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Item Image10 More Ways To Improve Your Bridge
Master Bridge Series
by David Bird
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128 pages. Paperback.

Building on the previous 'Ten Ways' title, this book presents ten further ways to increase success at the bridge table. In the area of bidding, the Jacoby 2NT convention is described - the most popular way nowadays of showing a strong major-suit raise and investigating slam possibilities. When bidding slams, it is critical to identify the presence or otherwise of the six key cards (the four aces . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image15 Winning Cardplay Techniques
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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200 pages. Paperback.

Your dummy play needs improving, right? You would like a few new tricks up your sleeve? This is the book for you. You will find the reading experience enjoyable and illuminating. Two of the world's best bridge writers have produced a fine summary of fifteen declarer play techniques. Tim Bourke's elegant and instructive deals illustrate the many variations of each technique. Everything is explai . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image25 Bridge Myths Exposed
by David Bird
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200 pages. Paperback.

Do you remember the first few times you played bridge? To get you started, a friend probably gave you a few helpful hints -- perhaps one of the ones listed to the left. There are many such general guidelines for bridge players -- some of them valuable, some not. But these are the Bridge Myths, not the Bridge Rules -- because they all have exceptions and none should be followed blindly. In reading . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image25 More Conventions You Should Know
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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192 pages. Paperback.

If you're comfortable with the material in Barbara Seagram's best-selling first book, then you're ready to move on to the more sophisticated bidding gadgets in this one. Even if you don't want to add all these to your own system, you need to be familiar with them because you'll find your opponents using them. Once again, each convention is clearly and simply explained, and you'll see how it fits . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image25 Ways to Be a Better Defender
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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216 pages. Paperback.

Defense is the hardest part of playing bridge, but that doesn't mean that it's impossible to learn. In the final book of the bestselling '25' series, the authors explain how to make a plan as a defender: how to work out from the auction and play what declarer probably has, and which of the strategies available to defenders is likely to be successful. Opening leads, signaling and discarding are . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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192 pages. Paperback.

This book deals with the play of the cards as declarer, perhaps the most important part of the game. As usual in the '25' series, basic ideas on the strategies and tactics available to declarer are covered comprehensively in the early part of the book, while in later chapters, more advanced players will find ideas and topics that challenge their own understanding of the game. . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image52 Bridge Mistakes To Avoid
by David Bird
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220 pages. Paperback.

Why are the world's top players so successful? They make very few basic mistakes! Players at a less exalted level often make the same mistakes over and over again throughout their bridge careers. In this book you will see 52 of the most frequent mistakes--in bidding, play and defense. The chapter on each mistake will contain several deals where the original player went wrong. It will end with som . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageArrow Through the Heart
by David Bird
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Paperback.

David Bird's third book of Robin Hood bridge stories provides a feast of entertainment for his fans. The 27 stories contain 113 splendid deals and provide the laugh-aloud humor and painless instruction for which the author is renowned. The cast list features Robin Hood, Maid Marian and the Outlaws - also their arch-enemies, the Sheriff of Nottingham and his hapless side-kick, Sir Guy of Gisborne . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageAvoidance Play (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBidding at Bridge: A Quizbook
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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159 pages. Paperback.

The third in an award-winning series for near-beginners, this book gives the reader a chance to practice the principles on which sound bidding is based, from the opening bid onward. Bridge teachers and students will find this book invaluable. The same author team produced Declarer Play at Bridge: A Quizbook, which was named the 2013 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers' Association. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge At The Edge
by Boye Brogeland • David Bird
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245 pages. Paperback.

An in-depth, over-the-shoulder look at top-level bridge. While describing almost 200 deals that he played in World and European Championships, one of the world's best players, Boye Brogeland, discusses bidding and cardplay, as well as his approach to the mental side of the game. This is a fascinating glimpse into the thought processes of a champion bridge player, as well as a look at state-of-the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Endplays For Everyone
by David Bird
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271 pages. Paperback.

This straightforward book makes endplays understandable. The endplay is an aspect of declarer play at bridge that many players think is beyond them. Yet while endplays can be extremely complex, the basic principles are not. Five years ago, David Bird wrote Bridge Squeezes for Everyone, a book about an even more complex topic that has become a modern classic. Using the same straightforward, conver . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Squeezes for Everyone
by David Bird
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221 pages. Paperback.

Did you always think squeezes were too difficult? Or perhaps you know the basics but now you want to learn about more complex and advanced squeeze positions? If you fit either of these categories, or even if you just want to improve your understanding of an important aspect of declarer play, this book is for you. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCardinal Sins
by Terence Reese • David Bird
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160 pages. Paperback.

