program, Bob Hamman (ranked #1 bridge player for many years) discusses his theory of bidding and he analyzes how to tackle both general and specific problems in the play.
The format of the program (in both English and Dutch) is that the user sees a hand and is given a series of problems as the auction progresses. At the end of the auction the user takes over in the role of declarer -- or in some cases as a defender -- and again answers quiz questions. The user, when declaring, gets to play the contract against the computer. At the conclusion of play, Hamman summarizes the main points of the bidding and play.
Please note: The copy protection for this program requires the CD ROM to be in the computer at start-up.