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Item ImageAvoid Bidding Disasters
Win by Steering Clear of Trouble
by Danny Roth
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148 pages. Paperback.

It has been proven many times that winning at bridge at all levels is not about being brilliant but far more about not being stupid. If you read reports of matches and tournaments, there will be the occasional spectacular play or defense, but for every one of those, there will be a whole string of very bad decisions, particularly in the bidding. If those can be avoided, countless trophies can be . . . 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 ImageChallenge Your Declarer Play (E-BOOK)
by Danny Roth
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128 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

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 ImageCombining Your Chances
Better Declarer Play - Book 1
by Danny Roth
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220 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

The first book in Danny Roth's new intermediate-level series on declarer play, this book covers topics that, once mastered, will bring any intermediate player an immediate improvement in their scores. Topics include: to finesse or play for the drop (why not both?), loser-on-loser plays, entries, disposing of losers, and much more. The overall theme is: 'Don't put all your eggs in one basket--inst . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCombining Your Chances (E-BOOK)
Better Declarer Play - Book 1
by Danny Roth
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220 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

The first book in Danny Roth's new intermediate-level series on declarer play, this book covers topics that, once mastered, will bring any intermediate player an immediate improvement in their scores. Topics include: to finesse or play for the drop (why not both?), loser-on-loser plays, entries, disposing of losers, and much more. The overall theme is: 'Don't put all your eggs in one basket--inst . . . 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 ImageDisrupt the Defenders
by Danny Roth
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132 pages. Paperback.

Countless contracts fail because declarers allow defenders to have it their own way. This book covers situations in which defenders have the potential to restrict your trick-taking but where you can stop them, most notably by disrupting their communications. Tactics include: When and how often to duck tricks; Arranging blockages; Keeping dangerous hands off lead; Solving entry problems; Avoiding . . . 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 ImageDon't Be Fooled! Counter-deception at Bridge (E-BOOK)
by Danny Roth
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246 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

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 ImageFind the Play the Experts Missed
by Danny Roth
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156 pages. Paperback.

This is the eighth installment in Danny Roth's Blunders series, featuring hands (mis)played by experts and reported by experts in the press who have either misanalyzed or missed the point of the hand altogether. The book features 70 problems on play and defense as well as opening leads. The last 21 problems are more difficult, bringing the reader into the awkward endplay and squeeze zones with th . . . 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 Bidding (E-BOOK)
by Danny Roth
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160 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

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 Declarer Play (E-BOOK)
by Danny Roth
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128 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

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 ImageFocus on Defense (E-BOOK)
by Danny Roth
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128 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

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 ImageHow Good Is Your Bridge? (E-BOOK)
by Danny Roth
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200 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

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 ImagePathways to Better Bridge Defense (E-BOOK)
by Danny Roth
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184 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

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 ImagePlacing the Cards
Better Declarer Play - Book 2
by Danny Roth
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186 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

The second book in Danny Roth's intermediate-level series on declarer play, this book covers topics that, once mastered, will bring any intermediate player an immediate improvement in their scores. Topics include: placing the cards missing one honor, missing two honors, missing three honors, inferences from the defense and second-degree assumption. This book is designed to help you to get a more . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlacing the Cards (E-BOOK)
Better Declarer Play - Book 2
by Danny Roth
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186 pages. E-book (PDF • EPUB • MOBI)

The second book in Danny Roth's intermediate-level series on declarer play, this book covers topics that, once mastered, will bring any intermediate player an immediate improvement in their scores. Topics include: placing the cards missing one honor, missing two honors, missing three honors, inferences from the defense and second-degree assumption. This book is designed to help you to get a more . . . 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 Bridge Analysis Against the Experts
by Danny Roth
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160 pages. Paperback.

In this latest book on hands that were played by experts and reported by expert writers, Roth presents 70 hands on play, defense, and opening leads where the play (using teams' IMP scoring throughout) or analysis or both were less than expert. Roth takes the reader through the bidding and early play, up to the critical point--or, in the interest of reality--sometimes short of or past it, challeng . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTest Your Bridge Brain Against the Experts
by Danny Roth
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142 pages. Paperback.

This book offers a collection of 66 hands that were played at the top level and reported by expert writers and commentators in newspapers, books, or magazines, but where mistakes and misanalyses occurred. These mistakes include some obvious blunders, but most are subtler. In many cases, the misplay went unpunished, thanks to inattentive opponents or a fortunate card distribution. Over the course . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTest Your Opening Leads Against The Experts
by Danny Roth
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144 pages. Paperback.

The opening lead is the only card played while the dummy's (North's) hand is still concealed and is therefore one of the most difficult parts of the game. While there is a luck element and it is very easy to be "wise afterwards," deciding which suit to attack (and which card in that suit to play) is crucial. The fate of countless contracts depends on the opening lead. This book presents dozens of . . . 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.