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A Taste of Bridge
Jeff Bayone
A new textbook for teaching beginners to play bridge, one step at a time. Twenty-eight easy lessons, intended to be covered over the course of an 8 to 12 week course. Emphasis on play, and having fun, over bidding.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] 15 Winning Cardplay Techniques
David Bird and Tim Bourke
An easy-to-read large-format guide to the basics of good declarer play. A chapter for each of the most common plans for how to make a contract.
$19.95
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Out of Hand, Out of Mind
Bill Buttle
A collection of Bill Buttle's cartoons about the foibles of bridge players.
$12.95
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[Cover Photo] Judgment at Bridge
Mike Lawrence
A book about style, rather than system. Should you open 1C or 1D when you have 4 of each? Should you open 1NT with a 4-card major? Should you raise your partner's hearts or show your spade suit?
Full of examples of everyday decisions both in bidding and play, to help you improve your own judgment when your hand meets the textbook definition of more than one action.
$11.95
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[Cover Photo] A First Book of Bridge Problems
Patrick O'Connor
A collection of relatively easy declarer play problems. An excellent stepping stone from the "textbook" world to the "quiz book" world for a newer player.
The sequel, A Second Book of Bridge Problems, ratches up the level of difficulty a bit.
$15.95
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[Cover Photo] Commonsense Bidding
Bill Root
The single best book on the market today about good old-fashioned Standard American bidding. Literally every common bidding situation (and a lot of uncommon ones!) that doesn't involve any conventions fancier than Stayman and Blackwood is in here. This book is my first recommendation to new bridge players after they finish their first course of lessons. A solid grounding in natural bidding principles is essential to know what conventions are worth learning and when to use them.
Also ideal for the serious rubber bridge player who needs to be able to bid effectively with unfamiliar partners without time for a long discussion about partnership methods.
$16.95
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[Cover Photo] Modern Bridge Conventions
Bill Root and Richard Pavlicek
More than "just" a description of how the 50 or so most popular bidding conventions work. It also goes into great detail about how the second and third rounds of bidding unfold after each convention is used; how different conventions interact with each other; and how to cope with the loss of the natural bid you had to give up to adopt the convention.
Every convention in the book is rated as a "one-, two-," or "three-star convention" according to how complex it is, making it easier for new players to decide which conventions are worth their effort to learn. An appendix shows how to mark each convention on the ACBL convention card.
There are several newer conventions books on the market today, but this one had stood the test of time. Exceptionally well-written and thorough, it is still my top pick in this category.
$16.95
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[Cover Photo] Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand
Barbara Seagram
[needed]
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Planning the Play: the Next Level
Barbara Seagram
[needed]
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Pocket Guide to Bridge
Barbara Seagram and Ray Lee
Spiral-bound summary of basic bridge: bidding, opening leads, planning the play.
$9.95
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2 over 1: A First Course
Bill Treble
Hot off the press in summer 2017, a new book aimed at teaching new bridge players the 2/1 bidding system as soon as they learn to play.
$19.95
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Defending at Bridge: A First Course
Bill Treble
[needed]
$16.95
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[Cover Photo] Bridge in 3 Weeks
Alan Truscott
Twenty-one chapters taking you from what a trick is, past point count and Blackwood, all the way to squeeze plays. Features a quiz at the end of every chapter, and a review of what you have learned at the end of each "week" of chapters.
$15.95
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[Cover Photo] Watson's Classic Book on the Play of the Hand at Bridge
Louis Watson and Sam Fry
First written in the 1930s and revised in 1962, this is still the classic book on declarer play. Part I covers all of the basic principles (how to establish a suit, the finesse, the hold-up play, the crossruff) while Part II expands on these with topics like how to choose which of two suits to establish and an introduction to elimination plays.
$16.99
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Inventory last updated: 02-15-2021 12:18:13