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New Instant Guide to Bridge

Acol Bids, Responses, Leads & Play

By Hugh Kelsey and Ron Klinger

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

The perfect quick reference book for all bridge players.

NEW INSTANT GUIDE TO BRIDGE is designed as a quick reference book for every bridge player who wants to be sure of the best bid, lead or play. It includes what you need to know for opening bids, responses and rebids. There is also guidance on hand evaluation, competitive bidding strategy, opening leads, declarer play and defence so that the reader will have all the basic essentials of good play within easy reach.

Biographical Notes

Hugh Kelsey
Hugh Kelsey will always be remembered as one of the all-time great bridge writers and analysts. He was the author of more than 50 outstanding bridge books and was the bridge advisor and editor for the Master Bridge Series from its foundation.

Ron Klinger
Ron Klinger is a leading international bridge teacher and has represented Australia in over 20 world championships since 1976. An Australian Grand Master and a World Bridge Federation International Master, he has written over 60 books, some of which have been translated into Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, French, Hebrew and Icelandic. Two of his titles - Guide to Better Card Play and Right Through the Pack Again - won Book of the Year awards. He has created many new bridge ideas and devised a number of conventions. He lives in NSW, Australia, and has written a daily bridge column in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald for over 15 years.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780297864578
  • Publication date: 13 Oct 2011
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Peter Crawley
Peter Crawley

Defending Doubled Contracts

Ron Klinger
Authors:
Ron Klinger

Having doubled the opponents, you now have to find the best way of enforcing your call. Are the odds so close that defeating the contract is the over-riding priority? But if the opponents' intention were to deprive you of a certain game you should be looking to inflict severe penalties.These are the sort of questions that will face you in this quiz book of bridge problems. The deals have been chosen from major national and international championships. In almost every case you have the chance to do better than the defenders did at the table. As long as you tackle the problems with zeal and determination, your own defence is bound to improve, even if you do not find the best answer every time.

Peter Crawley

The Power of Positive Bidding

Wladyslaw Izdebski, Dariusz Kardas, Wlodzimierz Krysztofczyk, Ron Klinger
Authors:
Wladyslaw Izdebski, Dariusz Kardas, Wlodzimierz Krysztofczyk, Ron Klinger

This remarkable book is based on the close observation of the solutions by the Italian Champions to bidding problems. Acute judgements produced astonishing results, which Wladyslaw Izdebski and a leading bridge coach, Wlodzimierz Krysztofczyk, have analysed to create an exhilarating text. No competent bridge player will want to miss the opportunity of following this exciting work.

Peter Crawley

Guide To Better Duplicate Bridge

Ron Klinger
Authors:
Ron Klinger

This book is for you if you are serious about wanting to improve your duplicate skills. If you and your partner adopt most of the bidding methods recommended in the Guide to Better Duplicate Bridge and you regularly follow the guide-lines for declarer play and defence geared towards matchpoint thinking, you should find that your scores will improve significantly. Guide to Better Duplicate Bridge was first published in 1995 and this edition contains the standard methods which have proved successful in the past as well as recent developements, how they work, when they apply and why you can expect to obtain better scores by adopting them.

Peter Crawley

Playing Doubled Contracts

Ron Klinger
Authors:
Ron Klinger
Peter Crawley

Opening Leads Flipper

Mike Lawrence, Ron Klinger
Authors:
Mike Lawrence, Ron Klinger

Based on Mike Lawrence and Ron Klinger's acclaimed book OPENING LEADS FOR ACOL PLAYERS, this Fast Fact Finder provides the general questions you must ask yourself before leading and gives a vast number of expert tips for specific lead situations. The flipper aims to answer queries such as, 'When is it better not to lead partner's suit?' 'When is it best to attack', 'When is a passive lead preferable?' 'When is it reasonable to lead an ace-high suit?' and many others.The opening lead can be the make-or-break point of the contract. If players would spend more time on the opening lead and less in the post mortem, declarers would face a tougher contest. If you are like most players, chances are that no part of your game deserves more work and study than the opening lead. You cannot expect to make the best lead every time but you can certainly boost your average.

Peter Crawley

The Mistakes You Make At Bridge

Terence Reese, Roger Trezel, Ron Klinger
Authors:
Terence Reese, Roger Trezel, Ron Klinger
Peter Crawley

Teach Your Child Bridge

Ron Klinger
Authors:
Ron Klinger
Peter Crawley

Guide To Better Acol Bridge

Ron Klinger
Authors:
Ron Klinger

For those needing to grasp the fundamentals of sound bidding and play, Ron Klinger's BASIC BRIDGE is the answer. GUIDE TO BETTER ACOL BRIDGE is intended for the large majority who are ready to advance beyond the basics.While GUIDE TO BETTER ACOL BRIDGE emphasises better bidding, each chapter contains examples of play, which highlight areas of winning declarer technique and defence. At the end of each section, a revision test enables the reader to measure the rate of progress.The book can be used by teachers conducting courses, or as a self-teacher.

