It has been many years since any bridge author attempted a comprehensive description of preemptive bidding, and much has changed in the interim. Modern players open the bidding on lighter values, and preempts, formerly based in at least a semblance of sanity, are now made on the flimsiest of excuses. This is a comprehensive treatment of preemptive bidding - not just when to open and with what, but the issues surrounding constructive and obstructive bidding in the subsequent auction.
Warren Watson (Canada) is a professional artist and an avid bridge player. He is an ACBL Sapphire Life Master, an ACBL accredited teacher, a bridge columnist for the Trail Times, an ACBL director, and the Kootenay Jewel Bridge Club manager. He currently resides in Trail, BC, and in the winter can be found skiing around the back of Grey Mountain.
Paperback, 198 pages, copyright 2019