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25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know: Practice Makes Perfect

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

You asked for it! 25 Conventions You Should Know has sold more than 250,000 copies since it was first published, and continues to top the bridge bestseller lists. Over the years, readers have suggested that it would be an even better book if it offered some way to practice what they had learned. Well, here it is: a brief summary of each of t...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-029-9


25 More Bridge Conventions You Should Know

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Are you ready for the next 25 conventions? If you're comfortable with the material in Barbara Seagram's best-selling first book, then you're ready to move on to the more sophisticated bidding gadgets in this one. Even if you don't want to add all these to your own system, you need to be familiar with them because you'll find your opponents using th...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-65-9


25 Steps to Learning 2/1

Paul Thurston

Are you ready to switch over to todays most popular new bidding method? If you know how to bid using Standard American,you can make the move to the modern Two-over-One system using the 25 easy Steps contained in this book. Among the topics covered are: - How Two-over-One changes your basic system and approach - Which parts of your system don’...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-46-8


25 Ways to Compete in the Bidding

Barbara Seagram & Marc Smith

A follow-up book from the author team that produced the award-winning and best-selling 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. Aimed at the same novice/social/intermediate player as their first book in the award-winning '25' series, this new title deals with competitive auctions in which the opponents have opened the bidding. This is the most comple...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-22-2


365 Winning Bridge Tips

Danny Kleinman

Can you learn from the errors of others? Here is a collection of problems, mostly very simple ones, that gave a variety of players, mostly "intermediate" but including occasional beginners and experts, some trouble. You won't find bidding problems worthy of the Master Solvers' Club (a monthly Bridge World feature), declarer-play problems fit for ...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-04-4


52 Bridge Mistakes to Avoid

David Bird

Why are the world's top players so successful? They make very few basic mistakes! Players at a less exalted level often make the same mistakes over and over again throughout their bridge careers. In this book you will see 52 of the most frequent mistakes — in bidding, play and defense. The chapter on each mistake will contain several deals where ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-151-7


A Complete System for the Tournament Bridge Player

Tuğrul Kaban

This book is designed as a ready-made complete system for the tournament player. The system framework is 2/1, which is laid bare in the first part of the book. Then comes the author’s choice of conventions and methods to cover all practical aspects of bidding and carding, taking each part of the convention card in turn. Some of the con...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-156-2


A Modern Approach to Two-Over-One

Ken Eichenbaum

Get Out of the Stone Age For those of you who wish to expand your horizons, this book may be the answer you have been looking for. A Modern Approach to Two-Over-One was written for the player who already uses a basic two-over-one approach, but is looking for more comprehensive methods to “glue” his system together. Special modern treatment...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-764-5


A Simpler Blue Club - Mississauga Style

Dan Berkley

Keep it Simple Strong club bidding systems dominated the world of bridge until a few decades ago. The reason? The system thinks for you, the experts say. The experts are right: if you stick to the rules, the system leads you effortlessly to the right decision. The drawback? It is complicated. This book presents a simplified and modernized vers...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-189-0


A Treasury of Bidding Tips

Eddie Kantar

Second edition, revised and updated. Twenty years ago, Kantar set about distilling his bridge wisdom into a trilogy of books for the intermediate player, one each on Bidding, Play and Defense.  Each consisted of several hundred short Tips, and the author believes that any reader who absorbs even a fraction of them will improve his or her game...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-90-7


Barbara's Bridge Tips

Barbara Seagram

Whether you have been playing for a while or you're not very experienced, this book will help you to move your game up to the next level. The tips cover all aspects of bridge - bidding, play and defense. Advice and examples are drawn from material Barbara Seagram has developed for her students over the last twenty years - it's like having your own ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-061-9


Bid More, Play More, Enjoy More, Win More: Expanded and Updated

Matthew Thomson

This expanded and updated second edition includes: two-overone as a game force, competitive bidding strategies, passed hand responding, harpening your tools, winning against experts and details of the author’s favorite Aspro Two openings. Expand your Bridge Horizons Adoption of the bridge advice and strategies presented in this book into you...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-164-7


Bid More, Play More, Enjoy More, Win More: First Edition

Matthew Thomson

Expand your Bridge Horizons Adoption of the bridge advice and strategies presented in this book into your game will result in you bidding more, declaring more, winning more, and enjoying your bridge more. The author's advice is to always evaluate your hand, and to show your "shape before strength". Better contracts and better bridge w...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-774-4


