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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


A Compendium of Double Dummy Problems

Hugh Darwen

Almost 1000 double dummy problems, ranging from 'very easy' to 'fiendishly difficult', collected by the acknowledged expert in the field. Double dummy problems are to bridge players what chess problems are to lovers of that game: exercises in ingenuity, unexpected maneuvers, art and beauty. Some of the problems in this book were created before brid...

Cost in Canadian Dollars  $49.95    Cost in Cost in US Dollars  $39.95        Cost in Cost in UK Pounds  £29.95

ISBN: 978-1-77140-244-6


A First Book of Bridge Problems

Patrick O'Connor

This Interactive CD-ROM is based on the best-selling book, A First Book of Bridge Problems, that was named 2012 Beginner Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers' Association. Practice your declarer play with a top-class teacher giving you advice and feedback every step of the way – and with no opponents waiting impatiently for you to pla...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-008-4


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 ...

Cost in Canadian Dollars  $23.95    Cost in Cost in US Dollars  $21.95        Cost in Cost in UK Pounds  £15.95

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


Bidding at Bridge: A Quizbook

Barbara Seagram & David Bird

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

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-018-3


Bridge 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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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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