Reversing The Dummy

And It's Cousin, The Cross Ruff

by James Marsh Sternberg MD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/28/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781665553490

About the Book

When discussing declarer play, the first thing I always suggest is for declarer to try to determine what kind of hand he is dealing with. Proper play of the hand starts with planning your play at Trick 1. After identifying/counting your losers, you need to look for ways to eliminate them. Counting winners too sometimes makes things easier, especially for dummy reversals. After all, there are only a finite number of types of hands, with variations on the themes. Typical hand types include a finesse, ruffing some losers in the dummy, setting up a second suit, a crossruff, and a few others. But usually when I add a squeeze or dummy reversal to the list, that’s when I find I have lost their attention. Dummy reversals are much easier to execute than most squeezes but often harder to recognize. Yes, perhaps the latter two are a bit more complex. This book is going to simplify the dummy reversal for you.

About the Author

Dr James Marsh Sternberg is a radiologist in Palm Beach Gardens Florida & Professor of Radiology at two northern universities. He currently teaches bridge in Florida. He has won several North American National Championships and has written extensively for many bridge publications. He is the author of many books on bridge instruction and has been a monthly columnist in the ACBL Bulletin for the past few years. “Dr J” lives in Palm Beach Gardens with Vickie Bader. He can be reached at