Bidding at Bridge: A Quizbook

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Declarer Play at Bridge: a Quizbook, by the same author team, was named the 2013 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers’ Association.  Building on the success of that title, this book gives the near-beginner a chance to practice the principles on which sound bidding is based, from the opening bid onward. This is not just a series ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-018-3


Bridge Conventions in Depth

Matthew Granovetter & Pamela Granovetter

These wonderful agreements and gadgets turn your everyday bidding system into something personal, something that fits the exact style that you and your partner want to play. And now you can choose from some seventy expert-level ideas to add to your bidding arsenal, quickly and painlessly. In this book you'll find: Basic Conventions — the Re...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-56-7


Bridge Outside the Box with Val Kovachev

Dennis Dawson, Charlie Wilkins & Val Kovachev

Val’s bids are sometimes outrageous, but he always bases them on logic. He believes in following his logic wherever it may lead, not in following a bunch of ‘rules’. Val takes more risks than most players. His goal is to push opponents out of their comfort zones and help his partner find the best lead, even if at some risk. He makes as fe...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-226-2


Bridge on a Shoestring

Michael Schoenborn

A fictionalized account of growing up as a bridge player in Toronto in the 1960s and 1970s, based closely on the author’s own experiences.  Great characters, great stories, great bridge hands – what more could you want?...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-012-1


Bridge with Bells and Whistles

Mary Ann Dufresne & Marion Ellingsen

There are plenty of bridge books for serious players, and also a number of books for raw beginners. However, very little has been published for the player who has completed the Basic course and is now ready to add a few ‘bells and whistles’ to his or her game. This book conducts a thorough review of all the bidding ideas and concepts en...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-69-3


Close Encounters Book 1: Bridge's Greatest Matches

Eric Kokish & Mark Horton

Close Encounters is a two-book series that describes some of the most memorable bridge matches of the last fifty years. It features titanic struggles for World and National titles, involving the greatest players from North America and Europe. There are amazing comebacks, down to the wire finishes, overtime victories, and an insight into how th...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-028-2


Close Encounters Book 2: Bridge's Greatest Matches

Eric Kokish & Mark Horton

Close Encounters is a two-book series that describes some of the most memorable bridge matches of the last fifty years. It features titanic struggles for World and National titles, involving the greatest players from North America and Europe. There are amazing comebacks, down to the wire finishes, overtime victories, and an insight into how th...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140- 045-9


Coming Back To Bridge

Paul Goldfinger

Has it been a long time since you played bridge? Bridge is a game that people often decide to learn as empty-nesters. There are also those who learned the game when they were younger -- but while they would like to start playing again, they are nervous about how much the game may have changed. There are new ways of bidding, new conventions, and o...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-062-6


Constructive Bidding 401

Stephen Paul

Constructive Bidding 401 is the first of two books that provides advancing partnerships a complete and consistent framework in the form of a bidding system for competition in stratified tournaments at higher levels. This first book emphasizes the importance of working with your partner. Concepts of teamwork from the business world are prese...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-242-2


Constructive Bidding 402

Stephen Paul

This book is a follow-up to Constructive Bidding 401, which introduced the teamwork and structure needed for a complete bidding system. Together, the two books provide advancing partnerships a complete and consistent framework in the form of a bidding system for competition in stratified tournaments at higher levels. Book ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-243-9


Conventions Today

Brian Senior

Learn the Latest and Greatest The best and most popular conventions in every area of bidding explained. Whatever your preferred system of bidding, you and your partner will inevitably play a number of conventions. This book will not only help you to decide what to incorporate into your partnership's armory, but also help you to understand the many...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-026-8


Defensive Tips for Bad Card Holders

Eddie Kantar

Second edition, revised and updated. Twenty years ago, Kantar set about distilling his bridge wisdom into a trilogy of books for the intermediate player, one each on Bidding, Play and Defense.  Each consisted of several hundred short Tips, and the author believes that any reader who absorbs even a fraction of them will improve his or her game...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-89-1


Enhanced Precision: Fourth edition

Ron Beall

About the Fourth Edition When I completed the third edition of Enhanced Precision, I believed (or at least hoped!) that it would be the final version. But many people made suggestions for improvements and I finally succumbed to writing what I now believe (or at least hope!) will be the ultimate system (knowing full well that there is no ulti...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-798-0


