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

This book covers the basics of Two-Over-One Game Force, a popular variation of Standard American bidding methods. The reader is shown how a small modification can make it easier for the partnership to: Get to the best game contract and explore the possibility of slam. It also describes how using a response of 1NT as a forcing bid can improve the partnership results, even on partscore hands. The b . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image2-Over-1 Game Force: An Introduction
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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 Image2/1 On Steroids
by Daniel Solow
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154 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Modern bidding systems have evolved over the past hundred years, starting with four-card majors and culminating in 2/1, together with a plethora of conventions along the way (Stayman, transfers, Roman Key Card, to name a few). Yet you can still encounter the occasional deficiency--such as an ambiguous bid or ending up in the wrong contract. When this happened to Daniel Solow, he wondered if it wa . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
2nd Edition - Revised and Updated
by Barbara Seagram • Marc Smith
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192 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

It doesn't take long before beginning bridge players want to know more about bidding systems, and especially about conventions. Even social players are usually keen to add a few choice gadgets to their bidding arsenal. Here 25 basic conventions and treatments are carefully explained, and the reader is shown how they can fit into standard bidding methods. Each section ends with a summary chart as . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image25 Bridge Myths Exposed
by David Bird
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200 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Do you remember the first few times you played bridge? To get you started, a friend probably gave you a few helpful hints -- perhaps one of the ones listed to the left. There are many such general guidelines for bridge players -- some of them valuable, some not. But these are the Bridge Myths, not the Bridge Rules -- because they all have exceptions and none should be followed blindly. In reading . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image25 Conventions for ACOL Players
by Sandra Landy • Mark Horton • Barbara Seagram
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216 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know (Seagram & Smith 1996), has sold over 60,000 copies in four different languages - which makes it the best-selling bridge book of the last 50 years. This book uses the same user-friendly approach and features to explain the most important bidding conventions for players who use the ACOL system - which means essentially everyone in the UK. . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image25 More Conventions You Should Know
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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192 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

If you're comfortable with the material in Barbara Seagram's best-selling first book, then you're ready to move on to the more sophisticated bidding gadgets in this one. Even if you don't want to add all these to your own system, you need to be familiar with them because you'll find your opponents using them. Once again, each convention is clearly and simply explained, and you'll see how it fits . . . 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 Image25 Ways to Be a Better Defender
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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216 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Defense is the hardest part of playing bridge, but that doesn't mean that it's impossible to learn. In the final book of the bestselling '25' series, the authors explain how to make a plan as a defender: how to work out from the auction and play what declarer probably has, and which of the strategies available to defenders is likely to be successful. Opening leads, signaling and discarding are . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image25 Ways to Compete in the Bidding
by Barbara Seagram • Marc Smith
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224 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Aimed at the same novice/social/intermediate player as their first book in the award-winning '25' series, this new title deals with competitive auctions in which the opponents have opened the bidding. This is the most complex area of bridge bidding, and never, until now, has it been dealt with comprehensively in a book that is understandable by non-experts. . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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192 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

This book deals with the play of the cards as declarer, perhaps the most important part of the game. As usual in the '25' series, basic ideas on the strategies and tactics available to declarer are covered comprehensively in the early part of the book, while in later chapters, more advanced players will find ideas and topics that challenge their own understanding of the game. . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image365 Winning Bridge Tips
by Danny Kleinman
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272 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Can you learn from the errors of others? Here is a collection of problems, mostly very simple ones, that gave a variety of players, mostly "intermediate" but including occasional beginners and experts, some trouble. You won't find bidding problems worthy of the Master Solvers' Club (a monthly Bridge World feature), declarer-play problems fit for "Test Your Play" (another Bridge World feature) or . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image52 Bridge Mistakes To Avoid
by David Bird
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220 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Why are the world's top players so successful? They make very few basic mistakes! Players at a less exalted level often make the same mistakes over and over again throughout their bridge careers. In this book you will see 52 of the most frequent mistakes--in bidding, play and defense. The chapter on each mistake will contain several deals where the original player went wrong. It will end with som . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA Bridge To Inspired Declarer Play
by Julian Laderman
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176 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Recognize what technique to use on each particular deal. This book addresses the thought processes that novice declarers must develop and practice. What features of a bridge hand lead an expert to select the correct line of play from all those available? The carefully chosen examples in this book will help advancing players to recognize those features and take action accordingly. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA Bridge to Simple Squeezes
by Julian Laderman
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152 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Most bridge players find squeeze play the hardest technique to learn. It has unavoidable technical aspects that for many make it impenetrable. In this award-winning book, the reader is taken slowly and carefully through the basics, and by the end will be confident that they too can execute simple squeezes at the table. This second edition reflects many enhancements and improvements made to the or . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA Compendium of Double Dummy Problems
by Hugh Darwen
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336 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Almost 1000 double dummy problems, ranging from 'very easy' to 'fiendishly difficult', collected by the acknowledged expert in the field. Double dummy problems are to bridge players what chess problems are to lovers of that game: exercises in ingenuity, unexpected maneuvers, art and beauty. Some of the problems in this book were created before bridge -- they come from its precursor, whist, but th . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA Complete System for the Tournament Bridge Player
by Tugrul Kaban
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233 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

This book is designed as a ready-made complete system for the tournament player. The system framework is 2/1, which is laid bare in the first part of the book. Then comes the author's choice of conventions and methods to cover all practical aspects of bidding and carding, taking each part of the convention card in turn. Some of the conventions suggested are outside the mainstream such as Muiderbe . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA First Book Of Bridge Problems
by Patrick O'Connor
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119 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Comprises fifty problems in declarer play and defense for the beginning player, presented in approximate order of difficulty, with emphasis on planning the play at the first trick. The hands are presented to the reader as they would encounter them playing at the table. Unlike in a textbook, where topics are introduced systematically, there is no clue as to what type of play is required. Experienc . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA Good Game of Modern Bridge
(You Too Can Play)
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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 ImageA Great Deal Of Bridge Problems
by Julian Pottage
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293 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

This popular book contains 177 bridge problems, each one fresher than the last. Julian Pottage has developed a well-earned reputation as a great problem constructor. His answers are sharp, to the point, and usually make you say, "of course." "...a delight to work through." and "...a top shelf, value-for-money bridge book."--Tim Bourke . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA Modern Approach to Two-Over-One
by Ken Eichenbaum
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117 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

For those of you who wish to expand your horizons, this book may be the answer you have been looking for. A Modern Approach to Two-Over-One was written for the player who already uses a basic two-over-one approach, but is looking for more comprehensive methods to "glue" his system together. Special modern treatments and conventions are introduced to help cover the outer edges of the bell curve, a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA Second Book of Bridge Problems
by Patrick O'Connor
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128 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Like the author's first book (A First Book of Bridge Problems, named Book of the Year for 2011 by the American Bridge Teachers Association), this sequel comprises fifty problems in declarer play and defense for the beginning or near-beginning player, presented in approximate order of difficulty. The problems are slightly more advanced than those in the first book. Experienced players recognize ce . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA Simpler Blue Club System
Mississauga Style
by Dan Berkley
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264 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Keep it Simple. Strong club bidding systems dominated the world of bridge until a few decades ago. The reason? The system thinks for you, the experts say. The experts are right: if you stick to the rules, the system leads you effortlessly to the right decision. The drawback? It is complicated. This book presents a simplified and modernized version of one of the most successful bidding systems of . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA Study in Silver
by David Silver
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128 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

This is a second collection of humorous bridge stories from the author of Tales out of School. This time Silver turns his satirical eye on the classics of film and literature: Sherlock Holmes, Moby Dick, and even Dracula cannot escape involvement in Professor Silver's adventures. As always, a wide selection of fascinating bridge hands makes the stories even more enjoyable. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA Swiss Teams Challenge
by Rakesh K. Kumar
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214 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

In this book, you are in the hot seat for a two-day Swiss Teams tournament, consisting of 8 rounds of 7 board matches each day. Your first goal is to finish in the top half of the field at the end of day one, so that you qualify to the final on day two. After that, you don't have unrealistic ambitions, but would really like to play well enough to achieve a top ten finish. Can you manage that? Of . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA Taste of Bridge
by Jeff Bayone
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215 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

This book is based on the beginners' course at Honors Bridge Club in New York, a series of six lessons that have started thousands of students on the road to enjoying the game. This book is intended to give the reader a taste of bridge, and whet the appetite for more. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageA Treasury Of Bidding Tips
554 Tips To Improve Your Partner's Game
by Eddie Kantar
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199 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

554 tips on bidding, an updated version of one of Kantar's most popular books for intermediate players. Twenty years ago, Kantar set about distilling his bridge wisdom into a trilogy of books for the intermediate player, one each on Bidding, Play and Defense. Each consisted of several hundred short Tips, and the author believes that any reader who absorbs even a fraction of them will improve his . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageACBL Laws of Duplicate Bridge
2017 Revised Ed.
by ACBL (American Contract Bridge League)
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138 pages. Paperback.

The revised 2017 edition contains the most recent changes. A must for the director and every serious duplicate player. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageACBL Laws Of Rubber Bridge
2014 Edition
by ACBL (American Contract Bridge League)
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61 pages. Booklet.

Formerly the "Laws of Contract Bridge". The rules for rubber bridge games. This will settle disputes in your foursome and will familiarize the players with accepted etiquette and customs. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageAccurate Cardplay
by Terence Reese • Roger Trezel
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232 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

In the 1970s, two of the best bridge writers of all time collaborated on a series of eight small books on cardplay. Long out of print, these books are being republished now in two combined volumes, updated by Bridge magazine editor Mark Horton. Accurate Cardplay comprises Safety Plays in Bridge; Blocking and Unblocking Plays in Bridge; Elimination Play in Bridge; When to Duck and When to Win in B . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageActive or Passive
A Guide to Being a Better Defender
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg
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142 pages. Paperback.

Innumerable books have been written on declarer play. Far less attention has been paid by bridge writers to defense, which is the weakest part of most players' game. This book presents a series of problems in defensive play, the central theme being active versus passive defense. This problem may start with the opening lead, arise at Trick Two, or be a decision later during the play of the hand . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageAlmost the Only Bridge Book You Will Ever Need - Volume 1
by Randall Baron
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256 pages. Paperback.

This book "is unique. It is a distillation of Randy's vast experience as a player, as a frequent teacher and as someone whose knowledge of the literature of the game is unsurpassed. Randy has produced a treasury of tips--useful, practical advice, written with sincerity and with a deep respect and affection for the game and its beauties--that will benefit any player. My friend Randy Baron's book i . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageAn Entry, An Entry, My Kingdom For An Entry
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg • Danny Kleinman
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170 pages. Paperback.

This little word is vital in every bridge player's lexicon in its entirety, and especially important is the final syllable--TRY. A clear understanding of this topic should be one of the top priorities of every bridge player. When the dummy comes down, both the declarer and the defenders should be thinking about entries. Declarer is planning the transportation between the hands while the defenders . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageAppeals Committee Book 1
by The Bridge World
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40 pages. Booklet.

Designed as a pleasant way to learn the rules, know your rights, and make informed judgments. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageAppeals Committee Book 2
by The Bridge World
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80 pages. Booklet.

These booklets are a pleasant way to learn the rules, know your rights, and make informed judgments. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageArrow Through the Heart
by David Bird
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200 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

David Bird's third book of Robin Hood bridge stories provides a feast of entertainment for his fans. The 27 stories contain 113 splendid deals and provide the laugh-aloud humor and painless instruction for which the author is renowned. The cast list features Robin Hood, Maid Marian and the Outlaws - also their arch-enemies, the Sheriff of Nottingham and his hapless side-kick, Sir Guy of Gisborne . . . read more.

                                   
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 ImageAvoidance Play (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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104 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBachelor Bridge
by David Bird • Simon Cocheme
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152 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Originally published in 1994, this book of humorous bridge stories met with widespread acclaim as one of the funniest to be published in a long time. Now updated and with new material added, the book chronicles the amorous (mis)adventures of Jack O'Hearts, which somehow always seem to involve interesting and amusing bridge hands. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBack Through The Pack
by Julian Pottage
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266 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

One of today's most popular and successful bridge authors offers a sequel to one of the most popular and successful bridge books of all time. All fifty-two members of the pack have stories to tell and deuces and treys are attended to with the same respect accorded aces and kings. The cards are a bit more worldly than they were, but just as sentimental. Suspend your disbelief and travel to a timel . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBarbara Seagram's Beginning Bridge
by Barbara Seagram • Linda Lee
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208 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

For complete beginners; covers every aspect of the game, with user-friendly tips. It doesn't matter whether you know a heart from a spade right now - by the time you finish this book you'll be able to enjoy a social game of bridge with your friends. Barbara Seagram's 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know continues to be a bestselling book year after year, and her books on the game have more than . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBarbara's Bridge Tips
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by Barbara Seagram
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194 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Whether you have been playing for a while or you're not very experienced, this book will help you to move your game up to the next level. The tips cover all aspects of bridge--bidding, play and defense. Advice and examples are drawn from material Barbara Seagram has developed for her students over the last twenty years--it's like having your own personal bridge coach sitting beside you! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBecoming A Bridge Expert
by Frank Stewart
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300 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

A compendium of advice for the improving player from one of North America's best-known bridge teachers and writers. Each tip is bite-sized - 3-4 pages in length - so the reader can dip in briefly and still take away an important idea. As well as the usual sections on bidding, play and defense, the author includes much advice on the psychological aspects of the game, including how to be a good par . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBetter Signalling Now
by Mark Horton
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128 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Good defensive carding agreements can improve the scores of any partnership in any session they play. This text takes readers through the modern options in terms of defensive signalling, and allows them to construct a system that suits their own style. Based on a previous book by the same author, this revised edition incorporates numerous suggestions and improvements from experts Tim Bourke and S . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBid Better, Play Better
by Dorothy Hayden Truscott
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176 pages. Paperback.

This classic book on bridge, a best-seller for more than 30 years, has been totally revised by the author. It helps a beginner follow the road to expertise, and allows a traditional bidder to move into the world of modern bidding. Quizzes at the end of most chapters permit readers to test themselves. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBid More, Play More, Enjoy More, Win More
Expanded Ed.
by Matthew Thomson
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268 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Expand your Bridge Horizons: Adoption of the bridge advice and strategies presented in this book into your game will result in you bidding more, declaring more, winning more, and enjoying your bridge more. The author's advice is to always evaluate your hand, and to show your "shape before strength". Better contracts and better bridge will be your reward. The book is best employed as a constant co . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBidding at Bridge: A Quizbook
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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159 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

The third in an award-winning series for near-beginners, this book gives the reader a chance to practice the principles on which sound bidding is based, from the opening bid onward. Bridge teachers and students will find this book invaluable. The same author team produced Declarer Play at Bridge: A Quizbook, which was named the 2013 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers' Association. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBidding Basics (YNM)
A Logical Approach To Bridge
Yes, No or Maybe
by David Glandorf
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267 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Are you tired of learning/teaching bridge from a cookbook? Tired of memorizing how many points you need to bid this or that? Do you have trouble determining if you have a minimum, medium or maximum hand and what you are supposed to do if it fits in a particular category? Then Yes, No or Maybe is what you need--a series of three textbooks and companion workbooks for beginning bridge students. Bidd . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBidding Basics Workbook (YNM)
A Logical Approach To Bridge
Yes, No or Maybe
by David Glandorf
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95 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Are you tired of learning/teaching bridge from a cookbook? Tired of memorizing how many points you need to bid this or that? Do you have trouble determining if you have a minimum, medium or maximum hand and what you are supposed to do if it fits in a particular category? Then Yes, No or Maybe is what you need--a series of three textbooks and companion workbooks for beginning bridge students. This . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBig Deal
A Memoir from the Wonderful World of Bridge
by Augie Boehm
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220 pages. Paperback.

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 in and around the game of bridge, from the highest-level tournaments to the most-dubious bridge club in Times Square; from the carriage trade to luxurious cruise ship . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBlocking and Unblocking
Don't Paint Yourself Into A Corner
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg
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166 pages. Paperback.

In this book, we will see a variety of examples of how to unblock your suits and how to block theirs. Mastering these will lessen your frustrations. The plays are easy, it's the anticipation in sufficient time that is a good deal more tricky. I'm sure you will recognize some of these situations from your own times at the tables where you may have found yourself blocked. There is some overlap; som . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBoehm's Card Play Essentials
by Augie Boehm
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56 pages. Paperback.

If you have already taken beginner bridge classes and feel uncertain about how to play or defend a hand, this booklet is right for you. You won't find endplays, squeezes or other rarities: what you will find are the card play techniques that occur with the greatest frequency and therefore present the most common challenges. For the most part, all four hands are displayed in the illustrated deal . . . 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 ImageBreaking The Bridge Rules
First Hand Play
by Barry Rigal
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176 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Rules are made to be broken, and bridge is no exception. The first of a planned four-book series on cardplay, this book deals with situations where the player who is on lead - defender or declarer, at the start of the deal or in the middle - needs to do something that involves ostensibly 'breaking the rules'. Not, obviously, the rules of bridge itself, but the well-tried adages that every player . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge and the Romantics
by Nick Smith
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It is June 1822. Percy Shelley is planning a new bridge book. It will feature the most dazzling, difficult deals ever published, the bridge of the gods... But before he leaves on his ill-fated trip to Livorno, Shelley only has time to send his publisher a short 'Declarer Play Problems' pamphlet. Nick Smith, however, has unearthed a series of hitherto unchronicled episodes in the poet's life, whic . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge At The Breakfast Table
by Paul Thurston
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Former Canadian champion Paul Thurston writes a daily bridge column in the National Post, one of Canada's two national newspapers. This is a collection of some of his best and most interesting articles--tips, oddities, and just plain interesting deals and stories. The perfect book for those long summer evenings at the cottage! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge At The Cranmer Club
by Adam Parrish
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134 pages. Paperback.

Adam Parrish's entertaining and educational book tells the story of a night at the local bridge club. Up-and-comer Aaron is playing with Tony, one of the top players in the club. The colorful characters who come to their table each round are perhaps even more interesting than the hands they play. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge At The Edge
by Boye Brogeland • David Bird
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An in-depth, over-the-shoulder look at top-level bridge. While describing almost 200 deals that he played in World and European Championships, one of the world's best players, Boye Brogeland, discusses bidding and cardplay, as well as his approach to the mental side of the game. This is a fascinating glimpse into the thought processes of a champion bridge player, as well as a look at state-of-the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge At The Enigma Club
by Peter Winkler
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Robert Tischman is just looking for a game of bridge, but when a mysterious woman persuades him to partner her in a two-session event at the Engima Club, he gets much more than that. This is a book that can be enjoyed on several levels: 1) as a fun read with lots of great bridge deals; 2) as a glimpse of what the game might be like if technology were applied to it with more imagination; 3) as an . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge at the Top: Behind the Screens
by Samantha Punch
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In the course of her Bridge: a MindSport for All research project, sociologist Dr. Samantha Punch has been able to interview many of the world's top bridge personalities. The topics of these conversations were wide-ranging, and included the dynamics at the table, challenges, motivations, emotions, partnerships, teammates, skill development and gender issues. As a bonus, each subject offers their . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Basics 3: Popular Conventions
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by Audrey Grant
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222 pages. Paperback.

