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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 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 ImageBeat The Experts At Bridge
by Danny Roth
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254 pages. Paperback.

Ever wish you had a syndicated bridge column? Not if Danny Roth were looking over your shoulder! In "Spot the Bridge Writer's Blunder", he took columnists to task for sloppy and just plain wrong analyses. In "Beat The Experts in Bridge" he checks up on 88 "sour" etudes. Then he asks, "What was wrong with that?" Finally, he shows you how the melody should have gone. You'll learn plenty and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBecoming A Bridge Expert
by Frank Stewart
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300 pages. Paperback.

A compendium of advice for the improving player from one of North America's best-known bridge teachers and writers. Each tip is bite-sized - 3-4 pages in length - so the reader can dip in briefly and still take away an important idea. As well as the usual sections on bidding, play and defense, the author includes much advice on the psychological aspects of the game, including how to be a good par . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBidding On Target
by George Rosenkranz • Alan Truscott
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292 pages. Paperback.

Includes sections on Constructive Bidding Slams Preempts Competitive problems and Modern Warfare. "One way to improve your results at the bridge table is to discuss bidding situations with your partner. The more agreements you have the less likely you are to have a misunderstanding. And any understanding is better than no understanding. If you want to improve your results by your partner and y . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBreaking The Bridge Rules
First Hand Play
by Barry Rigal
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176 pages. Paperback.

Rules are made to be broken, and bridge is no exception. The first of a planned four-book series on cardplay, this book deals with situations where the player who is on lead - defender or declarer, at the start of the deal or in the middle - needs to do something that involves ostensibly 'breaking the rules'. Not, obviously, the rules of bridge itself, but the well-tried adages that every player . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge At The Enigma Club
by Peter Winkler
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184 pages. Paperback.

Robert Tischman is just looking for a game of bridge, but when a mysterious woman persuades him to partner her in a two-session event at the Engima Club, he gets much more than that. This is a book that can be enjoyed on several levels: 1) as a fun read with lots of great bridge deals; 2) as a glimpse of what the game might be like if technology were applied to it with more imagination; 3) as an . . . 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 Master vs. Bridge Amateur
by Mark Horton
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184 pages. Paperback.

What makes a bridge expert, and why does he always come out on top compared to the average club player? No, it's not the ability to execute esoteric squeezes and endplays - they simply don't come up enough to account for the way the experts consistently win against weaker opposition. This book is a collection of deals that illustrate the difference between the expert player and the would-be exper . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Out Of School
by Bill Townsend
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146 pages. Paperback.

What do you think of the central idea? Students who dont have the capabilities to cope with the "hard" sciences and math can take bridge classes instead. After all, it is a subject that deals with critical thinking and has language implications! Is that a look at our future? The bridge and the plot of this book are inextricably interwoven. There are heroes, heroines, villains, love, blackmail, an . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Philosopher 3
by James S. Kauder
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302 pages. Paperback.

He's back! That old curmudgeon, the Bridge Philosopher, is back for a third try at explaining the art of dummy play. He claims that he is losing his memory, but he hasn't lost his ability to reason or to analyze a bridge hand in an instant. And, as usual, he has cogent (often biting) comments to make about the sad state of affairs in the world at large: the rising cost of living; unfunded Social . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Probability And Information
by Robert F. MacKinnon
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242 pages. Paperback.

While firmly rooted in sound mathematics, this is a book that aims to be accessible to any bridge player. It develops the ideas of probability and information theory and applies them to bridge in a way no previous author has done. Concepts such as Vacant Spaces, Restricted Choice, and how splits in one suit affect the probabilities in other suits, are discussed in depth. Readers will emerge with . . . 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 ImageBridge Squeezes Complete: Winning Endplay Strategy
2nd Edition
by Clyde E. Love
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364 pages. Paperback.

This book was first published in 1959, and quickly became one of the classics of the game. Generations of bridge players have learned the fundamentals of squeeze play from Love. The original version has been out of print for some time, however, and it is now being republished in its first revision in 50 years. In its new modernized form, the concepts and terminology are much more accessible, and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCalf
by Krzysztof Martens
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165 pages. Paperback.

Practice in developing the level of concentration needed to act effectively on defense. Includes techniques and pitfalls to avoid. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCamouflage, Waiting Bid
Bidding Like Music
by Krzysztof Martens
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175 pages. Paperback.

When to give the table accurate information, when to conceal it, and when to broadcast misinformation. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCard By Card
by Roy Hughes
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192 pages. Paperback.

This book gives the reader a chance to watch an expert play a number of hands, either as declarer or defender. Most of the hands come from the author's own experience of top-level play. As usual in this type of presentation, the reader is offered the opportunity to make his own decisions at critical points in the play, and will be able to learn from situations where an expert took a different lin . . . 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 ImageDormer on Deduction
by Albert Dormer
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144 pages. Paperback.

Why do bridge players so often fail to make the right decisions? The answer to successful card play lies in correct thinking and in asking the right questions. Albert Dormer, internationally respected both as a player and as a writer of great distinction, shows how, through the use of deduction, bridge players can greatly enhance their card play and enormously increase their pleasure in this fasc . . . 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 ImageGuide Dog (Part 1)
by Krzysztof Martens
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300 pages. Paperback.

How to develop effective defensive-card-play understandings with a regular partner. How to help partner solve problems independent of the methods employed. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGuide Dog (Part 2)
by Krzysztof Martens
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257 pages. Paperback.

How to develop effective defensive-card-play understandings with a regular partner. How to help partner solve problems independent of the methods employed. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageImagination, Bridge Stories
by Krzysztof Martens
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148 pages. Paperback.

How to expand your capabilities to think in different ways and handle new situations. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageInferences at Bridge
by Marshall Miles
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192 pages. Paperback.

In this book, Miles addresses the complex area of inferences for the more advanced player. A good bridge player must be like a detective, constantly on the alert for those vital clues in the auction or play that will lead him to draw the right inferences and make the right bids or plays. The author shows how to do this, and describes many common situations where inferences are typically missed by . . . 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 ImageMaster Class: Lessons from the Bridge Table
by Fred Gitelman
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176 pages. Paperback.

Imagine sitting beside a world-class bridge player and being able to listen to his thoughts as each hand develops... you can help but improve your own game! Every hand in this fascinating book comes from actual play; many of them are taken from the author's own experience in world-level competition. Fred Gitelman believes that there is something to be learned from every bridge hand, whether you a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMatchpoint Tricks
by Ib Axelsen • Villy Dam
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96 pages. Paperback.

A collection of declarer play problems in matchpoint pairs. How do you manufacture that vital overtrick, or, just as importantly, give the defenders a chance to go wrong? A book for all duplicate players. . . . 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 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 ImageOwl, Fox And Spider
by Krzysztof Martens
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233 pages. Paperback.

How to develop expert deceptive capabilities. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlay Bridge With Reese
by Terence Reese
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250 pages. Paperback.

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 is now back in print after being unavailable for a number of years. . . . 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 ImagePlay These Hands With Me
by Terence Reese
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202 pages. Paperback.

Reese was the first author to introduce the 'over the shoulder' approach to describing bridge hands, 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 is now back in print after being unavailable for a number of years. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSerendipity in Bridge
by R. Jayaram
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148 pages. Paperback.

Imagine picking up a bridge book without noticing the author's name. Could you identify the author without reading the text? Kantar? Sure! Reese? Probably. Any other? A unique voice has recently surfaced in the world of bridge. With his first book, Logic, Intuition, and Instinct at the Bridge Table, R .Jayaram (Jay) advanced the revolutionary idea that bridge is NOT exclusively a game of logic. H . . . 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 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 ImageThe Art of Declarer Play
by Tim Bourke • Justin Corfield
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386 pages. Paperback.

Anybody can make straightforward contracts. This book is about how to handle the rest. If you already have a good grasp of declarer-play technique, the blocking and unblocking plays, the eliminations and the squeezes, then this is the book for you. Bourke and Corfield begin where most of the other books finish, and reveal what goes on inside the mind of an expert, explaining how to anticipate the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Bridge Journal (CD)
The Complete Collection
by The Bridge Journal
Price: $79.95
1485 pages. Compact disc.

This collection contains digital replicas of all 30 issues (over 1400 pages) of The Bridge Journal ever published, reproduced exactly as they originally appeared. The Bridge Journal was a magazine published from 1963 to 1966, produced by unpaid young tournament enthusiasts who were hoping to improve the game in several dimensions: technique, partnership methods, logistics, laws, forthrightness in . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Bridge Magicians
by Mark Horton • Radoslaw Kielbasinski
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192 pages. Paperback.

This is two books in one. You can treat it is an advanced text on declarer play, trying to solve each problem hand as it comes up. Or you can just relax and enjoy finding out more about these Polish stars who have won more international medals than the players from any other country over the last twenty years. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Bridge Philosopher
by James S. Kauder
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238 pages. Paperback.

The problems are interesting and the answers logical and informative, but each hand has a connected story, and that's where the fun starts. The author's comments about his partners and opponents are unprecedented. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Encyclopedia Of Card Play Techniques At Bridge
by Guy Leve
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424 pages. Paperback.

Unique in the literature of the game, this book describes and classifies hundreds of tactics, stratagems and coups used during the play of the hand at bridge. Each technique is illustrated with an example deal, and its application fully explained. The topics run the gamut from the simplest finesses to the most complex squeeze positions, and cover literally everything in between. This book will be . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Real Deal: Advanced Level (CD)
by Larry Cohen
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Compact disc.

Sixty interactive deals with Larry's comments and feedback, in an "over-my-shoulder" presentation. Based on five years of ACBL Real Deal columns. PC Format. This program contains 60 deals from Larry's real-life experience. On each deal, you will look at your 13 cards, see the auction develop (with your input), and then you will either defend or declare. As each trick is played, you will see the . . . 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 ImageTiger And Fly
by Krzysztof Martens
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203 pages. Paperback.

Advanced deals for the serious player. Emphasis on staying alert to possibilities. . . . 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.