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Item Image(You Too Can Play) A Good Game of Modern Bridge
by Ron Klinger
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272 pages. Paperback.

Bidding methods come and go, but the ones that work stay. The popular style of bidding today is quite a bit removed from that of the 1960s, 1970s and even the 1980s. While high card values are still very important, today there is far more emphasis on shape. That affects your decision whether to open or not and your choice of rebid. In general bidding is far more competitive than it was thirty yea . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image100 Winning Bridge Tips For The Improving Player
by Ron Klinger
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144 pages. Paperback.

The new edition of this outstanding book contains some new tips which reflect the changes in the game since its original publication sixteen years ago. Learning from bitter experience at the bridge table is a slow, painful, and often costly business. The 100 winning tips are designed to cover specific and everyday situations in bidding, play, and defence, and they provide a painless substitute fo . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image5-Card-Major Stayman (Standard American)(Mod.)
Modern Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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96 pages. Paperback.

More and more, strong-notrump users eliminate the age-old taboo against holding a five-card major for a one-notrump opening. Opening one notrump can avoid a difficult rebid problem or preempt an opponent out of a one-spade overcall. However, the opening side then faces the challenging problem of how to locate five-three (as well as four-four) major-suit fits. Here is a comprehensive approach to h . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageAcol Bridge Flipper
by Ron Klinger
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32 pages. Booklet.

This unique fast fact finder enables players to rapidly check important points in bidding and play. Acol Bridge Flipper is aimed at the vast number of people who already play and who want to improve. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBetter Balanced Bidding
The Banzai Method Master Bridge
by David Jackson • Ron Klinger
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144 pages. Paperback.

Are you often surprised that you have stopped in 1NT or 2NT and game is easy? Are you regularly disappointed to be in 3NT or 6NT and find that the contract is very poor even though you seem to have enough points? * If so, this book provides the reasons why your results are not always as good as you want. The main cause is that for balanced hands the point count with which you are familiar is not . . . 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 - Much Better
(Std. American Edition)
Modern Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

Bidding theorists search long and hard for just the right combination of meanings that will produce the most efficient techniques for bidding in a given area. The author presents a non-standard but high-level problem-solving approach to responding to one notrump. The reader is offered ample opportunity to practice the different features on example deals, and can expeirment with the system in stag . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Basics
(Std. American Edition)
Modern Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

This unusual book combines the traditional approach to learning bridge, where the students is presented with all the rules and basic procedures together, with the modern idea of using a series of simpler games to enable gradual learning of the aspects that distinguish bridge from other games. Combines the classic introductory approach with a short version of introducing the student to bridge thro . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Conventions, Defences and Countermeasures
Master Bridge Series
2017 Edition
by Ron Klinger
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160 pages. Paperback.

Conventions are a vital element of bidding in bridge, and unless they are clearly understood, they can be destructive. Ron Klinger, one of the world's top bridge teachers, explains each convention, exploring in detail how it can be used--and how it is often misused. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge For Children
(Std. American Edition)
by Ron Klinger
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96 pages. Paperback.

This book expands on the author's original research into using a series of games, each slighty more complicated than the last, to build up the student's knowledge until it reaches bridge. Learning approaches are matched to approximate age levels. Suggestions for parents include how to supplement the activities offered here and how to pursue a child's interest further. Teaching bridge through a se . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Is Fun
Learn and Laugh with Ron Klinger
by Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

Bridge Is Fun contains more than 80 problems from recent tournaments, covering constructive and competitive bidding, opening leads, and defensive and declarer play. The book will also show you the lighter side of bridge after each solution. . . . 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 With The Blue Team
by Pietro Forquet • Ron Klinger
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384 pages. Paperback.

Bridge With the Blue Team sets down the most outstanding hands played by the Blue Team, the astonishingly successful Italian team that achieved a record number of victories in world class championships. The 140 chosen hands are first set out in single dummy form so that readers can make their own decisions about how to play the hand before reading the analysis provided. Sections at the end of the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeadly Defence
by Wladyslaw Izdebski • Roman Krzemien • Ron Klinger
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192 pages. Paperback.

This book covers every important aspect in bridge to make good bridge players into excellent defenders. It deals with opening leads (how to convey maximum information), defensive play when playing second hand, third hand and also when you are first to play to a trick, how to use signals more effectively and how to think on defence like an expert. This is the most interesting and important book on . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefending Doubled Contracts
Master Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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96 pages. Paperback.