The card-play exploits of the monks at St. Titus have a special place in bridge literature and their fame has now spread round the world. This is a further collection of highly entertaining stories from the monastery with, of course, a mass of brilliant and instructive bridge. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCelestial Cardplay
by David Bird
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128 pages. Paperback.

As ever, the irascible Abbot makes his acerbic presence felt and the long-suffering fraternity diverts itself with much entertaining and excitingly interesting Bridge, in the 10th collection of this celebrated series. The pompous and self-important Abbot hosts a tricky visit from Monsignor Vecchio, a representative of the Vatican authorities. Everything must be done to ensure that the visitor, a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageClever Plays In The Trump Suit
by David Bird
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206 pages. Paperback.

An intermediate-level discussion of declarer play, this book focuses on the power of the trump suit. Its subjects include trump timing--should you draw all the defenders' trumps straight away, some of their trumps, or perhaps perform some other vital task first? -- and situations where you need to unblock in the trump suit or to put a defender on lead with a trump. The reader will learn how to ma . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeceptive Card Play (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeceptive Play (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeclarer Play At Bridge: A Quizbook
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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151 pages. Paperback.

Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, by the same author team, was named the 2010 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers' Association. Building on the success of that title, this book gives near-beginners a chance to practice the principles on which sound declarer play is based: count your winners, count your losers, make a plan. This is not just a series of problem hands, however. E . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeclarer Play at Bridge: A Quizbook (CD)
Interactive CD-ROM
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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Compact disc.

This Interactive CD-ROM Edition is based on the bestselling book, Declarer Play at Bridge, that was named 2013 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers' Association. Using a series of problem hands, two of the world's best bridge teachers explain how to go about making a plan as declarer, using a simple step-by-step process. This educational and interactive software product presents the m . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefending Notrump Contracts (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefending Suit Contracts (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefensive Play At Bridge: A Quizbook
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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159 pages. Paperback.

A series of problem hands for novice/intermediate players. Each section contains a brief introduction of its topic, and the ideas are reinforced with carefully explained solutions and helpful tips throughout. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefensive Play At Bridge: A Quizbook (CD)
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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Compact disc.

This Interactive CD-ROM is based on a best-selling book. Its companion volume, Declarer Play at Bridge: a Quizbook was named 2013 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers' Association. Two of the world's best bridge teachers give you the chance to learn and practice defensive play, giving you advice and feedback every step of the way. Animated diagrams make following the play a snap--and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefensive Signalling at Bridge
by David Bird
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220 pages. Paperback.

The author begins this thorough discussion of a neglected but vital topic by examining the real purpose of defensive signalling, and the basic kinds of signals that are available. He goes on to recommend a comprehensive set of signalling agreements, and analyzes more complex situations in the light of these agreements. Most of the chapters are followed by a quiz, the answers to which will demons . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDoubled And Venerable
Further Miracles Of Card Play
by Terence Reese • David Bird
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192 pages. Paperback.

This is the third book in the Monastery series featuring the bridge-playing monks of St. Titus, whose exploits delight readers the world over. The style and humor of the narrative enhance the bridge deals, which are of considerable technical interest. The huge success of these books lies not only in their being extremely funny, but also in their being instructional, as they are crammed with gems . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageElimination Plays (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEndplays & Coups (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEntry Management (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEntry Management (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFamous Bridge Disasters
by David Bird
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128 pages. Paperback.

This vastly entertaining book combines learning with laughter, as David Bird describes the most spectacular and amusing disasters suffered by the world's top players. There are two compelling reasons for studying such disasters: you can learn from them and, yes, you can enjoy them. In common with the previous books in this mini-series, you will be directly involved in the action at various stages . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFamous Bridge Records
by David Bird • Nikos Sarantakos
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144 pages. Paperback.

Records have a perennial fascination, and this engrossing collection presents more than 100 record-breaking deals from the history of bridge. What is the biggest penalty ever suffered, or the worst adverse swing? How about the most costly opening lead? The answers are all here, and many of them are extremely instructive. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFamous Leads And Defences
by David Bird
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128 pages. Paperback.

This is a collection of famous opening leads and key decisions in defence. On each deal, David Bird sets the scene and leaves the choice of which card to play to the reader, who can compare his efforts with those of the champion who originally held the cards. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHeavenly Contracts
by David Bird
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160 pages. Paperback.

