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Item ImageA Great Deal Of Bridge Problems
by Julian Pottage
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293 pages. Paperback.

This popular book contains 177 bridge problems, each one fresher than the last. Julian Pottage has developed a well-earned reputation as a great problem constructor. His answers are sharp, to the point, and usually make you say, "of course." "...a delight to work through." and "...a top shelf, value-for-money bridge book."--Tim Bourke . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBack Through The Pack
by Julian Pottage
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266 pages. Paperback.

One of today's most popular and successful bridge authors offers a sequel to one of the most popular and successful bridge books of all time. All fifty-two members of the pack have stories to tell and deuces and treys are attended to with the same respect accorded aces and kings. The cards are a bit more worldly than they were, but just as sentimental. Suspend your disbelief and travel to a timel . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Behind Bars
by Julian Pottage • Marc Smith
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208 pages. Paperback.

"There was a loud metallic thud as the outside door closed behind Timothy Newman. So this is my new home then, he thought. Prison. Clink. The slammer. Prison is no place for an ordinary, law-abiding, middle-class guy like me, he reflected. Not even Great Yarborough Prison." But it turns out that prison life in Great Yarborough has a silver lining for Tim -- bridge. An expert player, he finds that . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Problems for a New Millennium
by Julian Pottage
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160 pages. Paperback.

In this quiz book, British author Julian Pottage has compiled a set of challenges that will test the reader's ability both as declarer and on defense. The hands are organized by theme, so readers are able to concentrate on a particular aspect of card-play if they wish. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageClues from the Bidding at Bridge
by Julian Pottage
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160 pages. Paperback.

Defenders invariably base their strategy on declarer's bidding. Yet so often declarers fail to return the compliment: they flail away without a thought of what the defenders have or have not done. Just one bid from an opponent may tip off declarer to the winning play - perhaps warning of a bad break or that a finesse is doomed. When the defenders have made several bids the declarer may be able to . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefend Or Declare
72 Deals To Test Your Bridge Skill
by Julian Pottage
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144 pages. Paperback.

How good an analyst are you? In 2003, Julian Pottage's Play or Defend won the IBPA Book of the Year award. Using an usual bridge problem format, it gave readers all four hands and challenged them to decide whether they wanted to play or defend. Almost ten years later, this sequel comprises 72 new problems, presented in the same fashion, and asking the same question: defend or declare? These are n . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefend These Hands with Me
by Julian Pottage
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192 pages. Paperback.

Julian Pottage worked on a number of books with the late Terence Reese, and this one pays homage to a man who was certainly the best bridge writer of his time. One of Reese's classics, Play these hands with me, pioneered the 'over-the-shoulder' style of bridge writing. What that book did for declarer play, the present one will do for defense: the reader can follow the thinking of an expert player . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMasterpieces Of Declarer Play
by Julian Pottage
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128 pages. Paperback.

Every page of Masterpieces of Declarer Play offers a piece of wisdom on how to play as a declarer. It captures the essence of the author's extensive knowledge about and instinct for the game. It additionally features a refreshing and exciting collection of hands which will be appreciated by any bridge player. The advice is certain to improve your game while the classic hands will keep you turning . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMore Hocus Pocus
by Erwin Brecher • Julian Pottage
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210 pages. Paperback.

Master puzzler Erwin Brecher teams up with top bridge problemist Julian Pottage to present as second collection of bridge problems, math brain-teasers and logic puzzles . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlay or Defend?
68 Hands to Test Your Bridge Skill
by Julian Pottage
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184 pages. Paperback.

This is an unusual problem book in the style of Diosy's There Must Be a Way, in that the reader is shown all four hands and asked whether declarer or defense should prevail with best play. A fascinating challenge for the advancing player. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePositive Declarer Play in Bridge
by Terence Reese • Julian Pottage
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160 pages. Paperback.

This book was originally published in 1985, and in this new edition is substantially revised and expanded. It is a collection of bridge problems designed to teach players how to think along the right lines at the bridge table. Anyone who absorbs even a fraction of the ideas presented here will himself making contracts that might have been defeated, and defeating contracts that might have been mad . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePositive Defense in Bridge
by Terence Reese • Julian Pottage
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160 pages. Paperback.

This book was originally published in 1985, and in this new edition is substantially revised and expanded. It is a collection of bridge problems designed to teach players how to think along the right lines at the bridge table. Anyone who absorbs even a fraction of the ideas presented here will himself making contracts that might have been defeated, and defeating contracts that might have been mad . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Extra Edge in Play
by Terence Reese • Julian Pottage
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160 pages. Paperback.

Bobby Fischer, the reclusive chess champion, once said: "You have found a good move - fine - now look for a better one." The same advice holds true in bridge. If you settle for second best, you will not achieve your full potential. Through a series of problems that are both fresh and a genuine test of skill, the reader is offered the chance to become accustomed to looking for that extra edge. Whe . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Golden Rules of Constructive Bidding
by Julian Pottage • Marc Smith
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128 pages. Paperback.

Bidding depends to some extent on the agreed system, but underpinning those methods are standards that are common around the globe: the Golden Rules. No matter what you play, this book will show you how to avoid unwise bidding contracts. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Golden Rules of Declarer Play
by Julian Pottage • Marc Smith
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160 pages. 

This is a used item. Good condition. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Golden Rules of Opening Leads
by Julian Pottage
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160 pages. Paperback.

The fate of many a contract hangs on the opening lead, making it the most important play in the whole hand. The Golden Rules of Opening Leads is an excellent guide to this frequently neglected aspect of the game. Here you can find all of the rules, with examples relevant to bridge today. If you study this book carefully, you will find that the way to pick killing leads derives from what you hear . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhy You Still Lose at Bridge
by Julian Pottage
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222 pages. Paperback.

S.J. Simon's classic Why You Lose at Bridge, dispensing advice to the improving player through archetypical bridge characters such as Futile Willie, the Unlucky Expert, and Mrs. Guggenheim, is regarded as one of the best books ever written on the game. In this follow-up book, Julian Pottage uses the same approach to discuss common failings of modern club players--misdescribing your shape, overval . . . read more.