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Item Image1NT Forcing
Number 3
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

The great popularity of 2/1 Game Forcing means that more and more players are also playing 1NT forcing. Even if you don't use it, many of your opponents surely will. . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image2 Over 1 Game Force
by Audrey Grant • Eric Rodwell
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238 pages. Paperback.

Covers the basics of this popular variation of Standard American bidding methods. . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image2-Over-1 Game Force: An Introduction
by Steve Bruno • Max Hardy
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141 pages. Paperback.

The first 2-over-1 book ever written for less experienced players. Your easy-to-understand guide to The System plus Tools and Gadgets. Recommended for: Beginners to intermediate players. . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image25 Steps to Learning 2/1
by Paul Thurston
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192 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Over the last fifteen or so years, the 2/1 Game Forcing bidding method has gained substantial popularity. This book is designed for players who are familiar with Standard bidding and are interested in switching to the 2/1 method. It covers basic concepts as well as the differences between 2/1 and Standard auctions, and includes a discussion of more advanced ideas and conventions that fit particul . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image5-Card-Major Stayman (Std. American)(Modern)
Modern Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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96 pages. Paperback.

More and more, strong-notrump users eliminate the age-old taboo against holding a five-card major for a one-notrump opening. Opening one notrump can avoid a difficult rebid problem or preempt an opponent out of a one-spade overcall. However, the opening side then faces the challenging problem of how to locate five-three (as well as four-four) major-suit fits. Here is a comprehensive approach to h . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageAdvanced Bridge Bidding for the 21st Century
by Max Hardy
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336 pages. Paperback.

Max Hardy follows his first volume, Standard Bridge Bidding for the 21st Century, with his comprehensive second volume, including contributions by expert players Grant Baze, Marty Bergen, Fred Hamilton, Jeff Meckstroth, Mike Passell, and Eddie Wold. "Max takes players to the next level, bringing them up to date with the system of choice of the top players in the world. He presents the concepts . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBergen Raises
Number 6
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

Marty strips away the mysths and tells it like it is. A must read for every player who wants to know more about Bergen Raises. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBetter Bidding Judgement The Bergen Way
Understanding 1NT Forcing
by Marty Bergen
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48 pages. Paperback.

Regardless of your system, 1NT is the likely response to an opening bid in a major. You can acquire the judgement needed to make the right rebids, raises and responses: ? Which hands should respond 1NT, and which hands should not ? "6-4 bid more." But should opener rebid the 6, or show the 4? ? "It's NOT Impossible." Responder's Impossible 2 Spade Rebid. ? When responder is a passed han . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDONT (Disturbing Opponents' No Trump)
by Mike Lawrence
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45 pages. Booklet.

Convention for competing against opening 1NT bid . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEnhanced Precision
Fourth Edition
by Ron Beall
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204 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Enhanced Precision is a bidding system for the determined tournament player, designed to arrive at the best possible contract. It is an evolved system with many enhancements compared to standard systems, even standard precisions. The author notes: When I completed the third edition of Enhanced Precision, I believed (or at least hoped!) that it would be the final version. But many people made sugg . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFive Card Major Bidding In Contract Bridge
by Harold Feldheim
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181 pages. Paperback.

A clearly written discussion of the five card major approach that is now considered Standard American by most duplicate players. Covers two-over-one game force auctions, forcing notrump structure, limit raises and negative doubles. Includes many quizzes. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGo for the Gold!
by Burt Saxon
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58 pages. Paperback.

An invaluable tool for learning to play the same accurate, dynamic bidding system that has served North American and World Champions for decades. An ideal book for the partnership just starting out with Precision - or for the experienced Precision pair who want to add a few wrinkles - or a lot - to their system. An easy-to-read book with quizzes after every chapter. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGodfrey's Bridge Challenge
by George Rosenkranz • Phillip Alder
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160 pages. Paperback.

Brings the Romex system to life through lively anecdotes instruction and quizzes. This book will improve your judgment and effectiveness, especially your slam bidding. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGodfrey's Stairway to the Stars
A step-by-step guide to modern bidding
by George Rosenkranz • Phillip Alder
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130 pages. Paperback.

"I love Precision Club, but having read this book, I think I'm going to be modifying a few bits of my system. All strong-club bidders will find something useful here."--Lynn Deas * "I have always enjoyed discussing bridge with George Rosenkranz. But recently the conversations have been especially interesting because they have been about strong-club methods, which are close to my heart. If you lik . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGuide To Better Bridge(Std. American)(Modern)
Modern Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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184 pages. Paperback.

Pointers to better bidding technique in both partnership and competitive bidding. Emphasizes improvement through solid fundamentals and provides a huge array of practice examples and quizzes. Includes some material on play for a change of pace (or to help a teacher in constructing lessons). Emphasizes fundamentals over fanciness for players hoping to move toward the expert level. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHelms to HELLO
by Jerry Helms
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48 pages. Booklet. Also available as an E-book.

