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 The Hands of Time $16.95

Mark Horton
A fascinating collection of the 'best of the best', selected by one of the world's top bridge writers. Taken from nearly a hundred years of bridge history, these deals will provide any bridge player with hours of fascinating reading. Each of them has its own unique point of interest, sometimes deriving from a brilliant maneuver in the play or bidding, sometimes from the circumstances surrounding the deal or its consequences. Some of these deals decided a world title, some were important only to those who took part, and at least one ended a partnership...

Paperback, 196 pp., ISBN 1-894154-91-6

 

 Kantar on Kontract $16.95

Eddie Kantar
A treasury of short pieces from one of the bridge world's favorite writers. Great stories, great hands, tips and tricks to help your game - the best of the best!

Paperback, 192 pp., ISBN 1-894154-68-1

 

 The Story of an Accusation $21.95

Terence Reese
In 1965, the bridge world was rocked by an accusation of cheating at the world championships in Buenos Aires. The pair involved were Britain's Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro, two of the world's best players. Now, almost fifty years later, the true inside story can be told - the investigation, the accusation, and the very different results of the World Bridge Federation and British Bridge League inquiries.

Paperback, 192 pp., ISBN 0-9530218-8-2

 

 The Great Bridge Scandal $21.95

Alan Truscott
In 1965, the bridge world was rocked by an accusation of cheating at the world championships in Buenos Aires. The pair involved were Britain's Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro, two of the world's best players. Now, almost fifty years later, the true inside story can be told - the investigation, the accusation, and the very different results of the World Bridge Federation and British Bridge League inquiries.

Paperback, 340 pp., ISBN 1-894154-67-3

 

 Bridge Additions 96 $12.95

Granovetter, Matthew
Subtitled New Age Inventions Tempered with Old-Fashioned Advice. Granovetter introduces the reader to the revolutionary ideas that will become standard by the end of the century. He stresses clarity and simplicity in combating the complex machinery of the new age and gives practical advice on how to utilize the new concepts in your own partnerships.

Paperback, ISBN 0-940257-19-X, 144 pages

 

 Bridge Is Fun Learn and Laugh with Ron Klinger $17.95

Klinger, Ron; Cassell Publishing, Master Bridge Series
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20 x 13; Paperback 0304366684

 

 Tops and Bottoms $11.95

Granovetter, Pamela and Matthew
Included are 52 real-life stories of tops and bottoms. How did Marty Cohn go down 8 redoubled in two notrump? Why did Andy Bernstein get a top for just following suit? How did Sidney Lazard bid and make four hearts on a 4-1 fit? What was the story behind the opening lead that cost $50,000.00? How did Dick Frey lose a Spingold match while travelling on the Long Island Railroad? Why did Paul Heitner get a bottom for bidding and making a doubled slam? Every tale of triumph or disaster is followed by a post mortem dialogue between Matthew and Pamela Granovetter.

Paperback, ISBN 0-940257-00-9, 182 pages

 

 Win the Bermuda Bowl with Me $17.95

Jeff Meckstroth & Marc Smith
An over-the-shoulder look at the thought processes of one of the world's best players as Jeff Meckstroth takes the reader through the highs and lows of winning the Bermuda Bowl - the world teams championship. Written in the style of Terence Reese's classic Play Bridge with Reese, this book gives readers a chance to make their own decisions at critical stages in each deal, and compare their solutions with the authors. The narrative does not follow any specific world championship event, but all the deals are ones that Meckstroth actually played in Bermuda Bowl competition.

Paperback, 256 pp., ISBN 1-894154-33-9

 

 Playing with the Bridge Legends $17.95

Barnet Shenkin, Forewords by Zia Mahmood and Michael Rosenberg
Since winning the world's most prestigious pairs event in his early twenties, with the equally precocious Michael Rosenberg, Barnet Shenkin has continued to build a an impressive bridge career. Over the last 25 years, he has had the opportunity to play with and against some of the best in the world, and in this book he recounts his favorite hands and stories. While much of his early career was based in Scotland and England, Barnet now lives in Florida and is well-known on the US tournament scene. The book comes to a climax with the US team's record-breaking world title win in January 2000, an event which Barnet covered as a journalist.

