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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 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 ImageDuplicate Bridge Schedules, History and Mathematics
by Ian MacKinnon
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427 pages. Hardcover.

The Bridge Movements Encyclopedia. This is an essential book for tournament directors as well as bridge players curious about the history of the game of duplicate bridge. This comprehensive volume supplies you with all the movements ever thought of and many hundreds of new ones. Included for each movement are the variations, modifications, origins, authors and history of its development. Each mov . . . 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 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 ImageTake All Your Chances At Bridge
by Eddie Kantar
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160 pages. Paperback.

Selecting the best line of play as declarer on a bridge hand is not easy. Most novices know something about basic odds and percentages, and can usually come up with a line that offers a reasonable chance of success. However, the expert player will skilfully combine options, so as to take advantage of more than one possibility. Rather than putting all his eggs in one basket, he will 'stay alive . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTake All Your Chances At Bridge - 2
by Eddie Kantar
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172 pages. Paperback.

Take All Your Chances at Bridge was published in 2009 and has already been reprinted twice. It won the American Bridge Teachers 2010 Book of the Year Award for best intermediate-level book. In this sequel, Kantar presents another collection of play problems for advancing players. Again, the theme is not just finding a good line of play: the trick is to combine as many possible lines as possible t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Law Of Total Tricks
Number 19
The Key To Competitive Bidding
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

In 1969 I read a bridge article that changed my life. "The Law of Total Tricks" (LOTT) was written by a brilliant Frenchman named Jean-Rene Vernes. His concept was: The key to competetive bidding is your # trump. Very interesting! I devoured the article - and was immediately hooked. When Larry Cohen and I began our partnership, I taught him the LAW, and it formed the basis for many of our agreeme . . . read more.