The Complete Book on Takeout Doubles (2nd edition) - $24.95 USD - ISBN: 978-1-897106-87-7 - from Master Point Press, the Bridge Publisher
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The Complete Book on Takeout Doubles (2nd edition)

A Mike Lawrence Classic

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: Mike Lawrence

314pp | ISBN 978-1-897106-87-7

Cost in Canadian Dollars  $29.95        Cost in Cost in US Dollars  $24.95        Cost in Cost in UK Pounds  £17.95

Categories: Bidding | Intermediate | Advanced

About the AuthorABOUT THE AUTHOR         Critics’ ViewpointCRITICS’ VIEWPOINT

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 most rapidly changing parts of the game, not least in the new and varied uses of doubles.   Anyone who is at all serious about improving their game needs to own a copy of this book.

Ron Andersen’s comment on the original edition: ‘Everything you need to know about takeout doubles is in this book. My only criticism is that it is long overdue.’

Mike Lawrence

Mike Lawrence (TN) has Hall of Fame credentials both as a player and a writer. An original member of the Dallas Aces, he has won three world titles and eighteen national titles. Several of his books are widely regarded as classics of the game.


Mike Lawrence is one of the masters of bridge literature. With a breezy conversational style, plenty of humour and a keen grasp of the subtleties of the game, his books are always worth reading.

— Denver Post    Date: 2016-04-18

Beginning and Intermediate players who have only read a couple of basic books sometimes wonder what they should select as their first book on just one topic. This one (along with the Lawrence book on Overcalls) would be a good choice.

— The Denver Post    Date: 2013-06-07

‘An awesome addition of bridge literature! Many readers will learn something on almost every page – no bridge library should be without this volume.’

— ABTA Quarterly    Date: 2013-04-29

After reading you will feel yourself absolutely surer in all those frequently arising bidding situations in which the takeout double plays an important role.

— R. van de Velde    Date: 2013-04-23



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