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Item ImageBeat The Experts At Bridge
by Danny Roth
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254 pages. Paperback.

Ever wish you had a syndicated bridge column? Not if Danny Roth were looking over your shoulder! In "Spot the Bridge Writer's Blunder", he took columnists to task for sloppy and just plain wrong analyses. In "Beat The Experts in Bridge" he checks up on 88 "sour" etudes. Then he asks, "What was wrong with that?" Finally, he shows you how the melody should have gone. You'll learn plenty and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBoost Your Bidding to a Higher Level
by Danny Roth
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158 pages. Paperback.

Bidding is all about learning a language: how to communicate and understand. Over the years, bidding languages or, "systems," have become more explicit and accurate than they were in decades past, and thus players joining clubs and entering tournaments need to be familiar with, at least, basic bidding in current use. It is particularly important to be able to judge the quality, or trick-taking po . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageChallenge Your Declarer Play
by Danny Roth
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128 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

In this quiz book, the well-known author, Danny Roth, has compiled a set of challenges that will test readers' ability as a declarer, and at the same time, introduce some stratagems that may be unfamiliar. The hands are tougher than those in Focus on Declarer Play, and they are not presented in the same teaching mode, rather, they are in a random order as one might encounter them at the bridge ta . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeclarer Play: Break Out of the Pack
by Danny Roth
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146 pages. Paperback.

The key to good declarer play is to make use of information not only from the bidding, but also from the play of the early tricks, especially the first one or two. This involves knowing how many rounds of each suit are likely to be played; how many of those are likely to be won or lost; whether the tricks lost will be to East or West--in this book, declarer is South--and whether that matters; and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefense: Break Out of the Pack
by Danny Roth
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129 pages. Paperback.

The key to good defense is to make use of information not only from the bidding, but also from the play of the early tricks, especially the first one or two. This involves knowing how many rounds of each suit are likely to be played; how many of those are likely to be won or lost; whether the tricks won will be to East or West--in this book, declarer is South--and whether that matters; and probab . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDon't Be Fooled! Counter-deception at Bridge
by Danny Roth
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246 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Many books have been written on falsecards and other deceptive plays at the bridge table. However, there is very little help available for the player who wants to learn how to recognize when the opponents are trying something sneaky, and what can be done in terms of counter-measures. This book fills that gap--readers will learn the most common situations where deceptive play by the opposition may . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFocus on Bidding
by Danny Roth
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160 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

This is not a book about systems, nor is it a book about conventions (although I confess I shall attempt to persuade you to adopt one or two in the course of it). This is a book about bidding and the places in the auction that we (and I use the word advisedly) go wrong. I don't care whether you prefer to play a weak or a strong notrump, or eight-card majors, or the Purple Spotted Forcing Club. Bu . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFocus on Declarer Play
by Danny Roth
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128 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

For most intermediate bridge players, declarer play is both fascinating and challenging, but too often they are left after a hand is over with the sinking feeling that they could have done better. In this book, acclaimed British author Danny Roth takes his readers through the most common causes of errors on play: mishandling communications, making errors involving trumps, failing to take advantag . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFocus on Defense
by Danny Roth
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128 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

For most bridge players, defence is the hardest part of the game. In this book, acclaimed British author Danny Roth takes his readers through the most common causes of errors on defence: taking tricks too early, not cashing out when necessary, not using all the information available from the bidding and play, not making the most of the defensive trump holdings, careless discarding, and many more. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow Good Is Your Bridge?
by Danny Roth
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200 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Rate your bridge game with this fascinating quiz book on declarer play and defense. The author presents a series of card play problems, and assigns the reader a score based on how close to the optimum solution they get. Readers can expect their scores to improve as they work through the book, inevitably learning as they go. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOutsmart the Bridge Experts
by Danny Roth
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168 pages. Paperback.

This is the fourth in the series of bridge problems highlighting hands which have been reported in books, magazines and newspapers in which the 'expert' has either misanalyzed the problem or totally missed the point of the hand. The book presents more than 60 problems in declarer play or defense, bringing the reader to the critical moment of decision--but also sometimes well short of it or past i . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePathways to Better Bridge Defense
by Danny Roth
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184 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Become a better defender! So you tend to get dealt very bad hands. I know exactly how you feel! But, facing the facts of life and recognizing that it is not your fault, you are going to have to accommodate this failing and improve your defense. It's a hard part of the game; even in international competitions, the standard of defensive play is, to put it kindly, modest. Yes, you will get plenty of . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTest Your Bidding Against the Experts
by Danny Roth
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264 pages. Paperback.

There are a number of areas in bidding in which players at all levels demonstrate room for improvement. This includes bridge experts, whose (mis)bidding of actual hands constitutes the 140 problems in this book. Each chapter starts with 10 thematically linked bidding problems. In each case, you will be told where you are sitting and the conditions of play; any relevant conventional bidding and ot . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTest Your Play and Defense Against the Experts
by Danny Roth
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166 pages. Paperback.

This book offers a collection of 72 hands that have been played at the top level and reported by writers and commentators, but where mistakes and misanalyses have abounded. Readers are invited to find the best line of play/defense so that success does not depend on lucky distribution or opponents' misplays. For most hands, the bidding and play are described up to the critical moment, but occasion . . . read more.