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[Cover Photo] Handmade fabric card holder
Emillie Simpson
Rest your wrists and hold your cards in style with a customized card holder. Measures about 8 by 11 inches: one half is weighted and rubber-backed to grip the table surface, the other half hangs over the edge, letting you see your cards with no worry of anyone else getting a peek because of you holding them at the wrong angle. Available in card-themed, nature, or floral fabric patterns.

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$20.00
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Winning Notrump Leads
Taf Anthias and David Bird
A re-evaluation of opening leads against notrump contracts with the help of computer simulations. Everyone is told "tend to lead a major against 1NT-3NT," but this book will tell you exactly when a 4-card major is a better lead than a 5-card minor, for instance.
$16.95
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Winning Suit Contract Leads
Taf Anthias and David Bird
Sequel to Bird and Anthias's book on notrump leads. Results of computer simulations, confirming some classic advice on what to lead, but busting a few myths too.
$18.95
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[Cover Photo] Almost the Only Bridge Book You'll Ever Need (volume 1)
Randy Baron
A collection of short 2- or 3-page tips from a dozen different experts. Review everything from the Rule of 15 for 4th-seat opening to advice on ethics and the care and feeding of partners.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Almost the Only Bridge Book You'll Ever Need (volume 2)
Randy Baron
A second collection of essays on all aspects of the game. These are a little bit more in-depth than the first book, 5 to 10 pages on how to choose the right bidding conventions and lead agreements for a partnership and how to play the play and defense.
$19.95
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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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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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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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Arrow Through the Heart
David Bird
Short stories about Robin Hood and his Merry Men playing bridge against the Sheriff of Nottingham. The reading is lighthearted and the hands are accessible to bridge players of any ability. I especially enjoyed the episodes where a young pageboy is allowed to play bridge against his mentor Robin for the first time.
$18.95
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Clever Plays in the Trump Suit
David Bird
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$19.95
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[Cover Photo] 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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[Cover Photo] Robin Hood's Hold-up
David Bird
Another fun novel about the misadventures of Robin Hood and his friends (and enemies) at the bridge table.
$18.95
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[Cover Photo] Planning in Suit Contracts
David Bird and Marc Smith
Part of the new and enlarged "Test your bridge technique" series. A more advanced sequel to the original "bridge technique series" volumes.
$9.95
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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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[Cover Photo] Three Notrump in Depth
Augie Boehm
The Professor and Sally Fourth tackle "everyone's favorite contract," 3NT. The first half of the book is about bidding judgment -- whether to bid 3NT or four of a major, how to ask for stoppers and half-stoppers, when you can bid 3NT with a long running suit and less than 26HCP. The second half tackles planning the play.
$13.95
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Big Deal: a Memoir from the Wonderful World of Bridge
Augie Boehm
Stories of Augie Boehm's early days as a bridge teacher and pro in New York City. A mixture of stories, history of the game, commentary, and memorable hands.
$23.95
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[Cover Photo] Limit Hold'em: Winning Short-handed Strategies
Terry Borer, Lawrence Mak, and Barry Tanenbaum
The best book on the market today to introduce 6-handed hold'em strategy. A great mix of theory, example hands, and discussion of how to use player notes and statistics to improve your internet poker play. Includes a particularly valuable 50-page section on extremely short games (3-handed and heads-up play.)
$24.95
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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] How to Win at Omaha High-Low Poker
Mike Cappelletti
One of the few books that gives a solid introduction to Omaha 8.
$19.95
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Bridge Crosswords
Jeff Chen
A collection of fifty bridge-themed crossword puzzles, comparable in difficulty to the classic New York Times puzzles (for which Jeff Chen also occasionally composes.)

A great gift for your bridge friends!
$12.95
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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] Standard Bidding with SAYC
Ned Downey and Ellen Pomer
Every checkbox and convention on the Standard American Yellow Card explained by two of the Internet's leading bridge teachers. The most comprehensive guide to standard bidding since Bill Root's Commonsense Bidding.
Do you really know what you are agreeing to when you sit down with a stranger and ask "SAYC, pd?" After you read this book you will!
$19.95
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Winners, Losers, and Cover Cards
Ken Eichenbaum
Starts with sound advice on hand evaluation, then proceeds to apply it to many common auctions, including a thorough look at the author's favorite version of 2-way checkback, and good coverage of slam methods including the Serious 3NT bid.
$14.95
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It's All in the Game: the Fun Side of Winning Bridge
Robert Ewen and Jeff Rubens
A collection of humorous stories, mostly from the early days of the Bridge World, reprinted in this new large-format volume.
$23.95
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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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Elizabeth Flynn
The Eight of Clubs Was Good? Comfort Food for the Bridge Soul
A mixture of stories about the trials of new bridge players, and recipes recommended for your next bridge party.
$12.95
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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] 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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For Love or Money: the Life of a Bridge Journalist
Mark Horton
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$16.95
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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] 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] Secrets Your Bridge Friends Never Tell You
Cathy Hunsberger
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$12.95
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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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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] 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] Take All Your Chances at Bridge
Eddie Kantar
A collection of declarer-play problems, emphasizing the theme of identifying several possible ways of making your contract and finding the plan that maximizes your odds.
$18.95
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[Cover Photo] Take Your Tricks: 550 Declarer-Play Tips You Can Take to the Bank
Eddie Kantar
The title says it all!

Back in print after a very long wait. One of Kantar's most popular books in the 1990s, and the advice on declarer play is as relevant today as ever.
$17.00
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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] 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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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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How Good is Your Bridge Hand?
Ron Klinger
A great overview of several different hand evaluation methods, and of the conventions that are used to help apply them (two-way game tries, splinters.) Written from the 4-card major and weak notrump perspective.
$12.95
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[Cover Photo] Improve Your Declarer Play at Notrumps
Ron Klinger
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$19.95
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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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A Bridge to Inspired Declarer Play
Julian Laderman
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$19.95
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A Bridge to Simple Squeezes
Julian Laderman
A new approach to helping intermediate players understand how squeezes work, beginning with identifying potential threats at the beginning of the play through to completing the execution of the squeeze.
$18.95
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Still Not Finding Squeezes?
Julian Laderman
A followup to Laderman's A Bridge to Simple Squeezes: 39 practice deals to identify and practice executing squeezes.
$12.95
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[Cover Photo] The Complete Book on Balancing in Contract Bridge
Mike Lawrence
IN some auctions it is safe to balance with a 4-card suit and a weak hand; in others you should have six or a fairly strong hand! This book helps you know how agressive to be in various balancing situations.
Separate chapters for reopening the bidding when an opening bid is passed around, when the opponents find a sit but stop low, when they bid notrump, and when they are in a misfit auction.
Newly reprinted edition of a classic book on competitive bidding.
$22.95
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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] 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] The Complete Book on Takeout Doubles
Mike Lawrence
Learn to avoid common misconceptions about doubles; decide which reopening doubles are takeout and which aren't; learn how to choose your response to partner's takeout double.<>Newly revised 2nd edition -- it doesn't have the Chinese takeout carton on the cover any more :)
$24.95
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[Cover Photo] Tips on Bidding
Mike Lawrence
A detailed and example-filled tour of some of the most common problems in the uncontested auction: when to raise on 3-card support, how reverses work, when to splinter, and more.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Tips on Competitive Bidding
Mike Lawrence
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[Cover Photo] Workbook on the 2/1 System
Mike Lawrence
Recently reprinted classic textbook for learning 2/1, comparing and contrasting Lawrence's style with Max Hardy's style. Many example hands for partnerships to make sure they agree how to bid.
$14.95
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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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Never a Dull Deal: Faith, Hope, and Probability at Bridge
Robert MacKinnon
The sequel to MacKinnon's previous book, Bridge, Probability, and Information. More readable and conversational than the first volume, the emphasis is on illustrating key probability concepts with humorous anecdotes at the bridge table, not on dry theory.
$19.95
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The Language of Bidding: Two Over One Game Force
Paul Marston
Australian expert Paul Marston's textbook on the 2/1 system. Especially aimed at players coming from a standard or Acol background without prior 2/1 experience. Familiar material, but a new voice for most American readers.
$23.95
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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] 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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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] Card Play Technique, or the Art of Being Lucky
Victor Mollo and Nico Gardener
An old classic that has long been out of print. A humorous and accessible guide to all of the standard techniques, from simple to advanced. Declarer play and defense advice in alternating chapters.
$22.95
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[Cover Photo] Swings and Arrows
Victor Mollo and Mark Horton
A collection of Mollo's short stories about the Menagerie characters, harvested from the various magazines where the articles originally appeared, and reprinted here. One of three such compilations Master Point Press has recently released.
$19,95
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Kickback
Robert Munger
A simple readable introduction to "Kickback," a replacement for Blackwood that uses 4S instead of 4NT to ace for key cards when hearts are trump.
$9.95
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[Cover Photo] Standard Modern Precision
Daniel Neill
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$19.95
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Defending Together
Freddie North
A simple and readable guide to common defensive situations, illustrating standard carding agreements with examples.
$15.00
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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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Demystifying Defense
Patrick O'Connor
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$16.95
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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] 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] When to Draw Trumps
Adam Parrish
The author introduces his process for counting losers and choosing a line of play. That's what drives our decision whether or not to pull trumps immediately: do we need the trumps for something else (like ruffing a loser?) do we need to take a fast discard before driving out a high trump? How will our plan change if trumps break 4-1 instead of 3-2? Fred Karpin's classic book The Drawing of Trumps and Its Postponement (now out of print) was one of the most valuable books on declarer play I read when I first learned bridge. Now this book brings this material to a new generation of players.
$19.95
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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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Back Through the Pack
Julian Pottage
An homage to Robert Darvas's Right Through the Pack. Each of the 52 cards in the deck narrates two favorite deals in which the key play involves that card.

SHIPPING NOTE: Large format book, will not fit in a USPS flat-rate envelope.

$19.95
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Imaginative Cardplay
Terence Reese and Roger Trezel
A reprint in one volume of four more of the classic Reese-Trezel books on cardplay. This volume covers odds, combining your chances, and deceptive declarer play.
$19.95
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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] 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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Eric Rodwell's Bidding Topics
Eric Rodwell
Eric Rodwell writes about ten of his favorite bidding conventions, including two of his own inventions, Support Doubles and Serious 3NT (an essential supplement to italian style cuebidding.)
$19.95
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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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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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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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Focus on Declarer Play
Danny Roth
Learn to avoid common errors in the planning the play of a bridge hand.
$14.95
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Pathways to Better Bridge
Danny Roth
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$14.95
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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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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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25 Bridge Conventions: Practice Makes Perfect
Barbara Seagram and David Bird
A quizbook to help students of the game solidify the material in 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know.
$15.95
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Bidding at Bridge: a Quizbook
Barbara Seagram and David Bird
A collection of bidding problems to reinforce the principles of standard bidding and help a new bridge player develop his judgment.
$15.95
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Declarer Play at Bridge: a Quizbook
Barbara Seagram and David Bird
A great set of practice hands for the novice to intermediate player. Not impossibly hard problems, bread and butter hands to make sure you are focusing on planning the way well.
$15.95
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Defensive Play at Bridge: a Quizbook
Barbara Seagram and David Bird
A great set of practice hands for the novice to intermediate player. Not impossibly hard problems, bread and butter hands to make sure you are focusing on planning the way well.
$15.95
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[Cover Photo] Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand
Barbara Seagram
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$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Planning the Play: the Next Level
Barbara Seagram
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The Pocket Guide to Conventions You Should Know
Barbara Seagram and Marc Smith
Spiral-bound Reader's Digest summary of "25 Conventions You Should Know." For learnin the conventions I recommend the larger book. The pocket guide is a nice quick reference to take with you when you travel to a tournament to refresh your memory or make sure your partner plays it the same way you do.
$9.95
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[Cover Photo] The Naked Bridge Player and Other Stories
David Silver
Parodies of novels and films, with accompanying bridge hands. Some are standalone stories but most are further adventures of the characters introduced in David Silver's earlier novels.
$17.95
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Tales Out of School
David Silver
A fascinating bridge novel, introducing the bumbling Professor Silver, the students who surpass his own abilities, and the partners he drives to distraction, drink, and beyond. The first novel in the Silver series, introducing his classic ideas like the Certainty Principle.
$9.95
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[Cover Photo] Enterprising Bridge Tales: the Original Stories
Marc Smith
A novel about "bridge in the 24th century" on the Starship Enterprice. Star Trek fan fiction mixed with challenging bridge deals.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Enterprising Bridge Tales: the Next Generation
Marc Smith
A second novel about "bridge in the 24th century" in the Star Trek world. Federation crew members do battle at the bridge table with Ferengis, Romulans, and the Borg.
$19.95
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Keys to Winning Bridge: The Advancing Player's Playbook
Frank Stewart
An interwoven series of hands to help the novice player learn where to focus his attention to solve each deal. If you enjoy Frank's newspaper column, you'll enjoy reading this book, which feels like 100 of his columns strung together.
$22.95
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Who Has the Queen?: the Bridge Player's Handbook of Card Reading
Frank Stewart
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$23.95
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[Cover Photo] Advanced Limit Hold'em Strategy: Beating Tough Games
Barry Tanenbaum
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$24.95
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Playing 2/1: The Rest of the Story
Paul Thurston
Paul Thurston's advice on how to play all the latest bidding gadgets, including extensive sections on XYZ and on modern cuebidding and slam exploration styles.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Bridge Out of School
Bill Townsend
A novel, weaving together the lives of four marginally competent schoolteachers, a corrupt bridge federation official, and a blackmailed lawyer. Mixed in with lots of clever declarer play and defense problems, of course.
$16.00
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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
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$16.95
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Winning Declarer Play
Dorothy Truscott
Dorothy Hayden Truscott's classic book on planning the play of the hand is back in print thanks to the folks at Master Point Press.
$22.95
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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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How Not to Play Bridge
Mike Dorn Wiss
Not quite the long-awaited sequel to "Shadow in the Bridge World," but a delightful tale nonetheless: the collected ravings of a stuffy old professor, teaching you all the wrong ways to play.
$18.95
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[Cover Photo] The Language of Bridge
Kit Woolsey
Kit Woolsey explains the process of converting an English description of a bridge hand ("5 spades, 4 hearts, 3 diamonds, and a club") into a bidding sequence (opening 1, rebidding 2 over partner's 2, then raising his diamonds at our third turn.) In later chapter, he goes on to exploring the nuances of the auction: why did partner choose this sequence and not that one?
$19.95
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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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