This book covers the common conventions that today's plays are expected to know. It introduces the Stayman conventions, Jacoby transfer bids, the strong artificial 2 clubs opening, Blackwood and Gerber. The concepts and information presented are the most current and accurate available, developed with the assistance of the game's top champions. The material is presented in a clear and well-or . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Behind Bars
by Julian Pottage • Marc Smith
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"There was a loud metallic thud as the outside door closed behind Timothy Newman. So this is my new home then, he thought. Prison. Clink. The slammer. Prison is no place for an ordinary, law-abiding, middle-class guy like me, he reflected. Not even Great Yarborough Prison." But it turns out that prison life in Great Yarborough has a silver lining for Tim -- bridge. An expert player, he finds that . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Bidding Tips
by Fred Parker
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Bridge Bidding Tips is a great addition to the knowledge base for intermediate duplicate bridge players. Players are often in doubt about borderline cases; the tips in this book will address these concerns and improve your bidding. There are many nuances to bidding difficult hands. You have to know when to bid, when to pass, when to be aggressive and when to sit back and let the opponents win the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Conventions in Depth
by Matthew Granovetter • Pamela Granovetter
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These wonderful agreements and gadgets turn your everyday bidding system into something personal, something that fits the exact style that you and your partner want to play. And now you can choose from some seventy expert-level ideas to add to your bidding arsenal, quickly and painlessly. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Crosswords - Book 1
by Jeff Chen
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Now bridge players who enjoy crosswords can combine their favorite pastimes! For this book, New York Times and Los Angeles Times crossword constructor Jeff Chen has designed 52 brand-new crosswords with bridge-themed clues and solutions, providing hours of challenge and fun. The puzzles in this book range from Easy (NY Times Monday level) to Challenging (NY Times Thursday level). Jeff Chen's cro . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Crosswords - Book 2
by Jeff Chen
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Jeff Chen's first book of bridge-themed crosswords, Bridge Crosswords, was widely acclaimed, and his many fans will welcome a second collection. They know what to expect! As before, the difficulty level of the puzzles in this book ranges from Easy (New York Times Monday level) to Challenging (New York Times Thursday/Friday level). . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Director's Companion
6th Ed.
by Larry Harris
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This is the most recent edition of this book. This edition includes the 2013 Laws and book text, with some recent modifications to the book formatting to make it more portable. This book combines laws and movements in a handy reference guide for directors. The Laws, Tech Files, Ruling the Game, Duplicate Decisions, Duplicate Bridge Direction and ACBLscore (windows) are compiled in one streamlined . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Endplays For Everyone
by David Bird
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This straightforward book makes endplays understandable. The endplay is an aspect of declarer play at bridge that many players think is beyond them. Yet while endplays can be extremely complex, the basic principles are not. Five years ago, David Bird wrote Bridge Squeezes for Everyone, a book about an even more complex topic that has become a modern classic. Using the same straightforward, conver . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Entry Techniques
by David Bird
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The Essence of Bridge Planning. This book is packed with techniques and tips on the subject of entry management, both for declarer and the defenders. A clear understanding of this topic is vital when the dummy goes down and you stop to plan your campaign. Part I contains 69 instructive deals on entries from declarer's point of view. The featured topics include: creating entries, destroying entrie . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge For Children
(Std. American Edition)
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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 ImageBridge In 3 Weeks
by Alan Truscott
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A comprehensive, 3-week, day-by-day bridge course for the beginner by the bridge editor of The New York Times. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge In Muttropolis Book 1
by Jeff Rubens
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40 pages. Booklet.

A fun-filled romp featuring unusual bridge in unusual circumstances. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge In Muttropolis Book 2: The Bet
by Jeff Rubens
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48 pages. Booklet.

This book is a send-up of bridge in the 1970's which makes most bridge aficionados' best-ever lists. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge in The Menagerie
by Victor Mollo
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Bridge in the Menagerie is on any list of the all-time top ten books on the game. Everyone can relate to the characters, the bridge hands are brilliant, and the stories themselves hilarious. This is the book against which all subsequent attempts at bridge humor are measured. It has been out of print for some time, and is reissued now with illustrations by bridge cartoonist Bill Buttle. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge In Wonderland
by Jeff Rubens
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40 pages. Booklet.

Includes the complete "Alice" series and Jeff's first Bridge World article (all from issues in the 1960's), featuring dazzling card play in delightful settings. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Literature
by Nick Smith
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First published in 1993, and long out of print, Nick Smith's Bridge Literature is an anthology of literary parodies that for the most part appeared first in magazines such as English Bridge and International Popular Bridge Monthly. Characters from Shakespeare, Marlowe, the Bible, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Thomas Hardy, Lewis Carroll and George Orwell all make their appearanc . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Master vs. Bridge Amateur
by Mark Horton
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What makes a bridge expert, and why does he always come out on top compared to the average club player? No, it's not the ability to execute esoteric squeezes and endplays - they simply don't come up enough to account for the way the experts consistently win against weaker opposition. This book is a collection of deals that illustrate the difference between the expert player and the would-be exper . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Mix: Chocolate-coated Contracts And Plenty Of Nuts
by Paul Holtham
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Think Douglas Adams with a dash of Victor Mollo, and get ready for a wild ride! Whether you look at this as a novel, or as a linked series of short stories, it represents the arrival of a brilliantly imaginative new writer of bridge fiction. Fast-paced, crazy, funny, full of great bridge deals in settings that vary from a major bridge tournament through ancient Egypt to outer space, this book tak . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Movies and Post-Mortems
by The Bridge World
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40 pages. Booklet.

Contains problems (the movies) and delightful rehashes from tournaments. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge On A Shoestring
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by Michael Schoenborn
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215 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

A fictionalized account of growing up as a bridge player in Toronto in the 1960s and 1970s, based closely on the author's own experiences. Great characters, great stories, great bridge hands--what more could you want? . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Outside the Box with Val Kovachev
by Dennis Dawson • Charlie Wilkins
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Val's bids are sometimes outrageous, but he always bases them on logic. He believes in following his logic wherever it may lead, not in following a bunch of 'rules.' Val takes more risks than most players. His goal is to push opponents out of their comfort zones and help his partner find the best lead, even if at some risk. He makes as few bids as possible to reach the final contract, never descr . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Over The Rainbow
by Alex Adamson • Harry Smith
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A sequel to If I Only Had a Heart, once again featuring Dorothy, the Tin Man and the rest of the gang at the Over the Rainbow Bridge Club. Some of these stories have appeared in BRIDGE magazine, and in Australian Bridge, but all are collected here in book form for the first time. Bill Buttle's illustrations add to the fun. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Probability And Information
by Robert F. MacKinnon
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242 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

While firmly rooted in sound mathematics, this is a book that aims to be accessible to any bridge player. It develops the ideas of probability and information theory and applies them to bridge in a way no previous author has done. Concepts such as Vacant Spaces, Restricted Choice, and how splits in one suit affect the probabilities in other suits, are discussed in depth. Readers will emerge with . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Problems for a New Millennium
by Julian Pottage
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In this quiz book, British author Julian Pottage has compiled a set of challenges that will test the reader's ability both as declarer and on defense. The hands are organized by theme, so readers are able to concentrate on a particular aspect of card-play if they wish. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Smarts
A Path to Bridge Success
by Augie Boehm
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140 pages. Paperback.

Winner of the ABTA 2016 Book of the Year award. Bridge success is the result of many factors: talent, knowledge, experience, and, to a surprising extent, luck. But there are other, perhaps less obvious, factors that are well within your control, such as maintaining stamina, an even temperment, and concentration. What to focus on? Start with evaluating what your hand is worth as an auction develop . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Squeezes Complete: Winning Endplay Strategy
2nd Edition
by Clyde E. Love
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364 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

This book was first published in 1959, and quickly became one of the classics of the game. Generations of bridge players have learned the fundamentals of squeeze play from Love. The original version has been out of print for some time, however, and it is now being republished in its first revision in 50 years. In its new modernized form, the concepts and terminology are much more accessible, and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Squeezes for Everyone
by David Bird
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Did you always think squeezes were too difficult? Or perhaps you know the basics but now you want to learn about more complex and advanced squeeze positions? If you fit either of these categories, or even if you just want to improve your understanding of an important aspect of declarer play, this book is for you. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge The Silver Way
by David Silver
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A wonderful general interest book for all players. If you've read Silver's A Study in Silver or Tales out of School you're sure to love this book as well. David Silver's first two books of humorous bridge stories have received terrific reviews, and this new collection will be welcome by his many fans. Our familiar cast of characters (Wright Cardinal, Brad Bullock, Bruce Gowdy, and of course, Prof . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge with a Twist
by Simon Cocheme
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A witty and informative look at the world of bridge--its language, its history, and some of its techniques. Are pigeons more intelligent than some bridge players? What do a wooden man, a grandfather, a daydreamer and a donkey have in common? Did Zia really go nine down in 3NT? . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge with Another Perfect Partner
by John Carruthers
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216 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Bridge with a Perfect Partner, by P. F. Saunders, was published in 1976. Many read and delighted in Saunders' articles in Bridge Magazine (UK), and Saunders' character Wilson, according to the flyleaf of the book, is "... an austere character, whose scholarly discourses are enlivened by frequent flashes of mordant wit." The anonymous narrator comments, "He is very kind in explaining, when I go d . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge with Bells and Whistles
by Mary Ann Dufresne • Marion Ellingsen
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There are plenty of bridge books for serious players, and also a number of books for raw beginners. However, very little has been published for the player who has completed the Basic course and is now ready to add a few 'bells and whistles' to his or her game. This book conducts a thorough review of all the bidding ideas and concepts encountered in a Beginner course on bridge, and takes the reade . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge With Jackie Book 2
by A. Moyse Jr.
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40 pages. Booklet.

Join our favorite curmudgeon in everyone's favorite battle-of-the-sexes spanning four decades. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Without A Partner
by Ken Eichenbaum
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In this bridge novel, Friday, a bridge professional, inherits Zelda, an enigmatic student, from another professional. Although warned about her lack of ability, he nonetheless chooses to accept the challenge of helping her to become a life master. Marvel at Zelda's inventiveness, follow her development at Friday's guiding hand, but most of all, enjoy their wacky adventures. This is a treat you ca . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge's First Hippie - Book 1
The First 40 Years
by Peter Weichsel
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240 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Fascinating autobiography of the controversial three-times world bridge champion who brought the sensibility and dress sense of 1960s San Francisco to the staid bridge scene. Peter Weichsel has won three world bridge championships, twenty-five North American titles and became a member of the Bridge Hall of Fame in 2004. He has been part of great teams (C.C. Wei's Precision Team in the 1970s, and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge, A Love Story (backordered)
by Zia Mahmood
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Zia is one of a kind and so is his story. This book is the compelling memoir of Zia, and his passion for the greatest game ever invented. He unlocks his personal bridge vault to share the secrets to his remarkable and enduring success for over 50 years. Fast-paced, irreverent, humorous and instructive, this book is for bridge players of all levels, from beginner to super-expert. Join Zia as he tr . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge, Zia... And Me
by Michael Rosenberg
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One of the world's top bridge players chronicles his career from his early days growing up in the UK to his position today as one of the world's best. Rosenberg and the flamboyant Zia Mahmood, who also now lives in the US, are one of the world's best partnerships. Here we learn how they first met and started playing together. There are fascinating and funny anecdotes from Rosenberg's own career, . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge: The Cutting Edge
Applications of Information Science, Game Theory & Computers to Bridge
by Dave Caprera
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116 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

The game of bridge has been at close to a standstill for at least 50 years while the world of language, computers and mathematics has experienced so many changes. The bridge techniques and methods your grandmother taught you are probably still the same techniques and methods you use today. The way that bridge problems are approached and analyzed is the same basic use of language, probability and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridging Two Worlds
by Martin Hoffman
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This is a rare account of the horrors of the WW2 death camps from someone who experienced them. Born into an Orthodox Jewish family in Prague, Hoffman lost his entire family in the Holocaust. Fourteen-year-old Martin Hoffman escapes immediate death on arrival at Auschwitz by claiming to be eighteen. Through a combination of chutzpah and luck, he first survives a year at Auschwitz, then the Death . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBuilding a Bidding System
by Roy Hughes
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This book discusses the theory of bridge bidding for advanced players, with emphasis on the principles that need to underpin an effective bidding system. These include the concepts of Useful Space, Relays, Transfers, Dialogue Bidding, as well as the conflicting needs for a system that is robust, antagonistic, and also accurate. The ideas are illustrated with dozens of example hands from champions . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBumblepuppy Days
by Julian Laderman
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The origins of the game of bridge have been shrouded in mystery... but no longer. Tracing the development of the game and the fascinating characters who played it from whist through to auction bridge and eventually contract, the author reveals the missing link, and demonstrates how the world's most popular card game came into being. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCan You Win the USBC Team Trials 2013?
by Matthias Felmy
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290 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

In quiz format, this book presents bidding, declarer play and defensive problems taken from the deals that occurred during the final of the 2013 USBC Team Trials. Compare your solutions to the plays and bids actually made, and see how you would have scored if you had been playing. In-depth analysis of each deal is given. The analyses include discussion of several advanced topics such as countin . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCanada's Bridge Warriors
Eric Murray and Sami Kehela
by Roy Hughes
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For more than 30 years, Toronto's Eric Murray and Sami Kehela could claim to be one of the best bridge pairs in the world. Indeed, at times they were probably the best pair in the world. In this book, for the first time, the full story of their bridge partnership is told - the story of a Canadian pair who overcame the odds to dominate North American bridge, but always to have the ultimate prize, . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCard By Card
Adventures at the Bridge Table
by Roy Hughes
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This book gives the reader a chance to watch an expert play a number of hands, either as declarer or defender. Most of the hands come from the author's own experience of top-level play. As usual in this type of presentation, the reader is offered the opportunity to make his own decisions at critical points in the play, and will be able to learn from situations where an expert took a different lin . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCard Play Technique
Or The Art Of Being Lucky
Second Edition
by Victor Mollo • Nico Gardener
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310 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

This is perhaps the single most-requested out-of-print bridge book, and is widely regarded as the best intermediate-level book on card play ever written. Gardener's technical expertise and Mollo's witty writing style combine to provide a unique instructional experience. This new edition has been revised and modernized by Bridge Magazine editor Mark Horton. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCard Reading
Picturing the Unseen Hands
by Trevor Mathews
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216 pages. Paperback.

Accurate card reading is the key to making the kind of contracts that are written up in bridge columns. Card reading is a skill that is widely recognised as the mark of an expert. Unlike work on your bidding system and other gadgets it is an individual discipline, something you can practice and work to perfect on your own. This book is filled with deals that can only be solved by picturing the un . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageChallenge Your Declarer Play
by Danny Roth
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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 ImageClassic Kantar
by Eddie Kantar
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Eddie Kantar is not only one of today's best bridge writers, he's also one of the funniest. His two previous collections, Bridge Humor and The Best of Eddie Kantar, have been out of print for some years, and are still much sought after. For Classic Kantar, Eddie has selected the very best stories from the two previous books, and has added many new ones. As always, he pokes fun at the top experts, . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageClever Plays In The Trump Suit
by David Bird
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An intermediate-level discussion of declarer play, this book focuses on the power of the trump suit. Its subjects include trump timing--should you draw all the defenders' trumps straight away, some of their trumps, or perhaps perform some other vital task first? -- and situations where you need to unblock in the trump suit or to put a defender on lead with a trump. The reader will learn how to ma . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageClose Encounters: Bridge's Greatest Matches Book 1 (1964-2001)
by Eric Kokish • Mark Horton
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262 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Close Encounters is a two-book series that describes some of the most memorable bridge matches of the last fifty years. It features titanic struggles for World and National titles, involving the greatest players from North America and Europe. There are amazing comebacks, down to the wire finishes, overtime victories, and an insight into how the game has changed over the last half century. Book 1 . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageClose Encounters: Bridge's Greatest Matches Book 2 (2003-2017)
by Eric Kokish • Mark Horton
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Close Encounters is a two-book series that describes some of the most memorable bridge matches of the last fifty years. It features titanic struggles for World Championship and National titles, involving the greatest players from North America and Europe. There are amazing comebacks, down to the wire finishes, overtime victories, and insights into what it takes to win a match against determined o . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageClues from the Bidding at Bridge
by Julian Pottage
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Defenders invariably base their strategy on declarer's bidding. Yet so often declarers fail to return the compliment: they flail away without a thought of what the defenders have or have not done. Just one bid from an opponent may tip off declarer to the winning play - perhaps warning of a bad break or that a finesse is doomed. When the defenders have made several bids the declarer may be able to . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCombining Your Chances
Better Declarer Play - Book 1
by Danny Roth
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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 ImageComing Back To Bridge
by Paul Goldfinger
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Bridge players who learned the game when they were younger and would like to start playing will find that the game has changed. There are new ways of bidding, new conventions, and other things to know before they are confident about playing even with friends. For those 'coming back to bridge', this book explains simply and clearly what you need to know to be comfortable in the modern game. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCompetitive Bidding
Winning Bridge Conventions Series
by Patty Tucker
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Bridge students quickly discover that basic bidding will only get them so far. To improve it is necessary to master a certain number of bidding conventions, and be prepared both to play them and to play against them. Each of the books in this series covers a number of useful conventions, explaining them carefully along with numerous examples and quizzes to help the reader understand what is being . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCompetitive Bidding in the 21st Century
by Marshall Miles
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In this book, written for serious tournament players, Miles addresses the the complex arena of competitive bidding methods. Miles discusses current thinking, and recommends methods which will continue to be playable as bridge enters the 21st century. This book will appeal to more serious readers but can be enjoyed thoroughly by the advancing player. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCompetitive Doubles
Winning Bridge Conventions Series
by Patty Tucker
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Bridge students quickly discover that basic bidding will only get them so far. To improve it is necessary to master a certain number of bidding conventions, and be prepared both to play them and to play against them. Each of the books in this series covers a number of useful conventions, explaining them carefully along with numerous examples and quizzes to help the reader understand what is being . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageConstructive Bidding 401
by Stephen Paul
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A two-book series that provides advancing partnerships a complete and consistent framework in the form of a bidding system for competition in stratified tournaments at higher levels. The first book emphasizes the importance of working with your partner, covering hand evaluation, opening bids and responses. Concepts of teamwork from the business world are presented in a bridge context with a numbe . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageConstructive Bidding 402
by Stephen Paul
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A two-book series that provides advancing partnerships a complete and consistent framework in the form of a bidding system for competition in stratified tournaments at higher levels. The first book emphasizes the importance of working with your partner, covering hand evaluation, opening bids and responses. Concepts of teamwork from the business world are presented in a bridge context with a numbe . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageConventions After a Major Suit Opening
Winning Bridge Conventions Series
by Patty Tucker
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Bridge students quickly discover that basic bidding will only get them so far. To improve it is necessary to master a certain number of bidding conventions, and be prepared both to play them and to play against them. Each of the books in this series covers a number of useful conventions, explaining them carefully along with numerous examples and quizzes to help the reader understand what is being . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageConventions After a Notrump Opening
Winning Bridge Conventions Series
by Patty Tucker
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Bridge students quickly discover that basic bidding will only get them so far. To improve it is necessary to master a certain number of bidding conventions, and be prepared both to play them and to play against them. Each of the books in this series covers a number of useful conventions, explaining them carefully along with numerous examples and quizzes to help the reader understand what is being . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageConventions Today
by Brian Senior
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Learn the Latest and Greatest. The best and most popular conventions in every area of bidding explained. Whatever your preferred system of bidding, you and your partner will inevitably play a number of conventions. This book will not only help you to decide what to incorporate into your partnership's armory, but also help you to understand the many weapons that might be used against you at the ta . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageConventions Useful with 2/1
Winning Bridge Conventions Series
by Patty Tucker
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Bridge students quickly discover that basic bidding will only get them so far. To improve it is necessary to master a certain number of bidding conventions, and be prepared both to play them and to play against them. Each of the books in this series covers a number of useful conventions, explaining them carefully along with numerous examples and quizzes to help the reader understand what is being . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageConventions Useful with Strong Hands
Winning Bridge Conventions Series
by Patty Tucker
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Bridge students quickly discover that basic bidding will only get them so far. To improve it is necessary to master a certain number of bidding conventions, and be prepared both to play them and to play against them. Each of the books in this series covers a number of useful conventions, explaining them carefully along with numerous examples and quizzes to help the reader understand what is being . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCountdown to Winning Bridge
by Tim Bourke • Marc Smith
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Did you ever notice how the bridge experts always seem to know where every card is? How their finesses always seem to succeed? How their guesses are nearly always perfect? This book won't teach you how to play quite that well, but it will introduce you to some very simple techniques that the experts use on play and defense. As declarer or defender, counting the hand is the one thing that will hel . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCounting At Bridge
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by Dianne Aves
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Bridge teachers emphasize to their students the importance of counting--points, distribution, tricks, and so on. But it's hard to teach and even harder to learn, let alone assimilate to the point where counting becomes automatic as one is playing. This book introduces the concept of counting for newer players, and helps them to begin acquiring a skill that is critical to their becoming better pla . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCrocs on Squeeze Play - Volume 1
by Stephen Kennedy
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Do you like squeeze play? Do you like complicated endings? Do you like bridge? Then look no further: this is the book for you. From the mind of a junior bridge player comes a new book designed to challenge the norm: a book that starts where Clyde Love's classic leaves off, a book intended to push squeeze play to its absolute limits. Well-known squeezes are thoroughly examined and dissected, and a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCrocs on Squeeze Play - Volume 2
by Stephen Kennedy
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Do you like squeeze play? Do you like complicated endings? Do you like bridge? Then look no further: this is the book for you. From the mind of a junior bridge player comes a new book designed to challenge the norm: a book that starts where Clyde Love's classic leaves off, a book intended to push squeeze play to its absolute limits. Well-known squeezes are thoroughly examined and dissected, and a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCuebidding at Bridge
A Modern Approach
by Ken Rexford
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Everyone knows that control-showing bids are the expert route to slam, but it is remarkable hard to find a comprehensive treatment of this vital area of the game. Until now, that is. This is an exhaustive work, covering a lot of territory. The average reader won't agree with everything he reads - and it would be a mammoth undertaking to try and adopt it all - but it will get them thinking about t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCut For Partners
by S. J. Simon
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128 pages. Paperback.