In this most recent episode of the immensely popular St. Titus bridge books, we meet again the pompous and self-important Abbot, who is hosting the annual St. Francis of Assisi Swiss teams for monastic establishments. Hilarious encounters ensue against a team of monks from southern Germany and some equally incomprehensible friars from Scotland. The showdown culminates in a final match against the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMiracles of Card Play
by Terence Reese • David Bird
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160 pages. Paperback.

The first title in a renowned series of hilarious stories that remains without equal in the bridge world. Detailing the fictitious exploits of the bridge-playing monks of St. Titus, this uproarious collection of adventures includes their involvement in the Gold Cup, the Hubert Phillips Bowl, the National intermonastery championship, and a mission to Africa to convert the Bozwambi tribe to the Ac . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageNo Trump Contracts
by David Bird
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160 pages. Paperback.

No trump contracts provide the nuts and bolts of bridge card play. Without a trump suit lurking in the background, where small cards can pop up unexpectedly and ruff your winners, the play is simplified and becomes all about the correct handling of the suits. This does not imply that no trump play is easy - far from it. There are difficult decisions to made all along the line: should you take a f . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOff-Road Declarer Play
Unusual Ways to Play a Bridge Hand
by David Bird
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160 pages. Paperback.

Every intermediate player is familiar with the routine techniques of dummy play. What this book describes are less well-known stratagems that may save the day in non-routine situations. They include methods for creating entries, surviving bad trump breaks, elopements, getting the defenders to help you out, and many more. In this unique and quirky book, the author introduces to the reader to new w . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning in Suit Contracts (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning in Suit Contracts (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play Reese introduced the 'over the shoulder' approach to describing bridge hands in this classic book, and it was an immediate success. In this book, the reader can follow the thought processes of an expert through the bidding and play of many fascinating hands. First published in 1960, it . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning Notrump Contracts (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning The Play Of A Bridge Hand
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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232 pages. Paperback.

Beginning bridge players are taught some of the basic techniques of declarer play: suit establishment, ruffing losers, the finesse, and so forth. The hard part is learning when each applies. There is that terrible moment when the dummy comes down, and the novice declarer has no idea even how to start thinking about the right things. This book, starting from the basics, explains how to make a plan . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePractice Makes Perfect
25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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Paperback.

You asked for it! 25 Conventions You Should Know has sold more than 250,000 copies since it was first published, and continues to top the bridge bestseller lists. Over the years, readers have suggested that it would be an even better book if it offered some way to practice what they had learned. Now, here it is: a brief summary of each of those 25 conventions, together with example hands that can . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageReading the Cards (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageReading the Cards (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSafety Plays (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSaints and Sinners
The St. Titus Bridge Challenge
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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192 pages. Paperback.

David Bird's witty stories about the bridge-playing monks of St. Titus and their obnoxious Abbot have formed the basis of six previous collections, and appear regularly in bridge magazines throughout North America and the UK. This seventh book in the canon is presented in a new quiz format, so that you can try to solve the bridge problems before the monks encounter them. At the end of the book, a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSomehow We Landed In Six Notrump
by David Bird
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190 pages. Paperback.

World's finest players tackle all manner of 6NT contracts, plus humorous short stories. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTen Ways to Improve Your Bridge
by David Bird
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128 pages. Paperback.

Ten general topics in bidding and play are analyzed in this handy resource for players looking to improve their overall bridge skills. The areas covered range from bidding the opponents' suit and battling for the part-score to support doubles and redoubles, as well as splinter bids and fit jumps. The essential points to remember are summarized at the end of each chapter and problems are included . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Abbot And The Sensational Squeeze
by David Bird
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128 pages. Paperback.

Brilliant collection of stories featuring the bridge-playing monks of St. Titus, and their sometimes less than admirable Abbot. The army of enthusiastic followers of the bridge-playing monks of St Titus, and their sometimes less than admirable Abbot, will have a field-day with this brilliant collection of stories. David Bird has surpassed even himself and his inimitable combination of scintillati . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Abbot's Great Sacrifice
by David Bird
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144 pages. Paperback.

In this eighth collection of stories featuring the bridge-crazy monks of St. Titus, the pompous Abbot suffers more than his share of the game's aggravations. David Bird once again treats readers to a first-class mix of exhilarating bridge and hilarious dialogue. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Abbot's Return to Earth
by David Bird
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144 pages. Paperback.

The pompous and self-important Abbot returns from his heroics in the Chennai Bermuda Bowl to discover that his fellow monks have taken little interest in this adventure. It is no easy matter for him to once again endure the aggravating ups and downs, familiar to us all, of life as a bridge player. The Abbot plays matches and duplicate sessions against a range of colourful opponents. How can it be . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Abbot, the Parrot and the Bermuda Bowl
by David Bird
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Paperback.

