Our suggestions for this week will be dedicated to the subject of percentage plays. This is an area of card play technique that may seem too stodgy for some, but it is essential to have a working knowledge of the odds to be an expert player.
One suggestion will not be featured in a link because the quoted price for it in Amazon is more than 900 dollars (!). So, if you find it in an used book store near you, grab it. It is the Dictionary of Suit Combinations, by J. M. Roudinesco. It is an excellent reference book (and a good tool for learning the principles underlying the plays, too).
The first link is a book by Hugh Kelsey, one strong competitor for the title of greatest bridge author ever. All of his books are beautifully written, and all of his hands are clearly explained. This is his strongest offering in the area of bridge odds.
Another great author is Mike Lawrence. He wrote a lot about bidding (and we will feature some books of his in this area), but he also excels in declarer play books. This book will surely give you a firmer grasp of how to play common and not so common suit combinations.