Famous Bridge Swings

David Bird

Learn from their Mistakes After a hard-fought match or perhaps a weekend of matchpoint play, it is well worth the effort to look at all your bad boards and see if any lessons can be learned. In this book you will have the chance to learn from other players’ mistakes. We will look at over 150 big swings from international play. The n...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-174-6


Five to Five Hundred

Tim Kohl & Bob Jiobu

Mastering Bridge is a Journey This is a book for improving players who have graduated from the novice class and are embarking on the long journey to that coveted Life Master title — which now in North America requires winning 500 masterpoints. Written in a light, readable style, with liberal use of cartoons and aide-memoires, the book fi...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-212-5


Focus on Bidding

Danny Roth

"This is not a book about systems, nor is it a book about conventions (although I confess I shall attempt to persuade you to adopt one or two in the course of it). This is a book about bidding and the places in the auction that we (and I use the word advisedly) go wrong. I don't care whether you prefer to play a weak or a strong notrump, or eight-c...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-06-2


Following the Law

Larry Cohen

How can you become a better bridge player? Follow the Law! If you've read To Bid Or Not To Bid (and who hasn't?), then you'll want to learn more about the Law of Total Tricks, and how it can help your game, in this sequel. Building on the basic ideas in his first book, Larry Cohen introduces sophisticated concepts which can help make your bidding j...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-49-9


Getting into the Bidding

Bill Treble

In the modern game, the majority of auctions are competitive, and every improving player needs to acquire the tools to handle this kind of bidding. This text covers the basic building blocks of competitive bidding (takeout and negative doubles, preempts, overcalls, competing over their notrump openings and dealing with competition over your own,...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-85-3


Good, Better, Best

Jan Eric Larsson

Bridge players constantly argue about the 'best' bidding systems and conventions. Strong Club or Natural? With or without relays? Standard or 2/1? Weak or strong notrump? Was Blue Club really better than the natural systems in the 1950s and 1960s? Is Two-way Stayman as good as Stayman and transfers? Disciplined or undisciplined weak tw...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-241-5


Hand of the Week

Joel Martineau

Perhaps the best way to improve your bridge is to watch an expert play, and try to understand the reasoning behind their bids and plays. Here, readers follow the bidding and play (or defense) of fifty-two deals – one a week for a year – and listen to the author’s thinking as each hand develops. Understanding why the experts do what they do is...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-042-8


Helms to HELLO

Jerry Helms

The answer to your prayers - a simple, effective convention for competing over the opponents' 1NT opening bid! Originally self-published in 1996, the first edition sold out quickly, so that this much sought-after treatise has been unavailable for several years. The book describes how the convention works, and how to use it against various ranges o...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-10-5


How NOT to Play Bridge

Mike Dorn Wiss

The inimitable Professor Gaston Gitane-Gauloise demonstrates his unique Inverted Bridge Teaching Method, showing you by example what not to do in Bridge, thereby allowing you to improve your game by avoiding the commonplace (and some not-so-commonplace) errors to which all are prone. In his humble and self-deprecating manner Professor GG-G wheezes ...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-795-9


How to Be A Lucky Player

Matthew Thomson

ARE YOU A LUCKY PLAYER? It is no coincidence that the best players are lucky players. You can become a "better" player by improving your bidding system with your partner and by improving your play technique, however this will not make you a lucky player. HOW CAN YOU BECOME A LUCKY PLAYER ANd A WINNER? In this book, illustrated ...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-782-9


Human Bridge Errors

Danny Kleinman & Nick Straguzzi

Chthonic, the irascible bridge-playing computer, is back! This time, he's attempting to teach humans a little about the game of bridge — not in order to turn them into competent players, as he knows that is impossible. But he thinks he may be able to get the reader to the point where his cell phone won't laugh at him behind his back every tim...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-27-3


Improve Your Bidding Judgment

Neil Kimelman

Bridge players are taught numerous rules to help them make good bidding decisions, rules that involve things like point count, losing trick count, the Law of Total Tricks and a host of other evaluation methods. But eventually everyone discovers that there are more situations where these rules don't apply than where they do. This book fills a gap in...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-29-7


