PLAY BRIDGE TODAY by Lan Sluder is a short, easy-to-use how-to guide to help you learn to play bridge fast. The simple approach in this unique guide lets you learn bridge basics in minutes. Just add up your points and start bidding and playing right away. Using this simple new approach and the handy "cheat sheets" or "crib sheets" to bidding and play, in minutes you'll be having fun playing the most fascinating of all card games. There's nothing complicated here, no confusion, no jargon! The author is living proof you don't have to be a rocket scientist or bridge whiz to play this fascinating game. Lan Sluder also is the author of more than a dozen books on travel and retirement, including Fodor's Belize, Amazing Asheville, Moving to the Mountains, Living Abroad in Belize, Frommer's Best Beach Vacations, Easy Belize and others. PLAY BRIDGE TODAY covers all these subjects and more: Why Play Bridge? The First Rule Is to Have Fun! What You Need to Know About Bridge Mechanics of the Game: Bidding Merchnics of the Game: Playing Purpose of the Game: How You Win Scoring Bridge (By Hand or Using Digital Apps) Ready, Set, Deal! Bridge Bidding 'Cheat Sheet' Bridge Play 'Cheat Sheet' Bridge Probabilities -- Only the Essentials Bridge Etiquette Definition of Common Bridge Terms Resources to Help You Play Better About the Author
Even social bridge can be like a roller coaster, where partners rocket up and down together from euphoria to 'you idiot' - while club and tournament bridge are worse still. Indeed, when a married couple play bridge together, they tend to drag the marriage along with them - for better or worse. For the answer to the social dilemma of how to survive bridge games with your spouse, read this book. You will learn to deal with such situations as premarital bridge, bridge with another couple, disaster recovery, romantic weekends, mid-life crises and even children as the critical phases of a bridge marriage are subjected to Ms. Teukolsky's witty and engaging analysis and advice. Roselyn Teukolsky Before her retirement, Roselyn Teukolsky taught math and computer science at Ithaca High School in upstate New York. She is married to her favorite bridge partner, and they have two daughters. Formerly a regular contributor to various bridge magazines, she is working on a novel that has nothing to do with bridge.
Play like a pro with expert knowledge from a champion of the game If you don't know the ins and outs of play, bridge can seem like an intimidating game--but it doesn't have to be! Armed with the techniques and strategies in the pages of this book, you'll be bidding and winning hands like a boss! Follow the guidance and knowledge of a pro as he takes you through the basics of the game. You'll get lessons on making opening bids, evaluating your hand, responding to your partner's bid, rebidding, and overcalling--and even a bonus tear-out sheet to take your new strategies on the go!
What do Martina Navratilova, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet have in common? They're all bridge fanatics! The card came is popular again--at home, online, and in schools. Whether readers are learning bridge from scratch or looking to improve their game, this book is the ultimate contract bridge manual. Bridge master Brent Manley takes you step by step from the rudiments of bidding to the more advanced principles of tournament play. You learn how to: Play a contract and keep score Gain confidence in competitive bidding Recognize good vs. bad leads Successfully communicate with their partners Win tricks more frequently This book provides readers with all the skills and tips they need to play this highly social and totally addicting card game! This edition includes completely new information on: Important bridge terminology Bidding accuracy and judgment Online bridge
David Silver's three books of humorous bridge stories have received terrific throughout the bridge world. In all of them, the hero is the author's alter ego, Professor Silver, first as a teacher in a community college, and then as a bridge consultant as he moves into the realms of literary parody. Astute readers will recognise allusions to the works of Hemingway, Conan Doyle, Dickens and others, while movie fans will enjoy the bridge versions of 'Citizen Kane', 'Casablanca' and 'Star Trek, TNG'. And when the professor takes on Death or the Devil in the ultimate post-mortem analysis, you just know who's going to come out a winner.
