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 Positive Declarer Play $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 1-894154-94-0, March 2005

 

 Matchpoint Tricks $9.95

Ib Axelsen & Villy Dam
A collection of declarer play problems in matchpoint pairs. How do you manufacture that vital overtrick, or, just as importantly, give the defenders a chance to go wrong? A book for all duplicate players.

Paperback, 96 pp., ISBN 1-894154-71-1

 

 The Wei of Good Bridge $18.95

Kathie Wei-Sender & Martin Hoffman with David Burns
A humorous book of bridge problems in which five easily recognized fictional characters play the hands. The reader is asked to tackle the problems and then check their analysis with that of the authors. An entertaining and humorous bridge quiz book for good club players.

Kathie Wei-Sender is a former Ladies World Champion and a big name in American bridge, as is Martin Hoffman. David Burn is a member of the English national team and one of the best humorous bridge writers.

Paperback, ISBN 0713488018 , 144 pages

 

 Bridge Team Murders (paperback) $14.95

Granovetter, Matthew
Murder at the team trials! How-to-play-team-bridge manual - within a murder mystery! This book is the third in a trilogy of bridge mysteries. Contains many good tips for the advancing player.

Paperback, ISBN 0-940257-13-0, 400 pages

 

 Bridge Team Murders (hardcover) $20.95

Granovetter, Matthew
Murder at the team trials! How-to-play-team-bridge manual - within a murder mystery! This book is the third in a trilogy of bridge mysteries. Contains many good tips for the advancing player.

Hardcover, ISBN 0-940257-14-9, 400 pages

 

 Jenny Mae, the Bridge Pro $8.95

Hoffman, Martin and Granovetter, Matthew
Meet Jenny Mae, an up-and-coming bridge pro living in New York City. Laugh and cry with Jenny Mae as she makes her way up the bridge-pro ladder, playing with hilarious characters such as Dizzy Agnes, Harry the Horse, Mr and Mrs Oilfield and her arch rival, fellow pro Pickles Peeker. The bridge hands are marvelous and teach the reader to think like an expert.

Paperback, ISBN 0-940257-18-1, 128 pages

 

 Countdown to Winning Bridge $15.95

Marc Smith & Tim Bourke, Foreword by David Bird
Did you ever notice how the bridge experts always seem to know where every card is? How their finesses always seem to succeed? How their guesses are nearly always perfect? This book won't teach you how to play quite that well, but it will introduce you to some very simple techniques that the experts use on play and defense. As declarer or defender, counting the hand is the one thing that will help you the most. Full of practical examples of how to apply the information you get from counting, this book is sure to improve your game.

Paperback, 216 pp., ISBN 1-894154-05-3

 

 Hocus Pocus $15.95

Erwin Brecher
A unique collection of bridge problems, math brain-teasers and logic puzzles, from a master in the field.

In the plethora of books on bridge, Erwin Brecher's Hocus Pocus stands out like a breath of fresh air in a crowded pub just before closing time. The unique format combines interesting and far-from-easy bridge problems with challenging and equally difficult logic puzzles. -- Zia Mahmood.

Paperback, 202 pp., ISBN 0-9539955-0-X

 

 More Hocus Pocus $15.95

Erwin Brecher and Julian Pottage

Master puzzler Erwin Brecher teams up with top bridge problemist Julian Pottage to present as second collection of bridge problems, math brain-teasers and logic puzzles.

Paperback, 210 pp., ISBN 0-9539955-2-6

 

 Eddie Kantar Teaches Topics in Declarer Play at Bridge $21.95

Eddie Kantar
Kantar's two-book series on Bridge Defense ( Modern Bridge Defense and Advanced Bridge Defense) won an ABTA Book of the Year Award in 1999. This new book addresses a more popular topic, using a similar approach. While not a comprehensive treatment of declarer play at bridge, this book deals with specific topics exhaustively, and will be invaluable to the improving player: finesses (when and how to take them, and equally importantly, when to avoid taking them), endplays, eliminations, issues with entries, suit establishment, and counting.

Paperback, 240 pp., ISBN 1-894154-53-3

 

Bridge Problems for a New Millennium $11.95

Julian Pottage
In this quiz book, British author Julian Pottage has compiled a set of challenges that will test the reader's ability both as declarer and on defense. The hands are organized by theme, so readers are able to concentrate on a particular aspect of card-play if they wish.

Paperback, 160 pp., ISBN 1-894154-28-2

 

Play or Defend 68 Hands to Test Your Bridge Skill $13.95

Julian Pottage
This is an unusual problem book in the style of Diosy's There Must Be a Way, in that the reader is shown all four hands and asked whether declarer or defense should prevail with best play. A fascinating challenge for the advancing player.

Paperback, 184 pp., ISBN 1-894154-55-X

 

Frank Stewart's Bridge Club $16.95

Frank Stewart
Frank Stewart's Bridge Club is no ordinary place. It is the regular haunt of a cast of somehow familiar players: Unlucky Louie, against whom no one ever makes a wrong bid or play; Grapefruit, a man with an unnaturally sour disposition; Cy the Cynic, who knows that the Fates will conspire against him whatever he does; Minnie Bottoms, who tends to mix up jacks and kings but always somehow finds the killing play by mistake; Will Rogers, who never met a hand he didn't like; Frank himself, whose dry wit will keep you coming back for more; and many others. Pick up bridge pointers, try the quizzes, and have a great time while you do it.

Paperback, 200 pp., ISBN 1-894154-58-4

 

Bridge Squeezes for Everyone * Yes, Even You! $18.95

David Bird
Did you always think squeezes were too difficult? Or perhaps you know the basics but now you want to learn about more complex and advanced squeeze positions? If you fit either of these categories, or even if you just want to improve your understanding of an important aspect of declarer play, this book is for you.

Paperback, 221 pp., ISBN 1-894154-42-8

 

The Bridge Magicians $17.95

Mark Horton & Radoslaw Kielbasinski
This is two books in one. You can treat it is an advanced text on declarer play, trying to solve each problem hand as it comes up. Or you can just relax and enjoy finding out more about these Polish stars who have won more international medals than the players from any other country over the last twenty years.

Paperback, 192 pp., ISBN 1-894154-38-X

 

The Bridge World's 'Test Your Play' $11.95

Jeff Rubens
North America's oldest and most prestigious bridge magazine, The Bridge World features a monthly column entitled 'Test your Play', which presents difficult problems in declarer play for readers to solve. This is a collection of some of the best of these from the last twenty years; if you can solve even half of them, you may be one of the best declarers in the world!

Paperback, 164 pp., ISBN 1-894154-43-6

 

 Easier Done Than Said $12.95

Prakash K. Paranjape
We have all seen bridge experts make plays that are elegant and simple, yet brilliant - with an instinct and insight apparently out of the reach of the everyday player. But they don't have to be. Study the hands in this book, all of which are taken from actual club and tournament play, and you'll see how the logic of each situation leads to a play that is 'easier done than said'. Then apply these ideas to your own game. Amaze your partners. Mystify your opponents. Play better bridge.

Paperback, 160 pp., ISBN 1-894154-00-5

 

 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.

 

Take Your Tricks $12.95

Eddie Kantar

Over 550 declarer play tips you can take to the bank

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

 

 Bridge: 25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer $16.95

Barbara Seagram & David Bird
This book deals with the play of the cards as declarer, perhaps the most important part of the game. As usual in the '25' series, basic ideas on the strategies and tactics available to declarer are covered comprehensively in the early part of the book, while in later chapters, more advanced players will find ideas and topics that challenge their own understanding of the game.

Paperback, 192 pp., ISBN 1-894154-47-9

 

 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

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.

 

 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.

 

 Reese on Play $15.95
Terence Reese
This book is one of the all-time classics, a landmark in the development of bridge, especially in the field of card play. First published in 1948, it is now back in print after being unavailable for a number of years. In it, the author reveals what counts in play and defense and shows the reader how to join the ranks of the experts. This is a book that every improving bridge player must own. Paperback, 202 pp., ISBN 0-9530218-3-1  
 

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