Having doubled the opponents, you now have to find the best way of enforcing your call. Are the odds so close that defeating the contract is the over-riding priority? But if the opponents' intention were to deprive you of a certain game you should be looking to inflict severe penalties. These are the sort of questions that will face you in this quiz book of bridge problems. The deals have been ch . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFast Fact Finder for the ACOL System
by Ron Klinger
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30 pages. Booklet.

For Novices. Quick and easy access to some of the most important aspects of the game of bridge. Like all of Ron's flippers this one covers several key topics succinctly, all in a pocket-sized booklet, so you can always have it handy. This one looks at subjects including: - Opening the Bidding - Weak Two Bids and Benjamin Twos - Responding to NT Openings - Responding to a Suit Opening - Opene . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGuide To Better Bridge (Std. American)
Modern Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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184 pages. Paperback.

Pointers to better bidding technique in both partnership and competitive bidding. Emphasizes improvement through solid fundamentals and provides a huge array of practice examples and quizzes. Includes some material on play for a change of pace (or to help a teacher in constructing lessons). Emphasizes fundamentals over fanciness for players hoping to move toward the expert level. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGuide to Better Card Play (Acol)
Master Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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206 pages. Paperback.

The most comprehensive elementary-through-intermediate guide available on declarer play and defense, featuring tutorials, summaries, reviews, quizzes, and example deals. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGuide To Better Card Play (Std. American)
Modern Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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187 pages. Paperback.

Large catalog of techniques for declarer and defender. Stresses bread-and-butter techniques rather than fancy moves. Large number of examples, reviews and quiz questions. Presents the basic principles for improving declarers and defenders, supplemented with a long catalog of examples, practice deals and quizzes. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGuide To Better Duplicate Bridge (Std. American)
Modern Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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168 pages. Paperback.

Developing stronger technique and understanding widely used bidding conventions in a matchpoint context. Large amount of review and practice material. Includes some material on play for a change of pace (or to help a teacher in constructing lessons). How to adjust your bidding to meet the demands of matchpoint duplicate; emphasizes basics and partnership agreements. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow To Play Contract Bridge
Modern Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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72 pages. Paperback.

Along with a compact formulation of the basics in all areas of the game, this clear presentation gives the student a strong overview of what to expert if pursuing further. A section on how to behave and how to improve add practical wisdom to technical knowledge. Clear presentation of fundamentals in all areas using the traditional, all-in-one-step approach. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageImprove Your Bridge Memory
by Ron Klinger
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96 pages. Paperback.

Many bridge errors arise from a poor memory, and those who learn to improve their memories will automatically improve their games. This book covers beginner, intermediate, and advanced players; rather than just a course of memory lessons, it helps one learn and remember what is important to bridge players. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageImprove Your Declarer Play at No-Trumps
by Ron Klinger
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96 pages. Paperback.

Ron Klinger brings his huge knowledge and skills as a leading teacher to bear on the difficult situations declarer faces when playing in no-trumps. Many players feel trepidation when faced with playing a notrumps contract. This invaluable bridge guide to better declarer play teaches players how to approach such contracts without fear. The correct lines and logical thinking are explained clearly a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageImprove Your Opening Leads
by Ron Klinger
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96 pages. Paperback.

More games are lost by making the incorrect opening lead than by any other play--this essential guide to better bridge will help any player improve their game and their results. The opening lead is one of the toughest areas of bridge. By following the guidelines in this book not only will you find the winning lead more often, but you will also be able to avoid the futile or dangerous leads which . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageImprove Your Play At Trump Contracts
by Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

Following the successful Improve Your Declarer Play at Notrumps, Ron Klinger shows how to make the most of your assets in trump contracts. When to cross-ruff and many more topics are covered to make you a better declarer and make that extra trick or two to give you a top score. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageImprove Your Slam Bidding
by Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

Bidding in the slam area has developed rapidly over the past twenty years and players are bidding slams more often and more accurately. In this book Ron Klinger shows how to judge whether slam is likely or not and reveals the methods to find the critical cards in partner's hand, whether it is to stay out of a poor slam, bid a good small slam, or find an excellent grand slam. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMemory-Aids and Useful Rules Flipper
by Ron Klinger
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32 pages. Booklet.

This new Fast Fact Finder provides memory-aids for use in bidding and play. It also gives the key numerical rules, which guide players in specific bidding and play situations. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageModern Losing Trick Count Flipper
by Ron Klinger
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28 pages. Booklet.

