110 Card Games for Expert Players
History, Rules and Winning Strategies for Bridge, Whist, aCanasta and Many Other Games, With 200 Photographs and Diagrams
Paperback ISBN: 1780193300
A compendium of challenging card games from around the world, with professional tips and expert guidance.
2/1 Game Force
Paperback ISBN: 093946084x
This book covers the basics of Two-Over-One Game Force, a popular variation of Standard American bidding. It shows how a small modification can make it easier for the partnership to get to the best game contract and explore the possibility of slam. Using a response of 1 NT as a forcing bid can improve the results. Bidding is color-coded in this well organized book. Summaries, exercises, and sample deals illustrate the ideas.
25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
Paperback ISBN: 189415407x
Explains twenty-five bidding conventions, including the grand slam force, lead-directing doubles, negative doubles, new minor forcing, responsive doubles, reverse Drury, splinter bids, Stayman, takeout doubles, and weak two-bids
The Abbot's Return to Earth
Paperback ISBN: 1474603785
The pompous and self-important Abbot returns from his heroics in the Chennai Bermuda Bowl to discover that his fellow monks have taken little interest in this adventure. It is no easy matter for him to once again endure the aggravating ups and downs, familiar to us all, of life as a bridge player. The Abbot plays matches and duplicate sessions against a range of colourful opponents. How can it be that a battle-hardened veteran of the Bermuda Bowl cannot always sweep such moderate opposition aside? Claude Yorke-Smith, his overbearing brother from Devon pays the monastery a visit. The Abbot spends a week in the Convent of Hilda's and is shocked by the severe attitude of the Mother of Discipline. In the final part of the book, the Abbot is visited by his partner from Chennai, the Parrot. How will the bridge players of Hampshire react to such a feathered and outspoken opponent? Other Abbot titles by David Bird: Miracles of Card Play; Unholy Tricks; Doubled and Venerable; Cardinal Sins; The Abbot's Great Sacrifice; Heavenly Contracts; Celestial Cardplay; The Abbot and the Sensational Squeeze; Divine Intervention; The Abbot, the Witchdoctor and the Disastrous Double; The Abbot, the Parrot and the Bermuda Bowl.
The Abbot, the Parrot and the Bermuda Bowl
Paperback ISBN: 1474600786
In this edition, the pompous and self-important Abbot spots a chance to take part in that Holy Grail of Bridge - the Bermuda Bowl world championships. Casting all ethics aside, he pursues this dream. Partnered by the Parrot, with the Witchdoctor, Mbozi, Mrs Okoku and Miss Nabooba as team-mates, he travels to India's Chennai and faces many of the world's real-life players. Regular followers of David Bird's work will know what to expect - a first-rate mixture of amazing bridge, entertaining charactes and sparkling dialogue.
Paperback ISBN: 1771400145
In the 1970s, two of the best bridge writers of all time collaborated on a series of eight small books on aspects of card play at bridge. These books have long been out of print, and are being republished now in two combined volumes, edited and updated by BRIDGE magazine editor Mark Horton. Accurate Card Play is the first of these two books, and comprises the following titles from the original series: Safety Plays in Bridge; Blocking and Unblocking Plays in Bridge; Elimination Play in Bridge; When to Duck and When to Win in Bridge.
The Backwash Squeeze and Other Improbable Feats
A Newcomer's Journey into the World of Bridge
Paperback ISBN: 0061127655
Traces the author's cross-country visits to game rooms and card tables in such regions as Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Gettysburg, in a history of bridge that traces its evolution from its invention by Harold Stirling Vanderbilt in 1925 through its surviving popularity today. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.