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The New Complete Book of Bridge

By Albert Dormer and Ron Klinger

  • Paperback
  • £16.99

This is the third edition of a major publication. No other bridge book covers bidding and play in such comprehensive detail.

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.

Biographical Notes

Albert Dormer
Albert Dormer was not only an international bridge champion player but was also one of the world's leading bridge writers with a string of remarkable books to his credit, including Dormer on Deduction, as well as being bridge correspondent of The Times for four years from 1990. He lived near Inverness in Scotland before his death in 2014.

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: 9780297871156
  • Publication date: 12 Jun 2014
  • Page count: 448
  • 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
Peter Crawley

Guide To Better Duplicate Bridge

Ron Klinger
Authors:
Ron Klinger
Peter Crawley

Playing Doubled Contracts

Ron Klinger
Authors:
Ron Klinger
Peter Crawley

Opening Leads Flipper

Mike Lawrence, Ron Klinger
Authors:
Mike Lawrence, Ron Klinger
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
Peter Crawley

Dormer on Deduction

Albert Dormer
Authors:
Albert Dormer

Peter Crawley

The Rabbi's Magic Trick

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

The Rabbi and the Weaker Sex

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

David Bird and Ron Klinger made a great hit with KOSHER BRIDGE, which was enthusiastically applauded world-wide by the leading bridge critics. In THE RABBI AND THE WEAKER SEX, the retitled KOSHER BRIDGE 2, the cast returns in splendid form and the Rabbi, kindly and considerate, maintains an essential balance between the hilariously warring factions and the excellence of the bridge ensures that readers will be properly instructed while being immoderately entertained. If you did not read the first book you can start with this one. We guarantee you will come back for more.

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

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

Bidding in the slam area has developed rapidly over the past 20 years and players are bidding slams more often and more accurately. In this book Ron Klinger shows how to judge whether slam is likely or not and reveals the methods to find the critical cards in partner's hand, whether it is to stay out of a poor slam, bid a good small slam or find an excellent grand slam.

Peter Crawley

When to Bid, When to Pass

Ron Klinger
Authors:
Ron Klinger

From the opening bid to much later rounds of bidding, from uncontested sequences to highly competitive auctions, this book will provide the groundwork so that you will know when silence can be golden. Each chapter covers the principles that indicate when bidding is the right course, and then which call to choose, and when passing is the winning action.

Peter Crawley

The Abbot, the Witchdoctor and the Disastrous Double

David Bird
Authors:
David Bird
W&N

The Olive Season

Carol Drinkwater
Authors:
Carol Drinkwater

"I scan the terraces, planted with row upon row of ancient olive trees. It is April, late spring. Here in the hills behind the Cote d'Azur the olive groves are delicately blossomed, with their tiny, white-forked flowers. Beyond them, perched halfway up the slope of the hill, our belle epoque villa comes into view. Abounding in balustrade terraces, nestling among cedars and palms, facing out at a south-westerly angle, overlooking the bay of Cannes towards the sun-kissed Mediterranean, there it is, Appassionata, awaiting us..."THE OLIVE FARM told how Carol Drinkwater and partner Michel fell in love with and bought an abandoned Provencal olive farm. Now, in THE OLIVE SEASON, Carol is pregnant and their ever-loyal gardener is leaving to oversee the marriage of his son. Often unassisted, and with new challenges to face, Carol takes on the bulk of the farm work alone. Water is, as ever, a costly problem, and she goes in search of a diviner who promises almost magical results. But, as the harvest season approaches, dramatic events cast dark shadows of their olive farm.

Peter Crawley

New Instant Guide to Bridge

Hugh Kelsey, Ron Klinger
Authors:
Hugh Kelsey, Ron Klinger

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.

Peter Crawley

Bridge Conventions, Defences And Countermeasures

Ron Klinger
Authors:
Ron Klinger