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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 ...


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 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 :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; 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.


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.


Robert B. Parker's The Bridge (A Cole and Hitch Novel)
Robert Knott

Putnam Adult, 2014

The next gritty, gun-slinging entry in the  New York Times –bestselling series, featuring itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in Appaloosa, where their work enforcing the law has been exceptionally quiet. All that is about to change. An ominous storm rolls in, and along with it a band of night riders with a devious scheme, who show up at the Rio Blanco camp, where a ...


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 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 ...


Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects (Build It Yourself)
Donna Latham

Nomad Press, 2012

Bridges and tunnels are lifelines People have tackled seemingly insurmountable obstacles, including vast canyons and mountain ranges, to design and construct these amazing passageways. Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind structures our world depends on. Trivia and fun facts illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements. Activities and ...


Bridges Burned (Entangled Teen) (Going Down in Flames)

Entangled: Teen, 2015

Don't just fight the system…burn it. Since discovering she is a shape-shifting dragon, Bryn McKenna has seen her world thrown into chaos. Being a “crossbreed”—part Red dragon and part Blue—means Bryn will never fit in. Not with dragon society. Not with the archaic and controlling Directorate. And definitely not when she has striped hair and a not-so-popular affection for rule-breaking… But sneaking around with her secret ...


Bridge Basics 2: Competitive Bidding
Audrey Grant

Baron Barclay Bridge, 2005

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


Bridges: The Science and Art of the World's Most Inspiring Structures
David Blockley

Oxford University Press, 2012

The Brooklyn Bridge, London's Tower Bridge, San Francisco's Golden Gate--bridges can be breathtakingly monumental structures, magnificent works of art, and vital arteries that make life vastly easier. In Bridges , eminent structural engineer David Blockley takes readers on a fascinating guided tour of bridge construction, ranging from the primitive rope bridges (now mainly found in adventure movies), to Roman aqueducts and the timber trestle ...


The New York Times Bridge Book: An Anecdotal History of the Development, Personalities, and Strategies of the ...
Dorothy Truscott, Alan Truscott

St. Martin's Griffin, 2004

Finally, a book for every bridge fan -- never before has there been a comprehensive history of the game, filled with anecdotes about famous players, key tournaments, strategies, scandals, and a little instruction for good measure . Evolving at some point in the 18th century from a card game known as "whist," bridge has undergone countless variations, and acquired a massive following of clubs and organizations in the ensuing centuries. The New ...


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, ...


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.


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

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 ...


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!



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