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Item Image25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
by Barbara Seagram • Marc Smith
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192 pages. Paperback.

It doesn't take long before beginning bridge players want to know more about bidding systems, and especially about conventions. Even social players are usually keen to add a few choice gadgets to their bidding arsenal. Here 25 basic conventions and treatments are carefully explained, and the reader is shown how they can fit into standard bidding methods. Each section ends with a summary chart as . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image25 Ways to Compete in the Bidding
by Barbara Seagram • Marc Smith
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224 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Aimed at the same novice/social/intermediate player as their first book in the award-winning '25' series, this new title deals with competitive auctions in which the opponents have opened the bidding. This is the most complex area of bridge bidding, and never, until now, has it been dealt with comprehensively in a book that is understandable by non-experts. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Behind Bars
by Julian Pottage • Marc Smith
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208 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

"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 ImageCountdown to Winning Bridge
by Tim Bourke • Marc Smith
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216 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Did you ever notice how the bridge experts always seem to know where every card is? How their finesses always seem to succeed? How their guesses are nearly always perfect? This book won't teach you how to play quite that well, but it will introduce you to some very simple techniques that the experts use on play and defense. As declarer or defender, counting the hand is the one thing that will hel . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeceptive Card Play (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImageDefensive Signalling (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImageEliminations & Throw-ins (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImageEnterprising Bridge Tales: The Next Generation
by Marc Smith
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Paperback.

Bridge in the 24th Century. Decades after the adventures of Captain James T Quirk and the crew of the USS Competitor, we now follow the next generation of bridge crusaders as they traverse the universe. Led by Captain Jonathan Lucian Pillar III, the starship's latest incarnation is crewed by many familiar characters: an android Science Officer, an imposing Klingon as Chief of Security, and a youn . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEnterprising Bridge Tales: The Original Series
by Marc Smith
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Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Bridge in the 23rd century... They certainly play chess aboard Federation starships, so why should it come as a surprise to discover that bridge is also a popular pursuit? In these pages you can watch members of the crew playing as they warp through the galaxies. Follow the adventures of Captain Quirk and First Officer Sprock as their team competes against some of the best players in the universe . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEntry Management (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImagePlanning in Defense (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImagePlanning in Suit Contracts (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImagePlanning the Play in Notrump (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImageReading the Cards (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImageSafety Plays (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImageShould I or Shouldn't I
Drawing Trumps at Bridge
by Marc Smith
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241 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

To draw or not to draw? (trumps, that is)? You might be forgiven for thinking this is an easy question to answer, and on many deals it is. But there are also a large number of situations where it's all too easy to make the wrong decision. As declarer, you (usually) have the majority of cards in the trump suit, but managing them to best effect isn't always quite so simple. This book looks at thos . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSqueezes Made Simple (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImageThe Golden Rules of Competitive Auctions
by Julian Pottage • Marc Smith
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160 pages. Paperback.

These days somewhere between two-thirds and three-quarters of all auctions see both sides entering the fray. Having a basic knowledge of how to get into or stay in the bidding is therefore a key attribute for success at the bridge table. This book covers all the rules likely to help you and, as usual in this series, you will find plenty of examples both for and against each one. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Pocket Guide to Bridge Conventions You Should Know
by Barbara Seagram • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImageTricks With Finesses (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImageTricks With Trumps (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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64 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImageWin the Bermuda Bowl with Me
by Jeff Meckstroth • Marc Smith
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256 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

An over-the-shoulder look at the thought processes of one of the world's best players as Jeff Meckstroth takes the reader through the highs and lows of winning the Bermuda Bowl - the world teams championship. Written in the style of Terence Reese's classic Play Bridge with Reese, this book gives readers a chance to make their own decisions at critical stages in each deal, and compare their soluti . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWorld Class
Conversations With the Bridge Masters
by Marc Smith
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288 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Twenty-six of the world's best players talk about bridge - how they got started, their best and worst memories, their favorite hands, the players they most admire, the opponents they most fear, and their hopes for the future of the game. As you read this book, you will see the human side of people who up to now, may just have been names in a bridge column, but you'll also get from them a series o . . . read more.