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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 More Conventions You Should Know
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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192 pages. Paperback.

If you're comfortable with the material in Barbara Seagram's best-selling first book, then you're ready to move on to the more sophisticated bidding gadgets in this one. Even if you don't want to add all these to your own system, you need to be familiar with them because you'll find your opponents using them. Once again, each convention is clearly and simply explained, and you'll see how it fits . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image25 Ways to Compete in the Bidding
by Barbara Seagram • Marc Smith
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224 pages. Paperback.

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 ImageBetter Slam Bidding With Bergen
Companion workbook to Slam Bidding Made Easier
by Marty Bergen
List Price: $9.95  Discount Price: $8.46  You Save: 15%
64 pages. Booklet.

YOU CAN Bid Slams Better! This perfect compliment to Slam Bidding Made Easier is loaded with valuable tips. A must-read for all players who want to bid slams better. Many helpful checklists are included to help solidify your partnership. In addition, you will learn: ? The only sure-fire way to improve your slam bidding. ? Which agreements are essential for all RKC players. ? How to evalua . . . 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 Conventions in Depth
by Matthew Granovetter • Pamela Granovetter
List Price: $25.95  Discount Price: $22.06  You Save: 15%
290 pages. Paperback.

These wonderful agreements and gadgets turn your everyday bidding system into something personal, something that fits the exact style that you and your partner want to play. And now you can choose from some seventy expert-level ideas to add to your bidding arsenal, quickly and painlessly. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Conventions, Defences and Countermeasures
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 ImageBuilding a Bidding System
by Roy Hughes
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176 pages. Paperback.

This book discusses the theory of bridge bidding for advanced players, with emphasis on the principles that need to underpin an effective bidding system. These include the concepts of Useful Space, Relays, Transfers, Dialogue Bidding, as well as the conflicting needs for a system that is robust, antagonistic, and also accurate. The ideas are illustrated with dozens of example hands from champions . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCompetitive Bidding in the 21st Century
by Marshall Miles
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240 pages. Paperback.

In this book, written for serious tournament players, Miles addresses the the complex arena of competitive bidding methods. Miles discusses current thinking, and recommends methods which will continue to be playable as bridge enters the 21st century. This book will appeal to more serious readers but can be enjoyed thoroughly by the advancing player. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCompetitive Bidding With Two-Suited Hands
by Max Hardy
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154 pages. Paperback.

He addresses inadequacies in standard methods and suggests invauable answers to previously ignored bidding problems. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCuebidding at Bridge
A Modern Approach
by Ken Rexford
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200 pages. Paperback.

Everyone knows that control-showing bids are the expert route to slam, but it is remarkable hard to find a comprehensive treatment of this vital area of the game. Until now, that is. This is an exhaustive work, covering a lot of territory. The average reader won't agree with everything he reads - and it would be a mammoth undertaking to try and adopt it all - but it will get them thinking about t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCuebids in a Nutshell
by Dee Berry
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132 pages. Spiral bound.

The ability to grasp and use one single bridge tool, the cuebid, is the way to most easily judge those players who will make real progress in bridge. "Cuebids in a Nutshell" is dedicated to advancing students and players who want a firm grasp of the cuebid in it's many guises. Cuebid more and win more. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageExtra Length Transfer Bids
Bidding Like Music
by Krzysztof Martens
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103 pages. Paperback.

Brings the reader up to date with cutting-edge suggestions for using the transfer principle. . . . 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 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 ImageFour-Suit Transfers
Practice Your Bidding Series
by Barbara Seagram • Andy Stark
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68 pages. Paperback.

With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format; Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions. With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice b . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHand Evaluation
Number 4
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

The most important topic in bridge. Marty's reader-friendly tips are helpful, easy to learn, and best of all, they work! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHand Evaluation, Bidding Decisions
Bidding Like Music
by Krzysztof Martens
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146 pages. Paperback.

Expert-level valuation techniques, including adjustments based on analyzing the auction. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHand Evaluation: Points Schmoints
Guaranteed to make YOU a Better Bidder
by Marty Bergen
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64 pages. Paperback.