Kickback: Slam Bidding at Bridge - Second Edition

Robert Munger

Expert Slam Bidding for Everyone Until now, the Kickback convention has been the purview of the expert community. This book makes Kickback accessible to all tournament players for the first time. The author starts by explaining why Kickback is easier to use and more efficient than Roman Keycard Blackwood. The book addresses such vital issues as...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-195-1


Last Board

Mark Horton

Triumph & Tragedy Agony & Ecstasy Over 100 years of bridge history, it is not surprising that one can find many matches and events that came down to the last board, or even the last card, played. And of course, there is an added poignancy in these situations that derives from the fact that bridge is a unique sport in one aspect ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-184-5


MOSSO: Example Auctions and Quizzes

Richard Granville & David Burn

For the last 3 years, the authors have been developing MOSSO, a new bidding system derived from 2/1, Fantunes and Polish Club. MOSSO brings together the best features of its parent systems, while providing an effective interface between them. The system has been the subject of enthusiastic discussion on the popular website bridgewinners.com. This ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-202-6


Mastering Hand Evaluation

Lawrence Diamond

Advance Your Partnership Communication Getting to good games, slams, and staying out of poor contracts is an important aspect of bridge. The best way to improve your bidding is not to add a new convention but to improve your hand evaluation skills. In Mastering Hand Evaluation: Understanding the Principles of Partnership Bidding you will learn abo...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-153-1


Misbid These Hands with Me

Mark Horton

In 2007, Horton wrote Misplay These Hands with Me, a deliberate homage to Reese's classic, Play These Hands with Me. The difference was that the declarer in Horton's book always made an error, sometimes obvious, sometimes not so much. This successful book was the basis of a long-running column in the ACBL's Bridge Bulletin, a sequel in 2019, and e...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-068-8


More Conventions, More Practice

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

You asked for more! Following the runaway success of Practice Makes Perfect, bridge teachers asked the authors to produce a similar companion book to 25 More Bridge Conventions You Should Know. And here it is -- a brief summary of each of those 25 more conventions, together with example hands that can be dealt out and used to apply your ne...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-047-3


Multi-Landy 2nd Edition: The killer defense versus one notrump

David Oakley

When the opponents open one notrump, you are faced with a dilemma. Versus a strong notrump, the opponents have the power; versus a weak notrump, they force you or your partner to compete at the two-level. This second edition adds Part 5: Comparison with Other Conventions and a new section, Criteria for an Overcall. Multi-Landy comprises fou...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-193-7


One Trick at a Time

Jim Jackson

Coming March 2012 This is not a book for players who win regularly at their local bridge club – it is for those who don’t, but would like to. The author does not claim to be a top-level expert, and admits that he made many mistakes on his way to earning the coveted title of Life Master. This book is intended to help others avoid those sam...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-84-6


Optimal Hand Evaluation in Competitive Bidding

Patrick Darricades

In his first book, Optimal Hand Evaluation, the author introduced a number of corrections to the Goren point count to reach "optimal" hand evaluation accuracy. That first book focused on non-competitive bidding situations where no further adjustments were needed as a result of the opponents' bidding. This book now deals with this s...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-225-5


Overcalling Opponent's 1NT

Ken Rexford

Using Two-Under Overcalls for One or Both Majors, or for One or Both Minors Author Ken Rexford has developed an intriguing new approach to overcalling 1NT openings that may revolutionize this area of bridge. If you are unhappy with Cappelletti, DONT, Brozel, and the like, this book introduces you to a new approach for tackling the opponent's 1...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-762-1


Playing 2/1: The Rest of the Story

Paul Thurston

Paul Thurston’s 25 Steps to Learning 2/1 was an instant bestseller, winning the 2003 American Bridge Teachers’ Association Book of the Year award. In a tantalizing postscript to that book, he promised a sequel, one that would cover ‘the rest of the story’ for those who wanted to add modern sophistication to their 2/1 bidding. Here at last h...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-024-4


Polish Club 2020: Standard

Krzysztof Jassem

The Polish Club bidding system is based on an ambiguous 1C opening, limited one-level openings, 5 card majors and a Strong No Trump. The concept makes it possible to find partner’s total strength on a lower level than in all-natural systems. In the Standard version, a 2C opening is Precision, 2D is Multi, and remaining two-lev...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-223-1


Preempts

Warren Watson

It has been many years since any bridge author attempted a comprehensive description of preemptive bidding, and much has changed in the interim. Modern players open the bidding on lighter values, and preempts, formerly based in at least a semblance of sanity, are now made on the flimsiest of excuses. This is a comprehensive treatment of pree...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-048-0


Really Unusual Notrump (R.U.N.T.)

