How to Play Bridge, Poker and over 200 Family Games: Three Books in a Box
Paperback ISBN: 0754825485
Whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced card-player, these three expert reference books will guide you to success. How to Play Winning Bridge explains how to play and improve your technique. The Complete Practical Guide to Poker and Poker Playing teaches how to beat the odds with skills and tactics. How to Play the 200 Best-Ever Card Games takes you through every game in easy-to-follow detail, providing fun for family and friends. Here is everything you need to know about the history, rules and how to play hundreds of popular card games.
Card Play Technique or the Art of Being Lucky
Paperback ISBN: 1897106971
First published in 1955, this comprehensive survey of declarer play and defense has been very hard to find for the last decade. It is perhaps the single most-requested out of print bridge book, and is widely regarded as the best intermediate-level book on card play ever written. Gardener's technical expertise and Mollo's witty writing style combine to provide a unique instructional experience. This new edition has been updated and modernized by Bridge Magazine editor Mark Horton, and also includes a new foreword by Gardener's daughter, Nicola Smith, herself a multiple world champion.
Charles H. Goren's Contract Bridge for Beginners
A Simple Concise Guide on Bidding and Play for the Novice
Paperback ISBN: 0671210521
Here is the first book on Contract Bridge for beginners which introduces them at once to the generally accepted Point Count method of bidding used by the experts. Written by the leading authority, the foremost teacher, and the most successful bridge player in the world, it will prove a boon to the novice and the average bridge player alike.
Bridge's Greatest Matches: 1964 to 2001
Paperback ISBN: 1771400285
Over 100 years of bridge history it is not surprising that one can find many matches and events that came down to the last board, or even the last card, played. And of course, there is an added poignancy in these situations that derives from the fact that bridge is a unique sport in one aspect the players do not know the score. In this book, the authors collect dozens of fascinating deals, each of which is that last board the one that decided a world title and represented an individual triumph or tragedy.
Bridge’s Greatest Matches: 2003-2017
Paperback ISBN: 1771400455
Close Encounters is a two-book series that describes some of the most memorable bridge matches of the last fifty years. It features titanic struggles for World and National titles, involving the greatest players from North America and Europe. There are amazing comebacks, down to the wire finishes, overtime victories, and an insight into how the game has changed over the last half century.Book 2 starts with Italy
Commonly Used Conventions in the 21st Century
The Spade Series
Paperback ISBN: 0939460963
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.
The Complete Book on Takeout Doubles
A Mike Lawrence Bridge Classic
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1897106874
The definitive book on the oldest – and most useful – convention in bridge, the takeout double. Originally published in 1994, this book quickly became recognized as a 'must-read' for any would-be bridge expert, and has never been out of print. Now, almost twenty years later, the author has revised and updated the text 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. Anyone who is at all serious about improving their game needs to own a copy of this book.Ron Andersen's comment on the original edition: 'Everything you need to know about takeout doubles is in this book. My only criticism is that it is long overdue.'