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[Cover Photo] The Lebensohl Convention Complete
Ron Andersen
Thorough coverage of all three common uses of Lebensohl: after a 1NT opening, after opponents' weak two-bids, and after partner's reverse. Many example hands shown. Have your partner read this book and never have another expensive Lebensohl misunderstanding! One of the very few books on a specific convention to ever make it onto my "Recommended" list.
$8.95
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[Cover Photo] I Love This Game
Sabine Auken
Hear the top-ranked woman player in the world describe her favourite moments in her bridge career, and share her philosophy of the game.
This is my personal favorite of all the expert biographies on the market.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Matchpoint Tricks
Ib Axelsen and Villy Dam
A set of 58 declarer play problems highlighting the matchpoint pairs decision-making process. A few of the hands would be played different at IMPs (e.g., safety play vs. best chance for maximum results) but most of the material is also relevant to all forms of play -- when your contract is secure, finding your best chance for an overtrick is worthwhile at all forms of scoring, though the reward is smaller at IMPs and total points.
$9.95
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Enhanced Precision
Ron Beall
New 4th edition incorporating all the latest high-powered gadgetry for a strong club system.
$17.95
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[Cover Photo] A Simpler Blue Team Club: Mississauga style
Dan Berkley
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$24.95
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Clever Plays in the Trump Suit
David Bird
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$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Off-Road Declarer Play: Unusual Ways to Play a Bridge Hand
David Bird
Fourteen chapters of advice on how to handle unpleasant problems in the play of the hand when the easy "textbook" solutions don't apply: ways to reach an apparently entryless dummy, to unblock blocked suits, to cope with bad trump breaks, to rectify the count for a squeeze when the obvious way of giving up a trick is dangerous, and more.
$18.95
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[Cover Photo] Saints and Sinners: the St. Titus Bridge Challenge
David Bird and Tim Bourke
More short stories from David Bird's ever-frustrated Abbot. Each story is preceded by a quick "what would you have done?" quiz box, for you to test your wits against the monks. The hands run the gamut from simple good sense to very deep analysis of the opponents' likely holdings.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Somehow We Landed in 6NT
David Bird
A collection of hands where real experts and not-so-experts bid 6NT and then had to find a line of play that gave them a chance of salvaging the board.
$19.95
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Winning Duplicate Tactics
David Bird
Coverage of all aspects of how duplicate strategy differs from rubber bridge strategy -- everything from accepting game tries, 3NT vs. 5C, to styles of opening leads. Many examples drawn from computer simulation of which contracts are most successful.
$19.95
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Thinking about IMPs
John Boeder
Many duplicate players play matchpoints every week, and IMPs only for the Sunday Swiss at their annual local tournament. This book covers the skills needed to maximize your score at IMPs. Chapters on partscore bidding, choosing the right game, slam bidding, opening leads, and planning the play and defence. Also, special sections on partnership compatibility and sensible choice of bidding system.
$12.95
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[Cover Photo] IMPs vs Matchpoints: Different Games, Different Strategies
Augie Boehm
The Professor and Sally tackle the differences between pairs and teams.
$13.95
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[Cover Photo] The Art of Declarer Play
Tim Bourke and Justin Corfield
The first two sentences of the foreword sum up this book perfectly: "Learning happens at the point of resistance. When you can solve a problem relatively easily, you feel good about your game, but have not learned a thing."
Winner of the ABTA Book of the Year award, and acclaimed as 'the best new book on play since Adventures in Cardplay' by some.
$26.00
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[Cover Photo] Maastricht Challenge
Tim Bourke
A set of challenging bridge puzzles drawn from actual deals played at the Maastricht world championships.
$15.95
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[Cover Photo] Great Hands I Wish I Had Played
Sally and Raymond Brock
When's the last time you said to yourself, "gee, I wish I could play that last hand over again!"? You'll feel better knowing that experts say the same thing to themselves more often than you'd think. The Brocks tattle on themselves, showing dozens of real-life hands, and showing how they should have been played and why. (And yes, they confess what really happened at the table on each deal, too.)