Reprint of the long out of print sequel to "Why You Lose at Bridge" featuring the four unforgettable, fictional players: The Unlucky Expert, Mrs. Guggenheim, Mr. Smug, and Futile Willie. "Cut for Partners" chronicles further adventures of the foursome introduced earlier. But where "Why You Lose" . . . emphasized technique first, the author's theories second, and entertainment third, the follow-up . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeadly Endplay
A Pemberton Bridge Club Mystery
by Ken Allan
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If Miss Marple's village had boasted a bridge club, it might have been very like the one in Pemberton, the North Ontario setting for this Canadian mystery novel. The story evokes the slow pace of life in a small rural town, and whether there even was a murder is part of the mystery. The game of bridge is closely interwoven with the lives of the people in Pemberton -- we meet the characters partly . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeadly Hold-up
by Jim Priebe
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Art Fraser, the bridge-playing detective who made his debut in Takeout Double, has left Buffalo and moved his new family to Florida, where he is setting up as a private investigator. However, he's soon called back North to Boston, where a robbery at the ACBL Fall Nationals has left one man dead and a whole lot of money missing. The local homicide cops aren't overjoyed to have Fraser involved, but . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeath In Duplicate
by Carole Coplea
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A mysterious illness...two dead bridge...players--what's going on at Kensington College? Detective Christina DiLongo's investigation leads her to a close scrutiny of the bridge club and its members. But would anyone really commit murder over a bridge game? . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeceptive Card Play (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeceptive Play (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeclarer Play At Bridge: A Quizbook
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by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, by the same author team, was named the 2010 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers' Association. Building on the success of that title, this book gives near-beginners a chance to practice the principles on which sound declarer play is based: count your winners, count your losers, make a plan. This is not just a series of problem hands, however. E . . . 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 ImageDefend Or Declare
72 Deals To Test Your Bridge Skill
by Julian Pottage
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How good an analyst are you? In 2003, Julian Pottage's Play or Defend won the IBPA Book of the Year award. Using an usual bridge problem format, it gave readers all four hands and challenged them to decide whether they wanted to play or defend. Almost ten years later, this sequel comprises 72 new problems, presented in the same fashion, and asking the same question: defend or declare? These are n . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefend These Hands with Me
by Julian Pottage
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Julian Pottage worked on a number of books with the late Terence Reese, and this one pays homage to a man who was certainly the best bridge writer of his time. One of Reese's classics, Play these hands with me, pioneered the 'over-the-shoulder' style of bridge writing. What that book did for declarer play, the present one will do for defense: the reader can follow the thinking of an expert player . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefending at Bridge: A First Course
by Bill Treble
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Just the facts, ma'am. The basics of defense at bridge in eight short, clearly explained lessons, with lots of practical examples. Topics include opening leads, signaling, second- and third-hand play, and discards. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefending Notrump Contracts (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefending Suit Contracts (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefense on the Other Hand
Understanding Defensive Techniques
by David Bird • Larry Cohen
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A unique way to study defense. In their previous book together, On the Other Hand, David Bird and Larry Cohen presented cardplay instruction in a novel way. 100 pairs of deals were shown--one described by David and the other by Larry. The deals looked similar (in some cases very similar) but an entirely different line of play was necessary to make each of the contracts. The book was well received . . . 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 ImageDefensive Carding & Opening Leads
Winning Bridge Conventions Series
by Patty Tucker
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Bridge students quickly discover that basic bidding will only get them so far. To improve it is necessary to master a certain number of bidding conventions, and be prepared both to play them and to play against them. Each of the books in this series covers a number of useful conventions, explaining them carefully along with numerous examples and quizzes to help the reader understand what is being . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefensive Play At Bridge: A Quizbook
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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A series of problem hands for novice/intermediate players. Each section contains a brief introduction of its topic, and the ideas are reinforced with carefully explained solutions and helpful tips throughout. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefensive Signalling (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefensive Signalling at Bridge
by David Bird
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The author begins this thorough discussion of a neglected but vital topic by examining the real purpose of defensive signalling, and the basic kinds of signals that are available. He goes on to recommend a comprehensive set of signalling agreements, and analyzes more complex situations in the light of these agreements. Most of the chapters are followed by a quiz, the answers to which will demons . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefensive Signals
by Marshall Miles
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Regarded as one of the best ever written on the topic of signaling, this book will help you defend better regardless of your experience or skill level. It explains several ways to describe your holding which are commonly used by experts but not generally known. It compares new methods with old, including the pros and cons of upside-down versus standard signaling. It explains how to draw inference . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefensive Tips For Bad Card Holders
576 Tips To Improve Your Defensive Play At Bridge
2nd Ed. Revised
by Eddie Kantar
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Twenty years ago, Kantar set about distilling his bridge wisdom into a trilogy of books for the intermediate player, one each on Bidding, Play and Defense. Each consisted of several hundred short Tips, and the author believes that any reader who absorbs even a fraction of them will improve his or her game by at least 25%. The Tips in this book have been completely revised and updated by the a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDemon Defense and Demon Doubling
Defend With Skill and Double for Keeps
Third Edition
by Augie Boehm
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This book teaches the principles of good defense. When you feel reasonably confident about your ability to defend, you will feel more secure in doubling the opponents. Successful penalty doubles are a sure way to improve your performance. Using the Socratic method, the book links defense to penalty doubles in a sequential progression. This book will have strong appeal to tournament players of int . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDemystifying Defense
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by Patrick O'Connor
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Beginners typically have more trouble with defense than any other part of the game, and this book goes a long way towards removing this unease. After carefully explaining the basic concepts, author Patrick O'Connor takes the reader through forty problems, using an 'over the shoulder' style, and explaining every play as it is made. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDiamonds Are The Hog's Best Friend
by Victor Mollo
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The second MPP collection of lost Menagerie stories, collected for the first time in book form (following The Hog Takes to Precision in 2011). Victor Mollo is everyone's favorite bridge humorist, and a genuinely new book from him will be greeted as something to be treasured. Illustrations by bridge cartoonist Bill Buttle add to the fun. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDiscarding Losers (BC)
Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 8
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - each ending with a short Quiz. The topics covered . . . 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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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 ImageDouble Dummy Problems in the 21st Century
Problems from 2005 to 2022 with Full Solutions
by Hugh Darwen
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This is the first of two volumes forming a sequel to the author's A Compendium of Double Dummy Problems, containing 134 double dummy problems, ranging from 'very easy' to 'moderate' in difficulty. The collection is derived from the monthly series of problems that have been presented at the author?s website for competitive solving. It features as many as 24 different composers, several of whom mad . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDouble Elimination: A Bridge Mystery
by Jim Priebe
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Art Fraser, the bridge-playing detective who made his debut in Takeout Double, is faced with a new mystery. Bodies are coming to light in cottage country in upper New York state, and once again bridge seems to be an intrinsic part of the case. Fraser has to wrestle with problems in his personal life too, as he faces career and family decisions at the same time as he is tracking down a ruthless ki . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDouble, Double, Toil and Trouble
by Alex Adamson • Harry Smith
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow. The Land of Oz is full of characters, each unique and yet also familiar to bridge players everywhere. In this third installment, the Over the Rainbow Bridge Club is threatened by dark forces led by the Wicked Witch of the West. Can Dorothy and her friends come to the rescue? Following If I Only had a Heart and Bridge Over the Rainbow, this book completes the trilogy wi . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDrawing Trumps (BC)
Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 10
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - each ending with a short Quiz. The topics covered . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDuplicate Bridge 403
Defending Second Seat Interference
by Stephen Paul
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230 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Improving your partnership's ability to overcome interference is essential for good results. Finding the right contract requires a clear understanding of the values represented by responder's bids after the opponents interfere. This book provides the reader with two sets of tools for this: (1) Hand valuation in competition using an algorithm developed by Lawrence and Wirgren. This method of hand . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDuplicate Bridge Direction
by Alex Groner
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236 pages. Paperback.

A straight-forward guide to all phases of duplicate direction. You will have at your finger tips information and charts on Howell, Mitchell, Swiss Team, Board-a-Match and Individual movements. 1995 edition. "Duplicate Bridge Direction is the answer to a director's prayer. This book covers all the thorny problems that beset anyone who wants to run a duplicate game. The book is so well written that . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDuplicate Bridge Schedules, History and Mathematics
by Ian McKinnon
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The Bridge Movements Encyclopedia. This is an essential book for tournament directors as well as bridge players curious about the history of the game of duplicate bridge. This comprehensive volume supplies you with all the movements ever thought of and many hundreds of new ones. Included for each movement are the variations, modifications, origins, authors and history of its development. Each mov . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEasier Done Than Said
Brilliancy At The Bridge Table
by Prakash K. Paranjape
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We have all seen bridge experts make plays that are elegant and simple, yet brilliant - with an instinct and insight apparently out of the reach of the everyday player. But they don't have to be. Study the hands in this book, all of which are taken from actual club and tournament play, and you'll see how the logic of each situation leads to a play that is 'easier done than said'. Then apply these . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEddie Kantar Teaches: Advanced Bridge Defense
by Eddie Kantar
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American Bridge Teachers Association Book of the Year Award Winner. Eddie Kantar's various beginner books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies in ten different languages, not least because of his unique style and the humor that he introduces into the learning process. Advanced Bridge Defense is intended to cover some of the more complex concepts of bridge defense for the modern advancing pla . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEddie Kantar Teaches: Modern Bridge Defense
by Eddie Kantar
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Eddie Kantar's various beginner books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies in ten different languages, not least because of his unique style and the humor that he introduces into the learning process. Modern Bridge Defense is intended to cover the basic concepts of bridge defense, and will undoubtedly be a standard teaching tool and reference work for the next quarter-century. The topics cov . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEddie Kantar Teaches: Topics in Declarer Play at Bridge
by Eddie Kantar
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Kantar's two-book series on Bridge Defense ( Modern Bridge Defense and Advanced Bridge Defense) won an ABTA Book of the Year Award in 1999. This new book addresses a more popular topic, using a similar approach. While not a comprehensive treatment of declarer play at bridge, this book deals with specific topics exhaustively, and will be invaluable to the improving player: finesses (when and how t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageElimination Plays (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEliminations & Throw-ins (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEliminations and Endplays
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg • Danny Kleinman
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155 pages. Paperback.

Card play at bridge embraces both declarer play and defense. Hundreds of books have been written about it. Our approach here, as in our previous books, is to focus on a particular deal type. Repeated experience with a theme makes it easier to recognize deal types and employ the appropriate techniques for each. A common and important line of play is elimination play, eliminating the side suits to . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEndplays & Coups (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEnhanced Precision
Fourth Edition
by Ron Beall
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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 ImageEnterprising Bridge Tales: The Next Generation
by Marc Smith
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Bridge in the 24th Century. Decades after the adventures of Captain James T Quirk and the crew of the USS Competitor, we now follow the next generation of bridge crusaders as they traverse the universe. Led by Captain Jonathan Lucian Pillar III, the starship's latest incarnation is crewed by many familiar characters: an android Science Officer, an imposing Klingon as Chief of Security, and a youn . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEnterprising Bridge Tales: The Original Series
by Marc Smith
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Bridge in the 23rd century... They certainly play chess aboard Federation starships, so why should it come as a surprise to discover that bridge is also a popular pursuit? In these pages you can watch members of the crew playing as they warp through the galaxies. Follow the adventures of Captain Quirk and First Officer Sprock as their team competes against some of the best players in the universe . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEntries (BC)
Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 10
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - each ending with a short Quiz. The topics covered . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEntry Management (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEntry Management (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
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by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEric Rodwell's Bidding Topics - Book 1
by Eric Rodwell
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169 pages. Paperback.

This title won the 2017 Intermediate-Advanced ABTA Book Award. The techniques in this book are sustainable and can be incorporated into any bidding system. Learn from the best and see instant improvement in your results at the bridge table. The nine excellent topics that haven been selected will have wide appeal, including two about conventions Rodwell invented himself: Support Doubles, and Serio . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEric Rodwell's Bidding Topics - Book 2
by Eric Rodwell
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This book, carrying on the tradition of Eric Rodwell's Bidding Topics Book 1, contains 9 new bridge topics. Contents: 1) Fourth Suit Forcing. 2) Minor Suit Transfer Over Partner's 1NT Opening. 3) Flannery. 4) Bidding in Fourth Position. 5) Smolen. 6) Development After a Strong 2 Club Opening. 7) Lebensohl. 8) Ogust. 9) Exclusion Blackwood and Lackwood. As in the first book, each topic starts with . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEstablishing Long Suits (BC)
Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 10
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - each ending with a short Quiz. The topics covered . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageExpert Bridge Simplified
Arithmetic Shortcuts For Declarer
by Jeff Rubens
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416 pages. Paperback.

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 st . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageExpert Hand Evaluation
by Augie Boehm
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If bidding were as simple as counting high-card points, most of us would have lost interest in bridge a long time ago. Appreciating the life-long challenge of a game immune to mastery, experts are always trying to hone their bidding judgment. This book's aim is to help you develop good bidding judgment by refining and improving your hand evaluation, which is the bedrock of good bidding. Learning . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFalsecards
2nd Edition
by Mike Lawrence
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The definitive book on (legally) pulling the wool over your opponents' eyes. Even if you don't want to get into more esoteric situations, there are times at the bridge table when playing a misleading card is essential if you are to have any chance of an optimum result. This new edition of a classic from Mike Lawrence is an expert account of falsecarding with suggestions for applications, and inc . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFamous Bridge Swings
by David Bird
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Learn from their Mistakes. After a hard-fought match or perhaps a weekend of matchpoint play, it is well worth the effort to look at all your bad boards and see if any lessons can be learned. In this book you will have the chance to learn from other players' mistakes. We will look at over 150 big swings from international play. The net swings will average over 18 IMPs per deal, with some of more . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFantunes Revealed
by Bill Jacobs
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Not since the introduction of Precision has a new bidding system created such an immediate impact as Fantunes, the unique methods of Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes, the world's number one ranked pair. The Italians have several world championship wins to their name, and their system has played a major role in that success. This book delves into the system, explaining how it works and, just as im . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFind the Play the Experts Missed
by Danny Roth
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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 ImageFinessing (BC)
Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 10
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - each ending with a short Quiz. The topics covered . . . 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 ImageFive to Five Hundred
by Tim Kohl • Bob Jiobu
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This is a book for improving players who have graduated from the novice class and are embarking on the long journey to that coveted Life Master title - which now in North America requires winning 500 masterpoints. Written in a light, readable style, with liberal use of cartoons and aide-memoires, the book first addresses the mental approach necessary for bridge success--topics including how to . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFocus on Bidding
by Danny Roth
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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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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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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 ImageFollowing the Law
by Larry Cohen
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Following the LAW, the sequel to To Bid or Not to Bid, was published in 1994, and took the basic concepts explained in the first book to a higher level of sophistication, while giving many practical examples from expert play of how to use the Law of Total Tricks correctly. Both books are must-reads for every improving bridge player. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFor Love or Money
The Life of a Bridge Journalist
by Mark Horton • Brian Senior
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Great hands and amusing anecdotes - a behind-the-scenes look at international bridge. Brian Senior and Mark Horton are experienced international players, and also two of the world's top bridge journalists. In one or the other capacity they have attended every World Championship and major international tournament in the last twenty years, and in this book they share their unique knowledge and expe . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFour-Suit Transfers (PYB)
Practice Your Bidding Series
by Barbara Seagram • Andy Stark
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With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format; Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions. With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice b . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFrank Stewart's Bridge Club
by Frank Stewart
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Frank Stewart's Bridge Club is no ordinary place. It is the regular haunt of a cast of somehow familiar players: Unlucky Louie, against whom no one ever makes a wrong bid or play; Grapefruit, a man with an unnaturally sour disposition; Cy the Cynic, who knows that the Fates will conspire against him whatever he does; Minnie Bottoms, who tends to mix up jacks and kings but always somehow finds the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFrom Short Whist to Contract Bridge
by Hans Secelle
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In From Short Whist to Contract Bridge, the author takes the reader on a fascinating journey through space and time and introduces him to such games as KarnOffel, Whist, Hombre, Quadrille, Boston, Cayenne, Vist-Preferans, Russian Whist, Yeralash and Stormwhist. These old and mostly forgotten games will eventually lead to the assembly of a number of 'proto-bridge' variants, of which only Collinson . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFrom Zero to Three Hundred
A Bridge Journey
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg
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Three hundred. What's so special about the number 300? It's the magic number all serious bridge players seek, often unsuccessfully. It takes three hundred masterpoints of varying types to become a Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL). When Dr. James Sternberg took up the game, he had never played, but thought it was a game that could be learned in a few weeks and would provid . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFurther Adventures At The Bridge Table
by Roy Hughes
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Sparkling Card Play Awaits... This book takes the reader further along the path traversed by the acclaimed Card by Card. The author presents intriguing problems in declarer play and defense and follows them with comprehensive analysis, given with a light touch and the occasional entertaining diversion. "I think it is fair to say there will be something here for everyone interested in card play, f . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGaining the Mental Edge at Bridge
by Kim Frazer
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The Inner Game of Bridge. Bridge players spend countless hours working on bidding conventions and cardplay techniques, yet give little attention to the mental side of the game. Maintaining focus and concentration, dealing with nerves, and other issues are largely ignored. In this book, Kim Frazer--an Olympian, winner of gold medals at three consecutive Commonwealth Games and an Australian interna . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGamesman Bridge
by Eddie Kantar
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Nobody wants to lose at contract bridge. This book will show you how to win. Whether you're an advanced beginner, an intermediate or an advanced player, this valuable book can help you win more frequently and gain greater personal satisfaction from contract bridge. This is a book on the play of hands, full of wise counsel; it will entertain experts and help them teach others. -The best way to cou . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGary Brown's Learn to Play Bridge
A Modern Approach To Standard Bidding With 5-Card Majors
by Gary Brown
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Winner of the American Bridge Teachers' Association 2007 Book of the Year award in its original edition, this book has an entirely new approach to teaching the game. It is intended to be a short first course for people who have never played bridge before. No prior experience with any card game is necessary, and the ideas are developed in short, easy steps. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGetting Into The Bidding
by Bill Treble
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In the modern game, the majority of auctions are competitive, and every improving player needs to acquire the tools to handle this kind of bidding. This text covers the basic building blocks of competitive bidding (takeout and negative doubles, preempts, overcalls, competing over their notrump openings and dealing with competition over your own, forcing pass auctions, the Law of Total Tricks, and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGetting to Good Slams: 30 Key Ideas
by Terry Bossomaier
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Bidding Slams is Fun. Slams are one of the most exciting parts of bridge and, at club level, they occur much more often than they are bid. This book aims to help average and aspiring players to bid a few more of those slams. Unlike many other books on bidding, this book does not provide a system or set of gadgets. Instead, it looks at a number of tournament events and develops a set of thirty key . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGo Ahead Laugh!
Bridge Humor by Jude Goodwin
by Jude Goodwin
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Jude Goodwin's Table Talk cartoons have been appearing for more than 30 years in the American Contract Bridge League's Bulletin. They capture life the way it really is at the bridge table, whether you play in tournaments or with your family in the kitchen. Flip through the pages, and you'll see familiar situations, partners and opponents. And Jude will make you laugh at yourself for taking this g . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGood, Better, Best
by Jan Eric Larsson
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Bridge players constantly argue about the 'best' bidding systems and conventions. Strong Club or Natural? With or without relays? Standard or 2/1? Weak or strong notrump? Was Blue Club really better than the natural systems in the 1950s and 1960s? Is Two-way Stayman as good as Stayman and transfers? Disciplined or undisciplined weak twos--which work better? And many, many more... Well, now we hav . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHand of the Week
by Joel Martineau
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Perhaps the best way to improve your bridge is to watch an expert play, and to try to understand the reasoning behind their bids and plays. Readers follow the bidding and play (or defense) of fifty-two hands--one a week for a year--and listen to the author's thinking as each hand develops. Understanding why the experts do what they do is the first step towards being able to do it yourself--at le . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHands On - Weak Two Bids
by Joan Anderson
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Weak two-bids are well ensconced in the bridge world and are now part of any beginning program of lessons. They are, however, in that class of "most abused" conventions. An understanding of all the important tools that are at your fingertips will serve you well in making these decisions at the table. This book will walk you through the solutions to the problems you meet every day in offensive and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHelms to HELLO
by Jerry Helms
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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 ImageHeroes, Icons and Scandals
by Barnet Shenkin
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Bridge was always a hot topic in the Shenkin household. Barnet's father, Louis, as a member of the British Bridge League Executive, oversaw the investigation into cheating allegations against Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro in 1965. Louis Shenkin left a treasure trove of papers in his files that have now been brought to light by the author. The BBC picked up this story in 2014. In Heroes, Icons . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHolding Up A Stopper (BC)
Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 8
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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52 pages. Paperback.

Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - each ending with a short Quiz. The topics covered . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow Good Is Your Bridge?
by Danny Roth
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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 NOT To Play Bridge
The Bridge Seminars of Professor Gaston Gitane-Gauloise
by Mike Dorn Wiss
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The inimitable Professor Gaston Gitane-Gauloise demonstrates his unique Inverted Bridge Teaching Method, showing you by example what not to do in Bridge, thereby allowing you to improve your game by avoiding the commonplace (and some not-so-commonplace) errors to which all are prone. In his humble and self-deprecating manner, the Professor wheezes his way into your bridge acumen, and improves it. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow To Be A Lucky Player
by Matthew Thomson
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Are you a lucky player? It is no coincidence that the best players are lucky players. You can become a "better" player by improving your bidding system with your partner and by improving your play technique, however this will not make you a lucky player. How can you become a lucky player and winner? In this book, illustrated with hands from actual play, the author demonstrates ways to become a lu . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow to Play Bridge with your Spouse... and Survive!
by Roselyn Tevkolsky
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Even social bridge can be like a roller-coaster, where partners rocket up and down together from euphoria to 'you idiot' --while club and tournament bridge are worse still. Indeed, when a married couple play bridge together, they tend to drag the marriage along with them--for better or worse. For the answer to the social dilemma of how to survive bridge games with your spouse, read this book. You . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow to Remember Every Card in the Deck
by Bob Hampton
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Have you ever wondered how many hearts are left or what happened to the Jack of Spades? This book will teach you how to remember which cards have been played and in what order. Bob Hampton is one of the country's most successful memory teachers. He applied his memory techniques to his own card play with amazing results. If you play Bridge, Canasta, Gin Rummy, Spades, Blackjack or other card ga . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow You Can Play Like An Expert
(Without Having To Be One)
by Mel Colchamiro
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Mel's 21st Century Rules and Other Guidelines for Winning at Your Level and Above. Expert thinking, simply summarized. Geared to low intermediates, this book addresses criteria for opening, and, in specific situations, responding, inviting, and accepting game-tries. Mel's unique "user-friendly" writing style enables the reader to learn how to think like the experts do. He includes sound advice fr . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHuman Bridge Errors
Volume 1 of Infinity
by Chthonic • Danny Kleinman • Nick Straguzzi
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Chthonic, the irascible bridge-playing computer, is back. This time, he's attempting to teach humans a little about the game of bridge - not in order to turn them into competent players, as he recognizes that is impossible. But he thinks he may be able to get the reader to the point where his cell phone won't laugh at him behind his back every time he plays a card. Each chapter of this wickedly f . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageI Love This Game
by Sabine Auken
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Germany staged an improbable comeback in the final session of the 2001 Women's World Bridge Championship to score a narrow victory over France. In this book, world champion Sabine Auken tells the thrilling story of that gold medal win. She also uses the hands from that session as a starting point to talk about the game of bridge, and distills from them general principles and advice that will help . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageI Shot My Bridge Partner
by Matthew Granovetter
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This is the second title in the Bridge Mystery trilogy. Like its predecessor, Murder at the Bridge Table, it's a mystery and a bridge textbook all in one, and does both exceptionally well. The first book in the series concentrated on duplicate bridge strategy, while this one centers on rubber bridge - the form of the game played socially. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageIf I Only Had a Heart
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by Alex Adamson • Harry Smith
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Fictional bridge clubs, from Victor Mollo's Menagerie to the monks of David Bird's St. Titus Abbey, are familiar backdrops for writers. Perhaps therefore it's surprising that no one has gone 'over the rainbow' before. It's not a surprise, though, to find that everyone in Oz is a keen bridge player, even the Scarecrow and the Tin Man. The Lion is as cowardly a player as you would expect, and the w . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageImaginative Cardplay
by Terence Reese • Roger Trezel
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In the 1970s, two of the best bridge writers of all time collaborated on a series of eight small books on cardplay. Long out of print, these books are being republished now in two combined volumes, updated by Bridge magazine editor Mark Horton. Imaginative Cardplay is based on Master the Odds in Bridge; Snares and Swindles in Bridge; Those Extra Chances in Bridge; The Art of Defense in Bridge. Th . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageImprove Your Bidding Judgment
by Neil Kimelman
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Bridge players are taught numerous rules to help them make good bidding decisions, rules that involve things like point count, losing trick count, the Law of Total Tricks and a host of other evaluation methods. But eventually everyone discovers that there are more situations where these rules don't apply than where they do. This book fills a gap in bridge literature by discussing how to make deci . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageInferences at Bridge
by Marshall Miles
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In this book, Miles addresses the complex area of inferences for the more advanced player. A good bridge player must be like a detective, constantly on the alert for those vital clues in the auction or play that will lead him to draw the right inferences and make the right bids or plays. The author shows how to do this, and describes many common situations where inferences are typically missed by . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageInsights On Bridge Vol. 1
Moments in Bidding
by Mike Lawrence
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211 pages. Paperback.

This is the first in a series of books designed to turn aspiring players into good players. The Insights on Bridge series includes hundreds of mini-lessons, complete with advice you can count on. The material is devoted to situations and problems you will see at the table but not in other books. Start on the path of being a good player and a good partner. Mike Lawrence is one of bridge's greats, . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageInsights On Bridge Vol. 2
Bid, Play, and Defend
by Mike Lawrence
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The second installment of the Insights on Bridge series contains more carefully crafted mini-lessons designed to turn aspiring players into good players. The material in this book is devoted to situations and problems you will see at the table but not in other books. Mike Lawrence is one of bridge's greats, a multi-talented master of the game. As an original member of the famed Dallas Aces, he wo . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageInsights On Bridge Vol. 3
Bid, Play, and Defend
by Mike Lawrence
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The third installment of the Insights on Bridge series, the first two of which won the prestigious ABTA Book of the Year Award, contains a multitude of carefully crafted mini-lessons designed to turn aspiring players into good players. The material in this book is devoted to situations and problems you will see at the table but are hard to find in books. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageIntermediate Bridge Five Card Major Student Text
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by Shirley Silverman
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Ten lessons on all phases of bidding: Forcing; Non-forcing sequences; Preemptive bidding; Balancing; Stayman; Play of the hand; Plus review of basics. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageIntroduction And Card Play Basics (YNM)
A New Way To Learn Bridge
Yes, No or Maybe
by David Glandorf
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Are you tired of learning/teaching bridge from a cookbook? Tired of memorizing how many points you need to bid this or that? Do you have trouble determining if you have a minimum, medium or maximum hand and what you are supposed to do if it fits in a particular category? Then Yes, No or Maybe is what you need--a series of three textbooks and companion workbooks for beginning bridge students.This . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageIntroduction And Card Play Basics Workbook (YNM)
A New Way To Learn Bridge
Yes, No or Maybe
by David Glandorf
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Are you tired of learning/teaching bridge from a cookbook? Tired of memorizing how many points you need to bid this or that? Do you have trouble determining if you have a minimum, medium or maximum hand and what you are supposed to do if it fits in a particular category? Then Yes, No or Maybe is what you need--a series of three textbooks and companion workbooks for beginning bridge students. This . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageIntroduction to Declarer Play (Revised Ed.)
Revised Edition
by Eddie Kantar • Barbara Seagram
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The classic first book on declarer play at bridge, covering the topic with clarity, skill and humor. More than fifty years after its first publication, this book has been revised and updated to bring it into line with modern methods of play and bridge education. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageIntroduction to Defense (Revised Ed.)
Revised Edition
by Eddie Kantar • Barbara Seagram
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The classic first book on defensive cardplay at bridge, covering the topic with clarity, skill and humor. More than fifty years after its first publication, this book has been revised and updated to bring it into line with modern methods of play and bridge education. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageIt's All In The Game
The Fun Side Of Winning Bridge
by Robert Ewen • Jeff Rubens
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Expert-level bridge is a serious game but that doesn't mean it can't be wild, wacky and downright fun! In this humorous book, Bob Ewen and Jeff Rubens bring us some of the funniest bridge stories ever collected. 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! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageIt's Your Call
by Marshall Miles
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For about 25 years, Miles was the moderator of a monthly all-star bidding panel for a California bridge publication. This book is a compilation of his favorite problems from those years, together with the panel's views and the author's own trenchant comments. As ever, he goes his own way; he refuses, for example, to assign scores to various bids on the grounds that he wasn't going to give himse . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageJacoby 2NT (PYB)
Practice Your Bidding Series
by Barbara Seagram • Linda Lee
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With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format; Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageJacoby Transfers (PYB)
Practice Your Bidding Series
by Barbara Seagram • Andy Stark
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With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format; Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageJudgment At Bridge
What Went Wrong? Avoid the Common Errors
by Mike Lawrence
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151 pages. Paperback.

Covers the short club, the takeout double, sign-offs, overbidding, suit preference, and many other neglected areas of the game. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageJudgment at Bridge 2
Be A Better Player & More Difficult Opponent
by Mike Lawrence
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224 pages. Paperback.

In his original Judgment at Bridge, Mike Lawrence gave us a lot of great advice on how to think at the bridge table. In Judgment at Bridge 2, Mike continues with his guidance on how to approach the game. Take Mike's counsel and you will become a better player and a more difficult opponent. Contents: 1) Luck; 2) A Winning Attitude; 3) Introducing Dubious Bridge Rules 4) Preempting; 5) Bidding When . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageKantar for the Defense Volume 1
An Eddie Kantar Bridge Classic
by Eddie Kantar
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Think Defense: Multiple world champion Eddie Kantar's popular bridge column, Kantar for the Defense, has run in The Bridge World for almost fifty years, challenging players to defeat the contract in a variety of situations. Now available once more in print, Kantar for the Defense Volume 1 and Volume 2 are a collection of the best of these columns, offering the reader 100 practical defensive probl . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageKantar for the Defense Volume 2
An Eddie Kantar Bridge Classic
by Eddie Kantar
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Think Defense: Multiple world champion Eddie Kantar's popular bridge column, Kantar for the Defense, has run in The Bridge World for almost fifty years, challenging players to defeat the contract in a variety of situations. Now available once more in print, Kantar for the Defense Volume 1 and Volume 2 are a collection of the best of these columns, offering the reader 100 practical defensive probl . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageKantar on Kontract
by Eddie Kantar
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A treasury of short pieces from one of the bridge world's favorite writers. Great stories, great hands, tips and tricks to help your game - the best of the best! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageKeys to Winning Bridge
The Advancing Player's Handbook For Success
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by Frank Stewart
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224 pages. Paperback.

Syndicated columnist and author Frank Stewart believes that two factors determine who wins and loses at the bridge table. This book emphasizes sound fundamental skills and keeping avoidable errors to a minimum. In play and defense, he treats basic techniques; in the bidding, he discusses style and discipline -- concepts rarely found in the literature. The importance of conventions and systems is . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageKickback: Slam Bidding at Bridge
Second Edition
by Robert Munger
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Expert Slam Bidding for Everyone. Until now, the Kickback convention has been the purview of the expert community. This book makes Kickback accessible to all tournament players for the first time. The author starts by explaining why Kickback is easier to use and more efficient than Roman Keycard Blackwood. The book addresses such vital issues as setting the trump suit, which strain to use to a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageKK Relay
by Karen McCallum • Kit Woolsey
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Multi-time world champions Karen McCallum and Kit Woolsey explain their relay system, KK Relay, which they have used and perfected for several years. For readers not familiar with relay systems, the relay concept is quite simple: instead of making a descriptive bid, one of the partners makes a call that asks a question. Their partner answers that question. That's it! Many such systems are obtuse . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageLarry Cohen's Bidding Challenge
by Larry Cohen
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This book puts the reader at the table in the world's most prestigious Invitational Pairs tournaments. The author presents real-life hands from several of these tournaments as bidding problems that you can try with your own favorite partner. Then you can read Cohen's insightful analysis of how each pair of hands should be bid, and compare your results with those of the world-class experts who act . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageLast Board
Everything Depends On It
by Mark Horton
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Over 100 years of bridge history, it is not surprising that one can find many matches that came down to the last board, or even the last card, played. And of course, there is an added poignancy in these situations that derives from the fact that bridge is a unique sport in one aspect--the players do not know the score. In this book, the authors collect dozens of fascinating deals, each of which i . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageLast Call in the Menagerie
by Victor Mollo
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Just about every bridge player over forty has read Victor Mollo's Bridge in the Menagerie, a book that is on any list of the all-time top ten on the game. Towards the end of his life, Mollo continued to write stories about the same well-loved characters (the Hideous Hog, the Rueful Rabbit, Oscar the Owl, and the rest), but they appeared in various magazines around the world, and if you weren't a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageLeading Questions in Bridge
by Sally Brock
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Perhaps more points are won and lost on the opening lead than at any other time in a bridge hand. With only the bidding and his own thirteen cards as guidance, the opening leader must make a decision that has the potential, at one stroke, to determine the outcome of the play for better or worse. In this book, a top player and writer takes the reader through the questions that need to be asked bef . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageLet's Play Some Bridge
by Frank Stewart
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The "over-my-shoulder" method of bridge writing became prominent in the writing of Terence Reese and continued in the work of excellent writers such as Mike Lawrence and Larry Cohen. In this genre, the reader gains access to the mind and thought processes of an expert. The reader encounters techniques, such as counting and drawing inferences, that are supposedly expert territory. Stewart's writin . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageLOL: It's Loser-On-Loser
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg • Danny Kleinman
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168 pages. Paperback.