Paperback, 240 pp., photos, ISBN 1-894154-21-5

 

 World Class $17.95

Marc Smith, Foreword by Gabriel Chagas
Twenty-six of the world's best players talk about bridge - how they got started, their best and worst memories, their favorite hands, the players they most admire, the opponents they most fear, and their hopes for the future of the game. As you read this book, you will see the human side of people who up to now, may just have been names in a bridge column, but you'll also get from them a series of tips and ideas that will help you improve your own game. Men and women from all parts of the world are included, and the result is a fascinating look at how bridge is viewed in different countries.

Paperback, 288 pp., photos, ISBN 1-894154-15-0

 

 Becoming a Bridge Expert $21.95

Frank Stewart
A compendium of advice for the improving player from one of North America's best-known bridge teachers and writers. Each tip is bite-sized - 3-4 pages in length - so the reader can dip in briefly and still take away an important idea. As well as the usual sections on bidding, play and defense, the author includes much advice on the psychological aspects of the game, including how to be a good partner.

Paperback, 304 pp., ISBN 1-894154-27-4

 

 Bridge, Zia... and Me $15.95

Michael Rosenberg, Foreword by Zia Mahmood
One of the world's top bridge players chronicles his career from his early days growing up in the UK to his position today as one of the world's best. Rosenberg and the flamboyant Zia Mahmood, who also now lives in the US, are one of the world's best partnerships. Here we learn how they first met and started playing together. There are fascinating and funny anecdotes from Rosenberg's own career, his all-time favorite hands, and tips and ideas that will help the reader improve his own game. Finally, the author discusses some of the thorny ethical issues that plague today's tournament scene, and offers his own ideas on how to solve them.
Paperback, 192 pp., ISBN 1-894154-04-5

 

 Movie Guide for Bridge Players $14.95

Granovetter, Pamela
180 classic movies recommended by Pamela Granovetter with review and bridge-related comments for every film.

Paperback, ISBN 0-940257-20-3, 192 pages

 

 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

 

 The Bridge Player's Bedside Book $19.95

Tony Forrester
The ultimate collection of bridge stuff, with something for everyone from the beginner to the expert. Humor, mystery, quizzes, history, biography - it's all here. Over fifty world-class contributors, including Eddie Kantar, Alfred Sheinwold, Ron Klinger, Phillip Alder, Albert Dormer, and many more. Illustrated throughout, including elegant Fougasse cartoons such as this one.

Hardcover, 256 pp., ISBN 0-9698461-8-5

 

I Shot My Bridge Partner $14.95

Matthew Granovetter
This is the second title in the Bridge Mystery trilogy. First published in 1989, this book has been out of print for several years. Like its predecessor, Murder at the Bridge Table, it's a mystery and a bridge textbook all in one, and does both exceptionally well. The first book in the series concentrated on duplicate bridge strategy, while this one centers on rubber bridge - the form of the game played socially.

Paperback, 384 pp., ISBN 1-894154-12-6

 

 Murder at the Bridge Table $14.95

Matthew Granovetter
First published in 1988, this book has been out of print for several years. It's a mystery and a bridge textbook all in one, and accomplishes both exceptionally well. Based on the author's own experiences, and set in and around a Manhattan bridge club, the story includes many real-life characters whose names will be familiar to readers.

Paperback, 320 pp., ISBN 1-894154-11-8

 

 For Love or Money $16.95

Mark Horton and Brian Senior
Brian Senior and Mark Horton are experienced international players, and also two of the world's top bridge journalists. In one or the other capacity they have attended every World Championship and major international tournament in the last twenty years, and in this book they share their unique knowledge and experience, as well as the stories only they can tell. The reader will share the excitement of the key hands and plays that made the difference between winning and losing - the successes and the disasters. In addition, the authors afford us a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a bridge journalist, as we see them following the top players around the world in search of stories and adventure. Do they do it for love or money - or is it something else? Read the book and find out! The illustrations draw on the authors' personal collection of candid photographs.

Paperback, 192 pp., ISBN 1-894154-01-0

 

 Northern Lights $16.95

Ray & Linda Lee
Actually, we don't guarantee that you won't learn anything while you're reading it, but that's not the main purpose of this book. Here are just a few of the things you'll get to do in these pages:
- Think about whether it's better to be lucky or good
- Learn Colbert's Rules, and when to apply them
- Find out how Restricted Choice applies to TV game shows
- Study the Shoe's 3-minute Guide to Winning Bridge
- Discover the psychological laws that drive us to play this game
- Stay up all night with David Silver playing for money
- Follow Alice into the Wonderland bridge club
- Solve bridge-related puzzles

If you're not afraid to own a bridge book that will live by your bedside and keep you up reading it far too late at night, go ahead -- take it home! .