In this book Marty goes a little further in discussing his "rule of twenty". The reader will learn to reevaluate honor cards to get a more accurate point count. Aces are generally worth more than 4, jacks are generally worth less than 1. Honors in your own suits are worth more if you play the hand. Anyone who enjoyed Points Schmoints will find this a useful addition to their bridge library. ? . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageI Fought The Law (Of Total Tricks)
by Mike Lawrence • Anders Wirgren
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271 pages. Paperback.

Judgement-based hand evaluation for more accurate bidding. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageImprove Your Bidding Judgment
by Neil Kimelman
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192 pages. Paperback.

Discusses how to make decisions in the bidding, especially in competitive auctions. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageIntroduction To Negative Doubles
A Must-Read for the Aspiring Player
by Marty Bergen
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64 pages. Paperback.

Here is an introduction on one of the most widely-used conventions. Marty clarifies the best way to play each sequence, so you can avoid any misunderstandings with your partner. ? Learn the secrets of the negative double. Find out how many points and what kind of hand you need to use this exciting bidding tool. ? Opener's Rebids -- A plethora of carefully-chosen examples that will enlighten . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageIt's Your Call
by Marshall Miles
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192 pages. Paperback.

For about 25 years, Miles was the moderator of a monthly all-star bidding panel for a California bridge publication. This book is a compilation of his favorite problems from those years, together with the panel's views and the author's own trenchant comments. As ever, he goes his own way; he refuses, for example, to assign scores to various bids on the grounds that he wasn't going to give himse . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageLarry Cohen's Bidding Challenge
by Larry Cohen
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192 pages. Paperback.

This book puts the reader at the table in the world's most prestigious Invitational Pairs tournaments. The author presents real-life hands from several of these tournaments as bidding problems that you can try with your own favorite partner. Then you can read Cohen's insightful analysis of how each pair of hands should be bid, and compare your results with those of the world-class experts who act . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMastering Weak 2-Bids
Number 5
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

Potential weak 2-bids occur on many hands. Knowing when to open, how to respond, and when/how to overcall is crucial. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMatch Your Bidding Against The Masters
Modern Bridge Series
by Keith McNeil
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176 pages. Paperback.

Could you use expert help in any of these areas: Bidding over pre-empts, penalty doubles, part score strategy, bidding in fourth seat, high level decisions, defence against psychic bidding, competitive bidding, lead directing bids, choice of overcall, bidding after an overcall, weak points-huge fit, weak two openings, bidding after a double, opener's rebid, responder's rebid? These and many other . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageModern Constructive Bidding
by Marshall Miles
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240 pages. Paperback.

The logical follow-up to the author's best-selling Competitive Bidding in the 21st Century, this book deals with the latest expert thinking on constructive auctions at bridge. As usual, Miles' ideas are cutting edge, and not everything he recommends will appeal to everyone. However, also as usual, he challenges his readers to think and question what they are currently doing, and convince themselv . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageModern Doubles
Number 1
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

In olden days, most doubles were penalty, but this approach is not very practical. Instead, doubles are now used as an excellent way to find out more about partner's hand. This booklet focuses on ten doubles that are essential to good competitive bidding. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMore Points Schmoints
Sequel to the 1996 Book of the Year
by Marty Bergen
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210 pages. Hardcover.

A sequel that more than measures up to original. Here, collected in one delightful volume, are more than 70 gems, guaranteed to increase your enjoyment of bridge and your ability to win. Marty Bergen shares the secrets that have led to 10 National Championships: ? How the experts think when evaluating their hand ? How to avoid bidding too much... or too little ? Bergen Raises -- distingui . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageNegative Doubles
A Must Read for Every Partnership
by Marty Bergen
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118 pages. Paperback.

The negative double is one of the most important bidding tools in modern bridge. In consequence, popular author and teacher Marty Bergen has written a book all about this deadly bidding weapon. Of course, the good old basics are covered, in a style that even the beginner will understand. Responses to the double are detailed, not forgetting the Penalty Pass - yummee! New concepts such as Thrump do . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageNegative Doubles for Acol Players
by Marty Bergen • Tim Bourke
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128 pages. Paperback.

