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 Private Bridge Lessons, Volume 1 is a computer program for IBM compatible computers running Windows. Private Bridge Lessons, Volume 1 is the sequel to Counting at Bridge.

Private Bridge Lessons, Volume 1 shows the techniques that many feel are reserved for experts. The all time mystery technique, squeezes, is here as well as many others that you read about in bridge columns or in tournament bulletins.

These techniques should not be mysteries, they should be procedures that you are familiar with and which you look forward to seeing at the table. In Private Bridge Lessons, Volume 1 and in the sequel Private Bridge Lessons, Volume 2 which will be out later in the year, you will find many examples of these techniques along with commentary to help you find your way through the play.

The topics in Private Bridge Lessons, Volume 1 are:

· Endplays · Entries · The Simple Squeeze · Counting · Safety Plays · Interesting Hands · Percentage Plays

Private Bridge Lessons, Volume 1 presents you with 100 bridge deals, many with multiple variations. The user does not play these deals. Instead, the user watches Mike Lawrence as he bids, plays and defends. As the bidding and play progress, Mike will explain the thinking process behind the decisions he makes and present you with interactive quizzes to test your skills. Mike will occasionally "steer you down the wrong path" in order to better illustrate a point. Each deal is accompanied by a postmortem in which all four hands are shown and Mike explains the lessons to be learned from the deal.

Like Counting at Bridge, Private Bridge Lessons has been designed to make your learning experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. Everything on the screen is "over-sized" to help those with vision problems. The user can customize the screen colors and various aspects of how bridge hands are displayed. Private Bridge Lessons comes with a thorough manual and extensive online help. The program is so easy to use, however, that the documentation is almost unnecessary.

Mike Lawrence is one of the most popular and prolific bridge writers of all time. His unique writing style and sense of humor are evident in this program. Mike Lawrence was one of the original Dallas Aces. He has been one of the best bridge players in the world for over 20 years. Mike has won 3 World Championships, over a dozen North American Championships, and over 20,000 masterpoints.

Fred Gitelman is a member of the Canadian National Bridge Team. He has won two Silver Medals in World Championship events. Fred is considered one of the top bridge programmers in the world. Thousands of bridge players from all over the world have found Fred's bridge software products to provide countless hours of effective and enjoyable learning.

If you are ready to take the next step in your development as a bridge player, Private Bridge Lessons is for you.

System requirements: IBM compatible computer, Windows 95 or better, 3 MB free hard disk space, CD-Rom drive.

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