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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 ImageA Good Game of Modern Bridge
(You Too Can Play)
by Ron Klinger
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272 pages. Paperback.

Bidding methods come and go, but the ones that work stay. The popular style of bidding today is quite a bit removed from that of the 1960s, 1970s and even the 1980s. While high card values are still very important, today there is far more emphasis on shape. That affects your decision whether to open or not and your choice of rebid. In general bidding is far more competitive than it was thirty yea . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge For Children
(Std. American Edition)
by Ron Klinger
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96 pages. Paperback.

This book expands on the author's original research into using a series of games, each slighty more complicated than the last, to build up the student's knowledge until it reaches bridge. Learning approaches are matched to approximate age levels. Suggestions for parents include how to supplement the activities offered here and how to pursue a child's interest further. Teaching bridge through a se . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeadly Defence
by Wladyslaw Izdebski • Roman Krzemien • Ron Klinger
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192 pages. Paperback.

This book covers every important aspect in bridge to make good bridge players into excellent defenders. It deals with opening leads (how to convey maximum information), defensive play when playing second hand, third hand and also when you are first to play to a trick, how to use signals more effectively and how to think on defence like an expert. This is the most interesting and important book on . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefending Doubled Contracts
Master Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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96 pages. Paperback.

Having doubled the opponents, you now have to find the best way of enforcing your call. Are the odds so close that defeating the contract is the over-riding priority? But if the opponents' intention were to deprive you of a certain game you should be looking to inflict severe penalties. These are the sort of questions that will face you in this quiz book of bridge problems. The deals have been ch . . . 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 ImageHow To Play Contract Bridge
Modern Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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72 pages. Paperback.

Along with a compact formulation of the basics in all areas of the game, this clear presentation gives the student a strong overview of what to expert if pursuing further. A section on how to behave and how to improve add practical wisdom to technical knowledge. Clear presentation of fundamentals in all areas using the traditional, all-in-one-step approach. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageImprove Your Bidding and Play
by Derek Rimington • Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

Here is a new edition of this exhilarating and ingenious guide to improving both your bidding and your play. Sixty hands are presented, and you must first find the key bid. Then, as declarer, you have to work out the best way to play the hand. By the time you have completed the sixty problems you will undoubtedly be a much improved player. . . . 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 ImageImprove Your Play At Trump Contracts
by Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

Following the successful Improve Your Declarer Play at Notrumps, Ron Klinger shows how to make the most of your assets in trump contracts. When to cross-ruff and many more topics are covered to make you a better declarer and make that extra trick or two to give you a top score. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlaying Doubled Contracts
Master Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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96 pages. Paperback.

The opponents have doubled your contract and you have to decide how best to play the hand. Are you aiming to make your doubled contract? Is there a possibility of doubled overtricks? These are attractive objectives, but often they are not realistic. Should you accept that you will not make your contract and limit your losses as best you can? Obviously it is better to go one down than three or fou . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageRight Through The Pack Again
Master Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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222 pages. Paperback.

By having each card tell the story of its importance in a particular deal, this book pays homage to the original concept of the 1947 bridge classic Right Through the Pack. The Old Master is in a coma and the cards attempt to bring him back to consciousness--to revive him with their tales of derring-do, which are both entertaining and instructional for bridge players. Card enthusiasts can test the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageRon Klinger Answers Your Bridge Queries
by Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

Are you having a problem at bridge or a disagreement with your partner? Ron Klinger, one of the leading bridge teachers, replies to bridge questions from players around the world in this stimulating book. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTeach Your Child Bridge
Using a simplified Acol system
by Ron Klinger
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96 pages. Paperback.

This is the Acol version of the book Bridge For Children. It is identical in the early part and introduces Acol near the end. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Modern Losing Trick Count (Std. American)(Modern)
(Std. American Edition)
Modern Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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160 pages. Paperback.

Among experts, the losing trick count is one of the most widely used methods for overcoming the negative aspects of straight point-counting. LTC is deceptively simple, but it can be highly effective if applied in a sophisticated way. This book guides you to expert use of an effective, classic hand-valuation technique. Many experts use the losing trick count as a primary or secondary method of val . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Power of Pass
by Ron Klinger • Harold Schogger
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96 pages. Paperback.

You compete with 3 hearts over 3 clubs. You play very well and manage to come to eight tricks. You are feeling good, until you open the scoresheet and find that 3 clubs has been defeated most of the time. You have gone minus when you could have been plus. Not vulnerable against vulnerable, your partner sacrifices in 5 hearts over 5 diamonds and is doubled. Partner is two off for -300. That wou . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Rabbi and the Weaker Sex
Kosher Bridge 2
by David Bird • Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

Formerly published as Kosher Bridge 2, the cast returns in splendid form and the Rabbi, kindly and considerate, maintains an essential balance between the hilariously warring factions and the excellence of the bridge ensures that readers will be properly instructed while being immoderately entertained. IF you did not read the first book you can start with this one--you will come back for more! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTo Win At Bridge
Have You Got What It Takes?
Master Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

The world of bridge has winners and also-rans. What would you rather be? Winning might not be everything, but it is much better than finishing second or third, and way ahead of being out of place. This book examines the attributes and skills you need to be on the winner's dais more often--not only the personal qualities and psychological requirements, but also the methods you are using and the st . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageUnderstanding Slam Bidding
by Ron Klinger • Andrew Kambites
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128 pages. Paperback.

To bid in a controlled auction to a successful slam is one of the great pleasures of bridge. In Understanding Slam Bidding, Ron Klinger and Andrew Kambites teach you the important modern conventions and teach you how to identify the key cards in your hand. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageUnderstanding the Uncontested Auction
by Ron Klinger • Andrew Kambites
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128 pages. Paperback.

Good bidding is based on the understanding of principles. Understanding the Uncontested Auction aims to help aspiring players in a sympathetic and logical manner to bridge the bidding gap between themselves and the experts. You can use it either as a complete modern bidding system or selctively to improve your general standard of bidding. . . . read more.