Just what is LOL? Yes, a common abbreviation for Laughing Out Loud, and often used to refer to a Little Old Lady, but in bridge it means a Loser-On-Loser play. At times a declarer can improve his/her situation by playing a losing card from one hand on a loser in a different suit from the hand opposite. This occurs when a player has a loser in two suits but can arrange to lose them both on one tri . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMaster Class: Lessons from the Bridge Table
by Fred Gitelman
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Imagine sitting beside a world-class bridge player and being able to listen to his thoughts as each hand develops... you can help but improve your own game! Every hand in this fascinating book comes from actual play; many of them are taken from the author's own experience in world-level competition. Fred Gitelman believes that there is something to be learned from every bridge hand, whether you a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMaster of Bridge Psychology
Inside the remarkable mind of Peter Fredin
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by Jeppe Juhl • Peter Fredin
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Sweden's Peter Fredin is notorious for making bids and plays that no one else would even think of, but are often brilliantly successful--as well as being entirely logical once he explains his thinking. This may be the funniest bridge biography you will ever read. Peter Fredin of Sweden won the 2009 European Pairs championship, and is a multiple medalist in events at the world level. His style and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMastering Hand Evaluation
by Lawrence Diamond
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Advance Your Partnership Communication. Getting to good games, slams, and staying out of poor contracts is an important aspect of bridge. The best way to improve your bidding is not to add a new convention but to improve your hand evaluation skills. In this book you will learn about the science of hand evaluation, going far beyond 4-3-2-1 high card points. Enhance your ability to recognize good c . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMasterpiece Deals
by Augie Boehm
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Brilliance in bridge has its own kind of beauty, like a brilliant work of art. What I happen to admire most are the moments when a player produces a master stroke of card play, a striking move that would elude even the majority of experts because it involves the highly unusual. This book features card plays of such creativity and imagination that I believe they deserve to be preserved as museum p . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMatchpoint Defense
by Jim Priebe
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If defense is the hardest part of playing bridge (and it is!) then defending at matchpoint scoring is the toughest challenge a player can face. Every trick matters, irrespective of the contract, and every decision is potentially critical. In Thinking on Defense Jim Priebe introduced the idea of visualization, picturing likely hands for declarer and basing defensive strategy on those. In this book . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMatchpoint Tricks
by Ib Axelsen • Villy Dam
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A collection of declarer play problems in matchpoint pairs. How do you manufacture that vital overtrick, or, just as importantly, give the defenders a chance to go wrong? A book for all duplicate players. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMatchpoints
Second Edition
by Kit Woolsey
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Matchpoints, originally published in 1982, is one of the absolute classic bridge books. World Champion Kit Woolsey discusses every aspect of bridge -- constructive bidding, competitive bidding, declarer play, defense -- from the perspective of matchpoint expectation: how many matchpoints will I win if I am right, and how many matchpoints will I lose if I am wrong? Even veteran matchpoint players . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMatchpoints Versus IMPs
Different Games, Different Strategies
by Augie Boehm
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Matchpoint and IMP events are based on very different scoring systems. Matchpoint scoring rewards the frequency of gain; how often do you find the winning action? IMP scoring rewards the amount of gain, the same basis for rubber bridge. This book looks at the tantalizing question of which form of scoring is the more skillful, examines the role of luck, and shows how to pick a personal style. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMinor Suit Inventions
Respecting Neglected Suits
by Allan DeSerpa
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All bidding systems are biased toward the major suits. Hands with minor-suit orientation lack the bidding space for adequate description. The larger problem is that available space is not used efficiently. As the title implies, Minor-Suit Inventions confronts the deficiencies head-on. In most situations, responder triggers a set of relays that enables one partner or the other to describe his hand . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMisbid These Hands With Me
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by Mark Horton
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In 2007, Horton wrote Misplay These Hands with Me, a deliberate homage to Reese's classic, Play These Hands with Me. The difference was that the declarer in Horton's book always made an error, sometimes obvious, sometimes not so much. This successful book was the basis of a long-running column in the ACBL's Bridge Bulletin, a sequel in 2019, and earlier this year, Misdefend These Hands with Me. N . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMisdefend These Hands with Me
by Mark Horton
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In 2007, Mark Horton wrote Misplay These Hands with Me, a deliberate homage to Reese's classic, Play These Hands with Me. The difference was that the declarer in Horton's book always made an error, sometimes obvious, sometimes not so much. This successful book was the basis of a long-running column in the ACBL's Bridge Bulletin, and a sequel appeared in 2019. Now the same author turns to the topi . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMisplay More Hands with Me
by Mark Horton
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This is the sequel to Misplay These Hands With Me (2007), which is based on Horton's popular series of articles in the ACBL Bulletin. In an over-the-shoulder style, the author offers an account of a plausible line of play on each example hand, always without success, then gently points out how the contract could and should have been made with just a little more thought. Perfect for improving play . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMisplay These Hands With Me
by Mark Horton
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The late Terence Reese, perhaps the greatest bridge writer of all time, introduce the 'over-the-shoulder' style of bridge writing in his classic Play These Hands with Me. In this wry homage to the master, Horton leads the reader through a plausibly logical line of play on each instructive deal, but one that ends in failure. In each post-mortem, the 'expert' realizes how he could have improved on . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageModern Constructive Bidding
by Marshall Miles
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The logical follow-up to the author's best-selling Competitive Bidding in the 21st Century, this book deals with the latest expert thinking on constructive auctions at bridge. As usual, Miles' ideas are cutting edge, and not everything he recommends will appeal to everyone. However, also as usual, he challenges his readers to think and question what they are currently doing, and convince themselv . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageModified Italian Canape System
by Ken Rexford
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In this book Ken Rexford introduces the strong club relay system with canape bidding that he played successfully for years. His approach is novel, but it is also one that is easy to learn and play. Most importantly, the entire system fits within the ACBL Gneral Convention Chart. As with his first book, Cuebidding at Bridge, Ken Rexford spends much time explaing the theory and thinking behind the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMore Accurate Bidding
by Marshall Miles
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This is not a book for beginners, and will not bore you with rehashing things you already know. Some of the topics are somewhat controversial, and as always Marshall Miles urges his own, often original, point of view. You may not be persuaded by everything he recommends, but perhaps you adapt part of it, and it won't hurt you to discover how some other people play, even if you refuse to play that . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMore Bidding Basics (YNM)
A Logical Approach To Bridge
Yes, No or Maybe
by David Glandorf
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Are you tired of learning/teaching bridge from a cookbook? Tired of memorizing how many points you need to bid this or that? Do you have trouble determining if you have a minimum, medium or maximum hand and what you are supposed to do if it fits in a particular category? Then Yes, No or Maybe is what you need--a series of three textbooks and companion workbooks for beginning bridge students. This . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMore Bidding Basics Workbook (YNM)
A Logical Approach To Bridge
Yes, No or Maybe
by David Glandorf
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Are you tired of learning/teaching bridge from a cookbook? Tired of memorizing how many points you need to bid this or that? Do you have trouble determining if you have a minimum, medium or maximum hand and what you are supposed to do if it fits in a particular category? Then Yes, No or Maybe is what you need--a series of three textbooks and companion workbooks for beginning bridge students. This . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMore Breaking the Rules
by Barry Rigal • Josh Donn
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To master bridge, we need to learn the rules and algorithms that govern the game, but we must also take them with a pinch of salt. The "rules," or best practices, are there because they work. But not always. The more deals you play, the more you realize that context determines whether or not you should follow the general principles that operate successfully more often than not. And that is what t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMore Bridge Literature
by Nick Smith
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Nick Smith's first book, Bridge Literature, was originally published in 1993 and has since been acclaimed as one of the quirky classics of the game. More Bridge Literature takes a similar form, as a set of parodies of well-known works of English literature. King Lear finds himself playing for France, Winnie-the-Pooh makes his first slam and Lady Bracknell proves hard to impress. Sherlock Holmes' . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMore Conventions, More Practice
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by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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You asked for more! Following the runaway success of Practice Makes Perfect, bridge teachers asked the authors to produce a similar companion book to 25 More Bridge Conventions You Should Know. And here it is--a brief summary of each of those 25 more conventions, together with example hands that can be dealt out and used to apply your new knowledge. This book gives a brief summary of each convent . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMOSSO: Example Auctions and Quizzes
Second Edition
by Richard Granville • David Burn
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For the last three years, the authors have been developing MOSSO, a new bidding system derived from 2/1, Fantunes and Polish Club. MOSSO brings together the best features of its parent systems, while providing an effective interface between them. The system has been the subject of enthusiastic discussion on the popular website bridgewinners.com. This is a two-book series. The first volume describ . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMulti-Landy
The Killer Defense vs. 1NT
Second Edition
by David Oakley
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When the opponents open one notrump, you are faced with a dilemma. Versus a strong notrump, the opponents have the power; versus a weak notrump, they force you or your partner to compete at the two-level. This second edition adds Part 5: Comparison with Other Conventions and a new section, Criteria for an Overcall. Multi-Landy comprises four components: - Multi. 2D shows a 6-card or longer major. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMurder at the Bridge Table
by Matthew Granovetter
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This book is a mystery and a bridge textbook all in one, and it accomplishes both exceptionally well. Based on the author's own experiences, and set in and around a Manhattan bridge club, the story includes many real-life characters whose names will be familiar to readers. First in a set that includes I Shot my Bridge Partner. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMy Favorite 52
Larry Cohen's Best Bridge Deals
by Larry Cohen
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Using an intimate 'over-the-shoulder' presentation, the reader is taken through 60-odd deals from the author's own experience, deals that were important to him in some way, technically interesting, or just plain fun. The interactive style allows the reader to follow Larry's bidding and play, and make their own decisions at key points. The material was originally published as interactive software, . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMy System: The Unbalanced Diamond
by Marshall Miles
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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 ImageNever a Dull Deal: Faith, Hope and Probability in Bridge
by Robert F. MacKinnon
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In Bob Mackinnon's bestseller, Bridge, Probability and Information, the author drew on his professional background in mathematics to introduce readers to the mysteries of information theory and Bayes Theorem, and their surprisingly practical applications for bridge players. In this sequel, he takes these same ideas further, exploring the application of the concepts of conditional probability to o . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageNew Frontiers For Strong Forcing Openings
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by Ken Rexford
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Ken Rexford's first book, Cuebidding at Bridge: A Modern Approach, took on the topic of Italian cuebidding, primarily in the context of a 2/1 Game Force system. However, he noticeably skipped the topic of cuebidding after a string two club opening. With this new book, we now know the reason, and his answer to the Big Problem. * This book describes an exciting new approach, using TWO strong openin . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageNo-trump Contracts (BC)
Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 10
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - each ending with a short Quiz. The topics covered . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageNorth American Collegiate Bridge Championship Book 1
Par contests from November 1986
by Jeff Rubens
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32 pages. Booklet.

The deals, bidding and play awards, and analyses of par contests by Jeff Rubens . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageNorth American Collegiate Bridge Championship Book 3
Par contests from November 1988
by Jeff Rubens
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28 pages. Booklet.

The deals, bidding and play awards, and analyses of par contests by Jeff Rubens . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageNorth of the Master Solvers' Club
The Bridge Writings of Frank Vine.
by Frank Vine
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A comprehensive collection of classic writing. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageNorthern Lights
Selections from Canadian Masterpoint
by Ray Lee • Linda Lee
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Here's a bridge book that's just good fun! We don't guarantee that you won't learn anything while you're reading it, but that's not the main purpose of this book. Here are just a few of the things you'll get to do in these pages: Think about whether it's better to be lucky or good; Learn Colbert's Rules, and when to apply them; Find out how Restricted Choice applies to TV game shows; Study the S . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOff-Road Declarer Play
Unusual Ways to Play a Bridge Hand
by David Bird
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Every intermediate player is familiar with the routine techniques of dummy play. What this book describes are less well-known stratagems that may save the day in non-routine situations. They include methods for creating entries, surviving bad trump breaks, elopements, getting the defenders to help you out, and many more. In this unique and quirky book, the author introduces to the reader to new w . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOn the Other Hand
by David Bird • Larry Cohen
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A New Way to Learn Bridge Cardplay. In this unusual book, David Bird and Larry Cohen combine to present cardplay instruction in a new way. 100 pairs of deals are shown - one described by David and the other by Larry. The deals look similar (in some cases very similar) but an entirely different line of play is necessary to make each of the contracts. Only by clearly understanding the techniques in . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOne Trick At A Time
by Jim Jackson
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This is not a book for players who win regularly at their local bridge club--it is for those who don't, but would like to. The author does not claim to be a top-level expert, and admits that he made many mistakes on his way to earning the coveted title of Life Master. This book is intended to help others avoid those same mistakes and to learn from those that they do make. Written in a conversatio . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOpatija Diary
The 52nd European Championships 2014
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by Brian Senior
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72 pages. Booklet.

Brian Senior reports on the 52nd European Team Championships in Opatija, Croatia, June 21 - July 1, 2014 . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOptimal Hand Evaluation
by Patrick Darricades
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Accurate hand evaluation is critically important to reaching the right contract in bridge. Yet, for over 75 years now, hand evaluation has essentially relied on Milton Work's 4-3-2-1 honor point count - a count known to be seriously flawed and inaccurate. The method gives a very unsatisfactory, inaccurate point count which leads, too often, to the wrong contract. In this book, the author addresse . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOptimal Hand Evaluation in Competitive Bidding
by Patrick Darricades
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In his first book, Optimal Hand Evaluation, the author introduced a number of corrections to the Goren point count to reach "optimal" hand evaluation accuracy. That first book focused on non-competitive bidding situations where no further adjustments were needed as a result of the opponents' bidding. This book now deals with this specific topic. First, it challenges the very premise of the Law of . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOut of Hand...And Off the Fairway
by Bill Buttle
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Canadian cartoonist Bill Buttle is well-known to readers of the ACBL Bridge Bulletin in the USA for his trenchant lampooning of bridge and bridge players. In this, his first book-length collection, he aims his darts not only at bridge players but golfers. This book of hilarious one-panel cartoons will make a great holiday gift for any bridge nut or golf addict. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOut of Hand...Out of Mind
A Humorous Look at Bridge
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by Bill Buttle
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Bill Buttle's 'Out Of Hand' cartoon panels appear regularly in a number of bridge magazines, notably the ACBL's monthly Bridge Bulletin. This is his first collection devoted soley to bridge humor. A great gift for any bridge enthusiast in your life. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOutsmart the Bridge Experts
by Danny Roth
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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 ImageOver Hoffman's Shoulder
by Martin Hoffman • Marc Smith
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Travel the world of bridge with Martin Hoffman. After surviving the Nazi death camps, Martin Hoffman moved to England and discovered a talent for bridge. He went on to achieve great success in tournament play, and at his peak was known as the best pairs player in Europe, if not in the world. He was especially skilled at scoring well despite playing with much weaker partners. His chief weapons wer . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOvercalling Opponent's 1NT
by Ken Rexford
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Author Ken Rexford has developed an intriguing new approach to overcalling 1NT openings that may revolutionize this area of bridge. If you are unhappy with Cappelletti, DONT, Brozel, and the like, this book introduces you to a new approach for tackling the opponent's 1NT opening, with an entirely new way to handle one- or two-suited hands. Can your current approach tell partner whether you have a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageParrish the Thought Volume 1
Preempts and Overcalls
by Adam Parrish
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304 pages. Paperback.

Adam Parrish covers these essential topics in his signature easy-to-understand style. The book has two distinct sections, the first covering preempts and the second overcalls. All aspects of both topics are covered, from when and how to preempt or overcall to responding to your partner's preempt or overcall to dealing with the opponents' preempt or overcall. Each chapter has a quiz to reinforce t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageParrish the Thought Volume 2
Modern Defensive Thinking
by Adam Parrish
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349 pages. Paperback.

Defense is the hardest part of the game. You'll end up on defense about half the time, so honing your defensive skills is a prerequisite to becoming a better bridge player. It's essential to have solid agreements with your partner about your signals and leads. What sort of signal applies in a given situation? Which card to you lead from different holdings? But leading the correct card and giving . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePartnership Bidding - A Workbook
25th Anniversary Ed
by Mary Paul
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Have you ever had a bidding misunderstanding, even with your regular partner? Of course you have--it's really hard to be sure you've covered every possible sequence, and even if you can do that, you have to remember what you decided. Whatever your preferred system, Mary Paul's Partnership Bidding is the perfect way for you and your partner to work through all the common situations and record your . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePathways to Better Bridge Defense
by Danny Roth
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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 ImagePatrick Jourdain's Problem Corner
by Patrick Jourdain
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Patrick Jourdain's Problem Corner has been a popular regular feature of BRIDGE Magazine in the UK for many years. This collection of challenging declarer-play problems has been selected from the best of the material that has appeared there, and will be welcomed by advanced players. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlacing the Cards
Better Declarer Play - Book 2
by Danny Roth
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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 ImagePlanning in Defense (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning in Suit Contracts (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning in Suit Contracts (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play Reese introduced the 'over the shoulder' approach to describing bridge hands in this classic book, and it was an immediate success. In this book, the reader can follow the thought processes of an expert through the bidding and play of many fascinating hands. First published in 1960, it . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning Notrump Contracts (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning the Defense
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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Ten years after their award-winning Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, Seagram & Bird tackle the hardest part of the game: defense. Using the same step-by-step approach, they guide the reader through the minefield of signaling, making a defensive plan and, above all, counting--points, tricks and distribution. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning the Defense - The Next Level
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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Following on from their earlier book, Planning the Defense, Seagram and Bird move on to more sophisticated aspects of defensive cardplay for advancing players. Using the same step-by-step approach, the authors guide the reader through the issues involved in communications, deception, trump promotions, discarding and avoiding the embarrassment of being endplayed. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning the Play in Notrump (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning The Play Of A Bridge Hand
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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Beginning bridge players are taught some of the basic techniques of declarer play: suit establishment, ruffing losers, the finesse, and so forth. The hard part is learning when each applies. There is that terrible moment when the dummy comes down, and the novice declarer has no idea even how to start thinking about the right things. This book, starting from the basics, explains how to make a plan . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning The Play Of A Bridge Hand: Teacher's Manual For Part 1
by Jonathan Shute
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Looking for a better approach to teaching declarer play? This manual is a presentation-ready Teacher's Manual for the first part of the ABTA award-winning book, Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, by Barbara Seagram and David Bird. Six lesson plans are laid out with a word-by-word script, periodic reviews, and two review handouts to give to the class. Teacher preparation is minimal, and the cours . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning The Play Of A Bridge Hand: Teacher's Manual For Part 2
by Jonathan Shute
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Looking for a better approach to teaching declarer play? A presentation-ready Teacher's Manual for the second half of the ABTA award-winning book, Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, by Barbara Seagram and David Bird. This completes the conversion into classroom format begun in Jonathan Shute's Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, Teacher's Manual for Part 1. Six two-hour lesson plans are laid out . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning the Play: The Next Level
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by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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This sequel to 2010 ABTA book of the year, Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, extends the idea of making a plan as declarer to more complex situations, covering ideas such as safety plays, avoidance play, trump control, dummy reversal, and endplays. It will appeal to players who have a solid grasp of the basics of declarer play, and are looking to improve from there. Seagram and Bird's Plannin . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlay Bridge With Me
by Frank Stewart
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216 pages. Paperback.

The "over-my-shoulder" genre in bridge literature allows the reader to get into the mind of an expert player and follow their thought processes. The reader is exposed to techniques--such as counting and drawing inferences--that are supposedly reserved for experts. The author focuses on logical thinking, and problem solving. During a session, a player faces hundres of decisions. Some can be resolv . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlay Bridge With Reese
by Terence Reese
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Reese introduced the 'over the shoulder' approach to describing bridge hands in this classic book, and it was an immediate success. In this book, the reader can follow the thought processes of an expert through the bidding and play of many fascinating hands. First published in 1960, it is now back in print after being unavailable for a number of years. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlay Bumblepuppy Bridge
by Julian Laderman
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Bumblepuppy Bridge is a wonderful stepping-stone to standard bridge. A total beginner can learn in an hour how to play the game - without any help from a bridge player. This novel game was created by award-winning bridge author and historian Julian Laderman, by blending simple features from several early forms of bridge. The game is appropriate for ages 6 to 106. A free video enables readers to w . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlay it Safe!
Making Sure of Your Contract
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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At rubber bridge or teams scoring, declarer's objective is to make his contract--nothing else matters. Playing it safe is of vital importance. Yet playing safe can take many forms--it might involve simply choosing the best percentage line of play, or keeping one opponent off lead, preserving entries, or even giving up a trick you don't have to lose, all in the cause of bringing that contract home . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlay Of The Hand As Declarer & Defender Student Text
by Shirley Silverman
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64 pages. Booklet.

Ten lessons: Declarer play - Defender play - Holdup plays - Finesses - Placing the cards - "thinking through" a hand - Suitable for the beginner, intermediate or the social bridge player . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlay or Defend?
68 Hands to Test Your Bridge Skill
by Julian Pottage
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This is an unusual problem book in the style of Diosy's There Must Be a Way, in that the reader is shown all four hands and asked whether declarer or defense should prevail with best play. A fascinating challenge for the advancing player. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlay These Hands With Me
by Terence Reese
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Reese was the first author to introduce the 'over the shoulder' approach to describing bridge hands, and it was an immediate success. In this book, the reader can follow the thought processes of an expert through the bidding and play of many fascinating hands. First published in 1960, it is now back in print after being unavailable for a number of years. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlayers Quick Reference Companion
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by Larry Harris
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106 pages. Spiral bound.

