The characters at the Griffins Club established Mollo's reputation as one of bridge's most inspired and humorous writers. Many years on, today's readers will be equally captivated by the Hideous Hog and the Rueful Rabbit as they play the game.
Quiz books are always popular among bridge players. In this one, 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 organised by theme, so readers are able to concentrate on a particular aspect of card-play if they wish.
This book was first published in 1959 and quickly became one of the classic textbooks for the playing of bridge. In its modernised form, bridge players will find the ideas much more accessible, while handy end-of-chapter quizzes reinforce the concepts.
Intended for intermediate players, these three books complete a twelve-book series that takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Each book is short and full of practical examples, and end-of-chapter quizzes reinforce the concepts. The series will appeal to beginners who are anxious to improve in stages, and to more experienced players who want to improve their knowledge of a specific aspect of card play.
Tracing the development of the game of bridge and the fascinating characters who have played it from whist through to auction bridge and eventually contract bridge, the author reveals the missing link, and demonstrates how the world's most popular card game came into being.
This book looks at the situations bridge players find themselves in and how to deal with them. It explains how any determined player can aspire to the art of card-reading, seeing the hands of the other players and how to master the art of being lucky.
Without doubt, competitive bidding is the most complex part of bridge, and even experienced partnerships can quickly find themselves in situations they have never discussed, and where the exact meaning of a bid or call is far from clear. Today's tournament players bid more aggressively than ever before, and it is critical to be able to bid accurately and constructively despite enemy auctions. In the modern game, dozens of possible meanings are assigned to doubles, redoubles and cuebids, while a smorgasbord of sophisticated relays and transfers offers further options to the advancing player.
In this book, one of the world's leading experts on bidding theory discusses current thinking, and recommends a coherent competitive bidding structure which will continue to be playable as the game enters its second century.
Marshall Miles has his own ideas on bidding, ideas that do not always coincide with prevailing expert opinion; in the past, however, he has often proven simply to be ahead of his time.
This text provides an exploration of the oldest - and most useful - convention in bridge, the takeout double. Originally published in 1994, this book has been revised and updated to take into account modern developments in competitive bidding, one of the most rapidly changing parts of the game, not least in the new and varied uses of doubles.
The definitive book on auctions that begin in third or fourth seat. Originally published in 1989, this book quickly became recognized as a 'must-read' for any would-be bridge expert, and has never been out of print. Now, more than 20 years later, the author has revised, updated and expanded it to take into account modern ideas in bidding. Anyone who is at all serious about improving their game needs to own a copy of this book. Kit Woolsey's introduction to the original edition: 'A major contribution to bidding theory... easy to understand and fun to read at the same time.' Mike Lawrence (TN) has Hall of Fame credentials both as a player and a writer. An original member of the Dallas Aces, he has won three world titles and eighteen national titles. Several of his books are widely regarded as classics of the game.
New edition includes up to date bidding techniques and examples to make learning the game even easier. In addition, one of the world's top bridge players, Michael Lawrence, has been brought in to contribute to the instruction.