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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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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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[Cover Photo] Defensive Signaling
David Bird and Marc Smith
Bridge Technique Series.
$9.95
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[Cover Photo] Eliminations and Throw-ins
David Bird and Marc Smith
Bridge Technique Series.
$5.95
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[Cover Photo] Entry Management
David Bird and Marc Smith
Bridge Technique Series.
$5.95
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[Cover Photo] Planning in Defense
David Bird and Marc Smith
Bridge Technique Series.
$9.95
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[Cover Photo] Planning the Play in Notrump
David Bird and Marc Smith
Bridge Technique Series.
$7.95
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[Cover Photo] Planning in Suit Contracts
David Bird and Marc Smith
Bridge Technique Series.
$7.95
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[Cover Photo] Reading the Cards
David Bird and Marc Smith
Bridge Technique Series.
$5.95
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[Cover Photo] Safety Plays
David Bird and Marc Smith
Bridge technique series.
$7.95
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[Cover Photo] Squeezes Made Simple
David Bird and Marc Smith
Lives up to its title. A very easy and readable introduction to the squeeze - not a complicated play at all, despite the mystique surrounding it.

Bridge technique series.
$9.95
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[Cover Photo] Tricks With Finesses
David Bird and Marc Smith
Bridge Technique Series.
$5.95
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[Cover Photo] Tricks With Trumps
David Bird and Marc Smith
Bridge Technique Series.
$5.95
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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] On the Other Hand: Bridge Cardplay Explained
David Bird and Larry Cohen
A total of 200 deals illustrating all the common declarer play techniques -- with a twist: the deals are arranged in pairs, often with the same North-Sound cards but a different E-W auction or opening lead, and you have to spot the reason to play the two hands differently. A great source of practice deals for lessons, bridge teachers!
$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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[Cover Photo] Complete Book of Opening Leads
Easley Blackwood
One of the classic books on defense: complete coverage of how to decide which suit and which card to lead at trick one. A special section discusses new innovations in leads, compares them with traditional methods, and explains the rationale behind principles like leading your fourth-highest card from a long suit.
$17.95
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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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[Cover Photo] Leading Questions in Bridge
Sally Brock
An opening-leads book with a twist. It has a chapter for each of the common nuggets of opening-lead advice: fourth from your longest and strongest against notrump, singleton against a trump contract, and so on - and then examines each of these in detail, showing several examples where the "nursery rhyme" is right and where it is wrong, explaining how to tell the difference.
$17.95
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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] To Bid or Not to Bid: the Law of Total Tricks
Larry Cohen
Perhaps the single most influential bridge book of the 1990s!
The "Law of Total Tricks" is based on the simple fact that an extra small card in a long suit is worth an extra trick if your suit is trump and nothing if it is not. The more trumps you have the higher you can afford to bid, even on hands without much high-card strength.
In this book, Cohen covers the most common situations in competitive auctions and gives good rules of thumb for whether to bid on or defend. Your bidding judgment will improve overnight when you start following the Law!
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Pocket Guide to SAYC
Ned Downey and Ellen Pomer
A spiral-bound condensed summary of all the key points from Standard Bidding with SAYC, the full-length book by the same two authors.
$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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2/1 Game Force
Audrey Grant and Eric Rodwell
A basic intorduction to the 2/1 bidding system, in the same readable style as the Audrey Grant beginning bridge textbooks. An easy introduction to a simplified 2/1 system.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] More Commonly Used Conventions
Audrey Grant
Textbook for new duplicate players wishing to learn more of the common conventions used in tournament play. Teachers, inquire about bulk discounts.
Earlier edition published as "the Notrump series."
$14.95
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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] 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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Defensive Tips for Bad Card Holders
Eddie Kantar
Over 500 one-line to one-paragraph morsels of advice on how to handle particular defensive situtations. Everything from how to interpret declarer's bidding to how to know what signal to give, to when to lead low from KQTxx instead of top of the sequence.
Reprinted after a long wait!
$23.95
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Kantar for the Defense, v.1
Eddie Kantar
A hundred practice problems to hone your defensive judgment. Great bridge advice and classic Kantar wit on every page of hints and answers.
$10.00
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Kantar for the Defense, v.2
Eddie Kantar
100 more practice hands to improve your defense.
Newly reprinted in a more readable format than the 1970s-era edition.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] Eddie Kantar Teaches Modern Bridge Defense
Eddie Kantar
An updated and reorganized rewrite of Kantar's classic 1974 "Bible of defense." Perhaps the most readable and enjoyable intermediate defense book on the market today!
$25.95
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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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Test Your Bridge Play vol. 1
Eddie Kantar
100 declarer play problems for you to try your hand at. Each one illustrates one simple lesson about planning the play -- and most of them contain a hidden trap to sort out the intermediate player from the expert! Excellent practice, well worth working your way through the book more than once.
$10.00
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Test Your Bridge Play vol. 2
Eddie Kantar
Another 100 declarer play problems in the same vein as volume 1... some easy, some very deep, many in between... all guaranteed to reinforce a valuable point about how to be a good declarer.
$10.00
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[Cover Photo] Improve Your Bidding Judgment
Neil Kimelman
A series of cogent essays, each focusing on one particular situation and helping you understand how to think about the problem at hand rather than mechanically following a bidding rule.
$19.95
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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] Cue Bidding to Slams
Ron Klinger
A whole book specifically about control-showing bids -- a vastly more powerful slam exploration technique than Blackwood, but one overlooked by many new bridge players. Emphasizes the traditional ("aces first") style, touches briefly on Italian and Sweep cuebids. For the Italian style (either aces or kings first), see Ken Rexford's Cuebidding: a Modern Approach.