For more than 35 years, David Bird's tales of the bridge-crazy monks of St. Titus have appeared in magazines around the world. In this twelfth collection in book form, the pompous and self-important Abbot spots a chance to take part in that Holy Grail of bridge--the Bermuda Bowl world championships. Casting all ethics aside, he pursues this dream. Partnered by the Parrot,with the Witchdoctor, Mbo . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Abbot, The Witchdoctor And The Disastrous Double
by David Bird
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128 pages. Paperback.

In this eleventh collection in the celebrated series of humorous revelations about the bridge-playing monks of St Titus, the pompous and self-important Abbot travels to the Upper Bhumpopo mission in Africa. He plays against the Witchdoctor, the Parrot, Mrs Okuku and Miss Nabooba, Mhozi and Mjubu - characters that are familiar from earlier books in the series. Regular followers will know what to e . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Pocket Guide to Declarer Play at Bridge
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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72 pages. Booklet.

Using the same format as The Pocket Guide to Bridge, this book provides a handy pocket summary of about two dozen basic concepts in declarer play. In a concise but readable manner, it summarizes most of the material presented in 25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer, by the same author team. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Pocket Guide to Defensive Play at Bridge
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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72 pages. Booklet.

Using the same format as The Pocket Guide to Bridge, this book provides a handy pocket summary of about two dozen basic concepts in defensive cardplay. In a concise but readable manner, it summarizes most of the material presented in 25 Ways to be a Better Defender by the same author team. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Pocket Guide To Even More Bridge Conventions
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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Booklet.

A pocket-sized edition of 25 More Bridge Conventions You Should Know by the same authors, this is a handy guide to popular intermediate-level conventions such as Bergen Raises, Support Doubles, Puppet Stayman, Inverted Minor Raises, Forcing 1NT and more. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Rabbi and the Weaker Sex
Kosher Bridge 2
by David Bird • Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

Formerly published as Kosher Bridge 2, the cast returns in splendid form and the Rabbi, kindly and considerate, maintains an essential balance between the hilariously warring factions and the excellence of the bridge ensures that readers will be properly instructed while being immoderately entertained. IF you did not read the first book you can start with this one--you will come back for more! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Rabbi's Magic Trick
More Kosher Bridge
by David Bird • Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

A collection of stories about the bridge-playing rabbi, this book gives a plausible account of a rabbi gambling his holiday money in a high-stake rubber game against three wealthy Arabs, and a synagogue team facing a team of Catholic priests and nuns. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Simple Squeeze (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTricks With Finesses (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTricks With Trumps (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageUnholy Tricks
by Terence Reese • David Bird
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160 pages. Paperback.

In this further collection of bridge tales involving the eccentric monks of St. Titus, the brothers become involved in duplicate matches against nuns, visiting Italians, and even the local police. All this in addition to their usual rubber bridge games--and they play for surprisingly high stakes at the monastery. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhat's Your Line?
100 Instructive Bridge Problems
by David Bird
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Paperback.

Fine-Tune Your Cardplay. This collection of 100 problems features instructive deals that have appeared in David Bird's bridge columns over the past few years. The author has aimed to present problems that will give you a good chance of finding the solution. They illustrate a wide range of card-play techniques. Each problem is presented in two-hand format on a righthand page, with the solution and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWinning Duplicate Tactics
by David Bird
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238 pages. Paperback.

Matchpoints is a different game from IMPs and party bridge, and it requires a whole different approach. This book explains the right strategies for bidding, play and defense at matchpoint pairs for players starting out on their competitive careers. Duplicate bridge is a different game. It's true that you can get by if you play exactly the same way as you would in a home social game or a team matc . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWinning Notrump Leads
by David Bird • Taf Anthias
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202 pages. Paperback.

To discover which opening lead is best from a given West hand against a particular auction, the authors use computer software to generate 5000 deals that match the North-South bidding. (The West hand remains the same and the other three hands are chosen randomly.) The software then plays these deals automatically, seeing which of the 13 possible opening leads works best at both IMPs (rubber bridg . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWinning Suit Contract Leads
by David Bird • Taf Anthias
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232 pages. Paperback.

Winning Notrump Leads was a ground-breaking and very well-received book that used the power of computers to determine which opening leads work best against a variety of auctions at notrump. Using enhanced software, the authors now turn their attention to suit contracts. . . . read more.