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Item Image365 Winning Bridge Tips
by Danny Kleinman
List Price: $23.95  Discount Price: $20.36  You Save: 15%
272 pages. Paperback.

Can you learn from the errors of others? Here is a collection of problems, mostly very simple ones, that gave a variety of players, mostly "intermediate" but including occasional beginners and experts, some trouble. You won't find bidding problems worthy of the Master Solvers' Club (a monthly Bridge World feature), declarer-play problems fit for "Test Your Play" (another Bridge World feature) or . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageAdventures In Card Play
by Geza Ottlik • Hugh Kelsey
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288 pages. Paperback.

Geza Ottlik had a remarkable talent for discovering and analyzing strange and fascinating aspects of card play in bridge. This brilliant book is the result of his collaboration with Hugh Kelsey, whose skill at high-level analysis of bridge problems was equalled only by his ability as an instructive writer. Adventures in Card Play is universally regarded as one of the all-time great classics of br . . . 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 ImageBetter Bridge With a Better Memory
How Mnemonics Will Improve Your Game
by Ron Klinger
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96 pages. Paperback.

This book will help you strengthen your memory in relation to the conventions you use and strategies you employ in bidding and play. A book to strengthen your memory in relation to the conventions you use and the strategies you employ in bidding and play. Better Bridge with a Better Memory 'goes beyond ... wide-ranging advice ... and investigates one specific technique in detail. The method demon . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBid Better, Play Better
by Dorothy Hayden Truscott
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176 pages. Paperback.

This classic book on bridge, a best-seller for more than 30 years, has been totally revised by the author. It helps a beginner follow the road to expertise, and allows a traditional bidder to move into the world of modern bidding. Quizzes at the end of most chapters permit readers to test themselves. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge In 3 Weeks
by Alan Truscott
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224 pages. Paperback.

A comprehensive, 3-week, day-by-day bridge course for the beginner by the bridge editor of The New York Times. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Made Easy
(Std. American Edition)
Modern Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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92 pages. Booklet.

Teaching experience suggests that a successful way to introduce bridge is through a series of gentle increments in the form of gradually more complex games. Here, pioneer of the technique provides a step by step plan for teaching yourself or guiding your instruction of others. A breakdown of the giant step into bridge to a series of simpler games, each of which introduces another aspects of the t . . . 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 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 ImageChallenge Your Declarer Play
by Danny Roth
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128 pages. Paperback.

In this quiz book, the well-known author, Danny Roth, has compiled a set of challenges that will test readers' ability as a declarer, and at the same time, introduce some stratagems that may be unfamiliar. The hands are tougher than those in Focus on Declarer Play, and they are not presented in the same teaching mode, rather, they are in a random order as one might encounter them at the bridge ta . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCut For Partners
by S. J. Simon
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128 pages. Paperback.

Reprint of the long out of print sequel to "Why You Lose at Bridge" featuring the four unforgettable, fictional players: The Unlucky Expert, Mrs. Guggenheim, Mr. Smug, and Futile Willie. "Cut for Partners" chronicles further adventures of the foursome introduced earlier. But where "Why You Lose" . . . emphasized technique first, the author's theories second, and entertainment third, the follow-up . . . 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 ImageEliminations & Throw-ins
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 ImageExpert Bridge Simplified
Arithmetic Shortcuts For Declarer
by Jeff Rubens
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416 pages. Paperback.

This book takes a lighthearted approach to tackling challenging problems, and demystifies bridge mathematics for the practical player. After mastering the basic techniques for declarer, bridge players improve by applying those procedures more effectively. The most common question among those who study declarer's craft is: "How do I calculate the odds?" Even highly experienced players sometimes st . . . 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 ImageFocus on Bidding
by Danny Roth
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160 pages. Paperback.

This is not a book about systems, nor is it a book about conventions (although I confess I shall attempt to persuade you to adopt one or two in the course of it). This is a book about bidding and the places in the auction that we (and I use the word advisedly) go wrong. I don't care whether you prefer to play a weak or a strong notrump, or eight-card majors, or the Purple Spotted Forcing Club. Bu . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFocus on Declarer Play
by Danny Roth
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128 pages. Paperback.

For most intermediate bridge players, declarer play is both fascinating and challenging, but too often they are left after a hand is over with the sinking feeling that they could have done better. In this book, acclaimed British author Danny Roth takes his readers through the most common causes of errors on play: mishandling communications, making errors involving trumps, failing to take advantag . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFollowing the Law
by Larry Cohen
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192 pages. Paperback.

Following the LAW, the sequel to To Bid or Not to Bid, was published in 1994, and took the basic concepts explained in the first book to a higher level of sophistication, while giving many practical examples from expert play of how to use the Law of Total Tricks correctly. Both books are must-reads for every improving bridge player. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageIt's All In The Game
The Fun Side Of Winning Bridge
by Robert Ewen • Jeff Rubens
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236 pages. Paperback.

Expert-level bridge is a serious game but that doesn't mean it can't be wild, wacky and downright fun! In this humorous book, Bob Ewen and Jeff Rubens bring us some of the funniest bridge stories ever collected. The bridge is top-notch, and the zany cast of characters and their escapades are unforgettable. Come join them and take a look into the fun side of winning bridge! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageKantar on Kontract
by Eddie Kantar
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192 pages. Paperback.

A treasury of short pieces from one of the bridge world's favorite writers. Great stories, great hands, tips and tricks to help your game - the best of the best! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMatchpoints
Second Edition
by Kit Woolsey
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370 pages. Paperback.

Matchpoints, originally published in 1982, is one of the absolute classic bridge books. World Champion Kit Woolsey discusses every aspect of bridge -- constructive bidding, competitive bidding, declarer play, defense -- from the perspective of matchpoint expectation: how many matchpoints will I win if I am right, and how many matchpoints will I lose if I am wrong? Even veteran matchpoint players . . . 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 ImageMisplay These Hands With Me
by Mark Horton
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208 pages. Paperback.

The late Terence Reese, perhaps the greatest bridge writer of all time, introduce the 'over-the-shoulder' style of bridge writing in his classic Play These Hands with Me. In this wry homage to the master, Horton leads the reader through a plausibly logical line of play on each instructive deal, but one that ends in failure. In each post-mortem, the 'expert' realizes how he could have improved on . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlay It Again, Slam
Pastiches and Parodies
by Phillip King • Robert King
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128 pages. Paperback.

This is the fifth book in the entertaining series of bridge novellas based on the writings of famous authors. The Fall of Freddie Haversham is a parody of the writing of Somerset Maugham. Play it Again, Slam breaks new ground by being based on a film - Casablanca. Finally The Bridge of Spies is an original story in the style of the best crime and gangster writers. * The authors have selected the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlaying with the Bridge Legends
by Barnet Shenkin
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240 pages. Paperback.

Since winning the world's most prestigious pairs event in his early twenties, with the equally precocious Michael Rosenberg, Barnet Shenkin has continued to build a an impressive bridge career. Over the last 25 years, he has had the opportunity to play with and against some of the best in the world, and in this book he recounts his favorite hands and stories. While much of his early career was ba . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePractical Slam Bidding
(Std. American Edition)
by Ron Klinger
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96 pages. Booklet.

A guide to slam bidding in bridge, this book offers 120 deals for readers to test themselves and their partners. It provides many helpful tips, and all the deals are from games played at the highest level, enabling players to dramatically improve their play. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageReading the Cards
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 ImageReese on Play
by Terence Reese
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186 pages. Paperback.

This book is one of the all-time classics, a landmark in the development of bridge, especially in the field of card play. First published in 1948, it is now back in print after being unavailable for a number of years. In it, the author reveals what counts in play and defense and shows the reader how to join the ranks of the experts. This is a book that every improving bridge player must own. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageRight Through The Pack
by Robert Darvas • Norman de V. Hart
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328 pages. Paperback.

This classic, first published in 1947, is now reprinted for your enjoyment. This brilliant fantasy features each card in the deck telling its own fascinating story. Darvas was a Hungarian famous for his extraordinary gift of discovering the unusual features of hands; De V. Hart helped create the fictional world of cards and wove the hands together into this unique tale. The delightful humor sets . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageRight Through The Pack Again
Master Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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222 pages. Paperback.

By having each card tell the story of its importance in a particular deal, this book pays homage to the original concept of the 1947 bridge classic Right Through the Pack. The Old Master is in a coma and the cards attempt to bring him back to consciousness--to revive him with their tales of derring-do, which are both entertaining and instructional for bridge players. Card enthusiasts can test the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageRoman Keycard Blackwood: The Final Word
Fifth Edition
by Eddie Kantar
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244 pages. Paperback.

Definitive book on a convention that every serious player uses; completely revised and updated. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageRon Klinger's Master Class
by Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

In his new book, Ron Klinger has brought together and enlarged upon the ten key topics covered in his recent successful Master Class tour. With topics that range from bidding and opening leads to better card play and slams, this is a stimulating book for all players from one of the world's leading bridge instructors. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSafety Plays
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 ImageStory of an Accusation
by Terence Reese
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192 pages. Paperback.

In 1965, the bridge world was rocked by an accusation of cheating at the world championships in Buenos Aires. The pair involved were Britain's Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro, two of the world's best players. Now, almost fifty years later, the true inside story can be told - the investigation, the accusation, and the very different results of the World Bridge Federation and British Bridge League . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSwiss Match Challenge
by Jeff Rubens
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234 pages. Paperback.

Challenge these hands, have some fun, and gain the judgment and insight needed to become a winning player. Try to find the best call or play--then check the analysis to help strengthen your bidding and play and see how your decisions turn out. . . . 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'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 Biggest Little Bridge Book In The World - Book 1 (Yellow)
by Beverly Card School • Jim Becker
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65 pages. Paperback.

A stand alone text covering all aspects of bidding and play. Mastery of the fundamentals is of first-rate importance for all bridge players. The series of "Biggest Little Books" are written in concise form to answer bridge questions that commonly arise, and provide answers to your questions as you advance in your knowledge of the game. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Biggest Little Bridge Book In The World - Book 2 (Blue)
Play and Defense in Suit Contracts
by Beverly Card School • Jim Becker
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55 pages. Paperback.

Explains basics of play and defense in suit contracts. Mastery of the fundamentals is of first-rate importance for all bridge players. The series of "Biggest Little Books" are written in concise form to answer bridge questions that commonly arise, and provide answers to your questions as you advance in your knowledge of the game. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Biggest Little Bridge Book In The World - Book 3 (Red)
Play and Defense in Notrump Contracts
by Beverly Card School • Jim Becker
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69 pages. Paperback.

Explains basics of play and defense in no trump contracts. Mastery of the fundamentals is of first-rate importance for all bridge players. The series of "Biggest Little Books" are written in concise form to answer bridge questions that commonly arise, and provide answers to your questions as you advance in your knowledge of the game. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Biggest Little Bridge Book In The World - Book 4 (Green)
Everyday Bridge Conventions
by Beverly Card School • Jim Becker
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71 pages. Paperback.

Explains basic conventions in modern bridge bidding. Mastery of the fundamentals is of first-rate importance for all bridge players. The series of "Biggest Little Books" are written in concise form to answer bridge questions that commonly arise, and provide answers to your questions as you advance in your knowledge of the game. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Bridge Bum: My Life and Play
by Alan Sontag
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256 pages. Paperback.

The Bridge Bum has everything: history, stories about the great players, Sontag's own fascinating hands, cheating, hustling, gambling and the glamor and grind of the bridge professional's life, and most of all the game itself, which Alan Sontag describes with such vigor and eloquence that it's easy to understand why he loves it so much. This new edition brings back to life a classic that has bee . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Bridge World's Test Your Play
by Jeff Rubens
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164 pages. Paperback.

North America's oldest and most prestigious bridge magazine, The Bridge World features a monthly column entitled 'Test your Play', which presents difficult problems in declarer play for readers to solve. This is a collection of some of the best of these from the last twenty years; if you can solve even half of them, you may be one of the best declarers in the world! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Golden Rules for Rubber Bridge Players
by Julian Pottage
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144 pages. Paperback.

Rubber bridge is the world's most widely played social game. This book shows, in a series of clearly expressed rules, how bidding and play in rubber bridge differs from duplicate bridge. Whether you want to win more often or simply enjoy your playing more, this is the book for you. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Lone Wolff
Autobiography of a Bridge Maverick
by Bobby Wolff
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287 pages. Paperback.

The world champion and former ACBL and WBF President discusses his own career with honesty and emotion, and tackles the big issues that others are afraid to talk about: players cheating at the top levels, destructive bidding systems, sponsorship, and professional players. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Mistakes You Make At Bridge
by Terence Reese • Roger Trezel
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160 pages. Paperback.

Aimed at the majority of bridge players, and one of the classic books on the subject, The Mistakes You Make at Bridge will deepen your understanding of the game and help you learn where not to follow conventions slavishly in bidding, defense, and dummy play. Deepen your understanding of the game and learn where not to follow conventions mindlessly in bidding, defense, and dummy play. Opening lead . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe New Complete Book of Bridge
by Albert Dormer • Ron Klinger
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448 pages. Paperback.

No other bridge book covers bidding and play in such comprehensive detail. Written by two of the leading names in bridge, this is a must for anyone with aspirations to become a good player. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe New York Times Bridge Book
by Alan Truscott
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263 pages. Hardcover.

A detailed study of the game, filled with anecdotes about famous players, key tournaments, strategies, and instruction. It includes how it all began, the first and only bridge table murder, cheating, and how the modern game is played. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Pocket Guide to Bridge Conventions You Should Know
by Barbara Seagram • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback.

Using the same format as The Pocket Guide to Bridge, this book provides a handy pocket summary of about two dozen basic bidding conventions. In a concise but readable manner, it summarizes most of the material presented in 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know by the same author team--a book that is now the bestselling bridge title of the last 50 years (more than 130,000 copies in print). . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Secrets of Winning Bridge
Second Edition
by Jeff Rubens
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224 pages. Paperback.

The classic, easy-to-understand shortcut to winning bridge. Jeff Rubens' classic book is as relevant today as when it was first published to critical acclaim. The secrets herein are not system-dependent; they pertain to general bridge skills and to bridge thinking. The book consistently makes successful bridge players' top-10 list of most influential books. Now back in print in a modernized Secon . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTo Bid or Not To Bid
by Larry Cohen
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240 pages. Paperback.

Since its publication in 1992, To Bid or Not to Bid has sold over 50,000 copies in English alone and has been published in several other languages. Undoubtedly the best-selling bridge book of the 1990s, its lucid exposition of the empirical Law of Total Tricks (a simple guide to making the right decisions in competitive bridge auctions) has made it a book that literally every serious bridge playe . . . 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 ImageWhy You Lose At Bridge
by S. J. Simon
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160 pages. Paperback.

The classic. Win more consistently with the skill you already possess by following this simple advice. A wealth of common sense, philosophy, and "how to attain the best result possible." . . . read more.