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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 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. ...


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!


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

Baron Barclay Bridge Supply, 2007

Nine lesson plans based on five card major openings.


Bridge At A Glance
Audrey Grant

Baron Barclay Bridge, 2006

A quick reference of the material in the Bridge Basics series. These summaries work in conjunction with the books which present the reasoning behind the guidelines.


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.


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 ...


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.


Bid Better Play Better: How to Think at the Bridge Table
Dorothy Hayden Truscott

Baron Barclay Bridge, 2006

Revised and updated. Winning advice on bidding and play for the intermediate, based on five card major openings.


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 ...


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 that to walk over it during a marriage ceremony, or at the beginning of the New Year would bring the traveler good luck. Because of its reputation, over the years it has also become a popular place for young mothers to abandon their children. What to ...


Bridge Lessons: Duplicate Pairs Tactics

Andrew Robson Bridge Club, 2013

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


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 ...


How to Play a Bridge Hand: 12 Easy Chapters to Winning Bridge by America's Premier Teacher
William S. Root

Three Rivers Press, 1994

Neither for beginners nor for experts but for the 90 percent of players in between, How to Play a Bridge Hand includes more than 300 of bridge master William Root's favorite hands. Hailed by the American Bridge Teachers' Association as the "Book of the Year." Line drawings.


The Bridge: A Novel
Karen Kingsbury

Pocket Books, 2013

The dazzling bestseller- a powerful tale of Christmas miracles from America’s #1 inspirational novelist Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, Oregon, but she left her heart in Tennessee with a man she adored in college, a man she forced herself to walk away from five years ago. Nashville-based guitarist Ryan Kelly can still hear the voice of the girl he can’t have but can never forget. Time only intensifies his memories of ...


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 to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson

HarperTeen, 2008

This Newbery Medal-winning novel by bestselling author Katherine Paterson is a modern classic of friendship and loss. Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him. The two become fast friends and spend most days in the woods behind Leslie's house, where they invent an enchanted land called Terabithia. One morning, Leslie ...


Watson's Classic Book on The Play of the Hand at Bridge
Louis H. Watson

William Morrow Paperbacks, 1959

This book, by one of the first and foremost authorities on contract bridge, is regarded as the classic exposition of playing strategy. Practically all variations of play, both in attack and in defense, are explained and illustrated in it.


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

Williamson Pub, 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.


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 ...



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