This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Fred Gitelman, world-champion bridge player and co-founder of Bridge Base Online. This wide-ranging conversation provides behind-the-scenes insights into the world of professional bridge, the psychological stress of top-flight competition and how the human mind can compute amazing feats of memory.
This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, The Art of Competition, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:
I. Bridge Background - What it’s all about
II. A Personal Perspective - Beginnings, partnerships, tournaments and memory
III. The Bridge Business - Educational software, online domination and special friends
IV. At the summit - Conquering the world and then reverting to type
V. Critical Times? - Demographics, gender and the future of bridge
About Ideas Roadshow Conversations:
This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert through a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks.