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 Positive Defense at Bridge $16.95

Terence Reese & Julian Pottage
This book was originally published in 1985, and in this new edition is substantially revised and expanded. It is a collection of bridge problems designed to teach players how to think along the right lines at the bridge table. Anyone who absorbs even a fraction of the ideas presented here will himself making contracts that might have been defeated, and defeating contracts that might have been made.

Paperback, 160 pp., ISBN 1-894154-93-2, March 2005

 

 The Best of Bridge Today Digest $14.95

Granovetter, Pamela and Matthew, Ed.
Bridge Today Digest is renowned for its practical advice, its wonderful bridge stories, and the wry humor and personal touch of its editors. For this collection, they have selected the very best pieces from their first year, and have come up with a compendium that every bridge play can read, enjoy, and learn from. It includes short pieces from world-renowned writers, questions and comments from readers (and the editors' responses to them!), and a wealth of deals, anecdotes and advice.

Paperback, ISBN 1-894154-39-8, 192 pages

 

 For Experts Only $14.95

Granovetter, Pamela and Matthew, Ed.
For Experts Only is a collection of 13 great essays, designed to challenge the imagination of the expert bridge player. Authors include the crème-de-la-crème: The Granovetters, Eddie Kantar, Alvin Roth, Terence Reese, Kit Woolsey, Eric Kokish, Martin Hoffman, Alan Truscott, Jeff Rubens and others.

Paperback, ISBN 0-940257-16-5, 208 pages

 

 Better Signalling Now $14.95

Mark Horton
Good defensive carding agreements can improve the scores of any partnership in any session they play. This text takes readers through the modern options in terms of defensive signalling, and allows them to construct a system that suits their own style. Based on a previous book by the same author, this revised edition incorporates numerous suggestions and improvements from experts Tim Bourke and Sandra Landy.

Paperback, 128 pp., ISBN 0-9530218-7-4

 

 Focus on Defence $9.95

Danny Roth
For most bridge players, defence is the hardest part of the game. In this book, acclaimed British author Danny Roth takes his readers through the most common causes of errors on defence: taking tricks too early, not cashing out when necessary, not using all the information available from the bidding and play, not making the most of the defensive trump holdings, careless discarding, and many more. He explains how to recognize the dangers, and how to handle each of them correctly. The situations he describes are encountered every day; careful study of the examples in this book will make the reader a better card player, and improved scores will certainly follow.

Paperback, 128 pp., ISBN 0-9698461-4-2

 

 Pathways to Better Bridge Defense $14.95

Danny Roth
Become a better defender! So you tend to get dealt very bad hands. I know exactly how you feel! But, facing the facts of life and recognizing that it is not your fault, you are going to have to accommodate this failing and improve your defense. It's a hard part of the game; even in international competitions, the standard of defensive play is, to put it kindly, modest. Yes, you will get plenty of reports of brilliancies involving spectacular switches, deceptions, unblocks and discards of honors. But for every one of those, there are countless others in which the display would disgrace any beginners' class. I am going to assume that you are a regular club or tournament player who knows the basics of defense but who comes unstuck when it comes to situations where you have to work the hand out in detail. This book will help you to improve dramatically in this area.

Paperback, 184 pp., ISBN 1-894154-54-1

 

 Forgive Me, Partner! $14.95

Granovetter, Pamela and Matthew
Subtitled The Guide to a Successful Partnership, this book is a valuable tool for all players who want to improve in critical situations at the bridge table. Includes agreements and rules, convention checklist, delayed raises, doubles and four-notrump bids, forcing-pass guidelines, how to be a popular teammate, opening-lead styles, partnership principles, questions on overcalls, redoubles for rescue and redoubles to play, scenes from a married partnership, 70 treatments to discuss, stress, troubleshooting, ways to help partner, and much, much more. Awarded Book of the year by ABTA.

Paperback, ISBN 0-940257-21-1, 168 pages

 

 Defensive Tips for Bad Card Holders $12.95

Eddie Kantar

If you continually pick up lousy hands, this book is for you.

Autographs or inscription by the author upon request.

 

25 Bridge Myths Exposed $16.95

David Bird
Do you remember the first few times you played bridge? To get you started, a friend probably gave you a few helpful hints -- perhaps one of the ones listed to the left. There are many such general guidelines for bridge players -- some of them valuable, some not. But these are the Bridge Myths, not the Bridge Rules -- because they all have exceptions and none should be followed blindly. In reading this book you will get to see what it is about each guideline that makes it so useful; more importantly, you will also learn to recognize the times when you should ignore it..
Paperback, 200 pp., ISBN 1-894154-52-5

 

The Bridge Technique Series: Entry Management $5.95

David Bird & Marc Smith
Each book in the series is in paperback format, 64 pp.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have all twelve.

