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RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNERS

Item ImageACBL: Bidding in the 21st Century
ACBL Bridge Series
by ACBL (American Contract Bridge League)
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370 pages. Spiral bound.

Updated by Betty Starzec to reflect more modern bidding methods, this textbook now has nine lessons based on five card major openings. The chapters are titled: Getting started; Objectives; Responses to 1NT; Responses to One of a Suit; Rebids by Opener; Rebids by Responder; Responses to One of a Suit; Overcalls Takeout Doubles and Responses; The Stayman Convention. . . . 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 ImageBeginning Bridge Complete
by Michael Penick
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172 pages. Paperback.

Finally a sound, humorous five-card major book that anyone will enjoy reading. From teaching the rank of the suits to a sensible glossary of terms, here is a basic bridge book for beginners that is complete yet streamlined, solid but thoroughly understandable. It is suitable for self-teaching or for classroom use. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBoehm's Basic Bridge Book
by Augie Boehm
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34 pages. Booklet.

Everything you need to know to play a good game of bridge. This booklet summarizes the essentials of bridge, beginning with an extensive glossary and ending with a chart of the conventions used in it. Chapters: Part I - Club level - explains the objectives and rules; Part II - Diamond level - is for the recreational player and stresses fundamentals; Part III - Heart level - adds refinements; Part . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge At A Glance
by Audrey Grant
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31 pages. Booklet.

At a Glance is a quick reference of the material in Audrey Grant's award-winning Bridge Basics series. This easy-to-use summary works in conjunction with her books, which provide the reasoning behind these guidelines. This 32-page booklet fits right inside your Conventions Card for easy reference. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Basics 1: An Introduction
by Audrey Grant
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202 pages. Paperback.

This book starts at the beginning, introducing the mechanics of the game through its history. It covers the fundamentals of the three aspects of the game . . . bidding, play, and defense. 32 prepared deals carefully give you a chance to practice what you've learned. The concepts and information presented are the most current and accurate available, developed with the assistance of the game's . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Basics 2: Competitive Bidding
by Audrey Grant
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227 pages. Paperback.

This book covers the concepts needed when both sides are bidding for the contract. It introduces the basic competitive tools--preemptive opening bids, overcalls, and takeout doubles. The concepts and information presented are the most current available, developed with the assistance of the game's top champions. . . . read more.

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

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

                                   
Item ImageCardplay Fundamentals
by Easley Blackwood • Keith Hanson
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114 pages. Paperback.

Designed to help you improve your declarer play and defensive techniques. How to develop extra tricks, planning your contract, basic card combinations and much more. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCuebids in a Nutshell
by Dee Berry
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132 pages. Spiral bound.

The ability to grasp and use one single bridge tool, the cuebid, is the way to most easily judge those players who will make real progress in bridge. "Cuebids in a Nutshell" is dedicated to advancing students and players who want a firm grasp of the cuebid in it's many guises. Cuebid more and win more. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageElementary Bridge Five Card Major Student Text
by Shirley Silverman
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64 pages. Booklet.

Ten lessons on the mechanics of bridge for the absolute beginner. Basic vocabulary; Opening suit; No trump bids; Responses; Scoring; Leads; Signals; Slams; Finesse; Basic play of the hand. . . . 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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120 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 ImageImproving Your Judgment 1: Opening The Bidding
by Audrey Grant
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150 pages. Paperback.

This book introduces concepts that help in making decisions when you are in the position to open the bidding. You will discover how to: Use the guideline of 20 in first and second position. Make light of opening bids in the third position. Benefit from guidelines of 15 in fourth position. Make effective use of preemptive bids. Produce the most descriptive bid with powerhouse hands. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageImproving Your Judgment 2: Doubles
by Audrey Grant
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163 pages. Paperback.

The book reviews the basics and introduces tools to improve your judgment. Topics covered include: The takeout double Responding to (Advancing) the takeout double Rebids by the doubler and the advancer Balancing and other doubles . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlanning The Play Of A Bridge Hand
by Barbara Seagram • David Bird
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232 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 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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71 pages. Paperback.

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 Fun Way To Advanced Bridge
by Harry Lampert
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158 pages. Paperback.

This continues where his first book left off, with valuable information on counting, refining your bidding technique and advanced declarer play. More superb cartoons complement his unique style of instruction. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Fun Way To Better Bridge Play
by Harry Lampert
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233 pages. Paperback.

Make yourself a winner at the bridge table. Have all the important tools at your fingertips for successful card play. Starting from ground zero, this book gives you the solutions to the problems you meet every day as a declarer or a defender. From the basics of cashing high cards in the right order, establishing lower ranking honors, finessing techniques and handling long suits, a foundation is c . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Game of Bridge
by Terence Reese
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208 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.

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 Pocket Guide to Bridge
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 ImageTwo Over One in a Nutshell
by Dee Berry
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70 pages. Spiral bound.

Designed for quick and easy access to the most popular bridge system of the 21st century, 2/1 In A Nutshell offers easy guidelines to key parts of the system, including brief summaries of conventions necessary to 2/1 and modern bridge. All possible sequences and conventions are not included but the careful reader will learn to open the bidding, respond, and rebid effectively. Special cases are sp . . . read more.