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25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know

by: Barbara Seagram      Marc Smith

Related Product: 25 More Bridge Conventions You Should Know (978-1-894154-65-9)

192pp | Paperback | ISBN 978-1-894154-07-9

Cost in Canadian Dollars  $21.95        Cost in Cost in US Dollars  $19.95        Cost in Cost in UK Pounds  £11.95

Categories: Bidding | Bridge: 25... Series | Novice | Canadian Authors

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You can now purchase the 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know 2nd Edition.

American Bridge Teachers Association Book of the Year Award winner

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 well as a self-quiz to ensure that the concepts are understood.

Translated Editions of 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know

Bridge Conventions German Edition25 Bridge-Konventionen, die Sie kennen sollten!
(German Edition)
by: Barbara Seagram & Marc Smith

Bridge Conventions Japanese Edition25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
(Japanese Edition)
by: Barbara Seagram & Marc Smith

Bridge Conventions Japanese Edition25 Konventioner du bør kende
(Danish Edition)
by: Barbara Seagram & Marc Smith

Barbara Seagram

Barbara Seagram (Toronto, Canada) ran one of the largest and most successful bridge clubs and bridge schools in N. America. After selling the club in 2007, she now concentrates solely on teaching and organizing her popular bridge cruises. An ABTA Master Teacher, Barbara has been involved in many of MPP's most successful titles, most notably 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. With more than 200,000 copies in print in English alone, this book is the bestselling bridge title since Charles Goren was writing in the 1950s. It has been translated into Japanese, French, Danish and German.


Marc Smith

Marc Smith (Southampton, UK) is the author, with Barbara Seagram, of the world's best-selling bridge book in the past sixty years, 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. He has written many other bridge books and played successfully in several international championships. He is a popular online bridge teacher, conducting many classes at all levels of play.


"A reader who knows next to nothing about the convention being explained will leave each chapter thinking he or she can play it. It doesn't get any better than that."

— Eddie Kantar

"The best I've seen - complete, but not overwhelming"

— American Bridge Teachers Association

"First class, and interesting to read - not at all conventional!"

— BRIDGE PLUS magazine

"A very useful book"

— Southern California Bridge News

"Lucid explanations for important bidding tools"

— Denver Post

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It is very hard to find a bridge book that won't leave dents in your forehead (when they hit you in the head as you fall asleep). For that reason, never get a hard cover bridge book. Not only is this a reasonable sized softcover, but you can read it without your eyes glazing over. The information in it is dispensed in 3 areas of the book. 1) Learn these first; 2) More complicated; and 3) sophisticated stuff. If you are a beginner player (with some basics under your belt), you can start with this book and grow into it. If you are a bridge teacher, you will find valuable tips and facts (like who is Sam Stayman? - the man who invented the Stayman convention). I am a bridge teacher in Maryland and I have not only bought the book, but am recommending it highly to all my students as well as an excellent resource/reference book for teachers as well. One of my students had to buy two copies - her husband kept "borrowing" hers. BTW, this book recently won the 1999 American Bridge Teachers' Association's Book of the Year Award for Beginner/Intermediate category.

Reviewer: L. Shafer, Silver Spring, MD    Date: 2009-01-07



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