Ken Rexford

Master Point Press author Ken Rexford provides the first authoritative description of the R.U.N.T. Convention. R.U.N.T. is actually a two-way overcalling structure to distinguish a very sound takeout double from a weak three-suited takeout by way of an artificial 1NT overcall - preempting and intervening in the auction safely and effectively. ...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-763-8


Santa Fe Precision

Dennis Dawson

This book on Precision is quite different. It is a very simplified version, based on the system played by Rodwell and Meckstroth so successfully, but aimed at club players. Eric Rodwell has endorsed the system and the book. Dennis Dawson learned Meckwell Lite fifteen years ago when playing on teams with Rodwell and Meckstroth. He then used it ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-209-5


Shark's Pointers

Mark Aquino

The original 'Shark's Pointers' article appeared in 1975, in a small Boston-area newspaper. Thirty years later, the idea re-emerged as a series of bridge columns and lectures in Massachusetts Then during the pandemic, Shark's Pointers went online, and it is these latter talks and the advice they contain that have now been collected into this book....

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ISBN: 978-177140-245-3


Sixpack: Adventures with Keycards and Queecards

Allan DeSerpa

Six keycard RKCB has come of age! As soon you identify a double fit, don't ask for keycards… just "launch" and tell. You can find out about all six keycards — and two "queecards" — below the game level. Part I of the book lays out a set of basic rules for any casual partnership to apply quickly and easily. Part II gets...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-150-0


Sleeping on the Couch

David Caprera

All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the United States Bridge Federation Junior Program. Here is what some of Dave’s friends who appear in the book had to say: "I don’t bid like that because if I do I will end up sleeping on the couch." - Mike Passell "When they travel to tournaments, Dave chooses th...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-194-4


Standard Bidding with SAYC

Ned Downey & Ellen Pomer ("Caitlin")

What is Standard Bidding? This is an increasingly hard question to answer, but the proliferation of bridge on the Internet in pickup partnerships makes it imperative that someone does so. Perhaps the most popular natural system for the hundreds of thousands of online players worldwide is the Standard American Yellow Card, or SAYC. In this book, for...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-03-7


Standard Modern Precision: Second Edition

Daniel Neill

Play the system national champions play Over the last 20 years a consensus bidding system among American national champions has been chosen and is now the lingua franca for hundreds among the pro circuit, top junior players and strong tournament players. This book will introduce you to the system, called Standard Modern Precision (or SMP), with ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-179-1


Strong Club, Unbalanced Diamond

Bruce Watson

The basis for the system described in this book was first suggested by Marshall Miles in My System: the Unbalanced Diamond (Master Point Press, 2007). The core of SCUD is the same as in Miles' book; that is, strong club, unbalanced diamond, five-card majors and a weak notrump. However, author Bruce Watson felt that the original treatments for the 2...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-220-0


Swing Deals

Rakesh K. Kumar

In any Swiss Teams or IMP Pairs tournament, you will soon enough find yourself facing opponents who are frequent or consistent winners. How is it that when you earn your chance to challenge them, more of the IMP swings seem to go their way than yours? That's the focus of this book, which reviews over 100 deals that generated ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-238-5


The Big Payoff: Slam Bidding at Bridge

Bill Treble

Slam bidding is perhaps the most exciting part of bridge, but at the same time it is the most technically challenging. The rewards for success are high, but so are the penalties for failure. As a launching pad, the author introduces some useful agreements and conventions. After that, he addresses how to decide whether to try for slam, and how to in...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-043-5


The Complete Book on Overcalls in Contract Bridge (2nd edition)

Mike Lawrence

Originally published in 1980, this book quickly became recognized as a 'must-read' for any would-be bridge expert, and has never been out of print. Now, almost 30 years later, the author has revised, updated and expanded it to take into account modern developments in the theory and practice of competitive bidding. Anyone serious about improving the...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-45-7


The Complete Book on Takeout Doubles (2nd edition)