 

The Bridge Technique Series: Tricks with Trumps $5.95

David Bird & Marc Smith
Each book in the series is in paperback format, 64 pp.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have all twelve.

 

The Bridge Technique Series: Safety Plays $5.95

David Bird & Marc Smith
Each book in the series is in paperback format, 64 pp.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have all twelve.

 

The Bridge Technique Series: Eliminations and Throw Ins $5.95

David Bird & Marc Smith
Each book in the series is in paperback format, 64 pp.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have all twelve.

 

The Bridge Technique Series: Deceptive Card Play $5.95

David Bird & Marc Smith
Each book in the series is in paperback format, 64 pp.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have all twelve.

 

The Bridge Technique Series: Planning in Suit Contracts $5.95

David Bird & Marc Smith
Each book in the series is in paperback format, 64 pp.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have all twelve.

 

The Bridge Technique Series: Planning the Play in Notrump $5.95

David Bird & Marc Smith
Each book in the series is in paperback format, 64 pp.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have all twelve.

 

The Bridge Technique Series: Defensive Signaling $5.95

David Bird & Marc Smith
Each book in the series is in paperback format, 64 pp.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have all twelve.

 

The Bridge Technique Series: Squeezes Made Simple $5.95

David Bird & Marc Smith
Each book in the series is in paperback format, 64 pp.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have all twelve.

 

The Bridge Technique Series: Reading the Cards $5.95

David Bird & Marc Smith
Each book in the series is in paperback format, 64 pp.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have all twelve.

 

The Bridge Technique Series: Planning in Defense $5.95

David Bird & Marc Smith
Each book in the series is in paperback format, 64 pp.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have all twelve.

 

The Bridge Technique Series: Tricks with Finesses $5.95

David Bird & Marc Smith
Each book in the series is in paperback format, 64 pp.

Short and full of practical examples, each book takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have all twelve.

 

Eddie Kantar Teaches Advanced Bridge Defense $21.95

Eddie Kantar
Eddie Kantar's various beginner books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies in ten different languages, not least because of his unique style and the humor that he introduces into the learning process. Advanced Bridge Defense is intended to cover some of the more complex concepts of bridge defense for the modern advancing player, and will undoubtedly be a standard teaching tool and reference work for the next quarter-century. The topics covered here (planning the defense, inferences, various ways of counting the hand, developing extra trump tricks, falsecarding, and lead-directing doubles) are handled so thoroughly that even more advanced players will benefit from studying this book. Designed to be used by bridge teachers, or by students learning on their own, this book contains a host of features that help the student to grasp the material: clearly laid-out concepts, margin notes, practice hands, chapter-end quizzes, key-point summaries at regular intervals, and an index. It is intended to be read after the companion volume. Paperback, 240 pp., ISBN 1-894154-03-7

 

Eddie Kantar Teaches Modern Bridge Defense $21.95

Eddie Kantar
Eddie Kantar's various beginner books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies in ten different languages, not least because of his unique style and the humor that he introduces into the learning process. Modern Bridge Defense is intended to cover the basic concepts of bridge defense, and will undoubtedly be a standard teaching tool and reference work for the next quarter-century. The topics covered here (leads, signaling, second- and third-hand play, and discarding) are handled so thoroughly that even more advanced players will benefit from studying this book. Designed to be used by bridge teachers, or by students learning on their own, this book contains a host of features that help the student to grasp the material: clearly laid-out concepts, margin notes, practice hands, chapter-end quizzes, key-point summaries at regular intervals, and an index. Paperback, 240 pp., ISBN 1-894154-02-9

 

The Game of Bridge $15.95

Terence Reese
The purpose of this book is to provide a complete and objective account of how to become acquainted with the fascinating game of bridge. Reese is not concerned simply to give rules of thumb, as were so many authors both before and after him. He is concerned with providing a basic handbook of bridge that tells players the reasons for certain lines of bidding and play. The principles of strategy, starting with the fundamentals and working up to some quite advanced points are explained and no rules are laid down without the reasons for them being explained. Here you will find not only what to do but why you should do it. While the bidding is traditional British Acol, Reese's instruction on card play and defense remains valuable even for a modern North American reader. Paperback, 208 pp., ISBN 0-9530218-6-6

 

A New Approach to Play and Defense $10.95

Eddie Kantar

50 challenging hands to play and then the same 50 hands to defend.

Autographs or inscription by the author upon request.

 

 A New Approach to Play and Defense Vol 2 $10.95

Eddie Kantar

Same as the first volume with 50 different hands to play and defend. These two books illustrate how much play and defense are itnertwined (highly recommended.)

Autographs or inscription by the author upon request.

 

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