The answer to your prayers - a simple, effective convention for competing over the opponents' 1NT opening bid! Originally self-published in 1996, the first edition sold out quickly, so that this much sought-after treatise has been unavailable for several years. The book describes how the convention works, and how to use it against various ranges of 1NT opening bids, as well as over strong 1 Club . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMy System: The Unbalanced Diamond
by Marshall Miles
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160 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Marshall Miles has been writing bridge books for more than fifty years, and during that time has remained one of the world's leading thinkers on the theory of bidding. His recent gold medal in the World Senior Teams shows that he has lost little of his edge with time. This book, a distillation of the ideas he has been developing and evolving over many years, describes what in his view is an optim . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageRoman Keycard Blackwood: The Final Word
Fifth Edition
by Eddie Kantar
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244 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Definitive book on a convention that every serious player uses; completely revised and updated. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageStandard Bidding with SAYC
by Ned Downey • Ellen (Caitlin) Pomer
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192 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

What is Standard Bidding? This is an increasingly hard question to answer, but the proliferation of bridge on the Internet in pickup partnerships makes it imperative that someone does so. Perhaps the most popular natural system for the hundreds of thousands of online players worldwide is the Standard American Yellow Card, or SAYC. In this book, for the first time, SAYC is fully described and expl . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageStandard Bridge Bidding for the 21st Century
by Max Hardy
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278 pages. Paperback.

Shows why even social players can expect consistently winning auctions from a five card major, forcing notrump, two-over-one forcing to game bidding system. "...an easy recommendation for all but experts as the new 2/1 reference manual." American Contract Bridge League Magazine, February 2001 Max Hardy is one of the most versatile professionals in the world of bridge. Recently retired af . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Flannery Two Diamond Opening
by Bill Flannery
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190 pages. Paperback.

A complete book of The Flannery Convention, one of the most popular conventions in use today. It includes sections on the mechanics of Flannery, defense strategies against the convention, and 65 hands showing Flannery in action. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Lebensohl Convention Complete
by Ron Andersen
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107 pages. Paperback.

A full explanation of how to compete when the opponents overcall your partner's notrump opening bid, plus the use of Lebensohl after the opponents' weak two-bids and opener's reverse bids. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Martens System
Bidding Like Music
by Krzysztof Martens
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232 pages. Paperback.

The author's system, distinguished by mechanisms that allow one partner to control the bidding when it seems appropriate. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Mysterious Multi
How To Play It, How To Play Against It
by Mark Horton • Jan van Cleeff
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208 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

The Multi Two Diamonds is a popular convention among tournament players, yet this is the first comprehensive modern book on how it fits into commonly played bidding structures. Various alternative uses for the opening major-suit two-bids, including the popular Muiderberg Twos, are discussed in depth, as well as the popular Multi Landy (Woolsey) defense against 1NT. A substantial amount of space i . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Pocket Guide to 2/1
by Paul Thurston
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64 pages. Booklet. Also available as an E-book.

Using the same format as The Pocket Guide to Bridge, this book will provide a handy pocket summary of the popular 2/1 bidding system. In a concise but readable manner, it goes over the basic ideas for Standard players who want to make the switch. The contents are based on Thurston's 25 Steps to Learning 2/1, which was the American Bridge Teachers Association Book of the Year in 2003. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Pocket Guide to Acol Bridge
by Mark Horton • Barbara Seagram
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64 pages. Booklet. Also available as an E-book.

The original Pocket Guide to Bridge has sold more than 30,000 copies since it was published in 2002. Thousands of bridge players have found it an indispensable and handy guide to bidding, something that can be tucked into a purse or pocket and easily used as a reference at the table during lessons and practice games. This version is based on the Acol bidding system for readers in the UK and other . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Pocket Guide To SAYC
by Ned Downey • Ellen (Caitlin) Pomer
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64 pages. Spiral bound. Also available as an E-book.

The most popular natural bidding system for thousands of player's worldwide is the "Standard American Yellow Card" or SAYC. This book is a hand reference for anyone learning SAYC, ort for those who have grasped the basics of the system and are eager to fill the gaps in their knowledge. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe World Of Transfers
Bidding Like Music
by Krzysztof Martens
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241 pages. Paperback.

Using transfers to overcome traditional problems in contested auctions. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTwo Over One in a Nutshell
by Dee Berry
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70 pages. Spiral bound.

Designed for quick and easy access to the most popular bridge system of the 21st century, 2/1 In A Nutshell offers easy guidelines to key parts of the system, including brief summaries of conventions necessary to 2/1 and modern bridge. All possible sequences and conventions are not included but the careful reader will learn to open the bidding, respond, and rebid effectively. Special cases are sp . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTwo-Over-One Game Force Revised
by Max Hardy
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314 pages. Paperback.

The most popular bidding style today. New edition: revised, updated, expanded. The system played by many consistent winners. A thorough explanation of opening bids and responses, plus competitive bidding and useful gadgets. Recommended for: Intermediate through expert. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWorkbook On The Two Over One System
by Mike Lawrence
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189 pages. Paperback.

The current system of choice for most experienced players today. . . . read more.