Warning: Out of Print! These are the last two copies I am likely to ever have.
$14.95
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[Cover Photo] Optimal Hand Evaluation
Patrick Darricades
Everything you ever wanted to know, and more, about the various competing point-count methods, from Goren to Cowen to Zar and everyone in between.

A few hands from actual play are included as illustrations, but primarily aimed at theorists and simulators, not at casual players.

$15.95
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Sixpack
Allan DeSerpa
Allan De Serpa has a new idea for how to ask for "keycards and queecards" (the 4 aces, and the 2 kings and 2 queens of the bid suits) after an auction like 1NT-2H(transfer)-2S-3H, and fit it all in below game. There is a similarity to Ken Rexford's Variable Keycard Blackwood, in that the responses are tuned to match the strength that partner has shown (2-4 keycards after a 1NT opening, for instance.)
$19.95
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There Must Be a Way
Andrew Diosy
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$9.95
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[Cover Photo] Can You Win the USBC Team Trials 2013?
Matthias Felmy
A selection of bidding, play, and defense problems that arose on actual hands in the US international team trials, as analyzed by a rising German star.

You can just play along and keep score, rating your plays against what was done at the table, or you can dig deep into the mind of an expert by reading the full analysis of each deal.

$21.95
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Playing Suit Combinations
Fred Gitelman and Jeff Rubens
Not just a simple handbook of common suit combinations. The introduction summarizes how to calculate the odds, condensed from Jeff Rubens's Expert Bridge Simplified; the rest of the book is a quiz of several dozen tricky combinations. Not for the faint of heart, but it will improve your declarer play!
$16.95
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A Switch in Time
Matthew and Pamela Granovetter
A long-awaited reprint of one of the best books on defensive signals ever written. The definitive book on the "Obvious Shift Principle," that clears up confusion about when to encourage or discourage at trick one with marginal holdings in the suit partner led. It is no exaggeration to call Obvious Shift the experts's secret weapon on defense.
$19.95
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The MOSSO Bidding System
Richard Granvill and David Burn
For experts only! A cutting-edge experimental system, with a different spin on the Polish Club (forcing but not strong 1C opening) principle, inspired in part by Fantunes.
$24.95
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[Cover Photo] Advanced Bridge Bidding for the 21st Century
Max Hardy
All the bells and whistles of modern 2/1 as played and taught by Max right up to the time of his death in 2002. This was his last book. Additional bidding tools to complement the material in "Standard Bridge Bidding for the 21st Century."
$20.00
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For Love or Money: the Life of a Bridge Journalist
Mark Horton
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$16.95
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[Cover Photo] Misplay These Hands With Me
Mark Horton
A book in the Reese "over-the-shoulder" style... featuring entirely hands which were played wrong by good players, followed by an explanation of how the correct play could have been spotted in time with more careful thought.
$18.95
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[Cover Photo] The Mysterious Multi: How to Play It, How to Play Against It
Mark Horton and Jan van Cleef
Complete coverage of all the most common variations of the Multicolored 2D opening. In the same style as Andy Stark's volume on Don't be afraid of conventions, learn to cope with them, and even embrace them and play them yourself!
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Building a Bidding System
Roy Hughes
The theory behind why some conventions are good and others are bad: why lower bids should show a broader range of hands that higher bids - and how much broader that should be; how to construct a relay system; and other advice for the serious tinkerer with systems.
$17.95
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[Cover Photo] Card by Card: Adventures at the Bridge Table
Roy Hughes
Watch over Canadian expert Roy Hughes's shoulder as he explains his thought processes on some tricky hands, and you too can learn to think like an expert!
$18.95
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[Cover Photo] The Contested Auction
Roy Hughes
Roy Hughes talks about what makes a good and a bad bidding convention, and offers suggestions how best to handle some common competitive sequences.
