Andrew Robson Articles.
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Andrew offers hints and tips for those new to the game
Andrew's top tip for intermediates and improvers.
A selection of deals for the more experienced
Andrew receives his OBE at Buckingham Palace from her majesty the Queen
Some select deals, which i have played
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In this series Andrew, features one improtant point per Article. Bit by bit the reader will improve their game.
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Baron: “Andrew, I think it is very important you clearly list the order of your courses.”
Andrew: I completely agree. What does “Building on the Basics” or “Play with Confidence” really mean without context? The order is as follows:
2, Next Step
3. Building on the Basics
5. Play with Confidence
7. Improver Plus
8. The Red Course (was Advanced)
9=. Red Play (was Advanced Play)
9=. Red Defence (was Advanced Defence)
9=. Red Conventions (was Advanced Plus)
10. Duplicate Pairs Tactics
You can find details of these courses here
Baron: “Andrew, I notice you’ve renamed all the Advanced courses “Red”. Why is that?”
Andrew: The terms “Intermediate” and “Advanced” mean so many different things to different people. They are highly charged words – unlike “Red” with its clearer ski-slope connotation. We got rid of the term “Intermediate” a few years ago, And now it’s the turn for Advanced. Actually, most people’s “Intermediate” (outside the Club) is probably about on a par with our Advanced (as was – now “Red”). Certainly, those on my BridgeCasts will know that the Intermediate channel has progressed to the upper end of all our courses (although Intermediate 01 is perhaps about on a par with our Improver Plus), while the Advanced BridgeCast channel is largely beyond our courses.
Baron: You have written many books. If a student wanted to read a book, which would you choose according to their level?
Andrew: Good question. It is important to understand that the first five courses (up to and including Play with Confidence) are quite “beginnery” – and indeed they all form part of the Beginner course on BridgeCast. For those five courses, I would recommend my green book Beginning Bridge. For Improver up to and including the Red Course, I would recommend my black book, Tips for Intermediates. Beyond that, I’d recommend my orange book, The Next Level. And if you’ve read the orange book already, I think you’ll enjoy my latest book, Top Tens, which includes my top ten conventions – in reverse order.
Baron: Thank you Andrew. Finally, can I ask you – which is the favourite ARBC course you’ve written?
Andrew: The answer may surprise you for it is perhaps somewhat unheralded. It’s Play with Confidence – the last course I would put under the umbrella of beginner (with a small “b”).