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Dan's eBook "Bridge - The beginner's Guide" is addressed to anyone who wants to learn bridge, from children to retirees. Thus, it is written in a simple, straight-to-the-point, easy-to-learn style. Some official reviewers consider it as "...the best of all these (bridge-learning eBooks)...". The book contains 14 lessons and pertaining examples, quizes and appendices with useful information for social and competitive playing. After learning (well!) these lessons you will be able to play bridge confidently and enjoy for your entire life "the most mind stimulating card game ever conceived", "the king of all card games (Bill Gates)"
Even the best players in the world went through the same learning stages as we mortals. We all started by feeling oeverwhelmed and frustrated, but we soldiered on. After all, you can't become competent in any endeavour without total effort, immersion, if you will. And these efforts were worthwhile because we realized the eventual reward. - a wider range of friends and mental exercise - was that 'pot of gold' at the end of the rainbow. However, those beginning efforts were essentially rote learning of cliches. It was only as we gained playing experience that we began to realize that nothing replaced thinking and being ' ever vigilant'. As you read on, you will begin to appreciate how thinking makes the learning more complete and with it a more complete bridge player. Bridge really is a thinker's game.
Famous today as the creator of the reserved and scholarly detective Fleming Stone, Carolyn Wells was a prolific American writer of popular mystery novels, celebrated for their intricate plots and engaging characters. The first novel in the series, ‘The Clue’ (1909), features on the Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone list of essential mysteries. Throughout her career, Wells produced over 170 titles, including children’s stories, detective novels, anthologies and humorous and nonsense writings. This eBook presents Wells’ collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wells’ life and works * Concise introductions to the major texts * 73 novels, with individual contents tables * Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * The complete Patty Fairfield and Marjorie Maynard series * Famous children’s books are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Includes Wells’ rare poetry collections – available in no other collection * Features Wells’ seminal non-fiction work ‘The Technique of the Mystery Story’ * Features the author’s autobiography ‘The Rest of My Life’ (first time in digital print) – discover Wells’ literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Fleming Stone Series The Clue (1909) The Gold Bag (1911) A Chain of Evidence (1912) The Maxwell Mystery (1913) Anybody But Anne (1914) The White Alley (1915) The Curved Blades (1915) The Mark of Cain (1917) Vicky Van (1918) The Diamond Pin (1919) Raspberry Jam (1920) The Mystery of the Sycamore (1921) The Mystery Girl (1922) Feathers Left Around (1923) Spooky Hollow (1923) The Furthest Fury (1924) Prillilgirl (1924) The Daughter of the House (1925) The Bronze Hand (1926) Where’s Emily (1927) The Crime in the Crypt (1928) The Huddle (1936) Murder in the Bookshop (1936) Murder Will In (1942) Who Killed Caldwell? (1942) The Alan Ford Series The Bride of a Moment (1916) Faulkner’s Folly (1917) The Pennington Wise Series The Room with the Tassels (1918) The Man Who Fell Through the Earth (1919) In the Onyx Lobby (1920) The Come Back (1921) The Luminous Face (1921) The Vanishing of Betty Varian (1922) The Affair at Flower Acres (1923) Wheels within Wheels (1923) Kenneth Carlisle Series Sleeping Dogs (1929) The Patty Fairfield Series All 17 Patty Fairfield novels (too many to list) The Marjorie Maynard Series All Marjorie novels The Dorrance Family Series The Dorrance Domain (1905) Dorrance Doings (1906) The Two Little Women Series Two Little Women (1915) Two Little Women and Treasure House (1916) Two Little Women on a Holiday (1917) Other Novels Abeniki Caldwell (1902) Eight Girls and a Dog (1902) The Gordon Elopement (1904) The Staying Guest (1904) The Matrimonial Bureau (1905) The Emily Emmins Papers (1907) Dick and Dolly (1909) Betty’s Happy Year (1910) Ptomaine Street (1921) Face Cards (1925) The Deep-Lake Mystery (1928) Short Stories Christabel’s Crystal (1905) An Easy Errand (1910) The Adventure of the Mona Lisa (1912) The Adventure of the Clothes-Line (1915) The Poetry and Nonsense Works Many poetry works; too many to list. The Non-Fiction The Technique of the Mystery Story (1913) The Autobiography The Rest of My Life Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks