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Item ImageBoehm's Card Play Essentials
by Augie Boehm
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56 pages. Paperback.

If you have already taken beginner bridge classes and feel uncertain about how to play or defend a hand, this booklet is right for you. You won't find endplays, squeezes or other rarities: what you will find are the card play techniques that occur with the greatest frequency and therefore present the most common challenges. For the most part, all four hands are displayed in the illustrated deal . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge At The Enigma Club
by Peter Winkler
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184 pages. Paperback.

Robert Tischman is just looking for a game of bridge, but when a mysterious woman persuades him to partner her in a two-session event at the Engima Club, he gets much more than that. This is a book that can be enjoyed on several levels: 1) as a fun read with lots of great bridge deals; 2) as a glimpse of what the game might be like if technology were applied to it with more imagination; 3) as an . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Crosswords
by Jeff Chen
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74 pages. Paperback.

Now bridge players who enjoy crosswords can combine their favorite pastimes! For this book, New York Times and Los Angeles Times crossword constructor Jeff Chen has designed 52 brand-new crosswords with bridge-themed clues and solutions, providing hours of challenge and fun. The puzzles in this book range from Easy (NY Times Monday level) to Challenging (NY Times Thursday level). Jeff Chen's cro . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge In 3 Weeks
by Alan Truscott
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224 pages. Paperback.

A comprehensive, 3-week, day-by-day bridge course for the beginner by the bridge editor of The New York Times. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Mix: Chocolate-coated Contracts And Plenty Of Nuts
by Paul Holtham
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160 pages. Paperback.

Think Douglas Adams with a dash of Victor Mollo, and get ready for a wild ride! Whether you look at this as a novel, or as a linked series of short stories, it represents the arrival of a brilliantly imaginative new writer of bridge fiction. Fast-paced, crazy, funny, full of great bridge deals in settings that vary from a major bridge tournament through ancient Egypt to outer space, this book tak . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Mix: The Bridge Cartoons of Charles M. Schulz
by Charles M. Schulz
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64 pages. Paperback.

In the late 1950's, with his masterwork "Peanuts" already rolling, Charles Schulz decided that newspapers needed a new feature, a single panel cartoon about bridge. Each week of "It's Only A Game" featured one bridge strip... and here they are! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge with Bells and Whistles
by Mary Ann Dufresne • Marion Ellingsen
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224 pages. Paperback.

There are plenty of bridge books for serious players, and also a number of books for raw beginners. However, very little has been published for the player who has completed the Basic course and is now ready to add a few 'bells and whistles' to his or her game. This book conducts a thorough review of all the bidding ideas and concepts encountered in a Beginner course on bridge, and takes the reade . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDouble Elimination: A Bridge Mystery
by Jim Priebe
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160 pages. Paperback.

Art Fraser, the bridge-playing detective who made his debut in Takeout Double, is faced with a new mystery. Bodies are coming to light in cottage country in upper New York state, and once again bridge seems to be an intrinsic part of the case. Fraser has to wrestle with problems in his personal life too, as he faces career and family decisions at the same time as he is tracking down a ruthless ki . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageExpert Bridge Simplified
Arithmetic Shortcuts For Declarer
by Jeff Rubens
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416 pages. Paperback.

This book takes a lighthearted approach to tackling challenging problems, and demystifies bridge mathematics for the practical player. After mastering the basic techniques for declarer, bridge players improve by applying those procedures more effectively. The most common question among those who study declarer's craft is: "How do I calculate the odds?" Even highly experienced players sometimes st . . . 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 ImageIt's All In The Game
The Fun Side Of Winning Bridge
by Robert Ewen • Jeff Rubens
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236 pages. Paperback.

Expert-level bridge is a serious game but that doesn't mean it can't be wild, wacky and downright fun! In this humorous book, Bob Ewen and Jeff Rubens bring us some of the funniest bridge stories ever collected. The bridge is top-notch, and the zany cast of characters and their escapades are unforgettable. Come join them and take a look into the fun side of winning bridge! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageKantar on Kontract
by Eddie Kantar
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192 pages. Paperback.

A treasury of short pieces from one of the bridge world's favorite writers. Great stories, great hands, tips and tricks to help your game - the best of the best! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOfficial Rules of Card Games
by Albert H. Morehead
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336 pages. Paperback.

Complete up-to-the-minute rules on more than 300 popular card games including the new international laws of contract bridge. Also included, choosing games for particular occasions, teaching card games to children, the etiquette of card games, how to give a card party as well as the general rules applying to all games and technical ters used in card games. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOut of Hand...And Off the Fairway
by Bill Buttle
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160 pages. Paperback.

Canadian cartoonist Bill Buttle is well-known to readers of the ACBL Bridge Bulletin in the USA for his trenchant lampooning of bridge and bridge players. In this, his first book-length collection, he aims his darts not only at bridge players but golfers. This book of hilarious one-panel cartoons will make a great holiday gift for any bridge nut or golf addict. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSwiss Match Challenge
by Jeff Rubens
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234 pages. Paperback.

Challenge these hands, have some fun, and gain the judgment and insight needed to become a winning player. Try to find the best call or play--then check the analysis to help strengthen your bidding and play and see how your decisions turn out. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTalking Bridge (Audio CD)
by Larry Cohen
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Compact disc.

Larry Cohen's set of 2 audio CD's is designed to be listened to at home, in the car, or on the road. Geared for intermediate level players, the discs cover lots of general advice, what to play (without learning lots of conventions) and lots of general practical and logical instruction. Description of each part of the convention card along with a lot of Larry's practical overall advice on how to i . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Bridge Player's Bedside Book
by Tony Forrester
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256 pages. Hardcover.

The ultimate collection of bridge stuff, with something for everyone from the beginner to the expert. Humor, mystery, quizzes, history, biography - it's all here. Over fifty world-class contributors, including Eddie Kantar, Alfred Sheinwold, Ron Klinger, Phillip Alder, Albert Dormer, and many more. Illustrated throughout, including elegant Fougasse cartoons such as this one. From Tony Forrester's . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Hog Takes to Precision
by Victor Mollo
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184 pages. Paperback.

Just about every bridge player in the world has read Victor Mollo's Bridge in the Menagerie, a book that is on any list of the all-time top ten on the game. Towards the end of his life, Mollo continued to write stories about the same well-loved characters (the Hideous Hog, the Rueful Rabbit, Oscar the Owl, and the rest), but some appeared only in the pages of obscure magazines, while others were . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Official ACBL Encyclopedia of Bridge
7th Edition
by ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) • Brent Manley
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632 pages. Hardcover.

This long-awaited edition is the most complete volume of bridge information and instruction ever compiled. With over 600 easy-to read and easy-to-search pages, it belongs in every bridge player's library. It has thousands of entries covering bridge terms, conventions, systems, rules, and top personalities. Completely redesigned format; 25% larger type; Comprehensive user-friendly index; Hundre . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Secrets of Winning Bridge
Second Edition
by Jeff Rubens
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224 pages. Paperback.

The classic, easy-to-understand shortcut to winning bridge. Jeff Rubens' classic book is as relevant today as when it was first published to critical acclaim. The secrets herein are not system-dependent; they pertain to general bridge skills and to bridge thinking. The book consistently makes successful bridge players' top-10 list of most influential books. Now back in print in a modernized Secon . . . 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 ImageWinners And Losers At The Bridge Table
by Bobby Goldman
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108 pages. Paperback.

Fifty bridge aphorisms, each accompanied by an appropriate Mary Grace cartoon. Learn the best way to act like a champion. . . . read more.