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25 Bridge Myths Exposed

David Bird

Do you remember the first few times you played bridge? To get you started, a friend probably gave you a few helpful hints -- perhaps one of the ones listed to the left. There are many such general guidelines for bridge players -- some of them valuable, some not. But these are the Bridge Myths, not the Bridge Rules -- because they all have exception...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-52-9


25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Take more tricks whenever you play the hand! Isn't that what being a good declarer is all about? However good or bad partner's bidding may be, once the dummy comes down, it's up to you, the declarer, to make the best of it. And in this book, in 25 easy steps, you'll learn how. Join master bridge teachers Barbara Seagram and David Bird as they first...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-47-5


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 Bridge to Inspired Declarer Play

Julian Laderman

This book addresses the thought processes that novice declarers must develop and practice. What features of a bridge hand lead an expert to select the correct line of play from all those available? The carefully chosen examples in this book will help advancing players to recognize those features and take action accordingly. Praise for Julian Laderm...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-44-0


A Bridge to Simple Squeezes (Second Edition)

Julian Laderman

What do you see? DUMMY ♠ 4 3 DECLARER ♠ A K Q 2 If your answer is 'Three top spade winners,' your vision can be improved! You should see 'Three top spade winners and squeeze possibilities using the ♠2 as a threat card.' Just this one rather ordinary suit should start you dreaming about squeezes. In this book, learning to recognize...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-26-6


A First Book of Bridge Problems

Patrick O'Connor

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 int...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-83-9


A Great Deal of Bridge Problems

Julian Pottage

Winner of the IBPA Book of the Year award, this collection of nearly 200 problems is divided into categories such as Sensational Slams, Trump Teasers, Notrump Niceties and Crafty Continuations, among others. This is the greatest bridge problem collection, ever! Any questions? — Ron Garber I enjoyed this book immensely. Julian Pottage writes ...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-784-3


A Second Book of Bridge Problems

Patrick O'Connor

Like the author's first book (A First Book of Bridge Problems, named Book of the Year for 2012 by the American Bridge Teachers Association), this sequel comprises fifty problems in declarer play and defense for the beginning or near-beginning player, presented in approximate order of difficulty. The problems are slightly more advanced than those i...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-011-4


A Taste of Bridge

Jeff Bayone

Jeff Bayone's Honors Bridge Club in New York is the largest in North America, perhaps in the world. This book is based on their beginners' course, a series of six lessons that have started thousands of people on the road to enjoying the world's most popular card game. This book is intended to give the reader a taste of bridge, and whet the appetit...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-034-3


Accurate Cardplay

Terence Reese & Roger Trézel

In the 1970s, two of the best bridge writers of all time collaborated on a series of eight small books on aspects of card play at bridge.  These books have long been out of print, and are being republished now in two combined volumes, edited and updated by BRIDGE magazine editor Mark Horton. Accurate Cardplay is the first of these two books,...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-014-5


Back Through the Pack

Julian Pottage

'Life's tough being an ace.' On everyone's list of all-time favorite bridge books is Right Through the Pack by Robert Darvas and Norman Hart. Published just after the end of World War II, the book presents 52 tales using exquisite deals, one for each of the cards in the deck. Now, decades later, Julian Pottage has collected 104 deals - two for ea...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-783-6


Barbara Seagram's Beginning Bridge

Barbara Seagram & Linda Lee

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 250,000 copies in print in four l...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-33-4


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


Becoming a Bridge Expert

Frank Stewart

A compendium of advice for the improving player from one of North America's best-known bridge teachers and writers. Each tip is bite-sized - 3-4 pages in length - so the reader can dip in briefly and still take away an important idea. As well as the usual sections on bidding, play and defense, the author includes much advice on the psychological as...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-27-7


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


Breaking the Bridge Rules: First Hand Play

Barry Rigal

Rules are made to be broken, and bridge is no exception. The the first of a planned four-book series on cardplay, this book deals with situations where the player who is on lead — defender or declarer, at the start of the deal or in the middle — needs to do something that involves ostensibly 'breaking the rules'. Not, obviously, the rul...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-54-9


Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 1. Finessing

David Bird & Marc Smith

Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - e...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-227-9


Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 10. Playing Safely

David Bird & Marc Smith

Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-236-1


Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 2. Ruffing Losers

David Bird & Marc Smith

Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - e...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-228-6


Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 3. Discarding Losers

David Bird & Marc Smith

Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - e...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-229-3


Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 4. Drawing Trumps

David Bird & Marc Smith

Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-230-9


Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 5. Establishing Long Suits

David Bird & Marc Smith

Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-231-6


Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 6. Holding Up A Stopper

David Bird & Marc Smith

Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-232-3


Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 7. No-trump Contracts

David Bird & Marc Smith

Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-233-0


Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 8. Suit Contracts

David Bird & Marc Smith

Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-234-7


Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide - 9. Entries

David Bird & Marc Smith

Whether you are just setting out to discover the wonderful game of bridge, or have played for some time, your success will be limited without a sound understanding of the basic techniques of cardplay. In this series, two of the game's top writers explain clearly the various cardplay skills that you will need. Every booklet contains six chapters - ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-235-4


Bridge Endplays for Everyone*

David Bird

The endplay is an aspect of declarer play at bridge that many players think is beyond them. Yet while endplays can be extremely complex, the basic principles are not. Five years ago, David Bird wrote Bridge Squeezes for Everyone, a book about an even more complex topic that has become a modern classic. Using the same straightforward, conversational...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-36-5


Bridge Entry Techniques

David Bird

The Essence of Bridge Planning This book is packed with techniques and tips on the subject of entry management, both for declarer and the defenders. A clear understanding of this topic is vital when the dummy goes down and you stop to plan your campaign. Part I contains 69 instructive deals on entries from declarer's point of view. The featured...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-219-4


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 Problems for a New Millennium

Julian Pottage

In this quiz book, British author Julian Pottage has compiled a set of challenges that will test the reader's ability both as declarer and on defense. The hands are organized by theme, so readers are able to concentrate on a particular aspect of card-play if they wish....

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-28-4


Bridge Squeezes Complete: Winning Endgame Strategy

Clyde E. Love

This book was first published in 1959, and quickly became one of the classics of the game. Generations of bridge players have learned the fundamentals of squeeze play from Love. The original version has been out of print for some time, however, and it is now being republished in its first revision in 50 years. In its new modernized form, the concep...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-58-7


Bridge Squeezes for Everyone

David Bird

Did you always think squeezes were too difficult? Or perhaps you know the basics but now you want to learn about more complex and advanced squeeze positions? If you fit either of these categories, or even if you just want to improve your understanding of an important aspect of declarer play, this book is for you....

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-42-0


Bridge at the Breakfast Table

Paul Thurston

Former Canadian champion Paul Thurston writes a daily bridge column in the National Post, one of Canada's two national newspapers. This is a collection of some of his best and most interesting articles — tips, oddities, and just plain interesting deals and stories. The perfect book for those long summer evenings at the cottage!...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-71-6


Bridge at the Edge

Boye Brogeland & David Bird

An in-depth ‘over-the-shoulder’ look at top-level bridge. While describing almost 200 deals that he played in World and European Championships, one of the world’s best players, Boye Brogeland, discusses bidding and cardplay, as well as his approach to the mental side of the game. A fascinating glimpse into the thought processes of a champio...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-81-5


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


Can You Win the USBC Team Trials 2013?

Matthias Felmy

Test your bridge skills. Would you have made the team? In quiz format, this book presents bidding, declarer play and defensive problems taken from the deals that occurred during the final of the 2013 USBC Team Trials. Compare your solutions to the plays and bids actually made, and see how you would have scored if you had been playing. In-d...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-796-6


Card Play Technique or The Art of Being Lucky (2nd ed.)

