Bridge
110 Card Games for Expert Players: History, Rules and Winning Strategies for Bridge, Whist, aCanasta and Many Other Games, With 200 Photographs and Diagrams
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
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
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
25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know: Practice Makes Perfect
25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
Practice Makes Perfect
Paperback      ISBN: 1771400293
A practical sequel to one of the best-selling bridge tuition books of all time, which explains how standard conventions can be played.
25 More Bridge Conventions You Should Know
25 More Bridge Conventions You Should Know
Paperback      ISBN: 1894154657

The Abbot's Return to Earth
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
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.
The ABCs of Bridge
The ABCs of Bridge
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0609801627
The national bridge champion explains standard bidding, play and defense for beginners, combinations, and contracts
Accurate Cardplay
Accurate Cardplay
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.
Audio Made Easy: Or How to Be a Sound Engineer Without Really Trying
Audio Made Easy
Or How to Be a Sound Engineer Without Really Trying
Paperback      ISBN: 1495075079
(Book). No frills, no jargon, no filler: Ira White's Audio Made Easy is a breath of fresh air two decades in the making. Since 1997, this concise and comprehensive guide to audio and recording equipment and techniques has furnished readers with practical information on how professional audio equipment works and how they can best employ it. Although technology advances between editions, White's signature approach remains the same. Audio Made Easy contains everything you need and nothing you don't just the facts, distilled from many years of sound and studio experience and laced with a wry humor that makes the dullest mandatory minutiae tolerable.