This is the 2nd page of the selection of some of the best bridge card game books around. Most are for sale over the internet at the Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk book stores.
This classic by Dorothy Hayden Truscott has been a a best-selling bridge book for more that 30 years. "Bid better, Play better" has recently been totally revised by the author. It encompasses modern bidding techniques and has quizzes at the end of most chapters.
In "Andrew Robson's Bridge Secrets" the author offers an insiders guide for the more experienced bridge player. Broader in scope than "common mistakes ...", Andrew has selected deals where various aspects of the game are clarified and the reader's understanding of the game improves.
"The Times: Common mistakes and how to avoid them" by Andrew Robson is a collection of some of the best of his bridge columns from the Times.
"Bridge's Strangest Hands: Extraordinary but True Tales from the History of Bridge" by Andrew Ward really does relate dozens of strange episodes at the bridge table.
"Bridge: What Should Have Happened" (More Commmon Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
) by Andrew Robson
is Andrew's eagerly awaited follow up to Common Mistakes and how to avoid them.
Andrew covers all fundamental areas of the game in his clear, easy-going style; reading "What Should Have Happened" will make you a more confident player and a popular partner!
The eagerly awaited sequel to “Common Mistakes and how to avoid them”.
251 exciting deals, progressively structured to improve your game.
Easy-to-understand format as seen in Andrew’s Friday’s column in the UK's Times newspaper.
Woman's world champion Sabine Auken tells the thrilling story of Germany's incredible comeback at the 2001 Venice Cup. Each of the 16 hands from the final session is used as a starting point for general principles and advice that will help any improving player.
"Bridge: Defence in Depth" by Martin Hoffman and Terence Reese explains how you can beat cast-iron contracts. Defence is the hardest part of the game and this book will help you in communiating with partner and deceiving declarer.
In "Easy Guide to Five Card Majors" Sally Brock takes you through all of the basics of the world's favorite bidding system: 5 card majors, strong two-over-one responses, the Forcing NoTrump response, Jacoby 2NT, Bergen raises, Splinters; and shows you why some methods are better than others.
5 Card Major Bidding
"Five card Major Bidding in Contract Bridge" by Harold Feldheim is a clearly written discussion of the five card major bidding and better minor approach considered standard American by most duplicate bridge players.
Dealing with the uncontested auction, "Better Bidding with Bergen" by Marty Bergen covers modern bidding methods including Walsh, Bergen Raises, Inverted Minors, two-over-one, Forcing No Trump, Jacoby 2NT and much much more.
This is the follow-up, "Better Bidding with Bergen 2: The Contested Auction". If you want something a little more exciting than basic standard, Marty Bergen's ideas are for you. There's 'unusual over unusual' and much more.
A book of bridge tips to end all bridge tips. Which hands are worth an opening bid? Which types of opening leads work best in the long run? How can you tell partner what to lead during the auction? David Bird presents answers to these and many other questions.
"Another 52 Great Bridge Tips" is the second volume. In his usual clear and entertaining style, David explains how you can tackle many situations that are mishandled time and time again by the average player. Absorb just a few of these tips into your game and your results will improve noticably.
"52 Great Bridge Tips in Declarer Play" by David Bird is yet another book in the same vein, this tim focussing on improving your declarer play.
"Competitive Bidding in Modern Bridge" by Edgar Kaplan was one of the first complete books of defensive bidding, offering sound, timeless advice that can improve any player's judgment.
In "Bridge: Defending Together" Freddie North shows that it is important that partners cooperate in defence - interpreting the bidding correctly and being on the same wavelength - and this book tells you how to do just that. There are answers to questions such as "what can I infer from my partner's lead?" and "Is my partner's suggested line of defense the best?"
Many competant bridge players are frustrated by an apparent inability to score well at duplicate pairs. "100 Winning Duplicate Tips", by Ron Klinger, gives advice on how to adapt one's strategy to take account of the vagaries of match point scoring. There are 5 sections covering constructive bidding, competitive bidding, opening leads, declarer play and defense. "100 Winning Bridge Tips for the Improving Player" is a follow-up book.
100 Winning Bridge Tips for the Improving Player
Geza Ottlik had a remarkable talent for discovering and analysing strange and fascinating aspects of card play in bridge. "Adventures in Card Play" is the result of of collaboration with Hugh Kelsey, well known for his skills at high level analysis and expressing complex ideas simply.
Mike Cappelletti discusses 100 classic bridge problems and recommends a course of action. It covers the liklihood of human errors or misjudgements and considers deceptive bids that gamble on a miscalculation or misguess by the opponents.
"Practical Slam Bidding" by Ron Klinger is a guide to slam bidding in bridge. This book offers 120 deals for readers to test themselves and their partners. It provides many helpful tips, and all the deals are from games played at the highest level, enabling players to dramatically improve their play.
"To Win at Bridge: Have You Got What it Takes?" In this book Ron Klinger examines the attributes and skills you need to be on the winner's dais more often; not only the personal qualities and mental requirements, but also the methods you are using and the standard of card play required.
Imagine picking up a bridge book without noticing the author's name. Could you identify the author by just reading the text? Kantar? Sure! Reese? Probably. Any other?...
... A unique voice has recently surfaced in the world of bridge. With his first book "Logic, Intuition and Instinct at the Bridge Table" R Jayaram (Jay) advanced the revolutionary idea that bridge is not exclusively a game of logic.
His second book "Moments of Truth at the Bridge Table" further extended that idea with analysis of deal and focus on the crucial decisions that affected the outcome. Every chapter is themed with the aim of showing the reader a specific series of special techniques.
Now his third book "Serendipity in Bridge" makes the case that the best results, sometimes unexpectedly, come when you utilise both halves of your brain; the creative side (right) as well as the logical side (left).
Many of the subjects of Jay's stories are peominent players from his native India. But, Bill Gates, Zia and Eric Rodwell also make appearances.
"Partnership Agreements": By Clarke Fairbrother, 222 pages.
A Presentation of Commonly Used Bidding Systems and Conventions Outlining Areas That Require Partnership Agreement. How often have you had a discussion with a regular partner over the meaning of a particular bidding sequence after arriving in the wrong contract? This book is designed to guide you through that discussion before the hand is bid. Standard American and Two-over-one systems are covered in detail along with many special coventions focussing on areas that require partnership agreement. Stepping through the checklist will stimulate hours of discussion and provide an outline for your agreements above and beyond the convention card.
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