Victor Mollo & Nico Gardener

First published in 1955, this comprehensive survey of declarer play and defense has been very hard to find for the last decade. It is perhaps the single most-requested out of print bridge book, and is widely regarded as the best intermediate-level book on card play ever written. Gardener’s technical expertise and Mollo’s witty writing style ...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-97-6


Card by Card

Roy Hughes

This book gives the reader a chance to watch an expert play a number of hands, either as declarer or defender. Most of the hands come from the author's own experience of top-level play. As usual in this type of presentation, the reader is offered the opportunity to make his own decisions at critical points in the play, and will be able to learn fr...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-07-5


Challenge Your Declarer Play

Danny Roth

In this quiz book, the well-known author, Danny Roth, has compiled a set of challenges that will test readers' ability as a declarer, and at the same time, introduce some stratagems that may be unfamiliar. The hands are tougher than those in Focus on Declarer Play, and they are not presented in the same teaching mode, rather, they are in a random o...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-20-8


Clever Plays in the Trump Suit

David Bird

An intermediate-level discussion of declarer play, this book focuses on the power of the trump suit. Its subjects include trump timing – should you draw all the defenders’ trumps straight away, some of their trumps, or perhaps perform some other vital task first? – and situations where you need to unblock in the trump suit or to put a defend...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-72-3


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


Clues from the Bidding at Bridge

Julian Pottage

Defenders invariably base their strategy on declarer's bidding. Yet so often declarers fail to return the compliment: they flail away without a thought of what the defenders have or have not done. Just one bid from an opponent may tip off declarer to the winning play - perhaps warning of a bad break or that a finesse is doomed. When the defenders h...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-96-3


Combining Your Chances

Danny Roth

Coming Soon! The first book in Danny Roth's new intermediate-level series on declarer play, this book covers topics that, once mastered, will bring any intermediate player an immediate improvement in their scores. Topics include: to finesse or play for the drop (why not both?), loser-on-loser plays, entries, disposing of losers, and much mo...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-073-2


Countdown to Winning Bridge

Tim Bourke & Marc Smith

Did you ever notice how the bridge experts always seem to know where every card is? How their finesses always seem to succeed? How their guesses are nearly always perfect? This book won't teach you to play quite that well, but it will introduce you to some very simple techniques that the experts use on play and defense. As declarer or defender, cou...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-05-5


Countdown to Winning Bridge

Tim Bourke & Marc Smith

System Requirements: IBM compatible PC, Windows 95,97 or NT; 10 Mb free hard disk space; CD-ROM drive; 8 Mb RAM; at least 800 x 600 screen resolution. Software by Bridge Base Inc. As declarer or defender, counting the hand is the one thing that will help your play the most. But how do you keep track of those cards? This software will show you how. ...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-31-0


Deceptive Card Play (The Bridge Technique Series 5)

David Bird & Marc Smith

Short and full of practical examples, each book in the 'Bridge Technique Series' takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridg...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-25-3


Declarer Play at Bridge: A Quizbook

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, by the same author team, was named the 2010 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers’ Association.  Building on the success of that title, this book gives near-beginners a chance to practice the principles on which sound declarer play is based: count your winners, count your losers, make a plan. ...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-91-4


Declarer Play at Bridge: A Quizbook

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

This Interactive CD-ROM Edition is based on the bestselling book, Declarer Play at Bridge, that was named 2013 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers' Association. Using a series of problem hands, two of the world's best bridge teachers explain how to go about making a plan as declarer, using a simple step-by-step process. This educatio...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-006-0


Defend or Declare?

Julian Pottage

In 2003, Julian Pottage’s ‘Play or Defend?’ was the IBPA Book of the Year. An unusual problem format, it gave the reader all four hands and challenged them to analyze the deal and decide whether they wanted to play or defend. This sequel comprises 72 problems, presented in the same unique fashion, and will appeal to the same readership....

