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Bridge was introduced in the late 19th century and is a derivative of Whist which appeared in England in the 16th century. Today's popular version "Contract Bridge" was perfected by Harold S. Vanderbilt, American multi-millionaire and three-time America's Cup winner, in 1925. It incorporated many of the most popular principles and also produced a scoring table.
The game of bridge is as rich in strategies and tactics as chess, but it is a much more social game where four players play in teams of two against each other. There is also a larger surprise component since you do not see the cards your opponents hold whereas in chess you clearly see your opponents position and you can study it in detail.

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Edwin (Eddie) Kantar

The Forcing Pass by Edwin (Eddie) KantarThis book is the outgrowth of a series of articles on the "forcing pass" which Eddie wrote for the American Contract Bridge League Bulletin, appearing from June 1982 through June 1983. He completely reworked and revised it in 2006.

While these articles were appearing, Eddie took special note of hands on this subject. As he was dealing with uncharted territory, it is not too unusual that he has altered many of his original opinions. Eddie is now satisfied that a partnership utilizing the methods advocated in this work will have a decided advantage over a partnership which has no understandings....

2006 / 10 / 3
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Edwin (Eddie) Kantar

Take Your Tricks by Edwin (Eddie) KantarOver 550 Declarer play tips you can take to the bank.

Acclaimed bridge expert Eddie Kantar offers valuable warm-up tips along with card combinations and safety plays. This ebook focuses on the "play of the hand". Its non-controversial tips were written for almost any player beneath "expert" who genuinely desires to improve his or her game. After reading this book, you will start making more contracts and you will be convinced your bidding has been improved - and you may be right.

1st edition 2002; this electronic edition 2006; 168 pages.

2006 / 12 / 1
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Edwin (Eddie) Kantar

A Treasury of Bridge Tips by Edwin (Eddie) KantarThis is a new completely revised 3rd edition of Kantar's classic. This ebook is not meant for beginners, nor is it aimed at experts - it is directed at players somewhere between these extremes who would like to improve their game substantially. Bonus tips remind you to count tricks, not points when preempting, and that the player who makes a preemptive bid is not the player who takes the sacrifice. You will also learn such valuable tips as how to be aggressive in the bidding with fitting hands.

You will learn a whooping 540 tips and the card symbols are set in color to make reading even more...

2007 / 3 / 5
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Judson J. Cameron

Cheating at Bridge by Judson J. CameronMany books on Bridge have been written but very little on advantage play at Bridge. This is quite curious a fact because for other popular card games, such as Poker, this is not the case. Many books have been written on cheating at Poker. It should be obvious if cheating happens at Poker it will also happen at Bridge or any other game for money or honor.

The best protection is knowledge. And this ebook although written originally in 1933 will give you all the knowledge you need to detect and thus protect yourself from being taken advantage of.

(This ebook should also be interesting for...

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Edwin (Eddie) Kantar

Defensive Tips by Edwin (Eddie) KantarThis is a completely revised edition of Kantar's 1994 bestseller. The best defensive tips you will ever find are in this ebook.
  • Don't compound a crime. If you, or more likely your partner, have made an error, do not lose your cool. Many contracts can still be beaten after one defensive error, seldom after TWO.
  • The speed of the play may be a clue to declarer's problem. When playing a 4-3 trump fit, play usually slows to a crawl.
  • Do not take your eye off the ball by focusing all of the attention on one suit to the exclusion of the entire hand.
  • When declarer leads a side suit from dummmy...
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Fred Gitelman

Bridge Master 2000 - Standard Edition by Fred GitelmanBridge Master 2000 is an educational computer program that is certain to improve your declarer play technique.

Bridge Master 2000 is a computer program for PC and PC compatible computers. The Standard Edition of Bridge Master 2000 and Audrey Grant's Better Bridge Edition of Bridge Master 2000 run on Windows 95 or better, have state of the art user interfaces, and come on CD-ROMs.

Bridge Master 2000 is an educational program for improving your declarer play skills. The program presents you with a series of instructional deals to play. You are always declarer. The deals that you play are not randomly dealt. They are carefully...

2007 / 7 / 21
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Audrey Grant & Fred Gitelman

Bridge Master 2000 - Audrey Grant Edition by Audrey Grant & Fred GitelmanBridge Master 2000 is an educational computer program that is certain to improve your declarer play technique. In this edition, Audrey Grant, North America's foremost bridge teacher, has designed 117 deals specifically for novices -- plus there are 60 more advanced deals.

