Master Point Press

        The Bridge Publisher

Information about the selected book
No Picture

A First Book of Bridge Problems

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: Patrick O’Connor

128pp | ISBN 978-1-897106-83-9

Cost in Canadian Dollars  $15.95        Cost in Cost in US Dollars  $15.95        Cost in Cost in UK Pounds  £9.95

Categories: Beginner | Declarer Play | Problems & Puzzles

About the AuthorABOUT THE AUTHOR         Critics’ ViewpointCRITICS’ VIEWPOINT         Download a SampleDOWNLOAD A SAMPLE (PDF)

Have something to say about this book? Submit your own review.

About the Book

A First Book of Bridge Problems 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.

Experienced players recognize certain standard situations without having to work them out. This does not apply to novices, who spend a lot of mental effort on them. The book will help the novice player to develop their recognition of these situations.

Winner of the 2012 ABTA Book of the Year of the Award!

Back to Top
About the Author

Patrick O’Connor

Patrick O’Connor (Sydney, Australia) is a retired IT consultant who now teaches beginning bridge classes.

 

Back to Top
Critics’ Viewpoint

“A fine book for learners”

— ACBL Bulletin    Date: 2012-11-27

‘[An] impressive and thoughtful collection. I wish that I had a book like this when I first learned the game.’

— The Bridge World    Date: 2012-04-30

‘[The book’s] main strength is the quality of the problems. If you [can] solve them in a heartbeat, this book is not for you. If not, you will do yourself a huge favour if you rush out and buy a copy.”

— Paul Marston, in ‘The Australian\'    Date: 2012-04-09

‘Well-written and precise, O’Conno’rs book offers fine guidance to the newer player, and I highly recommend it.’

— Australian Bridge Federation Newsletter    Date: 2012-04-09

\"Explaining the problems and the courses of actions that spring from it, \"A First Book Of Bridge Problems\" is a must for anyone who wants to start taking their game to the professional level.

— The Midwest Book Review    Date: 2012-01-31

If you need a Christmas gift for a beginning bridge player, this would be an excellent choice.

— Belleville Intelligencer    Date: 2011-12-09

Back to Top