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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: 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 ...


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. ...


25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
Barbara Seagram, Marc Smith

Master Point Press, 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 Basics 3: Popular Conventions (Official Better Bridge)
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!


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.


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 (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; 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.


The Pocket Guide to Bridge Conventions You Should Know
Barbara Seagram, Marc Smith

Master Point Pr, 2011

Using the same format as The Pocket Guide to Bridge, this book provides a handy pocket summary of about two dozen basic bidding conventions. In a concise but readable manner, it summarizes most of the material presented in 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know by the same author team - a book that is now the bestselling bridge title of the last 50 years (more than 130,000 copies in print).


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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 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.


The Bridges of Madison County: Vocal Selections - Vocal Line with Piano Accompaniment

Hal Leonard, 2014

(Vocal Selections). A dozen vocal selections from this Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of the bestselling novel are featured in this collection, presented in vocal lines with piano accompaniment. Includes: Almost Real * Always Better * Another Life * Before and After You/One Second and a Million Miles * Falling into You * It All Fades Away * Temporarily Lost * To Build a Home * What Do You Call a Man like That? * When I'm Gone * Wondering ...


Standard Bridge Bidding for the 21st Century
Max Hardy

Vivisphere Publishing, 2000

A set of simple,modern methods which will enable the social bridge player to bid like the experts.


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.



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