$24.95
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[Cover Photo] Deadly Defence
Wladyslaw Izdebski and Ron Klinger
An advanced guide to using signals to best advantage and visualizing your partner's hand when you are defendning.
One of the very few books to teach and use upside-down signals throghout.
$22.95
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The Power of Positive Bidding: Bidding Secrets of the Italian Champions
Wladyslaw Izdebski, Wlodzimiers Krysztofczyk, Ron Klinger
A compilation of the latest bidding methods used by the Italian experts, including a section on "Turbo," the compressed version of Keycard asks that is the latest trend in slam bidding.
$19.99
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Fantunes Revealed
Bill Jacobs
A compilation of the world-championship-winning methods of Fantoni and Nunes, created by observing thousands of their deals played on Vugraph. A fascinating system for gadget fans even you don't plan to play it yourself.
$15.95
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[Cover Photo] Polish Club International
Krzsysztof Jassem
A readable introduction to the world's most popular and successful forcing-but-not-strong club system, as described by a 2010 poll of Polish experts: the Polish equivalent of "Bridge World Standard."
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Moments of Truth at the Bridge Table
R. Jayaram
A collection of deals from real play where expert declarers took seemingly anti-percentage lines and explained their thought processes afterward. Sometimes it's just "table sense," other times there is more going on behind the scenes with the odds than you think! Out of print and hard to find. Retails at $16.95. When my copies are gone they're gone.
$10.00
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Master of Bridge Psychology: Inside the Remarkable Mind of Peter Fredin
Jeppe Juhl
A biography of Swedish rising star Peter Fredin, highlighting hands against world class competition where psychology mattered more than the simple mechanics of bridge.
$21.95
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[Cover Photo] Eddie Kantar Teaches Advanced Bridge Defense
Eddie Kantar
Continues on from where Eddie Kantar Teaches Modern Bridge Defense leaves off. Approachable and entertaining explanation of the fine points of the game. (Do you know what the difference is between playing K-then-Q and K-then-J, when you are leading from KQJxx?)
$25.95
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[Cover Photo] Roman Keycard Blackwood: The Final Word
Eddie Kantar
The fifth and (he says) final edition of Eddie Kantar's famous book on Roman Keycard Blackwood.
Go beyond "5 clubs shows 0 or 3." This book covers every facet of RKC: how do you ask for the queen of trumps after a 5C or 5D response? Should you show the number of kings or specific kings? 0314 or 1430? When, if ever, does RKC not apply? What suit is trump in ambiguous auctions?
Excellent resource for serious partnerships wanting to milk the most out of their ace-asking.
$23.95
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[Cover Photo] The Bridge Philosopher
James Kauder
Reprinted and retitled edition of Kauder's classic book Creative Card Play. My personal favorite of all "collections of bridge deals" books and I am delighted to see it back in print.
Every one of the hands has a logical but non-textbook solution; he explains the clues from the bidding, play, and his reading of the opponents' habits that guide him to the winning line.
$18.00
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[Cover Photo] Bridge Philosopher 3
James Kauder
Volume 3 of Jimmy Kauder's advice on advanced declarer play. Humorous stories about hands where it pays to not just take the first line you see.
$22.00
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[Cover Photo] Bridge Philosopher 4
James Kauder
Volume 4 of Jimmy Kauder's advice on advanced declarer play. Humorous stories about hands where it pays to not just take the first line you see.
$21.95
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[Cover Photo] Return of the Bridge Philosopher
James Kauder
Another bookful of stories in the same style as The Bridge Philosopher, fifty more entertaining stories from Jimmy Kauder's adventures in the tournament and rubber bridge worlds.
$18.00
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Bridge Odds for Practical Players
Hugh Kelsey
A short practical guide to finding the best line of play. Starts with single-suit probabilities, and continues with ways to combine your chances, the Rule of Vacant Places, and Restricted Choice.
$15.99
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[Cover Photo] Bridge for the Connoisseur
Hugh Kelsey
A collection of 85 deals analyzed by one of the game's greatest writers. Reprint of a 1980s classic.
$15.99
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[Cover Photo] Kelsey on Squeeze Play
Hugh Kelsey
Get a classic book at 20% off! Retails for $36.00!
A reprint of Kelsey's four classic books on simple, double, triple, and strip squeezes, bound as one volume. An abundance of examples of hands drawn from real play, and a classification of different types of threats and guards. Great if you like collections of interesting hands, or if you prefer to "learn by example" at a laid-back pace how squeezes work.
$29.99
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[Cover Photo] Sharpen Your Bridge Technique
Hugh Kelsey
A reprint of a 1981 Hugh Kelsey classic, covering how to attune yourself to the clues you need to make more of your contracts and set more of your opponents'. A peek into an expert's mental processes.
$15.99
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[Cover Photo] Crocs on Squeeze Play, v. 1
Stephen Kennedy
A young British international takes you on a guided tour of what Clyde Love called the "hinterland of squeeze territory", sparkling with sharp wit as well as sharp analysis.
Coverage of some "old" squeezes that are rarely plumbed in depth like Reese's 'Winkle', and some you've never even heard of before.
$24.95
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[Cover Photo] Crocs on Squeeze Play, v. 2
Stephen Kennedy
A young British international continues his guided tour of what Clyde Love called the "hinterland of squeeze territory," exploring ever more exotic end positions. This series may well be the Adventures in Card Play of the 21st century!
$24.95
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The Right Bid at the Right Time
Neil Kimelman
Third in Neil Kimelman's trilogy of bidding-judgment books, published March 2016. The three volumes are roughly in order of complexity: this one emphasizes tough competitive decisions.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] The Thin Fine Line
Neil Kimelman
A close look at close bidding decisions and how to choose which call is better. Even better than Neil's first, more general, book of bidding advice.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] The Notrump Zone
Danny Kleinman
When should you exercise your judgment to open 1NT on a semibalanced hand? Are some point ranges better than others? It's all in here. Which conventions beyond Stayman and Jacoby Transfers should you use? He gives three separate answers to this one, depending on whether you and your partner want a simple but functional system or the "most detailed system money can buy."
$18.95
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[Cover Photo] Persistent Human Bridge Errors
Danny Kleinman and Nick Straguzzi
Further tales of Chthonic, the perfect bridge-playing computer, and the trouble he has making sense of his human partners, teammates, and opponents.
Not just stories - each story has a moral, a lesson about mistakes mere mortals frequently make at the table. Lots of material that didn't appear in The Bridge World!
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] The Principle of Restricted Talent
Danny Kleinman and Nick Straguzzi
The adventures of a wisecracking bridge-playing robot and his inventors. Logical solutions to dozens of very difficult cardplay and defense problems, mixed into a series of short stories.
One of the best recent contributions to the "bridge novel" genre.
$18.95
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Defending Doubled Contracts
Ron Klinger
Master Bridge Series. A collection of defensive problems, all doubled contracts. Choosing the right line often requires thinking carefully not just about what declarer has shown in the bidding, but why partner doubled.
$15.99
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Playing Doubled Contracts
Ron Klinger
Master Bridge Series. A collection of declarer play problems, all in doubled contracts. You are challenged first to decide whether your goal is minimizing undertricks, making your contract, or trying for overtricks to make up for missing slam -- then to find the right line of play.
$15.99
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[Cover Photo] Play With the Champions
Ron Klinger
Rare out-of-print collection of bridge hands played by experts in international tournaments.
$15.95
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[Cover Photo] The Power of Shape
Ron Klinger
Understand how your distribution impacts the value of your face cards. General theory, advice on when it is right to over- or under-bid, and chapters on how to handle modern bidding tools like the splinter bid. Recently reprinted,and marked down from the $22.95 cover price!
