The Pocket Guide to Bridge Conventions You Should Know

2nd Edition Art. # 978-1771400817
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About the Book

2nd edition Since its publication in 1999, 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know has sold more than 400,000 copies in six languages. Winner of the American Bridge Teachers’ Association Book of the Year, it has become a much-valued learning tool and reference for everyone from social players to those regularly playing at their local bridge club. The new 2022 edition has been thoroughly updated, while retaining the approach and features that made the original so popular. Every convention in the book has been carefully revised to reflect the way it is used in the modern game. Three chapters (Landy, Grand Slam Force and Ogust responses to Weak Twos) were dropped completely in favor of Bergen Raises and the DONT and Meckwell defenses to 1NT. This new edition of The Pocket Guide to Bridge Conventions, a handy summary of its parent, has been updated in similar fashion, to reflect the changes in 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know.

About the Author

Marc Smith (Southampton, UK) is the author, with Barbara Seagram, of the world's best-selling bridge book in the past sixty years, 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. He has written many other bridge books and played successfully in several international championships. He is a popular online bridge teacher, conducting many classes at all levels of play.

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David Bird (Southampton, UK) is the world's most prolific bridge writer, with 150 bridge books to his name. Known for the clarity of his writing and explanations, he has won the American Bridge Teachers' Association Book of the Year Award a record nine times. His celebrated humorous fiction series, featuring the cantankerous Abbot, has run for over 45 years.

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Barbara Seagram (Toronto, Canada) ran one of the largest and most successful bridge clubs and bridge schools in N. America. After selling the club in 2007, she now concentrates solely on teaching and organizing her popular bridge cruises. An ABTA Master Teacher, Barbara has been involved in many of MPP's most successful titles, most notably 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. With more than 200,000 copies in print in English alone, this book is the bestselling bridge title since Charles Goren was writing in the 1950s. It has been translated into Japanese, French, Danish and German.

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