From Swedish author Eric Jannersten, The Jannersten Collection
consists of one CD including both Find the Mistakes
and The Only Chance
(in both English and Dutch). Card Reading
, a third book in the series, comes on a 3.5" diskette and can be added into the original program as a supplement (it cannot be purchased on its own).
Find the Mistakes offers 75 deals where after having been shown what happened at the table, the user gets to play the deal against the computer and discover how it should have been played. The distribution has been subtly changed in a way that would have made South's original line of play far less successful. The user must consider what might have gone wrong if the distribution was not so friendly initially. Most often, the E-W cards are arranged to defeat you should you misplay the contract. An interactive analysis of what you should have been thinking and why is provided for each hand.
The Only Chance offers 83 deals that appear hopeless right from the start or turn into seemingly lost causes after a trick or two. You, as declarer, must find 'the only chance' to salvage the contract. Again, the intention is for the E-W cards to be arranged to defeat your contract should you misplay it and each deal is accompanied by an interactive analysis.
Card Reading offers 70 deals where you need to use clues from the bidding and play to count out a hand in order to play successfully. Here too, the intention is for the E-W cards to be arranged to defeat your contract should you misplay it and each deal is accompanied by an interactive analysis.
Eric Jannersten of Stockholm Sweden was one of the leading bridge writers in the world. A world class player, his books and columns have entertained bridge players since the 1940s. The programs take advantage of Fred Gitelman's Bridge Master technology allowing you to play the hands against the computer that Jannersten devised and analysed. The intention is to arrange the E-W cards to defeat your contract should you misplay it; most often you will not be able to make your contract unless you play correctly.
PC with Windows operating system, 5 MB free hard disk space, CDROM drive, at least 800x600 screen resolution.
Please note: The copy protection for these programs requires the CDROM to be in the computer at start-up.