$19.95
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A Bridge to Inspired Declarer Play
Julian Laderman
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Double: New Meanings for an Old Bid
Mike Lawrence
A catalog of all the conventional uses of Double, from the simple takeout double, through familiar Lightner and negative doubles, on to new things like support doubles and some toys you've never even heard of lilke the "Thrump double." Pick and choose which ones are right for you and your partner!
$17.95
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Falsecards
Mike Lawrence
A rarely-covered aspect of declarer play (and of defence), discussing all the situations when you shouldn't automatically play your lowest card when you can't win the trick, win as cheaply as possible when you can, and so on. The so-called "mandatory falsecards" have to be a part of every good player's technique even if you are not interested in deliberate deception.
Recently reprinted, like the other Mike Lawrence classics.
$21.95
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[Cover Photo] The Complete Guide to Passed Hand Bidding
Mike Lawrence
Ever wondered just how crazy of openings you can get away with in third seat? Or how your partner should respond after he sees how crazy yours are? This book contains Mike Lawrence's expert opinion on the subject.
The expanded 2nd edition adds more coverage of responses to 3rd seat openings -- fit-jumps and other alternatives, in addition to proposed Drury enhancements.
$21.95
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[Cover Photo] Encyclopedia of Card Play Techniques
Guy Levé
Perhaps the most complete catalogue of declarer-play techniques ever assembled. It opens with a summary of planning the play, then describes and shows an example of every known declarer play maneuver, from the mundane like suit establishment and the different kinds of finesses, through all sorts of endplays and coups to two dozen different kinds of trump squeezes. A great reference for the serious student of the game.
List price $34.95! A fantastic collection of hands; I'd hate to see the cover price keep you from reading it.
$29.95
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Bridge Squeezes Complete
Clyde Love
A reprint and update of the classic analysis of simple, double, triple, and compound squeezes.
$24.95
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Test Your Play as Declarer, vol. 1
Paul Lukacs and Jeff Rubens
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$17.00
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[Cover Photo] Bridge Probability and Information
Robert MacKinnon
Learn the math behind the simple rules like "eight ever, nine never" and "finesse into the preemptor." The Principle of Vacant Spaces, the Principle of Restricted Choice, and much more. Great emphasis placed on how to think about the hand as a whole, rather than merely looking at suits in isolation to find the best chance.
$19.95
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Martens Bridge University series
Krzysztof Martens
Any or all of the 15 volumes of the Martens Bridge University series are available by special order. Inquire by email if interested.
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Setting Trick: Practical Problems in Bridge Defense
Ian McCance
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$18.95
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[Cover Photo] Competitive Bidding in the 21st Century
Marshall Miles
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$16.95
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Its Your Call
Marshall Miles
A compendium of Miles's favorite bidding problems, drawn from the bidding panel of ACBL District 23.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Modern Constructive Bidding
Marshall Miles
An expert gives his opinion on which modern conventions are useful and which aren't. All the popular conventions and system choices are covered: 2/1 Game forcing or not? 1NT forcing or semi-forcing? Fourth suit forcing one round or to game? You may not agree with all of Miles's opinions but he will provide you with food for thought to help you make your own system decisions. One of the very few sources in print to cover some modern conventions like XYZ and Bart.
$18.95
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[Cover Photo] My System: The Unbalanced Diamond
Marshall Miles
Marshall Miles describes his own preferred bidding system, featuring a 1D opening that promises a minimum opening and an unbalanced hand without a 5-card major, natural 1H and 1S openings limited to 15 HCP, a weak 1NT opener, and an artificial 1C opening covering 15-20 point hands, with a Standard-American-like 2C opening. Halfway between Standard and a club system, like nothing else you've played against, but all General Convention Chart-legal and playable in ACBL tournaments.
$18.95
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[Cover Photo] Standard Modern Precision
Daniel Neill
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$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Multi-Landy: The Killer Defense vs. 1NT
David Oakley
Detailed coverage of the newest trend in overcalling your opponent's 1NT opening, taking over the ACBL by storm after it became a General Convention Chart method in 2015.