This edition contains 177 bridge deals intended as an introductory course on play of the hand. Audrey Grant, North America's premier bridge teacher and best-selling bridge author, created 117 of these deals and wrote the text for the bridge movies in this edition. Audrey's 117 deals are all on Skill Level 1. The program...

2007 / 7 / 21
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Eric Kokish & Beverly Kraft

Modern American Bidding by Eric Kokish & Beverly KraftEric Kokish and Beverly Kraft, two of the world's leading bidding theoreticians, writers, teachers and international coaches, with impressive playing credentials, present a cohesive system with treatments aimed at improving constructive Standard American bidding based on their version of the Two over One system.

Based on mainstream American methods (strong notrumps, five-card majors), Kokish-Kraft cover all areas of uncontested bidding and show you how to apply the agreements and treatments that comprise their version of modern Two over One. They offer solutions to difficult and subtle problems...

2007 / 7 / 28
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Eric Jannersten

The Jannersten Collection by Eric JannerstenFrom Swedish author Eric Jannersten, The Jannersten Collection consists of one CD including both Find the Mistakes and The Only Chance (in both English and Dutch). Card Reading, a third book in the series, comes on a 3.5" diskette and can be added into the original program as a supplement (it cannot be purchased on its own).

Find the Mistakes offers 75 deals where after having been shown what happened at the table, the user gets to play the deal against the computer and discover how it should have been played. The distribution has been subtly changed in a way that would have made South's...

2007 / 7 / 29
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Terry Quinn

The Great Bridge Conspiracy by Terry QuinnThe Great Bridge Conspiracy ebook chronicles the espionage and card playing exploits of Captain Diggery Piper -- a flamboyant expert first created by Terry Quinn for a serial in Games Magazine. Just as Carroll's Through the Looking Glass and Nabokov's The Defense are structured in accordance with the rules and logic of chess, so Quinn has patterned the action of this swift-paced, suspenseful tale on the psychological intricacies of bridge, craftily building a house of cards that tumbles into a surprise ending.

1st edition 1979; 208 pages.

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Donald Parson

Fall of the Cards by Donald Parson
"The hands are 'provocative' in the sense that they will, or at least ought to, provoke the reader to use his or her brains." - Bridge Plus
Problems of the type for which the author is infamous are limited in number, for they demand a combination of qualities not often found together. They should be problems rather than puzzles, instructive rather than baffling, presenting situations that arise in everyday play. They should be short and snappy, and answerable by a concise statement, preferably early in the game; for if delayed too long, variations in defense may lead to complications that...
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Marty Bergen

Understanding 1NT Forcing by Marty BergenRegardless of your system, 1NT is the likely response to an opening bid in a major. You can acquire the judgment needed to make the right rebids, raises and responses.
  1. Which hands should respond 1NT, and which hands should not.
  2. "6-4 bid more." But should opener rebid the 6, or show the 4?
  3. "It's not Impossible." Responder's Impossible 2 Rebid.
  4. When responder is a passed hand, what's different?
  5. How to cope with an opponent's overcall.
This electronic version has been enhanced with color and bookmarks to allow convenient browsing and reading.

1st edition 2002; 48 pages.

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Marty Bergen

Marty Sez by Marty BergenThis ebook includes 114 very practical tips on a variety of subjects with practical, easy to digest examples.
  1. 1. Getting Off On the Right Foot
  2. 2. Hand Evaluation
  3. 3. Opener's Decisions
  4. 4. Responder's Decisions
  5. 5. Notrump Bidding
  6. 6. All About Slam
  7. 7. Passed Hand Bidding
  8. 8. Preempts - We Do It
  9. 9. Preempts - They Do It
  10. 10. Competitive Auctions
  11. 11. I'll Have a Double
  12. 12. Impressive Declarer Play
  13. 13. The Defense Never Rests
  14. Glossary
  15. Recommended Reading
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Chris Hasney

Simplicity Bridge by Chris HasneyFrom the introduction:

Charles Goren was right. As early as the mid-1950s he was urging bridge players to avoid getting caught up in all the trendy new bidding systems with their myriad confounding conventions. Eventually, even the great Goren was dragged screaming and kicking into the new age of scientific bidding, allowing that things like the Blackwood ace-asking convention and the artificial 2C Stayman bid to check for a 4-4 major suit fit after a 1NT opening bid could be useful at times. But in fighting against complications to our great game of contract bridge, Charles Goren was...