Players will bid more accurately with the help of this easy-to follow guide to a method of hand valuation. The Losing Trick Count (LTC) is a way of measuring the trick-taking potential of a trump contract without the need to count points. It enables you to calculate the playing strength and the tricks in your own hand, and to accurately estimate the useful tricks in a partner's hand. Put these t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlaying Doubled Contracts
Master Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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96 pages. Paperback.

The opponents have doubled your contract and you have to decide how best to play the hand. Are you aiming to make your doubled contract? Is there a possibility of doubled overtricks? These are attractive objectives, but often they are not realistic. Should you accept that you will not make your contract and limit your losses as best you can? Obviously it is better to go one down than three or fou . . . 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 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 ImageRon Klinger Answers Your Bridge Queries
by Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

Are you having a problem at bridge or a disagreement with your partner? Ron Klinger, one of the leading bridge teachers, replies to bridge questions from players around the world in this stimulating book. . . . 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 ImageTeach Your Child Bridge
Using a simplified Acol system
by Ron Klinger
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96 pages. Paperback.

This is the Acol version of the book Bridge For Children. It is identical in the early part and introduces Acol near the end. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Bridge Player Who Laughed
Modern Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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144 pages. Paperback.

There are two types of comic stories about bridge: Those that depend on some general characteristic of the game or its players, and those that relate to a particular layout of the cards. This wide-ranging collection not only encompasses both types, it also contains pearls of wisdom for those in special situations (in particular, if married to one's partner). A wide-ranging group of fun stories an . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Deadly Defence Quiz Book
by Wladyslaw Izdebski • Roman Krzemien • Ron Klinger
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160 pages. Paperback.

The sequel to Deadly Defence, this book goes further into the areas needed to become a deadly defender and a feared opponent, and provides a large number of practical problem hands set in quiz form. Defence is the hardest part of bridge and even top-class players make mistakes much too frequently. Part 1 of this book gives insights into how to become a deceptive defender and how to recognize spec . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Modern Losing Trick Count (Acol Ed.)
(Acol Edition)
Master Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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144 pages. Paperback.

Measure the trick-taking potential of a trump contract without the need to count points. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Modern Losing Trick Count (Std. American Ed.)
(Std. American Edition)
Modern Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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160 pages. Paperback.

Among experts, the losing trick count is one of the most widely used methods for overcoming the negative aspects of straight point-counting. LTC is deceptively simple, but it can be highly effective if applied in a sophisticated way. This book guides you to expert use of an effective, classic hand-valuation technique. Many experts use the losing trick count as a primary or secondary method of val . . . 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 Power Of Positive Bidding
Bidding Secrets of the Italian Champions
by Wladyslaw Izdebski • Dariusz Kardas • Wlodzimierz Krysztofczyk • Ron Klinger
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240 pages. Paperback.

This remarkable book is based on the close observation of the solutions by the Italian Champions to bidding problems. Acute judgements produced astonishing results, which have been analyzed in this exhilarating text. No competent bridge player will want to miss the opportunity of following this exciting work. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Power of Shape
by Ron Klinger
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144 pages. Paperback.

Average bridge players tend to focus on point count for their bidding decisions, but the expert recognizes that the shape of the hand also plays a vital role. Knowing the implications of shape will help you find the best contract more often. This insightful reference not only reveals how to use hand patterns to winning effect, but also shows how to incorporate the ideas of shape in your bidding s . . . 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 ImageTo Win At Bridge
Have You Got What It Takes?
Master Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

The world of bridge has winners and also-rans. What would you rather be? Winning might not be everything, but it is much better than finishing second or third, and way ahead of being out of place. This book examines the attributes and skills you need to be on the winner's dais more often--not only the personal qualities and psychological requirements, but also the methods you are using and the st . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageUnderstanding Slam Bidding
by Ron Klinger • Andrew Kambites
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128 pages. Paperback.

To bid in a controlled auction to a successful slam is one of the great pleasures of bridge. In Understanding Slam Bidding, Ron Klinger and Andrew Kambites teach you the important modern conventions and teach you how to identify the key cards in your hand. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageUnderstanding the Uncontested Auction
by Ron Klinger • Andrew Kambites
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128 pages. Paperback.

Good bidding is based on the understanding of principles. Understanding the Uncontested Auction aims to help aspiring players in a sympathetic and logical manner to bridge the bidding gap between themselves and the experts. You can use it either as a complete modern bidding system or selctively to improve your general standard of bidding. . . . read more.