|Bridge Odds For Practical Players|
by Hugh Kelsey • Michael Glauert
125 pages. Paperback.
Backing outsiders has ruined many a punter at the bridge table as well as the race track. Few players have any idea of how to harness the odds to solve problems that constantly recur. Which is the best line of play? Is it better to finesse or play for the drop? Will the diamonds break? Can the chances be combined? What are the exact odds? Here is the authoritative guide to these situations . . . read more.
|Bridge Out Of School|
by Bill Townsend
146 pages. Paperback.
What do you think of the central idea? Students who dont have the capabilities to cope with the "hard" sciences and math can take bridge classes instead. After all, it is a subject that deals with critical thinking and has language implications! Is that a look at our future? The bridge and the plot of this book are inextricably interwoven. There are heroes, heroines, villains, love, blackmail, an . . . read more.
|Bridge Probability And Information|
by Robert F. MacKinnon
242 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.
While firmly rooted in sound mathematics, this is a book that aims to be accessible to any bridge player. It develops the ideas of probability and information theory and applies them to bridge in a way no previous author has done. Concepts such as Vacant Spaces, Restricted Choice, and how splits in one suit affect the probabilities in other suits, are discussed in depth. Readers will emerge with . . . read more.
|Duplicate Bridge Schedules, History and Mathematics|
by Ian MacKinnon
427 pages. Hardcover. Also available as an E-book.
The Bridge Movements Encyclopedia. This is an essential book for tournament directors as well as bridge players curious about the history of the game of duplicate bridge. This comprehensive volume supplies you with all the movements ever thought of and many hundreds of new ones. Included for each movement are the variations, modifications, origins, authors and history of its development. Each mov . . . read more.
|Expert Bridge Simplified|
Arithmetic Shortcuts For Declarer
by Jeff Rubens
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.
|More Hocus Pocus|
by Erwin Brecher • Julian Pottage
210 pages. Paperback.
Master puzzler Erwin Brecher teams up with top bridge problemist Julian Pottage to present as second collection of bridge problems, math brain-teasers and logic puzzles . . . read more.
|Never a Dull Deal: Faith, Hope and Probability in Bridge|
by Robert F. MacKinnon
199 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.
In Bob Mackinnon's bestseller, Bridge, Probability and Information, the author drew on his professional background in mathematics to introduce readers to the mysteries of information theory and Bayes Theorem, and their surprisingly practical applications for bridge players. In this sequel, he takes these same ideas further, exploring the application of the concepts of conditional probability to o . . . read more.
|Take All Your Chances At Bridge|
by Eddie Kantar
160 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.
Selecting the best line of play as declarer on a bridge hand is not easy. Most novices know something about basic odds and percentages, and can usually come up with a line that offers a reasonable chance of success. However, the expert player will skilfully combine options, so as to take advantage of more than one possibility. Rather than putting all his eggs in one basket, he will 'stay alive . . . read more.
|Take All Your Chances At Bridge - 2|
by Eddie Kantar
172 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.
Take All Your Chances at Bridge was published in 2009 and has already been reprinted twice. It won the American Bridge Teachers 2010 Book of the Year Award for best intermediate-level book. In this sequel, Kantar presents another collection of play problems for advancing players. Again, the theme is not just finding a good line of play: the trick is to combine as many possible lines as possible t . . . read more.
|The Law Of Total Tricks|
The Key To Competitive Bidding
by Marty Bergen
24 pages. Booklet.
In 1969 I read a bridge article that changed my life. "The Law of Total Tricks" (LOTT) was written by a brilliant Frenchman named Jean-Rene Vernes. His concept was: The key to competetive bidding is your # trump. Very interesting! I devoured the article - and was immediately hooked. When Larry Cohen and I began our partnership, I taught him the LAW, and it formed the basis for many of our agreeme . . . read more.
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