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BOOKS ON DECLARER PLAY

Item Image25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
List Price: $18.95  Discount Price: $16.11  You Save: 15%
192 pages. Paperback.

This book deals with the play of the cards as declarer, perhaps the most important part of the game. As usual in the '25' series, basic ideas on the strategies and tactics available to declarer are covered comprehensively in the early part of the book, while in later chapters, more advanced players will find ideas and topics that challenge their own understanding of the game. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA Bridge To Inspired Declarer Play
by Julian Laderman
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176 pages. Paperback.

Recognize what technique to use on each particular deal. This book addresses the thought processes that novice declarers must develop and practice. What features of a bridge hand lead an expert to select the correct line of play from all those available? The carefully chosen examples in this book will help advancing players to recognize those features and take action accordingly. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA Bridge to Simple Squeezes
by Julian Laderman
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152 pages. Paperback.

Most bridge players find squeeze play the hardest technique to learn. It has unavoidable technical aspects that for many make it impenetrable. In this award-winning book, the reader is taken slowly and carefully through the basics, and by the end will be confident that they too can execute simple squeezes at the table. This second edition reflects many enhancements and improvements made to the or . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA Computer's Twist
Play Problems for you with Bridge Baron Analysis
by Jason Rosenfeld • Prahalad Rajkumar
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172 pages. Paperback.

Analyze deals and compare results with the Bridge Baron computer program. Not just your average book of bridge problems, this book provides challenging and entertaining bridge problems for you to enjoy and also includes a never before seen look inside the world of computer bridge. On each deal, after you have analyzed the deal and solved the problem, see how Bridge Baron fared on the deal and an . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageAvoidance Play (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 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. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Endplays For Everyone
by David Bird
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271 pages. Paperback.

This straightforward book makes endplays understandable. The endplay is an aspect of declarer play at bridge that many players think is beyond them. Yet while endplays can be extremely complex, the basic principles are not. Five years ago, David Bird wrote Bridge Squeezes for Everyone, a book about an even more complex topic that has become a modern classic. Using the same straightforward, conver . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Squeezes for Everyone
by David Bird
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221 pages. Paperback.

Did you always think squeezes were too difficult? Or perhaps you know the basics but now you want to learn about more complex and advanced squeeze positions? If you fit either of these categories, or even if you just want to improve your understanding of an important aspect of declarer play, this book is for you. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageChallenge Your Declarer Play
by Danny Roth
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128 pages. Paperback.

In this quiz book, the well-known author, Danny Roth, has compiled a set of challenges that will test readers' ability as a declarer, and at the same time, introduce some stratagems that may be unfamiliar. The hands are tougher than those in Focus on Declarer Play, and they are not presented in the same teaching mode, rather, they are in a random order as one might encounter them at the bridge ta . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageClues from the Bidding at Bridge
by Julian Pottage
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160 pages. Paperback.

Defenders invariably base their strategy on declarer's bidding. Yet so often declarers fail to return the compliment: they flail away without a thought of what the defenders have or have not done. Just one bid from an opponent may tip off declarer to the winning play - perhaps warning of a bad break or that a finesse is doomed. When the defenders have made several bids the declarer may be able to . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeceptive Declarer Play
The Art Of Bamboozling At Bridge (Vol. 1)
by Barry Rigal
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158 pages. Paperback.

Would you like to beat some unbeatable contracts? Would you like to make some unmakable contracts? Would you like to become a bridge magician? This book will show you the way to improve your game, amaze your partner, and befuddle your opponents. Deception is a bomb which can be used to explode the defense. But, be careful! To avoid being hoist on your own petard, listen to Barry Rigal, the muniti . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeclarer Play The Bergen Way
How to Make More Contracts
by Marty Bergen
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216 pages. Hardcover.

Techniques every declarer must know. 2005 Bridge Book of the Year. Guaranteed to do wonders for your bridge game, this book shows you the right way to size up the hand when dummy is tabled. One of the most popular bridge authors of our time, Marty Bergen, Mr. POINTS SCHMOINTS, explains: ? What to count, and how to do it the easy way ? How to find extra entries when they are most needed ? Wh . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEddie Kantar Teaches: Topics in Declarer Play at Bridge
(Eddie Kantar Teaches)
by Eddie Kantar
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240 pages. Paperback.

Kantar's two-book series on Bridge Defense ( Modern Bridge Defense and Advanced Bridge Defense) won an ABTA Book of the Year Award in 1999. This new book addresses a more popular topic, using a similar approach. While not a comprehensive treatment of declarer play at bridge, this book deals with specific topics exhaustively, and will be invaluable to the improving player: finesses (when and how t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageElimination Plays (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 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. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEliminations & Throw-ins (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. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEndplays & Coups (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 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. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEntry Management (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. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEntry Management (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 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. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFocus on Declarer Play
by Danny Roth
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128 pages. Paperback.

For most intermediate bridge players, declarer play is both fascinating and challenging, but too often they are left after a hand is over with the sinking feeling that they could have done better. In this book, acclaimed British author Danny Roth takes his readers through the most common causes of errors on play: mishandling communications, making errors involving trumps, failing to take advantag . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow to Play 3NT
Number 7
Best Declarer Play Tips
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

Size up the hand, analyze your key suit, think about entries, and plan the play. All this, and a whole lot more. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow to Play 4 of a Major
Number 8
Best Declarer Play Tips
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

Avoid losing finesses, manage your entries, count opponent's hands, set-up endplays, draw trumps or not, plus a whole lot more. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow to Play a Bridge Hand
12 Easy Chapters to Winning Bridge
by William S. Root
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320 pages. Paperback.

