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Bridge at a Glance
Audrey Grant

Baron Barclay Bridge, 2014

This has been the go-to quick reference booklet for thousands of Bridge players since it was originally published. Slim and portable, it offers concise summaries of a wide variety of bids and coordinates with Grant's Bridge Basics books. A color-coded Bidding Ladder indicates the meaning of bids, and tabs grant quick access to any of the topics. This revision adds four pages, providing expanded information and a handy new scoring chart.


Bridge For Dummies
Eddie Kantar

For Dummies, 2012

Your plain-English guide to the most popular card game in the world Bridge, as any player will tell you, is simply the best card game ever. It's challenging-each hand presents a different set of conditions you must figure out and solve. It's very social-you play with a partner and two opponents. And best of all-it's fun. Bridge For Dummies gives you a step-by-step explanation of the fundamentals of the game in terms you can understand. It ...


25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
Barbara Seagram, Marc Smith

Master Point Pr, 1999

It doesn't take long before beginning bridge players want to know more about bidding systems, and especially about conventions. The authors have selected 25 basic conventions and treatments that novice players can easily assimilate into their own methods. They explain clearly and concisely how to use each one, and how it fits into a standard bidding system. Each section ends with a summary chart as well as a self-quiz to ensure that the reader ...


The Bridge

Red Thread Publishing Group, 2011

In present day China, an old woman's house sits opposite an ancient bridge. Not just any bridge--but a special one because it has always been known as 'The Lucky Bridge.' In olden days, it was said to bring a traveler good luck if walked over during a marriage ceremony, or at the beginning of the New Year. Because of its reputation, over the years it has also became a popular place for young mothers to abandon their children. What to some may ...


Play of the Hand in the 21st Century: The Diamond Series (Acbl Bridge)
Audrey Grant

Baron Barclay Bridge, 2007

This is the 2nd in the American Contract Bridge League's series of bridge books for beginning and advancing players. Successfully used by students and teachers for over 20 years, this edition has been updated to reflect current standards for playing bridge. This book concentrates on the play of the hand (making a plan, promoting winners, finessing, trumping losers, etc.). The initial bidding concepts are reviewed and Jacoby transfers and slam ...


Bridge Basics 1: An Introduction (The Official Better Bridge Series)
Audrey Grant

Baron Barclay Bridge, 2006

Starts at the beginning, introducing the mechanics of the games. It covers bidding, play and defense.


Bridge; its Principles and Rules of Play with Illustrative Hands and the Club Code of Bridge Laws, 2011

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


How to Read Your Opponent's Cards: The Bridge Experts' Way to Locate Missing High Cards
Mike Lawrence

Baron Barclay Bridge, 2006

Each chapter takes a principle, helps the reader understand it, and gives examples, plus a quiz on the subject. A great help if you seem to guess right half the time or less when playing the dummy.


Bridge Basics 2: Competitive Bidding
Audrey Grant

Baron Barclay Bridge, 2006

Covers the concepts needed when both sides are bidding for the contract. It introduces preemptive opening bids, overcalls and takeout doubles.


Bridge :Bridge Tricks and Strategies, 2014

BRIDGE GAME FOR BEGINNERS Contract Bridge, or mostly known as just Bridge, is a card game played by four players that can be enjoyed in casual environment or in professional tournaments. Bridge may not be as popular as other card games, but it is still one of the most played card games in the world. The connotation that this game is only for the elderly is wrong as this can be enjoyed by any generation as long as it is learned properly. Not ...


Bridge Basics 3: Popular Conventions (The Official Better Bridge Series)
Audrey Grant

Baron Barclay Bridge, 2007

Audrey Grant does it again with an amazing new book, Popular Conventions, the third book in the series, covers everything from playing at a party table to a tournament table. Popular Conventions teaches you the core conventions that will strengthen your game for sure. It introduces you to the Stayman convetions, Jacoby transfer bids, the strong artificial two club opening, Blackwood and Gerber. This book gives you a chance to get ahead and win!


The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries)
Julie Orringer

Vintage, 2011

Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter's recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his—and his family’s—history. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from ...


Bridge (American Reader)
Robert Thomas

BOA Editions Ltd., 2014

Set in modern-day San Francisco, this obsessive fiction probes the stormy life of Alice, a passionate and whip-smart young woman who works at a law firm. Alice faces despair and occasional rapture as she struggles with simultaneously real and hallucinated relationships, including a tumultuous romance with her co-worker David, and an escalating war with her supervisor Fran. In lyrical prose, Bridge exposes a raw, brilliant, and furious mind, as ...


Bridge: 25 Ways to be a Better Defender Part 1 The Basics of Sound Defense

Master Point Press, 2012

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 successful. Opening leads, signaling and discarding are all covered in this basic guide to a vitally ...


The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
David McCullough

Simon & Schuster, 1983

The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master historian David McCullough. This monumental book is the enthralling story of one of the greatest events in our nation’s history, during the Age of Optimism—a period when Americans were convinced in their ...


The World's Most Amazing Bridges (Landmark Top Tens)
Michael Hurley

Raintree, 2011

What is the longest bridge in South America? When did the Golden Gate Bridge open? Could a bridge ever connect Russia and Alaska? To find out the answers to these questions and more, open this book and go on an exploration of the world's most amazing bridges!


Bridges: Amazing Structures to Design, Build & Test (Kaleidoscope Kids Books (Williamson Publishing))
Carol A. Johmann, Elizabeth Rieth

Williamson Publishing Company, 1999

THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Describes different kinds of bridges, their history, design, construction, and effects on populations, environmental dilemmas, safety, and more.


Bidding in the 21st Century (ACBL Bridge Series)
Audrey Grant

Baron Barclay Bridge Supply, 2007

Nine lesson plans based on five card major openings.


The Bridge Player's Bible: Illustrated Strategies for Staying Ahead of the Game
Julian Pottage

Barron's Educational Series, 2006

Bridge, one of the world's most widely played card games, requires skill, concentration, and practice on the part of its players. This visual guide will help beginners master the rules and principles while also explaining strategies that both beginners and experienced players need to command for successful play. The author presents more than 300 clearly illustrated examples of bid structures, then instructs on how to rank, decode, and defend, ...


Bridge Lessons: Duplicate Pairs Tactics
Mr Andrew Robson

Andrew Robson Bridge Club, 2012

In a compelling format, each page contains a lesson, plus an illustrative deal. Not only will you further your understanding of duplicate, but you will also learn more about the beauty of the game in general.



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