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BOOKS ON DEFENSE

Item Image25 Ways to Be a Better Defender
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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216 pages. Paperback.

Defense is the hardest part of playing bridge, but that doesn't mean that it's impossible to learn. In the final book of the bestselling '25' series, the authors explain how to make a plan as a defender: how to work out from the auction and play what declarer probably has, and which of the strategies available to defenders is likely to be successful. Opening leads, signaling and discarding are . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBergen For The Defense
How to Defeat More Contracts
by Marty Bergen
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216 pages. Hardcover.

Techniques Every Defender Must Know! Opening leads, signals, holdup plays, uppercuts, and a whole lot more. Guaranteed to do wonders for your bridge game, this book shows you the right way to size up the hand when dummy is tabled. ? How to know when not to "Cover an honor with an honor" ? Which signals every partnership must play ? How to find the killing lead against a slam ? Why you sho . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBetter Signalling Now
by Mark Horton
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128 pages. Paperback.

Good defensive carding agreements can improve the scores of any partnership in any session they play. This text takes readers through the modern options in terms of defensive signalling, and allows them to construct a system that suits their own style. Based on a previous book by the same author, this revised edition incorporates numerous suggestions and improvements from experts Tim Bourke and S . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBetter Signalling Now (E-BOOK)
by Mark Horton
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128 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

Good defensive carding agreements can improve the scores of any partnership in any session they play. This text takes readers through the modern options in terms of defensive signalling, and allows them to construct a system that suits their own style. Based on a previous book by the same author, this revised edition incorporates numerous suggestions and improvements from experts Tim Bourke and S . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge: Defending Together
by Freddie North
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160 pages. Paperback.

It's important that partners cooperate--interpreting the bidding correctly and being on the same wavelength--and here's how they can do just that. There are answers to such questions as "What can I infer from my partner's lead?" and "Is my partner's suggested line of defense worth pursuing?" as well as discussions of maintaining communication, avoiding a bath coup, blocking and unblocking, creati . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge: Defense at Trick One
by David J. Weiss
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192 pages. Paperback.

Teaches counting and defending intelligently based on the information available. Collection off 60 deals is presented as problems for the third hand player at trick one. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeceptive Defense
The Art Of Bamboozling At Bridge (Vol. 2)
by Barry Rigal
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210 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 in the hands of a defender is a two edged sword. While trying to slice up the declarer, you may wound your partner. Listen to Barry Rigal, the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefend These Hands with Me
by Julian Pottage
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192 pages. Paperback.

Julian Pottage worked on a number of books with the late Terence Reese, and this one pays homage to a man who was certainly the best bridge writer of his time. One of Reese's classics, Play these hands with me, pioneered the 'over-the-shoulder' style of bridge writing. What that book did for declarer play, the present one will do for defense: the reader can follow the thinking of an expert player . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefend With Your Life
by Terence Reese • Eddie Kantar
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150 pages. Paperback.

This joint venture between Bridge experts Eddie Kantar and Terence Reese offers a random selection of problems. Complex enough to keep you awake at night, but practical enough to offer solutions that can be applied to similiar situations at the bridge table. If you work at the problems in the right way, assembling all the information available, you will find your notions of defensive play will be . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefending 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. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefending Notrump Contracts (TYBT) (E-BOOK)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

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 ImageDefending 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 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 ImageDefending Suit Contracts (TYBT) (E-BOOK)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

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 ImageDynamic Defense at Bridge
by Mike Lawrence
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226 pages. Paperback.

An over-the-shoulder look at the most difficult part of bridge. Attempt to find the winning plays. 65 problems explained and analyzed. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEddie Kantar Teaches: Advanced Bridge Defense
by Eddie Kantar
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240 pages. Paperback.

American Bridge Teachers Association Book of the Year Award Winner. Eddie Kantar's various beginner books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies in ten different languages, not least because of his unique style and the humor that he introduces into the learning process. Advanced Bridge Defense is intended to cover some of the more complex concepts of bridge defense for the modern advancing pla . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEddie Kantar Teaches: Advanced Bridge Defense (E-BOOK)
by Eddie Kantar
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240 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

American Bridge Teachers Association Book of the Year Award Winner. Eddie Kantar's various beginner books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies in ten different languages, not least because of his unique style and the humor that he introduces into the learning process. Advanced Bridge Defense is intended to cover some of the more complex concepts of bridge defense for the modern advancing pla . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEddie Kantar Teaches: Modern Bridge Defense
by Eddie Kantar
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240 pages. Paperback.

