LAWRENCE AND GITELMAN COMBINE TO PRODUCE
BEAUTIFUL BRIDGE SOFTWARE
By: Eric Kokish
Originally Published in The Montreal Gazette, August
When it comes to practical instructive bridge material, Mike Lawrence
(who lives in the Bay area of San Francisco) is one of the very best bridge
writers on the planet. He has joined forces with Toronto's Fred Gitelman,
the creator of Bridge Master, Base II, Base III, the ACBL's Pendergraph
software, and a glorious computer version of the ACBL Audrey Grant Club
Series (among things), to produce "Counting at Bridge" ($49.95
Cdn). This product is to a certain extent an interactive bridge book designed
with Mike Lawrence, whose "intermediate" bridge lessons are world-famous.
For good reason. As the user works his way through the hundred-odd deals
at his own pace, he is asked to select the next bid or play or to draw
conclusions about the location of certain high cards or the distribution.
There is a thorough explanation of the reasoning required to reach the
correct solution and alternatives are often considered as well. Apart from
the considerable wisdom and technical skill to be gleaned from this program,
the user will enjoy the interface and excellent graphics. The program is
extremely user-friendly and if you're a developing player or thinking of
purchasing something useful for friends at that stage, "Counting at
Bridge" won't disappoint you. We can expect more products in the near
future from this talented duo. For more information please contact Fred
or Sheri at Bridge Base in Las Vegas at 702-341-9993.