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Bridge World Books - Fall 2017 Catalog

 

Item Image Playing Suit Combinations
by Fred Gitelman and Jeff Rubens
List Price: $16.95
96 pages; paperback
ISBN: 978-1-891994-03-6

This book serves two purposes: One is to enable the reader to improve card-play technique, partly by illustrating how best to handle some specific holdings, and, more importantly, by assisting in the development of patterns of bridge problem-solving that apply not only to single-suit situations but to declarer-play and defensive problems in general. The other is to share some of the beauties and fascinating variations of the game that can be enjoyed in a restricted setting, freed from external distractions. In particular, suit combinations often demonstrate how small changes can have large impacts. The book consists of a tutorial (adapted from parts of the highly acclaimed Expert Bridge Simplified: Arithmetic Shortcuts for Declarer, a text that provides ways to avoid complex calculations) and a catalog of examples based on a long-running column on suit combinations in The Bridge World magazine.
Item Image The Pocket Guide to Bridge World Standard 2017
from The Bridge World Magazine
List Price: $8.95
76 pages; booklet
ISBN: 978-1-891994-04-3

Bridge World Standard is the standard system developed by The Bridge World magazine based on the preferred methods of leading American experts. The system is ideal for use by impromptu or casual partnerships and as a basis for discussion by those who wish to formulate their own system. This convenient pocket guide fully summarizes BWS 2017 and is an indispensable resource for anyone wishing to utilize or learn the system.
Item Image The Secrets of Winning Bridge
by Jeff Rubens
List Price: $23.95
224 pages; paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9753419-6-4

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 2nd Edition, this is a must-read (or reread) for bridge players of all skill levels wishing to improve. "The secrets that Jeff shares are timeless . . . wisdom and practical advice that will have a positive impact on your score." -- Fred Gitelman
Item Image Who Has the Queen
The Bridge Player's Handbook of Card Reading
by Frank Stewart
List Price: $23.95
206 pages; paperback
ISBN: 978-1-891994-01-2

An introduction to inference, counting, assumption and related topics, things players can use to see their opponents' cards. It's in a quiz format and treats both declarer play and defense. This book is full of interesting deals in which finding a missing queen, or one of her relatives, is the key to making a contract. The problems cover various types of logical thinking, including: counting and drawing inferences from the bidding, opening lead, and later play. See how many you can solve!
Item Image What's Your Call
The Bridge Player's Handbook of Basic Bidding
by Frank Stewart
List Price: $23.95
224 pages; paperback
ISBN: 978-1-891994-02-9

This book helps intermediate players improve their valuation skills and provides a sound bidding foundation. Focusing more on judgment than on system, the author utilizes a question-and-answer format, with quizzes and short tutorials. Each chapter discusses a different stage of the auction, from the opening bid onwards. The author presents his views on key issues, followed by a series of problems; he uses the answers to make additional points and to reinforce earlier ones. The book also delves into longer sequences, including those without an agreed trump suit. Later chapters discuss competitive situations, slam bidding, and matchpoint strategy.
Item Image Expert Bridge Simplified
Arithmetic Shortcuts For Declarer
by Jeff Rubens
List Price: $23.95
416 pages; paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9753419-1-9

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 struggle with reevaluating chances, restricted choice, and drawing inferences from cards played by the opponents. This book demystifies bridge mathematics and puts it in its proper place. Basic ideas point to preferred lines of play, but complicated and exact calculations are downplayed. Practical players will learn how to win through the use of "shortcuts," while those intrigued by the theory will find useful tools. The book's lighthearted approach emphasizes that the effort to find the best move should never be allowed to interfere with having fun. "Jeff Rubens has produced a magnum opus... Anyone wanting to improve should read it..." --The New York Times
Item Image Big Deal
A Memoir from the Wonderful World of Bridge
by Augie Boehm
List Price: $23.95
220 pages; paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9753419-7-1

In this charming memoir, Augie Boehm shares tales and insights from his unique perspectives as an expert bridge player and a world-class musician. The book chronicles Augie's life journeys and reveals the highs and lows of a life among the colorful characters who populate the wonderful world of bridge--be prepared to laugh.
Item Image It's All in the Game
The Fun Side of Winning Bridge
by Bob Ewen and Jeff Rubens
List Price: $23.95
236 pages; paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9753419-5-7

Expert-level bridge can be a serious game, but it is often wild, wacky and downright fun! This humorous book presents some of the funniest bridge stories ever. 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!
Item Image The Bridge Journal
The Complete Collection (CD ROM)
List Price: $79.95
1485 pages; compact disc

This collection contains digital replicas of all 30 issues (over 1400 pages) of The Bridge Journal ever published, reproduced exactly as they originally appeared. The Bridge Journal was a magazine published from 1963 to 1966, produced by unpaid young tournament enthusiasts who were hoping to improve the game in several dimensions: technique, partnership methods, logistics, laws, forthrightness in and quality of reporting and analysis, and entertainment. The publication had a considerable impact. Some of the methods that were first promulgated in its pages have become standard practice, others have retained lasting popularity among a minority, and discussions planted the seeds of further developments; tournament events underwent major changes based on Journal suggestions; and some of the magazine's approaches can be seen dotting the landscape of bridge literature--in particular, several of the major innovations have become permanent fixtures in The Bridge World magazine.
Item Image The Pocket Guide to Bridge World Standard 2001
from The Bridge World Magazine
List Price: $8.95
72 pages; booklet
ISBN: 978-0-9753419-2-6

Bridge World Standard is the standard system developed by The Bridge World magazine based on the preferred methods of leading American experts. The system is ideal for use by impromptu or casual partnerships and as a basis for discussion by those who wish to formulate their own system. This convenient pocket guide fully summarizes BWS 2001 and is an indispensable resource for anyone wishing to utilize or learn the system.
Item Image Swiss Match Challenge
by Jeff Rubens
List Price: $11.95
234 pages; paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9753419-4-0

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.
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