Marty Bergen, the ten-time US National Champion, covers the hands which are ideal for the negative double, those which are imperfect but still qualify, and those which you must not double. Also included are aspects of hand valuation, opener's replies to the negative double, rebids by the doubler, and when to play for penalties. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePoints Schmoints
Bergen's Winning Bridge Secrets
by Marty Bergen
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210 pages. Hardcover.

Bridge Book of the Year. Loaded with helpful tips. Here, collected in one delightful volume, are more than 65 gems, guaranteed to increase your enjoyment of bridge and your ability to win. Marty Bergen shares the secrets that have led to 10 National Championships. With elegant style and refreshing simplicity, Marty reveals: ? The Rule of 20 -- a reliable yardstick for opening the bidding ? . . . 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 ImageRoman Keycard Blackwood
Practice Your Bidding Series
by Barbara Seagram • Linda Lee
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68 pages. Paperback.

With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format; Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSplinter Bids
Practice Your Bidding Series
by Barbara Seagram • Linda Lee
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68 pages. Paperback.

With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format; Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageStayman Auctions
Practice Your Bidding Series
by Barbara Seagram • Linda Lee
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68 pages. Paperback.

With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format; Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Complete Book On Balancing In Contract Bridge
Revised Edition.
by Mike Lawrence
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451 pages. Paperback.

Since it was first published, this has been the definitive book on the tough topic of balancing your bridge hand. It examines auctions where the opponents bid something and you are given the opportunity to either let them have it or to balance. This revised and expanded edition is updated to reflect modern bidding practices and covers almost any possible auction. The cost of not balancing can be . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Complete Book On Overcalls in Contract Bridge
A Mike Lawrence Classic
2nd Edition
by Mike Lawrence
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320 pages. Paperback.

Originally published in 1980, this book quickly became recognized as a must-read for any would-be bridge expert, and has never been out of print. Now, almost 30 years later, the author has revised, updated and expanded it to take into account modern developments in the theory and practice of competitive bidding. Anyone who is at all serious about improving their game needs to own a copy of this . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Daily Telegraph Easy Guide To Acol Bridge
by Patrick Jourdain
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176 pages. Paperback.

Acol bidding is the most popular system in the UK and is used by the majority of players throughout the country. Because it uses a weak no-trump opening and a minimum of conventions, it's a great way for beginners to learn how to bid with confidence. Partnerships that use Acol will never have misunderstandings in the auction, regardless of the level of experience of either or both players. Now, t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Golden Rules of Constructive Bidding
by Julian Pottage • Marc Smith
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128 pages. Paperback.

Bidding depends to some extent on the agreed system, but underpinning those methods are standards that are common around the globe: the Golden Rules. No matter what you play, this book will show you how to avoid unwise bidding contracts. . . . 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 NoTrump Zone
by Danny Kleinman
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192 pages. Paperback.

Notrump openings, and the constructive auctions that follow them, are two of the most neglected areas in bridge literature. Following on from his popular articles in the ACBL Bulletin, Kleinman discusses the principles behind notrump bids and rebids in a variety of situations, emphasizing the ideas and concepts rather than attempting to teach a series of rigid rules. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Weak Notrump
How To Play it, How To Play Against It
by Andy Stark
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200 pages. Paperback.

All North American players are taught to play using a strong notrump, but that is not the way of the rest of the world. Even in North America, weak notrump systems, or even Kamikaze notrump systems, are becoming more common. This book discusses the advantages and disadvantages of playing a system with a weaker notrump opening, and shows how the 1NT range impacts the rest of the bidding system. E . . . 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 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.

                                   
Item ImageWielding The Axe
The Vanishing Art of the Penalty Double
by Augie Boehm
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162 pages. Paperback.

Nothing exemplifies the keen competitive spirit of tournament bridge better than the penalty double. Acquire a feel for opportunistic doubles, add a potent weapon to your arsenal, avoid dangerous gambles, and become a more feared opponent. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWin At Duplicate Bridge
Bid Difficult Bridge Hands Like An Expert
by Fred Parker
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210 pages. Paperback.

Learn the rules in this intermediate-level book and become a better bidder than your opponents. . . . read more.