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Chris Hasney & Jerry Pottier

The Basic American Bidding System by Chris Hasney & Jerry PottierThe American Bridge Series is designed as a sequential set of bidding courses, suitable for self-study or classroom-style study under the guidance of a professional bridge teacher. Volumes I through III include declarer play and defense skills as they relate to the bidding skills taught in each text. Volume IV is reserved for true experts; thus, declarer play and defense lessons would be an insult and are not included. The entire series takes about five years of study and practice to complete.

Volume I, The Basic American Bidding System, was written for beginners and for social players who...

2009 / 12 / 7
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Chris Hasney & Jerry Pottier

The Intermediate American Bidding System by Chris Hasney & Jerry PottierVolume II, The Intermediate American Bidding System, makes the transition to modern methods including weak two openings. It teaches all of the pieces of "Standard" American in a way that integrates all of the varied forms of same. Don't be thrown by the term "intermediate." Many duplicate players think that they have reached that level when they can no longer play in novice games. Not so. "Intermediate," as defined by the authors, can vary from folks with zero ACBL masterpoints to 2500 masterpoints. It's not the points that count, it's the skill level.

1st edition 1998; 186 pages.

2009 / 12 / 7
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Chris Hasney & Jerry Pottier

The Advanced American Bidding System by Chris Hasney & Jerry PottierVolume III, The Advanced American Bidding System presumes a complete understanding and skill with all of the material in Volume II. However, some of the Volume II material is repeated for intended redundancy, since the authors suspect that many folks who shouldn't be attempting to study Volume III will do so anyway. After all, "I'm a Life Master, I must be Advanced." The authors suggest that anyone not comfortable playing in Flight A at an ACBL regional or national tournament, or the World Bridge Federation (WBF) or other governing body equivalent thereof avoid purchase and study of Volume III until they have...
2009 / 12 / 7
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Chris Hasney & Jerry Pottier & Alain Lacourse

Le système d'enchères américain de base by Chris Hasney & Jerry Pottier & Alain LacourseLa série américaine de Bridge

La série américaine de bridge est un ensemble de cours successifs sur les enchères. Elle est adaptée à l’apprentissage autodidacte ou de classe sous la supervision d’un enseignant de bridge professionnel. Les volumes I à III incluent des notions de jeu de déclarant et de défense qui sont reliées aux niveaux d’enchères enseignés dans chaque livre. Le volume IV est réservé aux vrais experts ; par conséquent, les leçons de jeu de déclarant et de défense n’ont pas été incluses car cela serait une insulte. La série complète nécessite...

2010 / 4 / 8
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Chris Hasney & Jerry Pottier & Alain Lacourse

Le système d'enchères américain intermédiaire by Chris Hasney & Jerry Pottier & Alain LacourseLe volume II, le système d’enchères américain intermédiaire, effectue la transition aux méthodes modernes incluant les ouvertures à deux faibles. Il enseigne toutes les notions du « standard » américain d’une façon qui intègre ses formes variées. Ne vous méprenez pas sur le terme « intermédiaire ». Plusieurs joueurs de duplicata croient avoir atteint ce niveau lorsqu’ils ne peuvent plus jouer dans les parties novices. Ce n’est pas le cas. Le niveau « intermédiaire », tel que défini par les auteurs, peut qualifier certains joueurs ne possédant aucun point de maître...
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Chris Hasney & Jerry Pottier

The Expert American Bidding System by Chris Hasney & Jerry PottierExpert American, Volume IV in The American Bridge Series, culminates the work begun in 1998 by bridge student Chris Hasney and expert player and system design theorist Dr. Gerald Pottier (Jerry). Volumes I and II, Basic and Intermediate American, covered the card game contract bridge from novice to duplicate tournament Flight C and B levels using Standard American bidding methods. Volume III, Advanced American, married those methods with others modified from other systems or newly designed by Dr. Pottier. It has been played successfully in tournaments in Flight A at the regional and national level. This work completes the task begun...
2016 / 6 / 14
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