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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 Ways to be a Better Defender

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Defense is the hardest part of playing bridge, but that doesn't mean that it's impossible to learn. In the final book of the bestselling '25' series, the authors explain how to make a plan as a defender: how to work out from the auction and play what declarer probably has, and which of the strategies available to defenders is likely to be successfu...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-11-2


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 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


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'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


Better Signalling Now

Mark Horton

DO BETTER ON DEFENSE! Defense is the hardest aspect of bridge, in part because the defenders have less information to work with than the declarer does. That's why it is so important for them to communicate, and why a solid understanding of basic signalling methods is critical. The first edition of this book was published many years ago, under the...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-025-1


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


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 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


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


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


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


Defend These Hands With Me

Julian Pottage

Julian Pottage worked on a number of books with the late Terence Reese, and this one pays homage to a man who was arguably the best bridge writer of his time. One of Reese's classics, Play these hands with me, pioneered the 'over-the-shoulder' style of bridge writing. What that book did for declarer play, the present one does for defense: readers c...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-08-2


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


Defense On The Other Hand

David Bird & Larry Cohen

A unique way to study defense In their previous book together, On the Other Hand, David Bird and Larry Cohen presented cardplay instruction in a novel way. 100 pairs of deals were shown - one described by David and the other by Larry. The deals looked similar (in some cases very similar) but an entirely different line of play was necessary to ma...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-211-8


Defensive Play at Bridge: A Quizbook

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

This Interactive CD-ROM is based on a best-selling book. Its companion volume, Declarer Play at Bridge: a Quizbook was named 2013 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers' Association. Two of the world's best bridge teachers give you the chance to learn and practice defensive play, giving you advice and feedback every step of the way. Anima...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-007-7


Defensive 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 the near-beginner a chance to practice the principles on which sound defensive play is based, from the opening lead on. This is not just a series o...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-92-1


Defensive Signaling at Bridge

David Bird

The author begins this thorough discussion of a neglected but vital topic by examining the real purpose of defensive signalling, and the basic kinds of signals that are available. He goes on to recommend a comprehensive set of signalling agreements, and analyzes more complex situations in the light of these agreements. Most of the chapters are foll...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-63-1


Defensive Signals

Marshall Miles

Regarded as one of the best ever written on the topic of signaling, this book will help you defend better regardless of your experience or skill level. It explains several ways to describe your holding which are commonly used by experts but not generally known. It compares new methods with old, including the pros and cons of upside-down versus stan...

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ISBN: 978-177140-246-0


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


Don't be Fooled! Countering Deception at Bridge

Danny Roth

Many books have been written on falsecards and other deceptive plays at the bridge table. However, there is very little help available for the player who wants to learn how to recognize when the opponents are trying something sneaky, and what can be done in terms of counter-measures. This book fills that gap – readers will learn the most ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-051-0


Eddie Kantar Teaches Advanced Bridge Defense

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 Advanced Bridge Defense - Interactive CD-ROM Edition is based on the bestseller that was named 1999 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers ...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-10-9


Eddie Kantar Teaches Modern Bridge Defense

Eddie Kantar

American Bridge Teachers Association Book of the Year Award winner Eddie Kantar's various beginner books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies in ten different languages, not least because of his unique style and the humor that he introduces into the learning process. Modern Bridge Defense is intended to cover the basic concepts of bridge defen...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-02-4


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 Defense

Danny Roth

For most bridge players, defence is the hardest part of the game. In this book, acclaimed British author Danny Roth takes his readers through the most common causes of errors on defence: taking tricks too early, not cashing out when necessary, not using all the information available from the bidding and play, not making the most of the defensive tr...

