Bridge is the ultimate card game. It is truly a mind sport, as taxing on the brain as a decathlon is to the body. Bridge for Beginners is the ultimate introduction. Bridge for Beginners starts with the basics, even suggesting that the reader remove the jokers from a full deck of cards. With the basics established, the book progresses, and by the end, the beginning player will be ready to go as far as desired, whether it be to social bridge, club bridge, competitive bridge, or trying out for the national team. Bridge, and this book, is divided into two parts: the bidding, or auction, and the play of the cards. Each is examined closely, in a step-by-step method that greatly simplifies one of the most complex card games. Chapters include: Absolute Beginners -The Game Unveiled - The Scoring - The Shape of the Hand - The Bidding-Positions at the Table - Opening and Responding - Supporting Partner - Competitive Bidding - Conventions - No Trump Contracts - Suit Contracts - Finesses - Etiquette - Scoring-Basic Rules With valuable advice on evaluating hands, working with your partner, and even spotting cheating, Bridge for Beginners is the only guide a novice will ever need.
Bridge is the most popular card game in the world--and, as any player will tell you, is simply the best card game ever. Whether you're new to the game or a long-time player looking for new tricks, this new edition of Bridge For Dummies walks you through the intricacies of the game and arms you with tried-and-true tips and strategies for being a better player and beating your opponents from the very first draw.
Covering not only traditional contract bridge, but other popular variations of the game--including ACOL, Rubber, and Duplicate Bridge--this hands-on, friendly guide takes the guesswork out of this beloved game and arms you with the knowledge and know-how to make your game mates your minions. From knowing when and how high to bid to bringing home the tricks when you end up in a trump contract, it'll take your bridge skills to the next level in no time
- Strategize with your bridge partner
- Confidently play bridge in clubs and tournaments
- Use basic and advanced bidding techniques
- Find bridge clubs and tournaments all over the world
Are you ready to trump the competition? Success is a page away with the help of Bridge For Dummies.
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.
Aspiring young fairies who adore Rainbow Magic and Disney Fairies will delight in the fourth magical installment in Margaret McNamara's Fairy Bell Sisters series, about Tinker Bell's little sisters.
All the fairies on Sheepskerry Island look up to Clara Bell. Clara can do anything, which is why the younger Bell sisters--Rosy, Goldie, Sylva, and Squeak--are so proud of her. But when Clara starts to grow into her magical powers, things get a little bumpy. At first it's fun to practice her charms, especially since a colony of gnomes is visiting Sheepskerry Island for the Valentine's Games . . . and one of them, Rowan, seems to like her--very much. But when Clara and Rowan are faced with very serious trouble, Clara tries to do magic that's too hard for her--way too hard for her. Will she have to pay a terrible price?
Julia Denos sprinkles her signature fairy dust on each and every page, bringing the illustrations of the Fairy Bell Sisters to life.
This is the 4th in the American Contract Bridge League's series of bridge books for beginning and advancing players. Successfully used for over 20 years, this edition has been updated to reflect modern theory. Lessons include the Stayman Convention, the Jacoby Transfer, Major-Suit Openings and Responses, Minor-Suit Opening Bids and Responses, the Subsequent Auction, Weak Two-Bids, and Strong 2 Club Opening.