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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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52 Bridge Mistakes to Avoid
David Bird
The most common bidding, play, and defensive errors made my improving players, and how to spot them. Illustrated with examples from tournaments.
$18.95
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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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Bridge at the Edge
Boye Brogeland
Read the biography of Norway's star player and learn his favorite conventions and declarer-play tips. The man who spearheaded the huge bridge cheating busts of 2015 and brought down Fisher-Schwartz and Fantoni-Nunes!
$21.95
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Swiss Team Tactics
Harold Feldheim
A detailed look at how Swiss Teams strategy differs from longer knockout teams matches and from pairs play. Special sections on how to cope with exceptionally weak or strong opponents.
This is a very underrated book, very readable, and the bidding and delcaring advice is excellent in general even if you don't play Swisses particularly often.

A popular out-of-print item. Only one left in stock!
$10.00
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[Cover Photo] Battling the Best: My Journey Through the 2014 Reisinger
Sartaj Hans
The author describes in detail his experience playing in the Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams, the toughest event in the North American tournament calendar. He covers interesting bidding, defense, and declarer play problems, that arose at his table, as well as sharing the thoughts than ran through his mind at different stages of the contest. A great way to be immersed in the tournament experience for those of us who haven't been there ourselves yet!
$18.95
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[Cover Photo] Bridge Master vs. Bridge Amateur
Mark Horton
A collection of tips to improve all aspects of your game -- presented by showing a series of deals, and discussing where the beginner's and the expert's thought processes differ when faced with the same decision. An ideal book for the student looking to move beyond simple textbook advice.
$18.95
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[Cover Photo] Secrets Your Bridge Friends Never Tell You
Cathy Hunsberger
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$12.95
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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] 100 Winning Bridge Tips
Ron Klinger
A treasury of one-liners with advice for your bidding, declarer play, and defense, with a page of explanation and examples for the logic behind each one. The Rule of Seven, the Rule of Eleven, the Even Suit-Break Test, an explanation of why 1C-1S-1NT-2S promises not five but six spades, and much more.
$17.99
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[Cover Photo] 100 Winning Duplicate Tips
Ron Klinger
A hundred more short tips to improve your pairs game score: 25 on constructive bidding, 35 on competitive bidding, 20 on opening leads, and 10 each on planning the play and defending. Each tip is illustrated with a full deal showing it in action.
$22.95
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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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Judgment at Bridge, 2nd edition
Mike Lawrence
Long-awaited sequel to Mike Lawrence's classic book on bidding judgment. Not just a revision, but coverage of new topics: should I preempt or not? Should I give a simple raise or limit raise? should I double or overcall with 5431 pattern? and much more.
$23.95
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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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[Cover Photo] Backwash Squeeze and Other Improbable Feats : A Newcomer's Journey into the World of Bridge
Edward McPherson
A (former) non-bridge-player journals his entry into the exciting world of duplicate bridge, starting from his first beginner's lesson at the Manhattan Bridge Club on up to his attendance at the NABC.
Intended for general audiences, but of interest to bridge players. A great gift for your non-bridge-playing friends and relatives this Christmas!
$14.95
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[Cover Photo] The Golden Rules for Rubber Bridge Players
Julian Pottage
135 tips to improve your bidding, play, and defense in social bridge games. A special section at the end covers the rarely addressed topic of how "having a leg on" affects your strategy.
$17.99
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[Cover Photo] Things Your Bridge Teacher Won't Tell You
Dan Romm
A high-stakes money bridge player talks about methods and tactics that have made him a winner. The first third of the book is about mental preparation and overall approach; the second part tips applicable to particular situations; the third part covers 20 popular bidding conventions: why he loves some, why he hates others.
An excellent practical resource if you play a lot of individual tournaments or a wide variety of pickup partners.
$16.95
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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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Pathways to Better Bridge
Danny Roth
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$14.95
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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] 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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[Cover Photo] Why You Lose at Bridge
S. J. Simon
First appearing in 1940, one of the classic books of the game! Two volumes in one. Part one is about five common types of technical errors, while part two is about the psychology of the game.
Emphasis on techniques applicable to rubber bridge and pickup partnerships.
$14.95
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[Cover Photo] Becoming a Bridge Expert: Sure-fire Tips and Secrets to Boost Your Scores
Frank Stewart
Fifteen mini-lessons each, about bidding, play, defense, and the game in general, to aid intermediate players in progressing toward expert status.

Some of the advice is a bit dated, especially about bidding - but play and defense advice never goes out of date!
$25.95
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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] The New York Times Bridge Book
Alan Truscott
Subtitle: An anecdotal history of the development, personalities, and strategies of the world's most popular card game.
$13.95
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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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