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Smith & Adamson: Scotland’s Senior Moment

Posted on 19 July 2014

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senior momentMany of us follow the major championships with great interest, and like me you may have wondered what it is like to be a participant at one of these events – to be competing with the best players in the world.

Reading this book I felt like I was living the event with the Scottish Senior team as they played in their first ever World Championships, in Bali last year.  As Brian Senior is quoted on the back cover as saying, this book “is that rarity these days, an original idea”.  It is written from the viewpoint of the npc, and he, Harry Smith, and his co-author, Alex Adamson, have produced a tour-de-force.

The excitement builds as it becomes clear that the Scottish team is a force to be reckoned with, and we feel the ups and downs of their progress to eventual qualification for the knock-out stages.  We then suffer with them as, possibly tired, they fail to play to the same level in the quarter final.  The interesting hands are all shown and explained fully and clearly, with the authors giving insights into the thoughts and feelings of the players.

The Seniors event in Bali may be best remembered for the later revelations about the German doctors but this book lets you experience what it was really like to be there.  As Mike Passell’ says, this is a “wonderful tale … a must read”!

Available as a book (£13.95, US$21.95 ) or eBook (US$17.95)

Contact Harry and Alex at: [email protected]

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 Laura Cecilia Porro


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