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BOOKS ON DEFENSE

Item Image25 Ways to Be a Better Defender
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
List Price: $18.95  Your Discount Price: $16.11
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 ImageBergen For The Defense
How to Defeat More Contracts
by Marty Bergen
List Price: $18.95  Your Discount Price: $16.11
216 pages. Hardcover.

Techniques Every Defender Must Know! Opening leads, signals, holdup plays, uppercuts, and a whole lot more. Guaranteed to do wonders for your bridge game, this book shows you the right way to size up the hand when dummy is tabled. - How to know when not to "Cover an honor with an honor" - Which signals every partnership must play - How to find the killing lead against a slam - Why you should be e . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBetter Signalling Now
by Mark Horton
List Price: $15.95  Your Discount Price: $13.56
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 ImageBridge: Defense at Trick One
by David J. Weiss
List Price: $15.95  Your Discount Price: $13.56
192 pages. Paperback.

Teaches counting and defending intelligently based on the information available. Collection off 60 deals is presented as problems for the third hand player at trick one. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeceptive Defense
The Art Of Bamboozling At Bridge (Vol. 2)
by Barry Rigal
List Price: $21.95  Your Discount Price: $18.66
210 pages. Paperback.

Would you like to beat some unbeatable contracts? Would you like to make some unmakable contracts? Would you like to become a bridge magician? This book will show you the way to improve your game, amaze your partner, and befuddle your opponents. Deception in the hands of a defender is a two edged sword. While trying to slice up the declarer, you may wound your partner. Listen to Barry Rigal, the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefend These Hands with Me
by Julian Pottage
List Price: $18.95  Your Discount Price: $16.11
192 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 Notrump Contracts (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
List Price: $9.95  Your Discount Price: $8.46
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 ImageDefending Suit Contracts (TYBT)
Test Your Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
List Price: $9.95  Your Discount Price: $8.46
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 ImageDynamic Defense at Bridge
by Mike Lawrence
List Price: $14.95  Your Discount Price: $12.71
228 pages. Paperback.

An over-the-shoulder look at the most difficult part of bridge. Attempt to find the winning plays. 65 problems explained and analyzed. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEddie Kantar Teaches: Advanced Bridge Defense
by Eddie Kantar
List Price: $25.95  Your Discount Price: $22.06
240 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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
List Price: $23.95  Your Discount Price: $20.36
240 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImageMatchpoint Defense
by Jim Priebe
List Price: $18.95  Your Discount Price: $16.11
200 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImageOpening Lead
by Krzysztof Martens
List Price: $19.95  Your Discount Price: $9.97
165 pages. Paperback.

How to think about the opening lead from an expert perspective. Larger number of analyzed practice examples. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOpening Leads
by Mike Lawrence
List Price: $27.95  Your Discount Price: $13.97
289 pages. Paperback.

Covers all standard lead considerations plus more. Hundreds of example hands will help the intermediate to expert player make the proper lead in every situation. There are also quizzes, review hands, rules and exceptions to the rules to raise the level of your game. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePathways to Better Bridge Defense
by Danny Roth
List Price: $14.95  Your Discount Price: $12.71
184 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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

                                   
Item ImagePlanning in Defense (BT)
Bridge Technique Series
by David Bird • Marc Smith
List Price: $7.95  Your Discount Price: $6.76
64 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. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have al . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePositive Defense at Bridge
by Terence Reese • Julian Pottage
List Price: $18.95  Your Discount Price: $16.11
160 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImageThe Setting Trick
Practical Problems in Bridge Defense
by Ian McCance
List Price: $18.95  Your Discount Price: $16.11
160 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImageThinking on Defense
by Jim Priebe
List Price: $18.95  Your Discount Price: $16.11
192 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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.