$16.00
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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] The Modern Losing Trick Count
Ron Klinger
If you are ready to look beyond the high-card point and refine your bidding judgment, this is the book for you. One of the great books on hand evaluation.
The Losing Trick Count is a simple yet surprisingly accurate hand evaluation method, known in the 1930s but temporarily forgotten in the enthusiasm for point count bidding in the 40s and 50s. It has several advantages over HCP: it accounts naturally for the importance of having fitting rather than scattered honors; and because it forces you to think about counting tricks rather than points, it makes adjustments to the raw count simple -- instead of memorizing rules like subtracting a point for an unguarded face card, you simply count a card that the bidding tells you is unlikely to win a trick as a loser and vice versa!
$17.99
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[Cover Photo] When to Bid, When to Pass
Ron Klinger
Refine your bidding judgment by seeing how the value of a hand changes depending on which suits the high-card strength are in and how the previous auction has gone. He starts out with a few rules of thumb and then considers a dozen different common types of auctions.
$19.95
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[Cover Photo] The Devyn Press Handbook of Partnership Understandings
Mike Lawrence
Not a book to sit down and read by yourself -- a blueprint for a series of discussions with your partner. A detailed series of questions to make you examine almost every aspect of your partnership bidding system and style. Almost like filling out a 64-page-long convention card! You'll save yourselves a lot of bottoms by finding what questions you and your partner don't answer the same way before that particular situation comes up at the table.
$6.95
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[Cover Photo] How to Play Card Combinations
Mike Lawrence
This is not a dry list of every possible card combination and how to play it. Rather, he takes some common every card combinations, and shows the same card combination in the context of 5 or 10 different deals, explaining how the way you handle a given suit depends on your plan for the entire deal.
$16.95
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[Cover Photo] How to Read Your Opponents' Cards
Mike Lawrence
A systematic discussion of how to assemble clues from your opponents' bidding and early leads to enable you to place the unseen key cards like the experts do. A very readable introduction well worth reading twice!
$14.95
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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] The Complete Book of Opening Leads
Mike Lawrence
A somewhat different approach to opening leads: broken down by type of auction. He explains what sort of lead works best according to what sort of hand the opponents are likely to have - even describes a few situations where he'll choose what suit to lead without regard to what's in his own hand!
All the familiar rules about which card to lead from a suit are covered too, of course.
$19.95
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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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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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[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] 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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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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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] 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] 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] Bridge: Common Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
Andrew Robson
A total of 172 of Andrew Robson's newspaper column hands, organized by topic and with a short easy-to-remember tip at the end of each one.
$17.99
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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] How to Play a Bridge Hand
Bill Root
"Not for the beginner or the expert, but great for the 90% of you in between," as it says in the preface. Hundreds and hundreds of practice hands illustrating how to play suit combinations, how to establish and maintain trump control, deciding which of two suits to play on. By the end of the book you work your way up to throwins and squeezes, and a chapter on special cases where you play the hand different at matchpoints than at rubber bridge.
$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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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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[Cover Photo] 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
Barbara Seagram and Marc Smith
Twenty-five chapters, one on each of the most commonly used conventions in tournament bridge today.
$19.95
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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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[Cover Photo] 25 Ways to Compete in the Bidding
Barbara Seagram and Marc Smith
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$19.95
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[Cover Photo] 25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer
Barbara Seagram and David Bird
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$19.95
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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] Jacoby 2NT
Barbara Seagram and Linda Lee
A concise introduction to how the widely played Jacoby 2NT convention - a forcing raise of opener's 1H or 1S opening - works. Practice Your Bidding series.
$8.95
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[Cover Photo] Jacoby Transfers
Barbara Seagram and Andy Stark
Practice Your Bidding series.
$7.95
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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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$19.95
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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] 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] Roman Keycard Blackwood
Barbara Seagram and Linda Lee
A simple, straightforward introduction to the basics of RKC. Practice Your Bidding series.
For experienced partnerships wanting to explore all the nuances of the second and third rounds of bidding after 4NT, see Eddie Kantar's Roman Keycard Blackwood.
$8.95
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[Cover Photo] Splinter Bids
Barbara Seagram and Linda Lee
An introduction to how splinter bids work, when to use them and when not to use them. Particularly insightful is the advice on how to handle hands with a singleton honour.
Many examples and practice hands, as with all of the books in the Seagram and Lee "Practice Your Bidding" series.
$6.95
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[Cover Photo] Stayman Auctions
Barbara Seagram and Linda Lee
Practice Your Bidding series.
$7.95
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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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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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[Cover Photo] How to Play Bridge with your Spouse and Survive
Roselyn Teukolsky
It really IS possible to have a successful partnership with your spouse -- in fact there are several good reasons why that can be an ideal situation for you!
Part autobiography, part humor, part bridge textbook, and part marriage counselor. A look at how a bridge partnership evolves as the people involved date, marry, have children, and cope with midlife crises. (And yes, the book has a happy ending!)
$17.95
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[Cover Photo] Pocket Guide to 2/1
Paul Thurston
Compact spiral-bound summary of the 2/1 bidding system.
$9.95
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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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Getting into the Bidding: A Bridge Toolkit
Bill Treble
A guided tour of the most popular conventions to use in competitive auctions: Michaels, artificial doubles, several systems to choose from over 1NT, and more.
$19.95
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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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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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[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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[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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Inventory last updated: 09-15-2019 23:36:36