This book is not for experts, nor for beginners, but it is for the 90 percent of the players in between. The 300 or more bridge hands included here are among Bill Root's favorites, collected by him during his thirty years as a teacher. This experience eminently qualifies him as an expert judge in the selection of hands and their presentation so that the average player can understand and learn. * . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow To Play Card Combinations
by Mike Lawrence
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227 pages. Paperback.

52 hands presented as problems. Discusses the proper way to play each combination. Each hand concludes with further analysis. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow To Read Your Opponents' Cards
by Mike Lawrence
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175 pages. Paperback.

Each chapter takes a principle, helps the reader understand it, and gives examples, plus a quiz on the subject. A great help if you seem to guess right half the time or less when playing the dummy. . . . 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 ImageMaster Finessing
by Hugh Kelsey
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10 pages. Booklet.

Hugh Kelsey will always be remembered as one of the all-time great bridge writers and analysts. He was the author of more than 50 bridge books, and was the advisor and editor for the Master Bridge Series from its foundation. Here, he gives tips to those interested in improving their bridge game. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMasterpieces Of Declarer Play
by Julian Pottage
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128 pages. Paperback.

Every page of Masterpieces of Declarer Play offers a piece of wisdom on how to play as a declarer. It captures the essence of the author's extensive knowledge about and instinct for the game. It additionally features a refreshing and exciting collection of hands which will be appreciated by any bridge player. The advice is certain to improve your game while the classic hands will keep you turning . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMisplay These Hands With Me
by Mark Horton
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208 pages. Paperback.

The late Terence Reese, perhaps the greatest bridge writer of all time, introduce the 'over-the-shoulder' style of bridge writing in his classic Play These Hands with Me. In this wry homage to the master, Horton leads the reader through a plausibly logical line of play on each instructive deal, but one that ends in failure. In each post-mortem, the 'expert' realizes how he could have improved on . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMore Declarer Play The Bergen Way
How to Make More Contracts
by Marty Bergen
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216 pages. Hardcover.

Sequel to the award-winning book. A proven approach to winning! Demonstrates and illustrates the right way to think about the hand when dummy is tabled. After reading this book, you'll be delighted when the tricks start rolling in. One of the most popular bridge authors of our time, Marty Bergen, Mr. Points Schmoints, explains: ? How to give yourself an extra chance to make the hand ? When to . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePatrick Jourdain's Problem Corner
by Patrick Jourdain
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160 pages. Paperback.

Patrick Jourdain's Problem Corner has been a popular regular feature of BRIDGE Magazine in the UK for many years. This collection of challenging declarer-play problems has been selected from the best of the material that has appeared there, and will be welcomed by advanced players. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlan The Play
Problems In Declarer Play For Intermediate Players
by Dave Huggett
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128 pages. Paperback.

Demonstrating 60 single dummy problems, designed for experienced but not expert players, this book aims to familiarize players with card combinations likely to turn up at the table. It shows how they can be solved by using logic, leading to greater confidence in the player. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning in Suit Contracts (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 ImagePlanning in Suit Contracts (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. Paperback.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play 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 . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning Notrump Contracts (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 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 ImagePlanning the Play in Notrump (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 ImagePositive Declarer Play in Bridge
by Terence Reese • Julian Pottage
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160 pages. Paperback.

This book was originally published in 1985, and in this new edition is substantially revised and expanded. It is a collection of bridge problems designed to teach players how to think along the right lines at the bridge table. Anyone who absorbs even a fraction of the ideas presented here will himself making contracts that might have been defeated, and defeating contracts that might have been mad . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePractical Aspects Of Declarer Play
by Krzysztof Martens
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251 pages. Paperback.

How to take legal advantage of the opponents' behavior and develop an appreciation for the perspectives of the other players. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageReese on Play
by Terence Reese
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186 pages. Paperback.

This book is one of the all-time classics, a landmark in the development of bridge, especially in the field of card play. First published in 1948, it is now back in print after being unavailable for a number of years. In it, the author reveals what counts in play and defense and shows the reader how to join the ranks of the experts. This is a book that every improving bridge player must own. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSafety Plays (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 ImageSafety Plays (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 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 ImageTest Your Play As Declarer - Vol. 1
by Paul Lukacs • Jeff Rubens
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190 pages. Paperback.

Analyze and play out the difficult hands. Teaches you how to analyze and play out difficult hands. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTest Your Play As Declarer - Vol. 2
by Paul Lukacs • Jeff Rubens
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202 pages. Paperback.

Analyze and play out the difficult hands. Teaches you how to analyze and play out difficult hands. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Bridge World's Test Your Play
by Jeff Rubens
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164 pages. Paperback.

North America's oldest and most prestigious bridge magazine, The Bridge World features a monthly column entitled 'Test your Play', which presents difficult problems in declarer play for readers to solve. This is a collection of some of the best of these from the last twenty years; if you can solve even half of them, you may be one of the best declarers in the world! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Extra Edge in Play
by Terence Reese • Julian Pottage
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160 pages. Paperback.

Bobby Fischer, the reclusive chess champion, once said: "You have found a good move - fine - now look for a better one." The same advice holds true in bridge. If you settle for second best, you will not achieve your full potential. Through a series of problems that are both fresh and a genuine test of skill, the reader is offered the chance to become accustomed to looking for that extra edge. Whe . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Simple Squeeze (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 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. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTricks With Finesses (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 ImageTricks With Trumps (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 ImageVirtual European Championship (Part 1)
Dynamic Declarer Play
by Krzysztof Martens
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230 pages. Paperback.

Huge collection of advanced play deals in a simulated European Championship. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageVirtual European Championship (Part 2)
Dynamic Declarer Play
by Krzysztof Martens
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249 pages. Paperback.

Huge collection of advanced play deals in a simulated European Championship. . . . read more.