Peter Crawley

The New Complete Book of Bridge

Albert Dormer, Ron Klinger
Authors:
Albert Dormer, Ron Klinger

This book gives a full account of modern Acol and of the whole range of defensive and competitive bidding. It is suitable for players up to a high standard but will readily be understood by less experienced players as each topic starts with the fundamentals.The play of the cards is covered in all important aspects, with an emphasis on mental approach and on principles of wide application. Deals are presented in a way that allows the reader to develop his thoughts and arrive at solutions. There are many hints of practical value that will stay in the mind.

Gollancz

Feet Of Clay

Terry Pratchett
Authors:
Terry Pratchett
Peter Crawley

Sharpen Your Bridge Technique

Hugh Kelsey
Authors:
Hugh Kelsey
Peter Crawley

The Rabbi's Magic Trick

David Bird, Ron Klinger
Authors:
David Bird, Ron Klinger

David Bird, the world's leading humorous bridge writer, joins forces again with Ron Klinger, one of the world's best-known bridge teachers and authors. The result is a scintillating new collection of stories about the bridge-playing Rabbi.Where else would you find an unnervingly plausible account of a Rabbi gambling his holiday money in a high-stake rubber game against three wealthy Arabs? And where might you chance upon a parable such as the Synagogue team facing a team of Catholic priests and nuns (hired professionals!) as part of the St Benedict Commemoration celebrations?As readers of KOSHER BRIDGE and THE RABBI AND THE WEAKER SEX (previously KOSHER BRIDGE 2) will expect, the humour is sparkling and the bridge brilliant. Sit back, hold tight, and enjoy this vastly entertaining book.

Peter Crawley

The Rabbi and the Weaker Sex

David Bird, Ron Klinger
Authors:
David Bird, Ron Klinger
Peter Crawley

Bridge for the Connoisseur

Hugh Kelsey
Authors:
Hugh Kelsey

BRIDGE FOR THE CONNOISSEUR is a book with a special appeal for those who appreciate the finer points of the game. The text comprises 58 deals remarkable not only for their artistic value but also because they allow Hugh Kelsey to enhance them with instructive points on bidding, play and defence. Many of the hands come from international tournaments and reflect the brilliancies and blunders of the stars.

Peter Crawley

Playing To Win At Bridge

Ron Klinger
Authors:
Ron Klinger

BRIDGE WORLD said of the first edition: 'is as good a quiz book as has ever appeared...Instead of examples of well-known ideas, the author presents truly practical situations...the questions emphasise those aspects of bridge play that are truly important at the table. Our quibbles with the analysis are minor, and we recommend the book as outstanding of its kind.'

Peter Crawley

More Killing Defence at Bridge

Hugh Kelsey
Authors:
Hugh Kelsey

How many times have you found yourself defending and wriggling with anguish at having to discard apparently certain winners? Hugh Kelsey's target here is to help you to avoid such pain - and other agonies that a competent declarer may inflict. By developing your insights into the hidden possibilities in the lie and play of the cards, this book will make you a sought-after partner and a respected (and feared!) opponent.

Peter Crawley

Kosher Bridge

David Bird, Ron Klinger
Authors:
David Bird, Ron Klinger

Two famous authors, David Bird of England and Ron Klinger of Australia, have joined forces to present a feast of bridge with a Jewish flavour. The main character, the Rabbi, kindly and considerate and the star performer, has a gentle sense of fun that pervades the book. This is counter-pointed, as one might expect in a book from David Bird, by the uproarious and often caustic exchanges between the Rabbi's companions as some remarkable sequences unfold at the bridge table.The bridge is excellent and the stories, spiced with the inimitable Jewish sense of humour, are a delectable mix of the sweet and the acidulous.

Peter Crawley

Improve Your Play at Trump Contracts

Ron Klinger
Authors:
Ron Klinger

Following the successful IMPROVE YOUR PLAY AT NO-TRUMPS, Ron Klinger shows you how to make the most of your assets in trump contracts. When is it right to draw trumps, when to delay, when to cross-ruff and many more topics are covered to make you a better declarer and make that extra trick or two give you a top score.

Peter Crawley

Improve Your Slam Bidding

Ron Klinger
Authors:
Ron Klinger
Peter Crawley

Bridge Conventions, Defences And Countermeasures

Ron Klinger
Authors:
Ron Klinger

Conventions are a vital element of bidding in bridge and, unless they are clearly and easily understood, they can be destructively dangerous. Bridge Conventions, Defences and Countermeasures explains each convention and covers in detail how it can be used and how it is often misused. Ron Klinger, one of the world¿s top bridge teachers and authors is a brilliant exponent of the subject and has here produced the leading book of conventions ¿ no keen player should be without it.