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-88-4


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


Easier Done Than Said

Prakash K. Paranjape

We have all seen bridge experts make plays that are elegant and simple, yet brilliant - with an instinct and insight apparently out of the reach of the everyday player. But they don't have to be. Study the hands in this book, all of which are taken from actual club and tournament play, and you'll see how the logic of each situation leads to a play ...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-00-0


Eddie Kantar Teaches Topics in Declarer Play

Eddie Kantar

System Requirements: IBM compatible PC, Windows 95,97 or NT; 10 Mb free hard disk space; CD-ROM drive; 8 Mb RAM; at least 800 x 600 screen resolution. Software by Bridge Base Inc. Eddie Kantar teaches Topics in Declarer Play - Interactive CD-ROM Edition is based on the bestselling book of the same name. The ideas (entry management, suit establishme...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-60-4


Eddie Kantar Teaches Topics in Declarer Play at Bridge

Eddie Kantar

Kantar's two-book series on Bridge Defense ( Modern Bridge Defense and Advanced Bridge Defense) won an ABTA Book of the Year Award in 1999. This new book addresses a more popular topic, using a similar approach. While not a comprehensive treatment of declarer play at bridge, this book deals with specific topics exhaustively, and will be invaluable ...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-53-6


Eliminations and Throw Ins (The Bridge Technique Series 4)

David Bird & Marc Smith

Short and full of practical examples, each book in the 'Bridge Technique Series' takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridg...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-24-6


Entry Management (The Bridge Technique Series 1)

David Bird & Marc Smith

Short and full of practical examples, each book in the 'Bridge Technique Series' takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridg...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-17-8


Falsecards (2nd edition)

Mike Lawrence

The definitive book on (legally) pulling the wool over your opponents’ eyes. Even if you don’t want to get into more esoteric situations, there are times at the bridge table when playing a misleading card is essential if you are to have any chance of an optimum result. This new edition of a classic from Mike Lawrence includes a number of ideas ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-010-7


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 Declarer Play

Danny Roth

For most intermediate bridge players, declarer play is both fascinating and challenging, but too often they are left after a hand is over with the sinking feeling that they could have done better. In this book, acclaimed British author Danny Roth takes his readers through the most common causes of errors on play: mishandling communications, making ...

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ISBN: 978-0-969846-13-0


Frank Stewart's Bridge Club

Frank Stewart

Frank Stewart's Bridge Club is no ordinary place. It is the regular haunt of a cast of somehow familiar players: Unlucky Louie, against whom no one ever makes a wrong bid or play; Grapefruit, a man with an unnaturally sour disposition; Cy the Cynic, who knows that the Fates will conspire against him whatever he does; Minnie Bottoms, who tends to mi...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-58-1


Further Adventures at the Bridge Table

Roy Hughes

Sparkling Card Play Awaits... This book takes the reader further along the path traversed by the acclaimed Card by Card. The author presents intriguing problems in declarer play and defense and follows them with comprehensive analysis, given with a light touch and the occasional entertaining diversion. I think it is fair to say there will be so...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-794-2


Gamesman Bridge: Play Better with Kantar

Eddie Kantar

Nobody wants to lose at contract bridge. This book will show you how to win. Whether you're an advanced beginner, an intermediate or an advanced player, this valuable book can help you win more frequently and gain greater personal satisfaction from contract bridge. This is a book on the play of hands, full of wise counsel; it will entertain expert...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-773-7


How Good Is Your Bridge?

Danny Roth

Rate your bridge game with this fascinating quiz book on declarer play and defense. The author presents a series of card play problems, and assigns the reader a score based on how close to the optimum solution they get. Readers can expect their scores to improve as they work through the book, inevitably learning as they go....

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-32-7


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


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


Imaginative Cardplay

Terence Reese & Roger Trézel

In the 1970s, two of the best bridge writers of all time collaborated on a series of eight small books on aspects of card play at bridge.  These books have long been out of print, and are being republished now in two combined volumes, edited and updated by BRIDGE magazine editor Mark Horton. Imaginative Cardplay is the second of these two bo...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-015-2


Introduction to Declarer Play: Second Edition

Eddie Kantar

The classic first book on declarer play at bridge, covering the topic with clarity, skill and humor. More than fifty years after its first publication, this book has been revised and updated to bring it into line with modern methods of play and bridge education....