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ISBN: 978-0-969846-14-7


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


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


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 Defense: Second Edition

Eddie Kantar

The classic first book on defensive cardplay 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: 978-1-77140-055-8


Kantar for the Defense Volume 1

Eddie Kantar

Think Defense Multiple world champion Eddie Kantar’s popular bridge column, Kantar for the Defense, has run in The Bridge World for almost fifty years, challenging players to defeat the contract in a variety of situations. Now available once more in print, Kantar for the Defense Volume 1 and Volume 2 are a collection of the best of these columns...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-171-5


Kantar for the Defense Volume 2

Eddie Kantar

Think Defense Multiple world champion Eddie Kantar’s popular bridge column, Kantar for the Defense, has run in The Bridge World for almost fifty years, challenging players to defeat the contract in a variety of situations. Now available once more in print, Kantar for the Defense Volume 1 and Volume 2 are a collection of the best of these columns...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-172-2


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


Leading Questions in Bridge

Sally Brock

Perhaps more points are won and lost on the opening lead than at any other time in a bridge hand. With only the bidding and his own thirteen cards as guidance, the opening leader must make a decision that has the potential, at one stroke, to determine the outcome of the play for better or worse. In this book, a top player and writer takes the read...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-18-1


Matchpoint Defense

Jim Priebe

If defense is the hardest part of playing bridge (and it is!) then defending at matchpoint scoring is the toughest challenge a player can face. Every trick matters, irrespective of the contract, and every decision is potentially critical. In Thinking on Defense Jim Priebe introduced the idea of visualization, picturing likely hands for declarer...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-12-9


Misdefend 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, and a sequel appeared in...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-063-3


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


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


Pathways to Better Bridge Defense

Danny Roth

Become a better defender! So you tend to get dealt very bad hands. I know exactly how you feel! But, facing the facts of life and recognizing that it is not your fault, you are going to have to accommodate this failing and improve your defense. It's a hard part of the game; even in international competitions, the standard of defensive play is, to p...

Cost in Canadian Dollars  $19.95    Cost in Cost in US Dollars  $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-894154-54-3


Planning in Defense (The Bridge Technique Series J)

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...

Cost in Canadian Dollars  $12.95    Cost in Cost in US Dollars  $9.95        Cost in Cost in UK Pounds  £6.50

ISBN: 978-1-894154-35-2


Planning the Defense

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Ten years after their award-winning Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, Seagram & Bird tackle the hardest part of the game: defense. Using the same step-by-step approach, they guide the reader through the minefield of signaling, making a defensive plan and, above all, counting – points, tricks and distribution. Runner-up in the 2020 ABTA B...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-053-4


Planning the Defense: The next level

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Following on from their earlier book, Planning the Defense, Seagram & Bird move on to more sophisticated aspects of defensive cardplay for advancing players. Using the same step-by-step approach, the authors guide the reader through the issues involved in communications, deception, trump promotions, discarding and avoiding the embarrassment of ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-054-1


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


Positive Defense 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 find himself making contracts that might have been defe...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-93-2


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


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


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


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 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 Pocket Guide to Defensive 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 defensive cardplay.  In a concise but readable manner, it summarizes most of the material presented in 25 Ways to be a Better Defender by the same author team....

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-004-6


The Setting Trick

Ian McCance

This is a book of problems in defensive cardplay, all the deals being selected from real events. And that means that for once in a problem book, you're not up against a declarer who will always play perfectly. Indeed, sometimes the point of the problem is to take advantage of the opportunity that a slip by declarer has given you. As the title impli...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-41-9


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


Thinking on Defense

Jim Priebe

Defense is the most difficult part of bridge, and for most players, the hardest part of defense is figuring out what to do. In this book, the reader is shown step-by-step how to visualize declarer's cards from the bidding and play, and then how to use this information to form a plan for the defense. This book is based on Jim Priebe's popular articl...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-37-6


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 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


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 Notrump Leads

David Bird & Taf Anthias

To discover which opening lead is best from a given West hand against a particular auction, the authors use computer software to generate 5000 deals that match the North-South bidding. (The West hand remains the same and the other three hands are chosen randomly.) The software then plays these deals automatically, seeing which of the 13 possible op...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-759-1


Winning Suit Contract Leads

David Bird & Taf Anthias

COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF OPENING LEADS Winning Notrump Leads was a ground-breaking and very well-received book that used the power of computers to determine which opening leads work best against a variety of auctions at notrump. Using enhanced software, the authors now turn their attention to suit contracts. They generate millions of rando...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-769-0


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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