Particularly important is the discussion of why it's OK to use an artificial double against a weak notrump — waiting for a penalty double is just too rare! Show your shape any time you have sound overcall values, and let your partner pass for penalties with a misfitting decent hand.

$18.95
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[Cover Photo] Adventures in Card Play
Geza Ottlik and Hugh Kelsey
The great classic book of exotic cardplay techniques. Recently reprinted. Well worth the $35 cover price, but $5 off if you order it from me!
$29.99
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[Cover Photo] Transfer Responds to One Club with Relays
Lyle Poe
One of the hottest trends in US expert bidding is playing transfer responses to a semi-standard 1C opening, usually shifting most balanced hands into 1C so that a 1D opening promises an unbalanced hand. This treatment became legal in most sectional and regional tournaments in 2018 - read about and decide if you want to give it a try!
$16.95
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[Cover Photo] Matchpoint Defense
Jim Priebe
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$18.95
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[Cover Photo] Modified Italian Canape System
Ken Rexford
The first new book written in many years about the mysterious "canape" system: with a 4- or 6-card major, open the major; but with a 5-card suit, open your side 4-card suit first and rebid your 5-card suit. Extensive discussion of the theory behind Rexford's preferred treatment. Guaranteed to introduce you to bidding ideas you've never considered before.
$14.95
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[Cover Photo] Cuebidding at Bridge: a Modern Approach
Ken Rexford
The most detailed coverage of modern "Italian style" cuebidding in print. Rexford has some innovative ideas about using the space between 2 and 3 of your major for cuebidding after an auction like 1H-2C-2D-2H if you use the 2/1GF system.
If you prefer the traditional "aces first" style of cuebids, I recommend Ron Klinger's Cuebidding to Slams.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Variable Keycard Blackwood
Ken Rexford
A long overdue improvement to Roman Keycard Blackwood: if you take advantage of knowing how strong responder is, you can use a much more precise set of keycard responses -- "Weak KCB" after you preempt or give a simple raise, "Strong KCB" after you reverse or open 2C.
$14.95
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[Cover Photo] Breaking the Bridge Rules: 1st Hand Play
Barry Rigal
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$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Deceptive Declarer Play
Barry Rigal
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$19.00
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[Cover Photo] Deceptive Defense
Barry Rigal
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$22.00
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The Rodwell Files
Eric Rodwell and Mark Horton
A compliation of declarer play and defense techniques, with Eric Rodwell's advice on how to recognize each sitation and take advantage of it. The introduction is deceptively simple, the late portions extremely complex.
$27.95
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Bidding on Target
George Rosenkranz and Alan Truscott
A collection of unusual bidding treatments, ranging from the mundane -- improvements to Stayman, continuations after Roman Keycard Blackwood -- to the exotic, such as a detailed set of relay sequences after a 1NT opening.
Many of the treatments are part of Rosenkranz's Romex bidding system.
$10.95
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[Cover Photo] Beat the Experts at Bridge
Danny Roth
A collection of 88 hands published in books and newspaper columns that were incorrectly analyzed by the original author. Get to enjoy a laugh at the expense of your favorite columnists and learn even more about the game while you do.
$20.00
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[Cover Photo] Challenge Your Declarer Play
Danny Roth
A collection of 60 declarer play problems. Danny is careful not to give away the winning line by leading you up to the key trick and asking what card to play. The problems reinforce the importance of making a plan at trick one: count your winners and losers, carefully choose your goal and find the line of play most likely to enable you to succeed.
A steal at $9.95, compared to most recently published quiz books!
$9.95
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Don't Be Fooled! Countering Deception at Bridge
Danny Roth
A long overdue look at how to cope with your opponent's routine and not-so-routine attempts to throw sand in your eyes. An essential part of the expert's toolbox, but a topic rarely visited by the non-pros.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] How Good is your Bridge?