Recommended for intermediate to advanced players. This book is for serious non-experts and will help bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. It facilitates quick direct look-up for answers about bidding, play and defense. By using PQRC you can avoid bidding accidents with your partner and apply continuous pressure on your opponents. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlaying 2/1: The Rest of the Story
by Paul Thurston
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Paul Thurston's 25 Steps to Learning 2/1 was an instant bestseller, winning the 2003 American Bridge Teachers' Association Book of the Year award. In a tantalizing postscript to that book, he promised a sequel, one that would cover 'the rest of the story' for those who wanted to add modern sophistication to their 2/1 bidding. Here at last he delivers, and the long wait has been worth it. The book . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlaying A Bridge Hand - Just The Basics
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by Mary Ann Dufresne
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Want Better Results? Try better declarer Play! Have you noticed that good bidding doesn't always mean good results? Sometimes you don't make your perfectly-bid contract. Sometimes other declarers make an extra trick or two. If it's time to get serious about better declarer play, this is the perfect 'how to' book. You'll find it's surprisingly easy to: Count your winning and losing tricks. Master . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlaying A Bridge Hand - Teacher's Manual
by Mary Ann Dufresne
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A four-lesson course on declarer play -- designed for true beginners. If your students are ready to get more serious about their declarer play, this course is the perfect 'how to' guide. Students will find that it is surprisingly easy to: - Count winning and losing tricks. - Master three basic techniques for eliminating losers. - Manage entries. - Set priorities. What to do first, second, and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlaying Safely (BC)
Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 10
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - each ending with a short Quiz. The topics covered . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlaying Suit Combinations
by Fred Gitelman • Jeff Rubens
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This book serves two purposes: One is to enable the reader to improve card-play technique. The text illustrates how best to handle some specific holdings, and, more importantly, assists 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 purpose is to share some of the beauties and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlaying to Trick One
There Are No Mulligans in Bridge
Second Edition
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg
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Bridge is a game of mistakes. The best players make fewer mistakes. It's not a matter of being brilliant--the real expert players never make basic mistakes, they keep the ball in the court, in the fairway. Sure there is an occasional hand where they make a brilliant play but that's not what distinguishes the true expert from the good player. One often hears an expert say "I've seen this hand befo . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlaying with the Bridge Legends
by Barnet Shenkin
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Since winning the world's most prestigious pairs event in his early twenties, with the equally precocious Michael Rosenberg, Barnet Shenkin has continued to build a an impressive bridge career. Over the last 25 years, he has had the opportunity to play with and against some of the best in the world, and in this book he recounts his favorite hands and stories. While much of his early career was ba . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePolish Club 2020: Expert
by Krzysztof Jassem
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The motto of the Polish Club 2020 Expert system is: 'Bid aggressively with an offensive hand, keep quiet with a defensive hand.' Non-vulnerable one-level light openings and responses are introduced here. But the main merit of the Polish Club, i.e. to 'keep an eye on the total strength of the bidders', is still preserved. In comparison to other versions of Polish Club (including Polish Club 2020 S . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePolish Club 2020: Standard
by Krzysztof Jassem
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The Polish Club bidding system is based on an ambiguous 1C opening, limited one-level openings, five-card majors and a Strong Notrump. The concept makes it possible to find partner's total strength on a lower level than in all-natural systems. In the Standard version, a 2C opening is Precision, 2D is Multi, and remaining two-level openings are weak Polish two-suiters. One of the key original feat . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePolish Club International
by Krzysztof Jassem
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A modern version of the definitive book on Polish Club. Includes a description of 'standard' Polish Club and its modern pro-style variations. Includes: quizzes, examples from expert play, and a special section on slam bidding. The book is intended for two groups of readers: those interested in the Polish Club system of playing bridge; those who want to get better understanding of trendy bidding t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePositive Declarer Play at Bridge
by Terence Reese • Julian Pottage
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This book was originally published in 1985, and in this new edition is substantially revised and expanded. It is a collection of bridge problems designed to teach players how to think along the right lines at the bridge table. Anyone who absorbs even a fraction of the ideas presented here will himself making contracts that might have been defeated, and defeating contracts that might have been mad . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePositive Defense at Bridge
by Terence Reese • Julian Pottage
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This book was originally published in 1985, and in this new edition is substantially revised and expanded. It is a collection of bridge problems designed to teach players how to think along the right lines at the bridge table. Anyone who absorbs even a fraction of the ideas presented here will himself making contracts that might have been defeated, and defeating contracts that might have been mad . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePractice Makes Perfect
25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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You asked for it! 25 Conventions You Should Know has sold more than 250,000 copies since it was first published, and continues to top the bridge bestseller lists. Over the years, readers have suggested that it would be an even better book if it offered some way to practice what they had learned. Now, here it is: a brief summary of each of those 25 conventions, together with example hands that can . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePreempts
by Warren Watson
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It has been many years since any bridge author attempted a comprehensive description of preemptive bidding, and much has changed in the interim. Modern players open the bidding on lighter values, and preempts, formerly based in at least a semblance of sanity, are now made on the flimsiest of excuses. This is a comprehensive treatment of preemptive bidding - not just when to open and with what, bu . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePrivate Sessions: A Bridge Education
by Augie Boehm
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The best way to enjoy bridge, and win more often, is to learn how to think. This is the essence of Augie Boehm's Private Sessions. In its pages, Augie reveals: -How to improve your bridge memory. - The benefits of visualization. -The fine points of hand evaluation. -Passing--how it is the secret weapon. -What a singleton honor is really worth. -The importance of the fourth trump. -The value of ti . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageReading the Cards (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageReading the Cards (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageReally Unusual Notrump (R.U.N.T.)
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by Ken Rexford
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Ken Rexford provides the first authoritative description of the R.U.N.T. Convention. R.U.N.T. is actually a two-way overcalling structure to distinguish a very sound takeout double from a weak three-suited takeout by way of an artificial 1NT overcall - preempting and intervening in the auction safely and effectively. * Do you find a 4-3-3-3 hand with three Jacks a reason to sleep, or is this as g . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageReese on Play
by Terence Reese
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This book is one of the all-time classics, a landmark in the development of bridge, especially in the field of card play. First published in 1948, it is now back in print after being unavailable for a number of years. In it, the author reveals what counts in play and defense and shows the reader how to join the ranks of the experts. This is a book that every improving bridge player must own. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageReversing The Dummy
And Its Cousin, The Crossruff
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg
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When discussing declarer play, the first thing I always suggest is for declarer to try to determine what kind of hand he is dealing with. Proper play of the hand starts with planning your play at Trick 1. After identifying/counting your losers, you need to look for ways to eliminate them. Counting winners too sometimes makes things easier, especially for dummy reversals. After all, there are only . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageRichelieu Plays Bridge
by Robert F. MacKinnon
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From the author of Samurai Bridge, this bridge novel is set in 17th century France. Through the medium of fictional bridge games, we see the politics and intrigue of the French court play out, and follow Cardinal Richelieu's career as he becomes the queen's confidant and the real power behind the throne. The bridge is deftly woven into the everyday life of the culture we are observing, so that it . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageRobin Hood's Hold-up
by David Bird
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12th-Century Bridge Adventures... Journey back to Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle in David Bird's fourth book of Robin Hood bridge stories. The 32 stories contain well over 100 splendid deals and provide the laugh-aloud humor and painless instruction for which the author is renowned. The cast list features Robin Hood, Maid Marian and the Outlaws--also their arch-enemies, the Sheriff of Nott . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageRoman Keycard Blackwood (PYB)
Practice Your Bidding Series
by Barbara Seagram • Linda Lee
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With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format; Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageRoman Keycard Blackwood: The Final Word
Fifth Edition
by Eddie Kantar
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This is the fifth (and according to the author, the very last - but don't hold your breath!) edition of what is acknowledged to be the definitive book on a convention that every serious player uses. Completely revised and updated from the previous version, this newest version contains even more leading-edge ideas, and is full of examples, quizzes and practice hands. A must for the tournament play . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageRuffing Losers (BC)
Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 8
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - each ending with a short Quiz. The topics covered . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSafety Plays (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSafety Plays (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSaints and Sinners
The St. Titus Bridge Challenge
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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David Bird's witty stories about the bridge-playing monks of St. Titus and their obnoxious Abbot have formed the basis of six previous collections, and appear regularly in bridge magazines throughout North America and the UK. This seventh book in the canon is presented in a new quiz format, so that you can try to solve the bridge problems before the monks encounter them. At the end of the book, a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSamurai Bridge: A Tale of Old Japan
by Robert F. MacKinnon
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Undoubtedly the most unusual piece of bridge fiction ever published, Samurai Bridge takes the reader to a remote village in early 19th century Japan. At first, the characters may seem familiar - the heroic masterless samurai (a ronin), the evil town magistrate, the downtrodden peasants, the tea-house madam with a heart of gold, and so forth. But soon we realize that these people are different - t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSanta Fe Precision
by Dennis Dawson
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This book on Precision is quite different. It is a very simplified version, based on the system played by Rodwell and Meckstroth so successfully, but aimed at club players. Eric Rodwell has endorsed the system and the book. Dennis Dawson learned Meckwell Lite fifteen years ago when playing on teams with Rodwell and Meckstroth. He then used it while representing the US in the Senior World Team Cha . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageScotland's Senior Moment
by Harry Smith • Alex Adamson
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Do you ever expect to play in a world bridge championship? The 2012 Scotland Senior team surprised many by qualifying. The story of how they got to Bali, and what happened to them once they got there, makes for fascinating reading. "A wonderful tale--the best underdog story since the Jamaican Bobsled Team. A must-read for any bridge player who wants to see what it is like to play in a world cham . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageScramble Stayman
by Doug Bennion
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Don't Settle for 1NT. Scramble Stayman examines (1) which types of hands qualify to scramble, (2) the scramble technique to use (beginning with 2 Clubs and overlaying standard Stayman) and (3) how the various scramble contracts score compared to 1NT, measured over thousands of hands. The book features a 100-board 'match' between one player staying in 1NT, and another scrambling to a (usually) be . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSecrets Your Bridge Friends Never Tell You
by Cathy Hunsberger
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You thought bridge was going to be eternally glorious, didn't you? Suddenly, out of the blue, you're going crazy! Confusion reigns supreme. Every partner is an expert with a barrage of new conventions. You are beset on every side with questions you fear to ask. * Secrets Your Bridge Friends Never Tell You explores the bumpy, and exciting, journey a bridge player takes on the road from beginner, t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageShades Of Grey
A Pemberton Bridge Club Mystery
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by Ken Allan
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The members of the Pemberton Bridge Club, along with the wickedly funny Jay's Nest bridge columns, were first introduced in Ken Allen's debut novel, Deadly Endplay. This sequel addresses something worse, for the bridge players, than a mysterious death - the growing suspicion that someone in their midst is systematically cheating. When retired policeman Dan Cogan begins to investigate, he finds . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageShadow in the Bridge World
2022 Edition
by Mike Dorn Wiss
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The Shadow is a mysterious expert (at bridge, as well as many other sports) whose passion for anonymity means that you have never heard of him. The author is his friend, and under strict rules of concealment of the Shadow's identity, has been allowed to share these fascinating and instructive anecdotes with the world. Originally published more than 30 years ago, this edition is revised and expand . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageShark's Pointers
by Mark Aquino
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The original 'Shark's Pointers' article appeared in 1975, in a small Boston-area newspaper. Thirty years later, the idea re-emerged as a series of bridge columns and lectures in Massachusetts. Then, during the pandemic, Shark's Pointers went online, and it is these latter talks and the advice they contain that have now been collected into this book. Written in an over-the-shoulder style, this boo . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageShortness
A Key to Better Bidding
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg
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This book is about only one thing: Shortness, singletons or voids. It's impossible to overestimate the value distribution plays in bidding accuracy. High cards are nice; anybody can bid games and slams when the high cards are falling out of their hands onto the table. But usually those results don't get you very far. It's usually an average or maybe just above. You don't win bridge tournaments th . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageShould I or Shouldn't I
Drawing Trumps at Bridge
by Marc Smith
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To draw or not to draw? (trumps, that is)? You might be forgiven for thinking this is an easy question to answer, and on many deals it is. But there are also a large number of situations where it's all too easy to make the wrong decision. As declarer, you (usually) have the majority of cards in the trump suit, but managing them to best effect isn't always quite so simple. This book looks at thos . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSimple Squeezes Made Simple
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg • Danny Kleinman
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Squeezes. Just the word strikes fear into the heart of many bridge players. But simple squeezes are actually quite simple. The single or simple squeeze accounts for 90% of squeezes and 90% of this book deals with simple squeezes. If you wish to become more than just a mediocre bridge player mastering the techniques of basic simple squeeze play is a must. In any session of bridge of twenty or so d . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSix Steps to Winning Declarer Play
by Jay Apfelbaum
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Do you want to play the hand better than you do now? Too many players have trouble deciding how to set about a contract as declarer. Do they worry about losers or winners? Do they draw trumps or not? Should they be guarding against bad breaks? There are so many things to think about, it's easy to get sidetracked. In this book, you will learn about the right questions to ask yourself as declarer . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSixpack
Adventures with Keycards and Queecards
by Allan DeSerpa
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Six keycard RKCB has come of age! As soon you identify a double fit, don't ask for keycards. . . just "launch" and tell. You can find out about all six keycards--and two "queecards"--below the game level. Part I of the book lays out a set of basic rules for any casual partnership to apply quickly and easily. Part II gets more advanced and complex, but operates along the same principles. Apply Six . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSlam Bidding Conventions
Winning Bridge Conventions Series
by Patty Tucker
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Bridge students quickly discover that basic bidding will only get them so far. To improve it is necessary to master a certain number of bidding conventions, and be prepared both to play them and to play against them. Each of the books in this series covers a number of useful conventions, explaining them carefully along with numerous examples and quizzes to help the reader understand what is being . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSleeping on the Couch
The adventures of Dave playing bridge with his wife, Anne
by Dave Caprera
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All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the United States Bridge Federation Junior Program. Here is what some of Dave's friends who appear in the book had to say: "I don't bid like that because if I do I will end up sleeping on the couch." - Mike Passell. "When they travel to tournaments, Dave chooses their hotel by the comfort of the sofas." - Chris Compton. "If Dave had just b . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSolving the Mystery of the Redouble
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg • Danny Kleinman
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More often than any other calls in bridge, redoubles produce confusion. When they do, the resulting disasters are more catastrophic than any others. Many doubles originally treated as penalty have been supplanted by conventional doubles. So also many "business" redoubles, originally used to quadruple the stakes, have been diverted to other uses. In this book we shall show you how to tell the diff . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSomehow We Landed In Six Notrump
by David Bird
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The stories and anecdotes in this collection have one thing in common: in every case, the contract is 6NT! The first half of the book features the world's finest players at work, tackling all manner of 6NT contracts ? some commendable, some truly awful. You will have a chance to plan your play in these contracts yourself before seeing what fate befell the original declarer. The second half of the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSplinter Bids (PYB)
Practice Your Bidding Series
by Barbara Seagram • Linda Lee
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With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format; Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSqueezes Made Simple (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageStandard Bidding with SAYC
by Ned Downey • Ellen (Caitlin) Pomer
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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 Modern Precision
Second Edition
by Daniel Neill
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Play the System National Champions Play. Over the last 20 years a consensus bidding system among American national champions has been chosen and is now the lingua franca for hundreds among the pro circuit, top junior players and strong tournament players. This book will introduce you to the system, called Standard Modern Precision (or SMP), with lots of examples, quizzes and real-life hands bid b . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageStartup Bridge - And Beyond
by Lynn Berg
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Nothing is scarier than not knowing what to expect-as we all know, knowledge is power. I'm here to inform you, encourage you and help you (and your partner) help yourselves. Use this book as a way to get into the mysteries of bridge and its most challenging form, duplicate. Sure, knowledge of basic bidding protocols is necessary, but so is knowing what to expect, how to develop a partnership, wha . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageStayman Auctions (PYB)
Practice Your Bidding Series
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by Barbara Seagram • Linda Lee
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With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format; Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageStep by Step: Playing Notrump Contracts
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by Robert Berthe • Norbert Lebely
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Forty years ago, in 1980, Robert Berthe and Norbert Lebely put the finishing touches on two books that would revolutionize the teaching of bridge cardplay: the first two books in the Step by Step series (Pas a Pas in the original French). Based on an innovative yet clear and easily-understandable pedagogical approach involving the reader in a series of questions and answers, the series has allowe . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageStep by Step: Playing Suit Contracts
by Robert Berthe • Norbert Lebely
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Forty years ago, in 1980, Robert Berthe and Norbert Lebely put the finishing touches on two books that would revolutionize the teaching of bridge cardplay: the first two books in the Step by Step series (Pas a Pas in the original French). Based on an innovative yet clear and easily-understandable pedagogical approach involving the reader in a series of questions and answers, the series has allowe . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageStill Not Finding Squeezes
by Julian Laderman
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If your answer is YES to the following three questions, this is the book for you: 1. Have you read A Bridge to Simple Squeezes? 2. Did you see merit in the structured approach introduced in that book for executing simple squeezes? 3. Do you feel that in spite of your great effort you are still not finding squeezes? In Still Not Finding Squeezes, the structured approach is applied to the 39 squeez . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageStory of an Accusation
by Terence Reese
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In 1965, the bridge world was rocked by an accusation of cheating at the world championships in Buenos Aires. The pair involved were Britain's Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro, two of the world's best players. Now, almost fifty years later, the true inside story can be told - the investigation, the accusation, and the very different results of the World Bridge Federation and British Bridge League . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageStrong Club, Unbalanced Diamond
by Bruce Watson
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The basis for the system described in this book was first suggested by Marshall Miles in My System: the Unbalanced Diamond. The core of SCUD is the same as in Miles' book; that is, strong club, unbalanced diamond, five-card majors and a weak notrump. However, author Bruce Watson felt that the original treatments for the 2C and 2D openings needed to change. In addition, he wanted to use transfer r . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSublime Declarer Play
After the Contested Auction
by Nick Smith
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Play like a Bermuda Bowl champion. It's not often that a bridge book comes along that takes dummy play into a new dimension, but Sublime Declarer Play does exactly that. The focus is on the competitive auction and the inferences that can be drawn from opponents' bidding choices. Moments of sublimity are the consequence of a series of logical steps rooted in that initial analysis. Tournament playe . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSuit Contracts (BC)
Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 8
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - each ending with a short Quiz. The topics covered . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSuit Preference
The Abused and Misused Signal
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg • Danny Kleinman
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If there was ever an area in bridge that resembles walking thru a mine field this is it. No topic causes more confusion and arguments than suit preference signals. "Partner, I played a deuce. Why didn't you switch to a club?" is heard everywhere all the time. Most signals in bridge are attitude and some are count. At the end of the line are suit preference signals. And yet, they can be found in t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSurviving Duplicate Bridge
The first 23.69 points
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by Kathleen Vishner
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Bridge partnerships can be fun. We all know that. Of course, they can also be difficult, maddening, disappointing, and frustrating. When the players of these partnerships are also spouses - well that's when things can get downright tricky. Kathleen Vishner shares with you the highs and lows of learning duplicate bridge while partnering with her ever-patient husband, Andy. Experience as she does t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSwing Deals
by Rakesh K. Kumar
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In any Swiss Teams or IMP Pairs tournament, you will soon enough find yourself facing opponents who are frequent or consistent winners. How is it that when you earn your chance to challenge them, more of the IMP swings seem to go their way than yours? That's the focus of this book, which reviews over 100 deals that generated swings in IMPs competitions. It examines how effective bidding methods a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSwings and Arrows
by Victor Mollo
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Just about every bridge player over forty has read Victor Mollo's Bridge in the Menagerie, a book that is on any list of the all-time top ten on the game. Towards the end of his life, Mollo continued to write stories about the same well-loved characters (the Hideous Hog, the Rueful Rabbit, Oscar the Owl, and the rest), but they appeared in various magazines around the world, and if you weren't a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSwiss Match Challenge
by Jeff Rubens
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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. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSymmetric Relay
Featuring Scamp and Spam
by Nick Hughes
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Relay in action. As bidding sophistication continues to grow, many top pairs are turning to relay systems, where one partner asks questions and then places the final contract based on the answers. Often these methods are tied to a strong club approach: methods such as the Ultimate Club and Moscito have been around for decades. The symmetric relay is an approach that is increasingly popular in Aus . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTake All Your Chances At Bridge
by Eddie Kantar
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Selecting the best line of play as declarer on a bridge hand is not easy. Most novices know something about basic odds and percentages, and can usually come up with a line that offers a reasonable chance of success. However, the expert player will skilfully combine options, so as to take advantage of more than one possibility. Rather than putting all his eggs in one basket, he will 'stay alive . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTake All Your Chances At Bridge - Vol. 2
by Eddie Kantar
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Take All Your Chances at Bridge was published in 2009 and has already been reprinted twice. It won the American Bridge Teachers 2010 Book of the Year Award for best intermediate-level book. In this sequel, Kantar presents another collection of play problems for advancing players. Again, the theme is not just finding a good line of play: the trick is to combine as many possible lines as possible t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTakeout Double: A Bridge Mystery
by Jim Priebe
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Bob Smithers is dead, although few in the tournament bridge scene will shed any tears. Art Fraser, the ambitious police lieutenant assigned to the case, knows the bridge world well. He reckons that should give him the inside track on cracking his first homicide investigation, the one that will bring him the promotion he wants so much. But Smithers made enemies easily, both at the bridge table and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTales Out of School
by David Silver
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Move over Victor Mollo and David Bird! Fans of the Hideous Hog, the Abbot, and the Rabbi will find a new hero among the halls of Mohican College (the last of the community colleges to be established). Tales out of School is a collection of humorous bridge stories from the witty and satirical pen of David Silver. It will delight readers with the adventures of his alter ego, the hapless Professor S . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTeach Your Child Bridge
Using a simplified Acol system
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by Ron Klinger
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This is the Acol version of the book Bridge For Children. It is identical in the early part and introduces Acol near the end. The 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 inc . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTeaching Bridge On Cruise Ships
by Rosemary Boden
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Travel and Teach at Sea! If you want to see the world without paying a king's ransom, turn your passion for bridge into teaching on cruise ships. Learn how to break into this wonderful world by following the advice in this little book. It covers everything from finding an agent and making a lesson plan to packing the right clothes. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTest Your Bidding Against the Experts
by Danny Roth
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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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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 Bridge Play Vol. 2
by Eddie Kantar
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Become a better declarer - and Eddie Kantar promises it will be relatively painless! The problems in this book are not for experts - they are, however, for anyone whose ambition is to become a better bridge player. The problems involve the everyday cardplay maneuvers you have to master if you are going to improve as a declarer. As you work through this book, you will encounter more than one exa . . . 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.