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-056-5


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


Matchpoint Tricks

Ib Axelsen & Villy Dam

A collection of declarer play problems in matchpoint pairs. How do you manufacture that vital overtrick, or, just as importantly, give the defenders a chance to go wrong? A book for all duplicate players. ...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-71-0


Misplay These Hands With Me

Mark Horton

The late Terence Reese, perhaps the greatest bridge writer of all time, introduced the over-the-shoulder style of bridge writing in his classic Play These Hands with Me. In this wry homage to the master, Horton leads the reader through a plausibly logical line of play on each instructive deal, but one that ends in failure. In each post-mortem, the ...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-28-0


Off-Road Declarer Play

David Bird

Every intermediate player is familiar with the routine techniques of dummy play. What this book describes are less well-known stratagems that may save the day in non-routine situations. They include methods for creating entries, surviving bad trump breaks, elopements, getting the defenders to help you out, and many more. In this unique and quirky ...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-19-8


On the Other Hand

David Bird & Larry Cohen

A New Way to Learn Bridge Cardplay In this unusual book, David Bird and Larry Cohen combine to present cardplay instruction in a new way. 100 pairs of deals are shown — one described by David and the other by Larry. The deals look similar (in some cases very similar) but an entirely different line of play is necessary to make each of the contr...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-196-8


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


Patrick Jourdain's Problem Corner

Patrick Jourdain

In 1985, Patrick Jourdain was commissioned by Britain's TV Channel 4 to provide bridge problems as part of its Teletext service. The problems caught the eye of the editor of BRIDGE Magazine, and eventually formed the basis for the popular ‘Problem Corner’ feature, which began in 1990 and still appears in the magazine every month. It i...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-47-1


Planning in Suit Contracts (The Bridge Technique Series 6)

David Bird & Marc Smith

Short and full of practical examples, each book in the 'Bridge Technique Series' takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridg...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-26-0


Planning the Play in Notrump (The Bridge Technique Series 7)

David Bird & Marc Smith

Short and full of practical examples, each book in the 'Bridge Technique Series' takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridg...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-30-7


Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Do you get that terrible sinking feeling when you first see dummy? Does your mind go blank as everyone waits for you to play to the first trick? If so, you're not alone. 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 what t...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-51-8


Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

The book, Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, won the 2010 ABTA Book of the Year award. Now in interactive software, the user can play through all the examples onscreen, going through them as many times as necessary to understand the principles involved....

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-79-2


Planning the Play: The Next Level

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Seagram and Bird’s Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand was named Book of the Year in 2010 by the American Bridge Teachers’ Association. It introduced the basic concepts of how to go about making a plan as declarer for beginning and improving players, and is a popular text for bridge teachers. This sequel extends the plan to more complex situati...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-039-8


Play Bridge with Reese

Terence Reese

Reese introduced the 'over the shoulder' approach to describing bridge hands in this classic book, and it was an immediate success. In this book, the reader can follow the thought processes of an expert through the bidding and play of many fascinating hands. First published in 1960, it is now back in print after being unavailable for a number of ye...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-78-5


Play These Hands With Me

Terence Reese

Reese was the first author to introduce the 'over the shoulder' approach to describing bridge hands, and it was an immediate success. In this book, the reader can follow the thought processes of an expert through the bidding and play of many fascinating hands. First published in 1960, it is now back in print after being unavailable for a number of ...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-77-8


Play it Safe!