Mike Lawrence

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...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-87-7


The Complete Guide to Passed Hand Bidding (2nd edition)

Mike Lawrence

The definitive book on auctions that begin in third or fourth seat. Originally published in 1989, this book quickly became recognized as a ‘must-read’ for any would-be bridge expert, and has never been out of print. Now, more than 20 years later, the author has revised, updated and expanded it to take into account modern ideas in bidding. A...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-82-2


The MOSSO Bidding System

Richard Granville & David Burn

For the last three years, the authors have been developing MOSSO, a new bidding system derived from 2/1, Fantunes and Polish Club. MOSSO brings together the best features of its parent systems, while providing an effective interface between them. The system has been the subject of enthusiastic discussion on the popular website bridgewinners.com. Th...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-202-6


The Mysterious Multi

Mark Horton & Jan van Cleeff

The Multi Two Diamonds is a popular convention among tournament players, yet this is the first comprehensive modern book on how it fits into commonly played bidding structures. Various alternative uses for the opening major-suit two-bids, including the popular Muiderberg Twos, are discussed in depth, as well as the popular Multi Landy (Woolsey) def...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-56-3


The NoTrump Zone

Danny Kleinman

Notrump openings, and the constructive auctions that follow them, are two of the most neglected areas in bridge literature. Following on from his popular articles in the ACBL Bulletin, Kleinman discusses the principles behind notrump bids and rebids in a variety of situations, emphasizing the ideas and concepts rather than attempting to teach a ser...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-70-3


The Pocket Guide to 2/1

Paul Thurston

A handy guide to the differences between 2/1 and standard! Do you know whether a 2/1 response is always game-forcing? Are you sure that a reverse by opener promises extra value after a 2/1 response? Can you always remember the right rebids over a Forcing 1NT? If you answered 'No' to any of these questions, this is the book you need! Whether you are...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-00-6


The Pocket Guide to Acol Bridge

Mark Horton & Barbara Seagram

Do you ever need a quick hint about what to bid? Are you confused about what to lead from KJ10x? Have you forgotten what a reverse is? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, this is the book you need! And as well, it will be perfect for those times when you want to point to something and say "Look partner, it says here you should have d...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-46-4


The Pocket Guide to Bridge Conventions You Should Know

Barbara Seagram & Marc Smith

Using the same format as The Pocket Guide to Bridge, this book will provide a handy pocket summary of a number of popular bidding conventions. In a concise but readable manner, it summarizes the ideas presented in 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know from the same author team — a book that is now the bestselling bridge title of the last 50 y...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-65-5


The Pocket Guide to Even More Bridge Conventions

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

A pocket-sized edition of 25 More Bridge Conventions You Should Know by the same authors, this is a handy guide to popular intermediate-level conventions such as Bergen Raises, Support Doubles, Puppet Stayman, Inverted Minor Raises, Forcing 1NT and more....

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-023-7


The Pocket Guide to SAYC

Ned Downey & Ellen Pomer ("Caitlin")

Using the same format as The Pocket Guide to Bridge, this book will provide a handy pocket summary of the popular SAYC bidding system. In a concise but readable manner, it goes over the basic ideas of SAYC, which is the most popular natural system for online bridge players around the world. The contents are based on Standard Bidding with SAYC, by t...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-62-4


The Rabbi's Rules

Mark Horton & Eric Kokish

Built around real-life deals featuring the bridge-playing rabbi, Leonard Helman, this book contains a wealth of tips on bidding and play for the advancing player. Even experts will learn from some of the bidding ideas, drawn from Eric Kokish’s encyclopedic coaching files....

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-001-5


The Thin Fine Line

Neil Kimelman

In this sequel to Improve Your Bidding Judgment, the author continues the discussion of the ideas behind good decision-making during the auction at bridge, getting into areas and agreements that were not dealt with in his first book. Praise for Improve Your Bidding Judgment: “I found myself in agreement with the author on almost everything ...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-93-8


The Weak Notrump

Andy Stark

All North American players are taught to play using a strong notrump, but that is not the way of the rest of the world. Even in North America, weak notrump systems, or even Kamikaze notrump systems, are becoming more common. This book discusses the advantages and disadvantages of playing a system with a weaker notrump opening, and shows how the 1NT...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-69-7