                                   
Item ImageThe Abbot's Senior Moment
by David Bird
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For forty-three years, David Bird's tales of the bridge-crazy monks of St. Titus have appeared in magazines around the world. They have been translated into several languages. In this fourteenth collection of stories in book form, the pompous and self-important Abbot wonders for the first time if old age is starting to affect his play. Regular followers of David Bird's work will know what to expe . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Amazing Queen
Winning With Your Queens
by Clement Wong
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Written by a former captain of the Hong Kong Team and long-time bridge columnist, this is the first bridge book on winning by skillful bidding and play surrounding the queens--from queen camouflage to queen sacrifice (both real and sham) to queen defense--inspired by the author's 1993 Bols Tip of Queening your Defence. Covers bidding, declarer play, opening leads and responses, exit cards, entrie . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Art of Becoming a Top Bridge Player
by Samantha Punch • Tim Rees
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168 pages. Paperback.

Dr. Samantha Punch has interviewed many of the world's top bridge personalities. The players discuss their approach to the game, including subjects such as improving your game, coping with mistakes and emotions, how to become a good partner in a successful partnership, dealing with pressure and coping with loss. This book aims to show aspiring and expert players how they might develop their game . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Best of Bridge Today Digest
by Matthew Granovetter • Pamela Granovetter
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Bridge Today Digest recently celebrated its first anniversary (and 100th issue) as an Internet-based "bridge-zine". It is renowned for its practical advice, its wonderful bridge stories, and the wry humor and personal touch of its editors. For this collection, they have selected the very best pieces from their first year, and have come up with a compendium that every bridge player can read, enjoy . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Best of Robert Gray Book 1
by The Bridge World
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Features the outstanding humorous and technically brilliant articles of Scotland's star puzzler-analyst. The books include articles from the 1940-50's and from the 1960-70's, respectively. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Best of Robert Gray Book 2
by The Bridge World
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Features the outstanding humorous and technically brilliant articles of Scotland's star puzzler-analyst. The books include articles from the 1940-50's and from the 1960-70's, respectively. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Big Payoff: Slam Bidding at Bridge
by Bill Treble
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The rewards for slam success are high, but so are the penalties for failure. As a launching pad, the author introduces some useful agreements and conventions. How and why to try for slam, advanced techniques, competitive auctions and a final quiz: this book makes for a smooth transition to becoming an effective slam bidder. Slam bidding is perhaps the most exciting part of bridge, but at the same . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Biggest Little Bridge Book In The World - Book 1 (Yellow)
by Beverly Card School • Jim Becker
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65 pages. Paperback.

A stand alone text covering all aspects of bidding and play. Mastery of the fundamentals is of first-rate importance for all bridge players. The series of "Biggest Little Books" are written in concise form to answer bridge questions that commonly arise, and provide answers to your questions as you advance in your knowledge of the game. This is the latest edition (2008). . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Biggest Little Bridge Book In The World - Book 2 (Blue)
Play and Defense in Suit Contracts
by Beverly Card School • Jim Becker
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55 pages. Paperback.

Explains basics of play and defense in suit contracts. Mastery of the fundamentals is of first-rate importance for all bridge players. The series of "Biggest Little Books" are written in concise form to answer bridge questions that commonly arise, and provide answers to your questions as you advance in your knowledge of the game. This is the latest edition (1999). . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Biggest Little Bridge Book In The World - Book 3 (Red)
Play and Defense in Notrump Contracts
by Beverly Card School • Jim Becker
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69 pages. Paperback.

Explains basics of play and defense in no trump contracts. Mastery of the fundamentals is of first-rate importance for all bridge players. The series of "Biggest Little Books" are written in concise form to answer bridge questions that commonly arise, and provide answers to your questions as you advance in your knowledge of the game. This is the latest edition (1999). . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Biggest Little Bridge Book In The World - Book 4 (Green)
Everyday Bridge Conventions
by Beverly Card School • Jim Becker
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Explains basic conventions in modern bridge bidding. Mastery of the fundamentals is of first-rate importance for all bridge players. The series of "Biggest Little Books" are written in concise form to answer bridge questions that commonly arise, and provide answers to your questions as you advance in your knowledge of the game. This is the latest edition (2005). . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Blue Team in the History of Bridge
by Carl'Alberto Perroux
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Translated into English by Maurizio Di Sacco. Edited by Mark Horton. The Man Behind The Legend: How did Italy reach the summit of World Bridge and then remain there for more than fifteen years? How did a game that seems so little suited to the Italian temperament end up being the one that Italy dominated for so long? The answers to these questions can be found in this book through the diary of th . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Bridge Bum: My Life and Play
by Alan Sontag
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The Bridge Bum has everything: history, stories about the great players, Sontag's own fascinating hands, cheating, hustling, gambling and the glamor and grind of the bridge professional's life, and most of all the game itself, which Alan Sontag describes with such vigor and eloquence that it's easy to understand why he loves it so much. This new edition brings back to life a classic that has bee . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Bridge Magicians
by Mark Horton • Radoslaw Kielbasinski
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This is two books in one. You can treat it is an advanced text on declarer play, trying to solve each problem hand as it comes up. Or you can just relax and enjoy finding out more about these Polish stars who have won more international medals than the players from any other country over the last twenty years. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Bridge Player's Bedside Book
by Tony Forrester
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The ultimate collection of bridge stuff, with something for everyone from the beginner to the expert. Humor, mystery, quizzes, history, biography - it's all here. Over fifty world-class contributors, including Eddie Kantar, Alfred Sheinwold, Ron Klinger, Phillip Alder, Albert Dormer, and many more. Illustrated throughout, including elegant Fougasse cartoons such as this one. From Tony Forrester's . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Bridge World's Test Your Play
by Jeff Rubens
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North America's oldest and most prestigious bridge magazine, The Bridge World features a monthly column entitled 'Test your Play', which presents difficult problems in declarer play for readers to solve. This is a collection of some of the best of these from the last twenty years; if you can solve even half of them, you may be one of the best declarers in the world! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Canterbury Bridge Tales
by David Silver
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A disparate group of travellers meets by chance at a motel while on the way to the Nationals in Canterbury, Florida, and naturally they begin swapping stories. Sound familiar? Professor Silver returns in a new collection of short stories, in which literary parody is interwoven with Tim Bourke's brilliant bridge hands. Murder, mystery, sex and the supernatural--and that's just in the first three . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Complete Book Of BOLS Bridge Tips
by Sally Brock
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The BOLS Bridge Tips competition started in 1974, and took place off and on for more than 20 years. During that time, virtually all the world's greatest writers and players contributed their ideas to the series. For the first time ever, the entire collection of BOLS Bridge Tips are gathered here in one volume, edited and organized for easy access by the average player. Included too are biographie . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Complete Book On Balancing In Contract Bridge
Revised Edition
by Mike Lawrence
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Since it was first published, this has been the definitive book on the tough topic of balancing your bridge hand. It examines auctions where the opponents bid something and you are given the opportunity to either let them have it or to balance. This revised and expanded edition is updated to reflect modern bidding practices and covers almost any possible auction. The cost of not balancing can be . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Complete Book On Overcalls in Contract Bridge
A Mike Lawrence Classic
2nd Edition
by Mike Lawrence
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Originally published in 1980, this book quickly became recognized as a must-read for any would-be bridge expert, and has never been out of print. Now, almost 30 years later, the author has revised, updated and expanded it to take into account modern developments in the theory and practice of competitive bidding. Anyone who is at all serious about improving their game needs to own a copy of this . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Complete Book On Takeout Doubles
Revised and updated
by Mike Lawrence
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The definitive book on the oldest--and most useful--convention in bridge, the takeout double. Originally published in 1994, this book quickly became recognized as a 'must-read' for any would-be bridge expert, and has never been out of print. Now, almost twenty years later, the author has revised and updated the text to take into account modern developments in competitive bidding, one of the mos . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Complete Guide To Passed Hand Bidding
2nd Edition
by Mike Lawrence
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The definitive book on auctions that begin in third or fourth seat. Originally published in 1989, this book quickly became recognized as a 'must-read' for any would-be bridge expert, and has never been out of print. Now, more than 20 years later, the author has revised, updated and expanded it to take into account modern ideas in bidding. Anyone who is at all serious about improving their game ne . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Contested Auction
by Roy Hughes
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Roy Hughes first book, Building a Bidding System, has become a must-read for expert pairs looking to develop effective constructive bidding methods. Here, beginning by establishing what the structure needs to accomplish, Hughes discusses competitive bidding, and recommends useful methods and agreements. The book covers in detail many topics that have seen only cursory treatment in print up to now. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Eight of Clubs was Good?
Comfort food for the bridge player's soul
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by Elizabeth Flynn
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150 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

As a new bridge player, Elizabeth Flynn began blogging about her experiences with the game and the people she met. Through a series of heartwarming and humorous anecdotes, the author details in this book her struggles as a new player learning a complex game. We encounter some of the remarkable people she has met in the world of bridge and the often funny, sometimes touching, things that have happ . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Encyclopedia Of Card Play Techniques At Bridge
by Guy Leve
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Unique in the literature of the game, this book describes and classifies hundreds of tactics, stratagems and coups used during the play of the hand at bridge. Each technique is illustrated with an example deal, and its application fully explained. The topics run the gamut from the simplest finesses to the most complex squeeze positions, and cover literally everything in between. This book will be . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Extra Edge in Play at Bridge
by Terence Reese • Julian Pottage
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Bobby Fischer, the reclusive chess champion, once said: "You have found a good move - fine - now look for a better one." The same advice holds true in bridge. If you settle for second best, you will not achieve your full potential. Through a series of problems that are both fresh and a genuine test of skill, the reader is offered the chance to become accustomed to looking for that extra edge. Whe . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Finesse, Only a Last Resort
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg
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250 pages. Paperback.

How much do you really know about finesses? A finesse is one of the most common techniques in bridge and yet one of the most abused. The term "finesseaholic" describes a player who never met a finesse he/she didn't want to take. So often the finesse is really a last resort, only when other more promising lines of play are not available or have failed. As a common technique, so much is often taken . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Game of Bridge
by Terence Reese
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The purpose of this book is to provide a complete and objective account of how to become acquainted with the fascinating game of bridge. Reese was not concerned simply to give rules of thumb, as were so many authors both before and after him. He was concerned with providing a basic handbook of bridge that tells players the reasons for certain lines of bidding and play. The principles of strategy, . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Great Bridge Scandal
by Alan Truscott
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In 1965, the bridge world was rocked by an accusation of cheating at the world championships in Buenos Aires. The pair involved were Britain's Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro, two of the world's best players. Now, almost fifty years later, the true inside story can be told - the investigation, the accusation, and the very different results of the World Bridge Federation and British Bridge League . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Hog Takes to Precision
by Victor Mollo
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Just about every bridge player in the world has read Victor Mollo's Bridge in the Menagerie, a book that is on any list of the all-time top ten on the game. Towards the end of his life, Mollo continued to write stories about the same well-loved characters (the Hideous Hog, the Rueful Rabbit, Oscar the Owl, and the rest), but some appeared only in the pages of obscure magazines, while others were . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Language of Bridge
by Kit Woolsey
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317 pages. Paperback.

Kit Woolsey's first new bridge book in 35 years is aimed at an intermediate audience, but with plenty of insights for advanced and expert players. This book examines the communication between partners as they work together to reach the best contract or try to defeat declarer's contract on defense. Kit brings his unique take on the game to the subject of partnership communication -- thinking abou . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Lone Wolff
Autobiography of a Bridge Maverick
by Bobby Wolff
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The world champion and former ACBL and WBF President discusses his own career with honesty and emotion, and tackles the big issues that others are afraid to talk about: players cheating at the top levels, destructive bidding systems, sponsorship, and professional players. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Mathematical Theory of Bridge
by Emile Borel • Andre Cheron
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134 Probability Tables, Their Uses, Simple Formulas, Applications & 4000 Probabilities. Originally published in 1940, and revised in 1954, this classic work on mathematics and probability as applied to Bridge first appeared in English translation in 1974, but has been unavailable for many years. This new edition corrects numerical errors found in earlier texts; it revises the previous English tra . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe MOSSO Bidding System
Second Edition
by Richard Granville • David Burn
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For the last three years, the authors have been developing MOSSO, a new bidding system derived from 2/1, Fantunes and Polish Club. MOSSO brings together the best features of its parent systems, while providing an effective interface between them. The system has been the subject of enthusiastic discussion on the popular website bridgewinners.com. This is a two-book series. The first volume describ . . . 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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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 Naked Bridge Player and Other Stories
by David Silver
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Professor Silver is back! The hero of Tales Out of School, A Study in Silver, and Bridge The Silver Way takes on new opponents as the author finds fresh literary targets to lampoon. Yes, the man who brought us the Silver Certainty Principle, the Eastwood convention ("Do you feel lucky, partner?") and the concept of the supremacy of the heart suit in bridge now takes aim at The Matrix ("Will you c . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe NoTrump Zone
by Danny Kleinman
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Notrump openings, and the constructive auctions that follow them, are two of the most neglected areas in bridge literature. Following on from his popular articles in the ACBL Bulletin, Kleinman discusses the principles behind notrump bids and rebids in a variety of situations, emphasizing the ideas and concepts rather than attempting to teach a series of rigid rules. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Partnership Coup
by Adam Parrish
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169 pages. Paperback.

Aaron is back for another night at the Cranmer Club. This time he's playing with a partner he'd rather be rid of. Is there a solution to the age-old problem? This long-awaited sequel to The Cranmer Club tells another story of a night at Parrish's fictional club. The familiar club characters and table banter from the original return, with an exciting twist. A fun read with lots of interesting hand . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Pocket Guide to 2/1
by Paul Thurston
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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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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 Bridge
1 copy remaining
by Barbara Seagram • Ray Lee
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64 pages. Booklet. Also available as an E-book.

Do you need a quick hint about what to bid? Do you know what you are supposed to lead from KJ10x? Have you forgotten what a reverse is? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, this is the book that you need! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Pocket Guide to Bridge Conventions You Should Know
Second Edition
by Barbara Seagram • Marc Smith
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Since its publication in 1999, 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know has sold more than 400,000 copies in six languages. Winner of the American Bridge Teachers' Association Book of the Year, it has become a much-valued learning tool and reference for everyone from social players to those regularly playing at their local bridge club. The new 2022 edition has been thoroughly updated, while retainin . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Pocket Guide To Bridge World Standard 2001
by The Bridge World
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72 pages. Paperback.

Bridge World Standard (BWS 2001) 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. It was also used as a framework for problems in the magazine's monthly Master Solvers' Club contest f . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Pocket Guide To Bridge World Standard 2017
by The Bridge World
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76 pages. Paperback.

Bridge World Standard (BWS 2017) 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. It is used as a framework for problems in the magazine's monthly Master Solvers' Club contest beginni . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Pocket Guide to Declarer Play at Bridge
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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72 pages. Booklet. Also available as an E-book.

Using the same format as The Pocket Guide to Bridge, this book provides a handy pocket summary of about two dozen basic concepts in declarer play. In a concise but readable manner, it summarizes most of the material presented in 25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer, by the same author team. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Pocket Guide to Defensive Play at Bridge
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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72 pages. Booklet. Also available as an E-book.

Using the same format as The Pocket Guide to Bridge, this book provides a handy pocket summary of about two dozen basic concepts in defensive cardplay. In a concise but readable manner, it summarizes most of the material presented in 25 Ways to be a Better Defender by the same author team. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Pocket Guide To Even More Bridge Conventions
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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71 pages. Booklet. Also available as an E-book.

A pocket-sized edition of 25 More Bridge Conventions You Should Know by the same authors, this is a handy guide to popular intermediate-level conventions such as Bergen Raises, Support Doubles, Puppet Stayman, Inverted Minor Raises, Forcing 1NT and more. . . . 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 Power of Pass
by Ron Klinger • Harold Schogger
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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 Principle of Restricted Talent
by Danny Kleinman • Nick Straguzzi
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An anthology of humorous stories featuring Chthonic, the bridge-playing robot. The stories draw unmercifully funny portraits of human bridge players, as Chthonic's bridge brilliance and abrasive and ill-concealed contempt for his human creators leave them all in his wake. A particular target is the pompous Director of the Cybernetics Research Institute, whose opinion of his own bridge expertise d . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Rabbi's Rules
Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Game
by Mark Horton • Eric Kokish
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240 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Built around real-life deals featuring the bridge-playing rabbi, Leonard Helman, this book contains a wealth of tips on bidding and play for the advancing player. Even experts will learn from some of the bidding ideas, drawn from Eric Kokish's encyclopedic coaching files. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Right Bid at the Right Time
by Neil Kimelman
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This book completes the trilogy that Kimelman started with Improve Your Bidding Judgment, continued with The Thin Fine Line. He explores the delicate process of making the right decisions in the auction, especially in competitive situations. Examples are taken from high-level bridge events, presented in quiz format, so the reader can make his own call before the options are discussed and the auth . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Rodwell Files
The Secrets Of A World Bridge Champion
by Eric Rodwell • Mark Horton
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In this ground-breaking book, Eric Rodwell reveals for the first time his unique approach to the play of the cards. Then he moves on to a host of innovative ideas in card play: strategies and tactics that can be used by declarer or defenders, each one illustrated with real-life examples from top-level play. Rodwell also talks about the mental side of the game: areas where players often go wrong i . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Search for a Second Suit
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg • Danny Kleinman
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178 pages. Paperback.

Becoming a good declarer starts with some basic principles. All the books tell you the same thing; before playing to Trick 1, think and form a plan. But what should you think about? Players often look at a deal and see a new mystery, a complex problem. They become overwhelmed. Of all the ways of winning tricks, cashing high cards and taking finesses are easiest. But establishing a long suit requi . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Secrets of Winning Bridge
Second Edition
by Jeff Rubens
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224 pages. Paperback.