192 pp., ISBN 1-894154-64-9

 

 Richelieu Plays Bridge $17.95

Robert F. MacKinnon
The author of last year's cult bridge classic, Samurai Bridge, returns with another bridge novel, this time set in 17th century France. Through the medium of fictional bridge games, we see the politics and intrigue of the French court play out, and follow Cardinal Richelieu's career as he becomes the queen's confidant and the real power behind the throne. Again in MacKinnon's second novel, the bridge is deftly woven into the everyday life of the culture we are observing, so that it seems to take its natural place in the development of character and events. Nobles rise and fall in court favour, fortunes are made and lost, and life and death affairs are planned and executed, all between the bids and plays of the most deadly and mannered bridge games imaginable. Paperback, 240 pp., ISBN 1-894154-44-4

 

 Samurai Bridge: A Tale of Old Japan $16.95

Robert F. MacKinnon
Undoubtedly the most unusual piece of bridge fiction ever published, Samurai Bridge takes the reader to a remote village in early 19th century Japan. At first, the characters may seem familiar - the heroic masterless samurai (a ronin), the evil town magistrate, the downtrodden peasants, the tea-house madam with a heart of gold, and so forth. But soon we realize that these people are different - they are all fanatical bridge players, and the climactic battle between the forces of good and evil will take place not in the dojo, but at the card table.

Paperback, 256 pp., ISBN 1-894154-29-0

 

 The Complete Pub Night Trivia Book $12.95

Peter Mathieson
NTN and other trivia games are increasing in popularity as pub pastimes. But you don't have to go out to a pub to enjoy a trivia night. Everything you'll need from questions to pub grub recipes, is right here.

Paperback, 180 pp., ISBN 0-9698461-7-7

 

 The Bridge Bum $19.95

Alan Sontag
The Bridge Bum is on everybody's list of the top ten bridge books ever written, and it's not hard to see why. It has everything, history, stories about the great players, Sontag's own fascinating hands, cheating, hustling, gambling and the glamor and grind of the bridge professional's life, and most of all the game itself, which Alan Sontag describes with such vigor and eloquence that it's easy to understand why he loves it so much.

Paperback, 256 pp., ISBN 1-894154-57-6

 

 How to Play Bridge with Your Spouse ... and Survive! $14.95

Roselyn Teukolsky
Even social bridge can be like a roller-coaster, where partners rocket up and down together from euphoria to 'you idiot' — while club and tournament bridge are worse still. Indeed, when a married couple play bridge together, they tend to drag the marriage along with them — for better or worse. For the answer to the social dilemma of how to survive bridge games with your spouse, read this book. You will learn to deal with such situations as premarital bridge, bridge with another couple, disaster recovery, romantic weekends, mid-life crises and even children as the critical phases of a bridge marriage are subjected to Ms. Teukolsky's witty and engaging analysis and advice.

Paperback, 192 pp., ISBN 1-894154-50-9

 

 Around the World in 80 Hands $16.95

Zia Mahmood with David Burn
Taking you from world championship tournaments to big-money rubber-bridge games, this book puts you at the table as thousands of dollars (or a world title) change hands on the turn of a card. In the smoke-filled clubs of London and New York, characters such as Harry the Horse, Moonbeam, Godzilla, and Hannibal the Cannibal play for high stakes. World championships hang in the balance in Chile, Italy, and Bali. In the jet-set resorts of Europe, the top pros play invitational money tournaments with millionaire sponsors. Share the favorite bridge memories of one of the world's best, as Zia Mahmood takes you Around the World in 80 Hands.

Paperback, 256 pp., ISBN 1-894154-08-8

 

 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

 

 A Treasury of Bridge Tips $11.95

Kantar, Eddie

540 bidding tips to improve your partner's game.

Autographs or inscription by the author upon request.

 

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.

 

 The Pocket Guide to Bridge $7.95
Barbara Seagram & Ray Lee
Do you need a quick hint about what to bid?
Do you know what are supposed to lead from K J 10 x?
Have you forgotten what a reverse is?
If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, this is the book that you need!
Paperback, 64 pp., ISBN 1-894154-41-X.
 

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