Eddie Kantar's various beginner books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies in ten different languages, not least because of his unique style and the humor that he introduces into the learning process. Modern Bridge Defense is intended to cover the basic concepts of bridge defense, and will undoubtedly be a standard teaching tool and reference work for the next quarter-century. The topics cov . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEddie Kantar Teaches: Modern Bridge Defense (E-BOOK)
by Eddie Kantar
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240 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

Eddie Kantar's various beginner books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies in ten different languages, not least because of his unique style and the humor that he introduces into the learning process. Modern Bridge Defense is intended to cover the basic concepts of bridge defense, and will undoubtedly be a standard teaching tool and reference work for the next quarter-century. The topics cov . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFamous Leads And Defences
by David Bird
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128 pages. Paperback.

This is a collection of famous opening leads and key decisions in defence. On each deal, David Bird sets the scene and leaves the choice of which card to play to the reader, who can compare his efforts with those of the champion who originally held the cards. . . . 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 ImageKilling Defence At Bridge
by Hugh Kelsey
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192 pages. Paperback.

Killing Defence at Bridge is one of the all-time classics of the game. When it was first published, it revolutionized defense play, and today it continues to be as incisive and relevant as ever. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageLeading Questions in Bridge
by Sally Brock
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176 pages. Paperback.

Perhaps more points are won and lost on the opening lead than at any other time in a bridge hand. With only the bidding and his own thirteen cards as guidance, the opening leader must make a decision that has the potential, at one stroke, to determine the outcome of the play for better or worse. In this book, a top player and writer takes the reader through the questions that need to be asked bef . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMasterpieces of Defence
by Julian Pottage
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128 pages. Paperback.

Defense: the mere word can cause bridge players to step back. Yet the fact remains that you will defend roughly twice as many hands as you declare. A solid grasp of what it takes to break a contract is thus a key element of winning on a regular basis. Julian Pottage shows how players of all levels can optimize their talents. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMatchpoint Defense
by Jim Priebe
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200 pages. Paperback.

If defense is the hardest part of playing bridge (and it is!) then defending at matchpoint scoring is the toughest challenge a player can face. Every trick matters, irrespective of the contract, and every decision is potentially critical. In Thinking on Defense Jim Priebe introduced the idea of visualization, picturing likely hands for declarer and basing defensive strategy on those. In this book . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMatchpoint Defense (E-BOOK)
by Jim Priebe
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200 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

If defense is the hardest part of playing bridge (and it is!) then defending at matchpoint scoring is the toughest challenge a player can face. Every trick matters, irrespective of the contract, and every decision is potentially critical. In Thinking on Defense Jim Priebe introduced the idea of visualization, picturing likely hands for declarer and basing defensive strategy on those. In this book . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOpening Lead
by Krzysztof Martens
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165 pages. Paperback.

How to think about the opening lead from an expert perspective. Larger number of analyzed practice examples. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOpening Leads
by Mike Lawrence
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289 pages. Paperback.

Covers all standard lead considerations plus more. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePartnership Defense
by Kit Woolsey
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303 pages. Paperback.

The best book on defense ever written. How everyone can learn to defend like an expert. A detailed discussion of signals, leads, matchpoints, defensive conventions and protecting partner. Quizzes and a unique partnership test at the end. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePathways to Better Bridge Defense
by Danny Roth
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184 pages. Paperback.

Become a better defender! So you tend to get dealt very bad hands. I know exactly how you feel! But, facing the facts of life and recognizing that it is not your fault, you are going to have to accommodate this failing and improve your defense. It's a hard part of the game; even in international competitions, the standard of defensive play is, to put it kindly, modest. Yes, you will get plenty of . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning in Defense (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 Defense 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 ImageThe Golden Rules of Opening Leads
by Julian Pottage
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160 pages. Paperback.

The fate of many a contract hangs on the opening lead, making it the most important play in the whole hand. The Golden Rules of Opening Leads is an excellent guide to this frequently neglected aspect of the game. Here you can find all of the rules, with examples relevant to bridge today. If you study this book carefully, you will find that the way to pick killing leads derives from what you hear . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Setting Trick
Practical Problems in Bridge Defense
by Ian McCance
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160 pages. Paperback.

Problems in defensive cardplay; all deals selected from real events. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThinking on Defense
by Jim Priebe
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192 pages. Paperback.

Defense is the most difficult part of bridge, and for most players, the hardest part of defense is figuring out what to do. In this book, the reader is shown step-by-step how to visualize declarer's cards from the bidding and play, and then how to use this information to form a plan for the defense. This book is based on Jim Priebe's popular articles 'Visualization on Defense' which appeared in t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThinking on Defense (E-BOOK)
by Jim Priebe
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192 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

Defense is the most difficult part of bridge, and for most players, the hardest part of defense is figuring out what to do. In this book, the reader is shown step-by-step how to visualize declarer's cards from the bidding and play, and then how to use this information to form a plan for the defense. This book is based on Jim Priebe's popular articles 'Visualization on Defense' which appeared in t . . . read more.