Things Your Bridge Teacher Won't Tell You

Dan Romm

Why listen to advice from someone you've never heard of? The simple answer is, because Dan Romm is a winner. While others have made their names winning championships, he has spent over forty years playing bridge for money, in games that included some of the world's best players. And he has been a consistent winner. Now he tells you how he did it. H...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-13-6


Tips on Bidding

Mike Lawrence

Twenty years ago, Mike Lawrence published a series of short pamphlets for intermediate players with advice on various aspects of bidding and cardplay.  Long unavailable, this material has now been revised, updated, and republished in three anthology volumes, each comprised of about 10 of the original booklets. The topics here include: The Thr...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-020-6


Tips on Competitive Bidding

Mike Lawrence

Twenty years ago, Mike Lawrence published a series of short booklets for intermediate players, entitled Topics on Bridge, with advice on various aspects of bidding and cardplay.  Long unavailable, this material has now been revised, updated, and republished in three anthology volumes, each comprised of about ten of the original booklets. The ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-021-3


Toucan Club Complete

Ron Beall & Ron Woodard

"The one-club sequences are powerful. Transfer auctions are valuable because they allow the partnership an extra step to exchange more information. Responder knows the extent of a major-suit fit very early in the auction. And finally, it can be difficult to defend accurately against a one club opener because the normal distributional clues that the...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-247-7


Transfer Responses to One Club with Relays

Lyle Poe

Transfer responses and relays in the context of a forcing club system have been gaining in popularity in Europe for some time. Now, however, some top American pairs are using these methods, and recent changes in ACBL classifications mean that they can be played in most ACBL-sanctioned events. This book is an ideal introduction for players wanting ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-198-2


Two-over-One: A First Course

Bill Treble

Designed for players who are familiar with standard bidding, this book covers all aspects of switching over to a 2/1 Game-forcing approach. It’s a comprehensive eight-lesson course, and includes dozens of full-deal examples that can be used to practice bidding and cardplay....

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-037-4


Variable Key Card Blackwood

Ken Rexford

Beyond Roman Key Card Blackwood Easley Blackwood introduced and developed the Blackwood Convention. Eddie Kantar then expanded the Blue Team's Roman Blackwood into the Roman Key Card Blackwood that has dominated expert circles for the past half century. Variable Key Card Blackwood may be the next logical step. VKCB allows partnerships to addr...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-772-0


Wanna Play Bridge the 2/1 Way?

Kathy Rolfe

Start Early! 2/1: More power, more fun   This book can be used as an absolute beginner book, teaching the 2/1 bridge bidding system from the start. Use just Chapters 1-5 to teach children as young as 6! They can learn how to play before they are ready to learn how to bid. Older than 9, kids can move right along with adults into learning the bid...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-180-7


What's Your Line? 100 Instructive Bridge Problems

David Bird

Fine Tune Your Cardplay This collection of 100 problems features instructive deals that have appeared in David Bird’s bridge columns over the past few years. The author has aimed to present problems that will give you a good chance of finding the solution. They illustrate a wide range of card-play techniques. Each problem is present...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-155-5


Win at Duplicate Bridge

Fred Parker

Win at Duplicate Bridge, previously published by Vivisphere Publishing, teaches modern bridge bidding techniques to the intermediate duplicate bridge player. It describes and fully explains all modern conventions, including the two over one system. The book is full of examples on how to bid difficult hands, and explains the nuances of expert biddin...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-190-6


Winning IMPs

Rakesh K. Kumar

This book highlights the strategies that contribute to success in team games. Of course, there is no magic formula for winning at bridge, given the inherent complexity, the incomplete information available to both sides, and the psychological elements involved. However, there are some characteristics common to consistent success: ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-217-0


Winning at Matchpoints

Bill Treble

Most players would agree that matchpoints is harder than IMPs – it’s certainly different. Yet many players approach the two forms of scoring in the same way. In this book, the author explains the differences in approach, the whys and wherefores of the right way to bid, play and defend at matchpoint scoring for optimum results....

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-058-9


Winning at the Club

Matthew Thomson

Bridge in 2020 went online at the club. With daily opportunities to observe players while running games, teacher Matthew Thomson started on a quest to understand why players were so often making bids and plays that surprised him. This led him to ask the question, "How can I best help the club player?" Selecting a daily hand for lessons ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-239-2


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