The classic, easy-to-understand shortcut to winning bridge. 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 Secon . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Setting Trick
Practical Problems in Bridge Defense
by Ian McCance
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This is a book of problems in defensive cardplay, all the deals being selected from real events. And that means that for once in a problem book, you're not up against a declarer who will always play perfectly. Indeed, sometimes the point of the problem is to take advantage of the opportunity that a slip by declarer has given you. As the title implies, the emphasis throughout is solely on defeatin . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Simple Squeeze (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Thin Fine Line
by Neil Kimelman
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In this sequel to Improve Your Bidding Judgment, the author continues the discussion of the ideas behind good decision-making during the auction at bridge, getting into areas and agreements that were not dealt with in his first book. Praise for Improve Your Bidding Judgment: "I found myself in agreement with the author on almost everything he said." -- Julian Pottage. "Great advice del . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Weak Notrump
How To Play it, How To Play Against It
by Andy Stark
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All North American players are taught to play using a strong notrump, but that is not the way of the rest of the world. Even in North America, weak notrump systems, or even Kamikaze notrump systems, are becoming more common. This book discusses the advantages and disadvantages of playing a system with a weaker notrump opening, and shows how the 1NT range impacts the rest of the bidding system. E . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThere Must Be A Way
52 Bridge Hands to Challenge your Play and Defense
by Andrew Diosy
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Most bridge players pride themselves on their ability at post-mortem analysis -- figuring out what should happen on a given hand with best play and perfect defense. But sometimes it's not so easy. Andrew Diosy has collected 52 bridge hands, graded into increasing levels of difficulty, where the obvious answer is usually wrong. As you look further into each hand, you find that there are more layer . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThings Your Bridge Teacher Won't Tell You
by Dan Romm
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Most bridge books ignore the fact that bridge is a game between opponents, simply teaching players how to strive for theoretical perfection in bidding and play. Dan Romm isn't interested in that - he's interested in winning, which is something he has done for more than forty years against the best players around. Romm also isn't very interested in tournaments - mostly he plays for money; he pla . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThinking on Defense
by Jim Priebe
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Defense is the most difficult part of bridge, and for most players, the hardest part of defense is figuring out what to do. In this book, the reader is shown step-by-step how to visualize declarer's cards from the bidding and play, and then how to use this information to form a plan for the defense. This book is based on Jim Priebe's popular articles 'Visualization on Defense' which appeared in t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThree Notrump in Depth
by Augie Boehm
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Part I of this book will equip you with a variety of useful, easy-to-master bidding tools to help you and partner discover when to grab the 3NT brass ring, and, just as important, when to avoid it. Reaching good 3NT contracts doesn't confer an automatic bonus-there is that niggling rule about needing to make what you bid. So, Part II is dedicated to the play of 3NT. Since you are apt to defend 3N . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTips on Bidding
Mike Lawrence Bridge Tips
by Mike Lawrence
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20 years ago, Mike Lawrence published a series of short pamphlets for intermediate players with advice on various aspects of bidding and cardplay. Long unavailable, this material has now been revised, updated, and republished in three anthology volumes, each comprised of about 10 of the original booklets. The topics here include: The Three-Card Raise, Penalty Doubles, Preempts and The Fine Art of . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTips on Cardplay
Mike Lawrence Bridge Tips
by Mike Lawrence
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309 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Twenty years ago, Mike Lawrence published a series of short booklets for intermediate players, entitled Topics on Bridge, with advice on various aspects of bidding and card play. Long unavailable, this material has now been revised, updated, and republished in three anthology volumes, each comprised of about ten of the original booklets. The topics here include: Defense, including opening leads, . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTips on Competitive Bidding
Mike Lawrence Bridge Tips
by Mike Lawrence
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Twenty years ago, Mike Lawrence published a series of short booklets for intermediate players, entitled Topics on Bridge, with advice on various aspects of bidding and card play. Long unavailable, this material has now been revised, updated, and republished in three anthology volumes, each comprised of about ten of the original booklets. The topics here include: Four-Card Overcalls, Bidding over . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTo Bid or Not To Bid
The Law of Total Tricks
by Larry Cohen
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Since its publication in 1992, To Bid or Not to Bid has sold over 50,000 copies in English alone and has been published in several other languages. Undoubtedly the best-selling bridge book of the 1990s, its lucid exposition of the empirical Law of Total Tricks (a simple guide to making the right decisions in competitive bridge auctions) has made it a book that literally every serious bridge playe . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTo Ruff or Not to Ruff
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg • Danny Kleinman
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157 pages. Paperback.

To ruff or not to ruff. The question seems so easy. To draw trumps promptly or is there something else to do first? Declarer has so many options. Ruff in dummy, a ruffing finesse, a crossruff, a dummy reversal, even a trump coup or scoring a trump 'en passant'. And preventing the opponents from obtaining ruffs. What about the defenders? Should they be the ones to draw trumps? Can they spin straw . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTopsy-Turvy
Turn Minuses into Plusses
by Allan DeSerpa
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172 pages. Paperback.

A familiar situation: partner opens two notrump (20-21 HCP), and you are broke (or 0-3). Your options are to pass or transfer to a wretched five-card major at the three-level. With a six-card minor, you pass two notrump and hope for the best. Playing Topsy-Turvy, partner opens two clubs with that hand! You respond two diamonds (waiting) or two hearts to show spades. Partner rebids two hearts or a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageToucan Club Complete
by Ron Beall • Ron Woodard
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Toucan is a modified 2/1 system using a natural but short club opening with transfer responses to it. Toucan Club Complete is a much-expanded version of the original Toucan Club book, and contains many example hands and auctions. "The one-club sequences are powerful. Transfer auctions are valuable because they allow the partnership an extra step to exchange more information. Responder knows the e . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTransfer Responses to One Club with Relays
by Lyle Poe
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Transfer responses and relays in the context of a forcing club system have been gaining in popularity in Europe for some time. Now, however, some top American pairs are using these methods, and recent changes in ACBL classifications mean that they can be played in most ACBL-sanctioned events. This book is an ideal introduction for players wanting to try an effective new approach to bidding that i . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTrick One
The Right First Move
by David Bird
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A huge percentage of failing contracts go down because declarer did not play optimally on the first trick. Similarly, countless contracts are allowed to slip through because the defender in third seat made the wrong play. With 125 instructive deals, David Bird covers all aspects of the first card played from dummy, the first move by the defender in third seat and the card chosen by declarer from . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTricks With Finesses (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTricks With Trumps (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
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Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTrump Promotion
The Uppercut
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg • Danny Kleinman
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92 pages. Paperback.

How do defenders win trump tricks? Other than having high honors, natural winners, it's by getting an early ruff of a short suit. Far more fulfilling and intriguing possibilities arise in poking away at declarer's trump suit and plucking out an unexpected trick. Trump promotion has been described as the magic of creating trump tricks that didn't exist at the beginning of the deal. The basis for t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTrump Suit Headaches
Rx for Declarers and Defenders
2nd Edition
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg
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250 pages. Paperback.

The trump suit adds a dimension that makes bridge so different from other card games. In a suit contract, play is complicated by declarer's need to keep control. If control is lost, it may be almost impossible to make proper use of one's strength in the side suits. Before playing to trick one, one should ask what might go wrong? If playing a suit contract, is there a reason not to draw trumps? Or . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTwelve Important Bridge Lessons On Declarer Play
by David Bird
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Bridge Lessons for Aspiring players. The instructive material in this book is presented in a novel way, as if the author is delivering a series of bridge lessons to a small group of enthusiasts. Occasionally, members of the audience ask questions or make comments. Twelve important topics on declarer play have been chosen, describing techniques that you might apply several times during every sessi . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTwelve Important Bridge Lessons On Defense
by David Bird
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The instructive material in this book is presented in a novel way, as if the author is delivering a series of bridge lessons to a small group of enthusiasts. Occasionally, members of the audience ask questions, or make comments. Twelve important topics have been chosen, describing defensive techniques that you might apply several times during every session you play. Each lesson contains at least . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTwo-Over-One Game Force Revised and Expanded
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 ImageTwo-over-One: A First Course
by Bill Treble
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Designed for players who are familiar with standard bidding, this book covers all aspects of switching over to a 2/1 game-forcing approach. It's a comprehensive eight-lesson course, and includes dozens of full-deal examples that can be used to practice bidding and cardplay. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageUnder the Table
The Case Against The Blue Team
by Avon Wilsmore
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396 pages. Paperback.

This book looks at the actions of the Italian Blue Team, whose incredible run of victories include the World Championships of 1957-1959, 1961-1969 and 1972-1975. Throughout that time, there were suspicions as to how these victories were achieved. To what extent were these suspicions justified? The actions of administrators, in response to the problem of cheating over the last 60 years, is discuss . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageUseful Probability for Bridge Players
by Julian Laderman
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The emphasis here is on 'useful'. This is not an academic tome, but a discussion of the aspects of probability that every bridge player needs to know and understand. Topics include suit splits, suit combinations, percentage plays, the Principle of Restricted Choice, and even the application of probability to bidding decisions. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageVariable Keycard Blackwood
by Ken Rexford
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Roman Key Card Blackwood has dominated expert circles for the past half century, but it is not flawless. One obvious difficulty is sometimes not knowing whether the partnership is missing two aces or one ace and the trump king. Variable Key Card Blackwood may be the next logical step. VKCB allows partnerships to address many problems that Roman Key Card Blackwood does not solve, while keeping t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWanna Play Bridge The 2/1 Way?
by Kathy Rolfe
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This book can be used as an absolute beginner book, teaching the 2/1 bridge bidding system from the start. Use just Chapters 1-5 to teach children as young as 6! They can learn how to play before they are ready to learn how to bid. Older than 9, kids can move right along with adults into learning the bidding system. The book can also be used by a novice player who has the mechanics down but who s . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWe Love The Majors
by Mary Ann Dufresne • Marion Ellingsen
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Want to learn to play bridge? Let Mary Ann Dufresne and Marion Ellingsoen get you started. You won't find a clearer, simpler presentation of the basic guidelines. Plus, the authors tell you about their winning bridge strategy: bid a major whenever you can! * Unlike many beginner's books, We Love the Majors doesn't oversimplify the game for ease of consumption. This is an honest presentation of th . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWe Love The Majors - Teacher's Manual
by Mary Ann Dufresne • Marion Ellingsen
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Do you want to be a bridge teacher. But you're not sure where to start? This comprehensive and easy to follow teacher's manual was designed by the authors of We Love the Majors, Mary Ann Dufresne and Marion Ellingsen, to compliment their reader-friendly beginner's book. The teacher's guide contains six complete, detailed lesson plans, including hand diagrams, that teachers can easily customize to . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhat Do These Bids Mean - Teacher's Manual
A brief bidding review
by Timothy LeVan
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A Bidding Review for You and Partner. Visualize everyone's hands from their bids only. What do their bids promise? Deny? Multiple possible Bids and Rebids show minimum, medium, or maximum hands. Are they forcing? What cards and points are required? What Seat are you in? Your bids will vary based on your Seat. Review a Bidding Concept and Bidding Sequences. Consult What Do These Bids Mean? and Tho . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhat Do These Bids Mean?
A brief bidding review
by Timothy LeVan
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A Bidding Review for You and Partner. Visualize everyone's hands from their bids only. What do their bids promise? Deny? Multiple possible Bids and Rebids show minimum, medium, or maximum hands. Are they forcing? What cards and points are required? What Seat are you in? Your bids will vary based on your Seat. Review a Bidding Concept and Bidding Sequences. Consult What Do These Bids Mean? and Tho . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhat Does Partner Have? Book 1
by Timothy LeVan
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A Bidding Review for You and Partner. In Book One, the opponents pass. You see only your South hand. Book Two is a continuation of Book One - now with all four players bidding. Analyze everyone's bids: What do they promise? Deny? Are they forcing? What cards and points are required? Review a Bidding Concept. Bid Example Deals. Consult What Does Partner Have? and Thoughts. Take the Quizzes and che . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhat Does Partner Have? Book 2
by Timothy LeVan
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A Bidding Review for You and Partner. In Book One, the opponents pass. You see only your South hand. Book Two is a continuation of Book One - now with all four players bidding. Analyze everyone's bids: What do they promise? Deny? Are they forcing? What cards and points are required? Review a Bidding Concept. Bid Example Deals. Consult What Does Partner Have? and Thoughts. Take the Quizzes and che . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhat's Your Call?
The Bridge Player's Handbook of Basic Bidding
by Frank Stewart
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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 . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhat's Your Line?
100 Instructive Bridge Problems
by David Bird
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Fine-Tune Your Cardplay. This collection of 100 problems features instructive deals that have appeared in David Bird's bridge columns over the past few years. The author has aimed to present problems that will give you a good chance of finding the solution. They illustrate a wide range of card-play techniques. Each problem is presented in two-hand format on a righthand page, with the solution and . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhen Michaels Met The Unusual
by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg
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97 pages. Paperback.

In the earlier days of bridge, a direct cue bid of the opponent's opening bid was traditionally played as a 'strong cue bid', a hand too strong for an ordinary take-out double, and forcing to game. A typical hand was any 4-4-4-1 hand with 18-19+ HCP. These occurred so seldom and players found they could be handled by starting with a take-out double anyhow that the direct cue bid was finally put t . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhen to Bid Notrump
(And How to Play It)
by Adam Parrish
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In When to Bid Notrump (And How to Play It), Adam Parrish gives the same thorough and understandable treatment to notrump contracts that he gave to trump contracts in When to Draw Trumps. The first section deals with common questions about notrump bidding: when do you need a stopper, when do you bypass a four-card major to bid notrump, when do you choose notrump over a major-suit fit? The second . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhen to Draw Trumps
by Adam Parrish
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The Ultimate Guide to Playing a Trump Contract. Knowing when to draw trumps is absolutely fundamental to playing a suit contract, but it is not always an easy decision to make. How many times have you drawn trumps immediately, only to realize later that you should have waited? Or, trying to learn from your mistake, put off drawing trumps when you shouldn't have and gone down in a cold contract? T . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWho Has The Queen?
The Bridge Player's Handbook of Card Reading
by Frank Stewart
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206 pages. Paperback.

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 . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhy I Lose at Bridge
A Collection of Cardplay Errors
by Ben Norton
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Learn from Ben's mistakes. Here is a rare jewel: an expert bridge player admitting to his own mistakes. In this, his first book, England international Ben Norton passionately describes the cardplay errors he committed in various events over a span of some three-and-a-half years. From a game at the local pub to the top echelon of world-class competition, each of these errors is instructive no matt . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhy You Lose At Bridge
by S. J. Simon
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160 pages. Paperback.

Reprint of the classic. Win more consistently with the skill you already possess by following this simple advice. A wealth of common sense, philosophy, and how to attain the best result possible. PART ONE: YOUR TECHNICAL GAME: 1. The Points You Lose "Ignoring The Odds"; 2. The Points You Lose Playing the Dummy; 3. The Points You Lose in Defense; 4. The Points You Lose "Bidding"; 5. The Points You . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhy You Still Lose at Bridge
by Julian Pottage
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S.J. Simon's classic Why You Lose at Bridge, dispensing advice to the improving player through archetypical bridge characters such as Futile Willie, the Unlucky Expert, and Mrs. Guggenheim, is regarded as one of the best books ever written on the game. In this follow-up book, Julian Pottage uses the same approach to discuss common failings of modern club players--misdescribing your shape, overval . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWielding The Axe
The Vanishing Art of the Penalty Double
by Augie Boehm
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Nothing exemplifies the keen competitive spirit of tournament bridge better than the penalty double. Acquire a feel for opportunistic doubles, add a potent weapon to your arsenal, avoid dangerous gambles, and become a more feared opponent. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWin At Duplicate Bridge
Bid Difficult Bridge Hands Like An Expert
by Fred Parker
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This book teaches modern bridge bidding techniques to the intermediate duplicate bridge player. It describes and fully explains all modern conventions, including the two-over-one system. The book is full of examples on how to bid difficult hands, and explains the nuances of expert bidding practices. It advises the player which conventions are most useful and how to play them. It is an invaluable . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWin the Bermuda Bowl with Me
by Jeff Meckstroth • Marc Smith
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An over-the-shoulder look at the thought processes of one of the world's best players as Jeff Meckstroth takes the reader through the highs and lows of winning the Bermuda Bowl - the world teams championship. Written in the style of Terence Reese's classic Play Bridge with Reese, this book gives readers a chance to make their own decisions at critical stages in each deal, and compare their soluti . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWinners, Losers and Cover Cards
by Ken Eichenbaum
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You began by learning to count points, but that only got you so far. Then, someone introduced you to a new idea, Losing Trick Count. Better in theory, sure. But how do you use it? A response shows at least 6 high-card points, but how many losers? How many of these mysterious "cover cards"? What's the range? Plus, something just seems wrong with the whole thing! How can A 3 2 be just as good as Q . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWinning at Matchpoints
by Bill Treble
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Most players would agree that matchpoints is harder than IMPs--it's certainly different. Yet many players approach the two forms of scoring in the same way. In this book, the author explains the differences in approach, the whys and wherefores of the right way to bid, play and defend at matchpoint scoring for optimum results. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWinning at the Club
by Matthew Thomson
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Bridge in 2020 went online at the club. With daily opportunities to observe players while running games, teacher Matthew Thomson started on a quest to understand why players were so often making bids and plays that surprised him. This led him to ask the question, "How can I best help the club player?" Selecting a daily hand for lessons shared before each online game saw immediate results, allowin . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWinning Declarer Play
by Dorothy Hayden Truscott
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Learn Declarer Play from an Expert. This classic book, a bestseller for more than forty years, has been updated for this edition by Gail Greenberg, a frequent partner of Dorothy Truscott, and like her a World Champion. Dorothy had a unique ability to make complex bridge concepts simple to understand, and everything here, from the basics to the most complicated squeeze or endplay, is described in . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWinning Duplicate Tactics
by David Bird
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Matchpoints is a different game from IMPs and party bridge, and it requires a whole different approach. This book explains the right strategies for bidding, play and defense at matchpoint pairs for players starting out on their competitive careers. Duplicate bridge is a different game. It's true that you can get by if you play exactly the same way as you would in a home social game or a team matc . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWinning IMPs
by Rakesh K. Kumar
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This book highlights the strategies that contribute to success in team games. Of course, there is no magic formula for winning at bridge, given the inherent complexity, the incomplete information available to both sides, and the psychological elements involved. However, there are some characteristics common to consistent success: good bidding methods are essential these methods are useless withou . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWinning Notrump Leads
by David Bird • Taf Anthias
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To discover which opening lead is best from a given West hand against a particular auction, the authors use computer software to generate 5000 deals that match the North-South bidding. (The West hand remains the same and the other three hands are chosen randomly.) The software then plays these deals automatically, seeing which of the 13 possible opening leads works best at both IMPs (rubber bridg . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWinning Suit Contract Leads
by David Bird • Taf Anthias
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Winning Notrump Leads was a ground-breaking and very well-received book that used the power of computers to determine which opening leads work best against a variety of auctions at notrump. Using enhanced software, the authors now turn their attention to suit contracts. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWorld Championship 2021 at Salsomaggiore Terme
45th World Bridge Team Championship
by World Bridge Federation
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340 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

The official publication of the World Bridge Championships 2021 at Salsomaggiore Terme. From the World Bridge Federation. Edited by Mark Horton. It is comprised of approximately 300 full colour pages. The principal contributors are Brian Senior, Barry Rigal, Mark Horton, Marek Wojcicki, Daniel Gulyas & Ron Tacchi. The book includes many photographs from the championships, a full list of results a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWorld Championship 2022 at Wroclaw
16th World Bridge Series
by World Bridge Federation
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391 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

Published by the World Bridge Federation, this is the official book of the 16th World Bridge Series. The events took place from August 19 to September 3, 2022 in Wroclaw, Poland. The book is comprised of almost 400 full color pages and includes pictures and articles. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWorld Class
Conversations With the Bridge Masters
by Marc Smith
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Twenty-six of the world's best players talk about bridge - how they got started, their best and worst memories, their favorite hands, the players they most admire, the opponents they most fear, and their hopes for the future of the game. As you read this book, you will see the human side of people who up to now, may just have been names in a bridge column, but you'll also get from them a series o . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWorld Class: 21st Century
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