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

At rubber bridge or teams scoring, declarer's objective is to make his contract -- nothing else matters. Playing it safe is of vital importance. Yet playing safe can take many forms -- it might involve simply choosing the best percentage line of play, or keeping one opponent off lead, preserving entries, or even giving up a trick you don't have to ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-069-5


Play or Defend? 68 Hands to Test Your Bridge Skill

Julian Pottage

How good an analyst are you? HAND 2 - ACHILLES HEEL North ♠ A 9 8 5 ♥ Q J 5 3 ♦ Q J 10 ♣ K 4 West East ♠ K 10 7 2 ♠ Q 3 ♥ 8 7 2 ♥ K 10 6 4 ♦ A 8 ♦ K 6 5 2 ♣ 9 6 5 2 ♣ 10 7 3 South ♠ J 6 4 ♥ A 9 ♦ 9 7 4 3 ♣ A Q J 8 ...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-55-0


Playing Notrump Contracts

Robert Berthe & Norbert Lébely

Coming Summer 2022! Forty years ago, in 1980, Robert Berthe and Norbert Lébely put the finishing touches on two books that would revolutionize the teaching of bridge cardplay: the first two books in the Step by Step series (Pas à Pas in the original French). Based on an innovative yet clear and easily-understandable pedagogical appr...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-074-9


Playing Suit Contracts

Robert Berthe & Norbert Lébely

Coming Summer 2022! Forty years ago, in 1980, Robert Berthe and Norbert Lébely put the finishing touches on two books that would revolutionize the teaching of bridge cardplay: the first two books in the Step by Step series (Pas à Pas in the original French). Based on an innovative yet clear and easily-understandable pedagogical appr...

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Playing a Bridge Hand: Just the Basics

Mary Ann Dufresne

Want Better Results? Try better declarer Play! Have you noticed that good bidding doesn't always mean good results? Sometimes you don't make your perfectly-bid contract. Sometimes other declarers make an extra trick or two. If it's time to get serious about better declarer play, this is the perfect 'how to' book. You'll find it's surprisingly...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-781-2


Positive Declarer Play at Bridge

Terence Reese & Julian Pottage

This book was originally published in 1985, and in this new edition is substantially revised and expanded. It is a collection of bridge problems designed to teach players how to think along the right lines at the bridge table. Anyone who absorbs even a fraction of the ideas presented here will himself be making contracts that might have been defeat...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-94-9


Reading the Cards

David Bird & Tim Bourke

Test your card reading! This book is designed to accompany Reading the Cards, Book 10 in the Bridge Technique series. It sometimes seems that expert players are able to see through the backs of the cards! Their finesses win more often, and they choose unerringly between alternative lines of play. There is a simple reason for this: they are adept ...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-81-9


Reading the Cards (The Bridge Technique Series 10)

David Bird & Marc Smith

Short and full of practical examples, each book in the 'Bridge Technique Series' takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridg...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-34-5


Reese on Play

Terence Reese

When one talks of bridge writers, the name Terence Reese is synonymous with excellence. Several of his books are landmarks in the development and understanding of bridge, especially in the field of card play. In this timeless classic, he reveals what counts in play and defence and shows the reader how to join the ranks of experts....

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-76-1


Safety Plays (The Bridge Technique Series 3)

David Bird & Marc Smith

Short and full of practical examples, each book in the 'Bridge Technique Series' takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridg...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-19-2


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


Should I or Shouldn't I? Drawing trumps at bridge

Marc Smith

To draw or not to draw… (trumps, that is)? You might be forgiven for thinking this is an easy question to answer, and on many deals it is. But there are also a large number of situations where it’s all too easy to make the wrong decision. As declarer, you (usually) have the majority of cards in the trump suit, but managing them to best effect ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-159-3


Six Steps to Winning Declarer Play

Jay Apfelbaum

Do you want to play the hand better than you do now? Too many players have trouble deciding how to set about a contract as declarer. Do they worry about losers or winners? Do they draw trumps or not? Should they be guarding against bad breaks? There are so many things to think about, it’s easy to get sidetracked. In this book, you will learn abo...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-158-6


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


Somehow We Landed in Six Notrump

David Bird

The stories and anecdotes in this collection have one thing in common: in every case, the contract is 6NT! The first half of the book features the world's finest players at work, tackling all manner of 6NT contracts — some commendable, some truly awful. You will have a chance to plan your play in these contracts yourself before seeing what fa...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-43-3


Squeezes Made Simple (The Bridge Technique Series 9)

David Bird & Marc Smith

Short and full of practical examples, each book in the 'Bridge Technique Series' takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridg...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-32-1


Still Not Finding Squeezes?

Julian Laderman

If your answer is 'YES' to the following three questions, this is the PERFECT book for you: 1. Have you read A Bridge to Simple Squeezes? 2. Did you see merit in the structured approach introduced in that book for executing simple squeezes? 3. Do you feel that in spite of your great effort you are still not finding squeezes? In this boo...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-758-4


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


Take All Your Chances (at bridge)

Eddie Kantar

Selecting the best line of play in a bridge hand as declarer is not easy. Most novices know something about basic odds and percentages, and can often find a line that offers a reasonable chance of success. However, the expert will skilfully combine options, so as to take advantage of more than chance. Rather than putting all his eggs in one basket,...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-55-6


Take All Your Chances at Bridge 2

Eddie Kantar

Take All Your Chances at Bridge was published in 2009 and has already been reprinted twice. It won the American Bridge Teachers 2010 Book of the Year Award for best intermediate-level book. In this sequel, Kantar presents another collection of play problems for advancing players. Again, the theme is not just finding a good line of play: the trick i...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-70-9


Teacher's Manual for Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand Part I

Jonathan Shute

Looking for a Better Approach to Teaching Declarer Play? This manual is a presentation-ready Teacher's Manual for the first part of the ABTA award-winning book, Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, by Barbara Seagram and David Bird. Six lesson plans are laid out with a word-by-word script, periodic reviews, and two review handouts to give to the...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-152-4


Teacher's Manual for Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand Part II

Jonathan Shute

Looking for a Better approach to teaching declarer play? A presentation-ready Teacher’s Manual for the second half of the ABTA award-winning book, Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, by Barbara Seagram and David Bird. This completes the conversion into classroom format begun in Jonathan Shute’s Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, Teacher’s...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-154-8


Teaching Bridge with Bells and Whistles

Mary Ann Dufresne & Marion Ellingsen

Here is a message for bridge teachers from the authors: Teaching Intermediate Bridge Bridge with Bells and Whistles has a lot of great material for intermediate lessons. To get you started, we’re providing six of our favorite intermediate lesson plans. Better than Blackwood -- about control bidding and 1430 Roman Keycard Jacoby Two No...

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Test Your Bridge Play Volume 2

Eddie Kantar

Become a better declarer - and Eddie Kantar promises it will be relatively painless! The problems in this book are not for experts — they are, however, for anyone whose ambition is to become a better bridge player. The problems involve the everyday cardplay maneuvers you have to master if you are going to improve as a declarer. As you work ...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-775-1


The Bridge Magicians

Mark Horton & Radoslaw Kielbasinski

This is two books in one. You can treat it is an advanced text on declarer play, trying to solve each problem hand as it comes up. Or you can just relax and enjoy finding out more about these Polish stars who have won more international medals than the players from any other country over the last twenty years....

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-38-3


The Bridge World's Test Your Play

Jeff Rubens

North America's oldest and most prestigious bridge magazine, The Bridge World features a monthly column entitled 'Test your Play', which presents difficult problems in declarer play for readers to solve. This is a collection of some of the best of these from the last twenty years; if you can solve even half of them, you may be one of the best decla...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-43-7


The Complete book of BOLS Bridge Tips

Sally Brock

The BOLS Bridge Tips competition started in 1974, and took place off and on for more than 20 years. During that time, virtually all the world's greatest writers and players contributed their ideas to the series. For the first time ever, the entire collection of BOLS Bridge Tips are gathered here in one volume, edited and organized for easy access b...

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ISBN: 978-0-969846-16-1


The Encyclopedia of Card Play Techniques at Bridge

Guy Levé

This book, originally published in France in 2005, is an amazing achievement. The author has for many years been collecting and cataloging bridge hands with the aim of describing every possible tactic and coup available to declarer and defenders during the play of a bridge deal. The result is a compendium of more than a thousand types of stratagem,...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-25-9


The Extra Edge in Play at Bridge

Terence Reese & Julian Pottage

Bobby Fischer, the reclusive chess champion, once said: "You have found a good move - fine - now look for a better one." The same advice holds true in bridge. If you settle for second best, you will not achieve your full potential. Through a series of problems that are both fresh and a genuine test of skill, the reader is offered the chance to beco...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-97-0


The Pocket Guide to Declarer Play at Bridge

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Using the same format as The Pocket Guide to Bridge, this book provides a handy pocket summary of about two dozen basic concepts in declarer play. In a concise but readable manner, it summarizes most of the material presented in 25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer, by the same author team....

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-002-2


The Rodwell Files

Eric Rodwell & Mark Horton

Eric Rodwell's contributions to bidding theory are well-known, but in this ground-breaking book he reveals for the first time his unique approach to the play of the cards. First, he describes and explains the process for deciding on a line of play — using concepts such as +L positions, tightropes, trick packages and Control Units as well as e...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-67-9


There Must Be A Way

Andrew Diosy

Introduce a new type of bridge problem: an analytical challenge. In every case, the reader is given all four hands, and asked whether the contract should make or go down with perfect play and defence. And every time, there are hidden depths, where every move by declarer could be met by a counter-move from the defence, until finally one side or the ...

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ISBN: 978-0-9698461-1-6


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 Cardplay

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: 978-1-77140-022-0


Trick One

David Bird

The Right First Move A huge percentage of failing contracts go down because declarer did not play optimally on the first trick. Similarly, countless contracts are allowed to slip through because the defender in third seat made the wrong play. With 125 instructive deals, David Bird covers all aspects of the first card played from dummy, the f...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-186-9


Tricks With Finesses (The Bridge Technique Series Q)

David Bird & Marc Smith

Short and full of practical examples, each book in the 'Bridge Technique Series' takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridg...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-36-9


Tricks With Trumps (The Bridge Technique Series 2)

David Bird & Marc Smith

Short and full of practical examples, each book in the 'Bridge Technique Series' takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridg...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-18-5


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


Winning Declarer Play

Dorothy Hayden Truscott

LEARN DECLARER PLAY FROM AN EXPERT This classic book, a bestseller for more than forty years, has been updated for this edition by Gail Greenberg, a frequent partner of Dorothy Truscott, and like her a World Champion. Dorothy had a unique ability to make complex bridge concepts simple to understand, and everything here, from the basics to the most...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-780-5


Winning Duplicate Tactics

David Bird

Duplicate bridge is a different game. It’s true that you can get by if you play exactly the same way as you would in a home social game or a team match. Duplicate pairs is a highly competitive game, though, and few contestants are happy just to ‘get by’. They want to win — not just once in a while but regularly! To be successfu...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-017-6


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 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


Yes, No or Maybe: Introduction and Card Play Basics

David Glandorf

Are you tired of learning/teaching bridge from a cookbook? Tired of memorizing how many points you need to bid this or that? Do you have trouble determining if you have a minimum, medium or maximum hand and what you are supposed to do if it fits in a particular category? Then Yes, No or Maybe is what you need. This is a series of three textbooks ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-165-4


Yes, No or Maybe: Introduction and Card Play Basics Workbook

David Glandorf

Coming Soon Are you tired of learning/teaching bridge from a cookbook? Tired of memorizing how many points you need to bid this or that? Do you have trouble determining if you have a minimum, medium or maximum hand and what you are supposed to do if it fits in a particular category? Then Yes, No or Maybe is what you need. This is a series of th...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-166-1


You Have To See This

Andrew Diosy & Linda Lee

A brilliant sequel to There Must Be A Way, this book presents fifty-two more problems in post-mortem analysis. The two-step solution approach has been retained, and the hands are no less fun. Again, the reader is challenged to decide whether each hand can be made with best play and defence. For variety, in this book some hands are presented in sing...

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ISBN: 978-0-969846-19-2


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