Danny Roth
An outstanding collection of declarer play and defense problems. The book is divided into four equal quarters: instructional declarer practice hands, a declarer play quiz, instructional defense practice hands, and a defense quiz. Excellent material for both matchpoint and IMP/rubber bridge players: he takes time to discuss when a safety play is available and whether or not it should be taken.
$18.95
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Expert Bridge Simplified: Arithmetic Shortcuts for Declarer
Jeff Rubens
A tour de force explaining how declarer can estimate the chances of various lines of play suceeding -- not just the basic things like 3-3 breaks, but the chance of a squeeze working because two suits break badly but the same opponent has length in both. Clear logical explanations alternating with challenging practice problems.
$23.95
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The Secrets of Winning Bridge
Jeff Rubens
A long-awaited reprint and update of one of the great classics. The chapters on hand evaluation alone are worth the price of the book, but there is also great advice about play at both matchpoints and IMPs.
$23.95
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Swiss Match Challenge
Jeff Rubens
A set of fifty-six challenging problems in bidding, declarer play, and defense, set up as a series of eight seven-board matches against strong Swiss Team opponents.
$11.95
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[Cover Photo] The Weak Notrump: How to Play It, How to Play Against It
Andy Stark
The complete guide to the 12-14 notrump opening. "How to Play It" covers transfer-style responses, two-way stayman, adjustments to the rest of your bidding system, coping with interference, and more: "How To Play Against It" discusses reasons why you should defend differently vs. strong and weak notrumps, and offers both a simple and a scientific defense to try.
You may also be interested in Mark Horton's companion volume on the Multicolored 2D opening.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Defense at Trick One
David Weiss
A challenging book, covering estimating declarer's likely winners and losers, interpreting partner's lead, and choosing the goal for the defence. It will make your brain hurt but it will improve your game dramatically!
Also, a rare source of information about "parity leads" vs. suit contracts. These go a step further than third-and-fifth leads, highest card you can afford from an even number and lowest from an odd number. More distributional information, though sometimes less high-card information, than standard leads.
$16.00
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Bridge at the Enigma Club
Peter Winkler
A novel that introduces the idea of encrypted bids and signals at the table. These high-powered conventions aren't legal in most live games, but they make for fascinating theory and a great mystery story!
$18.95
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[Cover Photo] Matchpoints
Kit Woolsey
Kit Woolsey's classic collection of essays on how on how matchpoint bidding, play, and defense is different from rubber bridge and team games. Topics range from how to choose between 3NT and 4 of a major when you have an 8-card fit, to some controversial suggestions on how often to play Moysian fits.
Updated and revised for the 21st century.
$24.95
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Partnership Defense in Bridge
Kit Woolsey
Thorough coverage of all three common types of signals, attitude, count, and suit preference. Many example hands showing each type of signal in action, and test questions asking you to interpret your partner's spot cards.
Recommended for established partnerships after you have already mastered basic signalling agreements.
$14.95
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USA orders paid by credit card or checking-account-via-Paypal:

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  1. Select the items you wish to order by clicking on the "Add to Cart" buttons above.
  2. Select your shipping preference: Small orders are automatically shipped First Class or in a Priority Mail flat-rate envelope: $4.00 orders under $20, $8.00 for orders $20 to $60. Orders over $50 qualify for FREE book rate shipping
    For priority mail on orders over $60, click below to add an additional shipping charge to your order (these orders typically a flat-rate box or more than one flat-rate envelope):
    Flat $14.00 charge for priority mail orders over $60.00
  3. Complete your order by viewing you shopping cart, clicking "Secure Checkout" and entering your shipping information:

International orders, orders paid by check-by-mail, and orders for in-person delivery:

Do not use the on-site shopping cart and checkout system. Send us an email with the authors and titles of the items you wish to buy and we will process your order manually and contact you with a price quote and payment instructions.


Inventory last updated: 02-15-2021 12:18:13