Author: Andrew Robson,The Times Mind Games

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007565038

Category: Games

Page: 208

View: 3768

Based on The Times Bridge column, an extensive bridge guide aimed at the less experienced or social player who longs to improve their game, with instructive deals and tips, as well as a helpful Index.
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Author: Andrew Robson,The Times Mind Games

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008130957

Category: Games

Page: 240

View: 1439

A one-stop practical guide on how to play and master the fascinating game of bridge with expert advice throughout from Andrew Robson, the Times bridge correspondent and the world’s most famous and successful player and teacher of bridge. Previously published in print as Collins Need to Know? Bridge. Now with additional practice deals.
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Author: Collins

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000749338X

Category: Games

Page: 128

View: 8981

Inside this little book lie the state secrets of the game of bridge. It covers everything you need to know to go from being a bridge beginner to an international mastermind!
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Author: The Times Mind Games,Olav Bjortomt

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008209553

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 416

View: 9214

Do you have the general knowledge to match double world quiz champion? More than 200 challenging quizzes and 4000 questions from the MindGames section of The Times will test you to the limit. All quizzes and answers are hyperlinked for ease of use. Choose to hide the answers or view them alongside each quiz; test yourself or be the quiz master!
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Common Mistakes & how to Avoid Them

Author: Andrew Robson

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007204106

Category: Games

Page: 205

View: 6815

A compilation of Andrew Robson's columns from The Times.
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Author: Paul Mendelson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448116058

Category: Games

Page: 208

View: 7899

This is a book for the three million 'social' bridge players (in the UK alone) who know the rules and can play a reasonable hand, but want to refine their skills and improve their understanding of the game. The 121 bridge tips range from simple to more advanced and all offer solid advice on how best to deal with a variety of situations. Tips are clearly explained and are followed by an example hand and a reader's test. There is no simpler way to improve your bridge.
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Rules, Bidding, and Play of the Hand

Author: D. Crisfield

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762761784

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

View: 8084

Bridge is a famously challenging card game, one that's next to impossible to learn without a whole host of visual aids. But books on the subject all too often seem to ignore this. Enter Knack Bridge for Everyone, which takes a step-by-step, visual approach to explaining the game clearly to beginners and intermediates. With 400 full-color photos, as well as numerous charts and diagrams, it begins with the rules and the fundamentals of bidding, play, defense, and scoring. It then takes the bidding up a notch by introducing more bidding techniques and strategies for winning.
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Author: Paul Mendelson

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472141695

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 240

View: 1771

This book shows you how to improve your bridge at both a social and competitive level. Clear examples explain the detail of modern Acol bidding. This will enable the reader to plan and reassess their campaign step-by-step and calculate with precision who holds which cards. Guidance is also given on how and when to obstruct or bluff, how to pinpoint the best leads and steal the best contracts, and ways to think strategically under pressure. Unique at-the-table charts - designed to foster partnership understanding used appropriately at home, club or class - summarise key bids.
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Author: S. J. Simon

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446547604

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 156

View: 7199

This vintage book contains a detailed guide to playing bridge, with information on common mistakes and how to avoid them, simple instructions for improved play, and a wealth of useful little hints and tips. This book is designed for the ordinary club member with a fair amount of playing under their belt and a knowledge of the more popular systems of play, and it would prove invaluable to those fitting this description who want to improve their game. The chapters of this book include: 'The Points you Lose - Ignoring the Odds', 'The Points you Lose - Playing the Dummy', 'The Points you Lose - in Defense', 'The Points you lose - in Bidding', 'The Points you Lose - in Not Doubling', 'Your Battlefield', 'Don't Teach your Partner', et cetera. We are republishing this volume now complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
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Author: The Times Mind Games

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 9780008251031

Category:

Page: 384

View: 7428

Test your word power and rack your brain with this latest mixed collection of 500 puzzles and conundrums from the MindGames section of The Times. With more than 500 assorted word puzzles and conundrums, this collection contains these favourites: * Lexica - 144 letter grid challenges * Polygon - 144 word circle puzzles, how many words can you create? * Scrabble(tm) Challenge - 64 real-life challenges to sharpen your word power * Word Watch - expand your vocabulary with 96 multiple-choice word quizzes * Codewords - test your powers of logic with 52 word and number grids The perfect gift for all word puzzle fans.
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Author: Danny Kleinman

Publisher: Master Point Press

ISBN: 9781894154703

Category: Games

Page: 192

View: 8022

Notrump openings, and the constructive auctions that follow them, are two of the most neglected areas in bridge literature. Following on from his popular articles in the ACBL Bulletin, Kleinman discusses the principles behind notrump bids and rebids in a variety of situations, emphasising the ideas and concepts rather than attempting to teach a series of rigid rules. A must for any duplicate player.
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Popular Conventions

Author: Audrey Grant

Publisher: Baron/Barclay Bridge Supplies

ISBN: 9780939460922

Category: Games

Page: 230

View: 1632

Audrey Grant does it again with an amazing new book, Popular Conventions, the third book in the series, covers everything from playing at a party table to a tournament table. Popular Conventions teaches you the core conventions that will strengthen your game for sure. It introduces you to the Stayman convetions, Jacoby transfer bids, the strong artificial two club opening, Blackwood and Gerber. This book gives you a chance to get ahead and win!
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Author: John Scarne

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062731556

Category: Games

Page: 480

View: 7351

A classic in its field, this is the essential, all-inclusive guide to today's card games, including poker, bridge, baccarat, solitaire, and dozens of others, as well as histories and variations in the games, odds, and tips on how to detect cheating.
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Author: Stanley Newman,Daniel Stark

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061748005

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 1280

View: 9849

With more than 1,000,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many answers as any other crossword dictionary. More important, it is the first crossword dictionary ever to comprehensively cover the clues and answers that actually appear in today's most popular crosswords, including contemporary slang, phrases, and brand names. Meticulously compiled by two crossword professionals with a combined thirty years in the field, and based on a massive analysis of current crosswords, there has never been a crossword dictionary with the breadth, depth, and currency of this one. From Jim Carrey to Sister Carrie, Homer Simpson to Homer's Iliad, the wide-ranging entries include 500,000+ synonyms, 3,000+ literary works, 5,000+ films, 20,000+ famous people from all fields, and more than 100,000 fill-in-the-blank clues so popular in today's crosswords. Featuring an introduction by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz, The Million Word Crossword Dictionary makes every other crossword dictionary obsolete.
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Tips, Tricks and Techniques to Master America's Favorite Puzzle

Author: The New York Times,Amy Reynaldo

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312365547

Category: Games

Page: 208

View: 5067

The New York Times is the gold standard of crossword puzzles. Drawing from the top puzzle constructors in the nation, the Times puzzles are considered the cleverest, most engaging and at times, trickiest puzzles of all. This guide will help puzzlers of all skill levels improve and enjoy the New York Times crossword. Along with helpful discussions and hints, every puzzle in How to Conquer the New York Times Crossword Puzzle is annotated with solving tips and insight from veteran constructors and solver to help you master the nation's #1 puzzle! This volume includes: *60 Times puzzles from easy Monday to devilish Saturday and giant Sunday, each with helpful tips and clues *Lists of most common crossword words, clues, and ways constructors try to trick you*Step-by-step solving instructions provide readers with instruction on how to tackle puzzles of every difficulty level*How to construct a puzzle: A chapter offers a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making a great crossword *Introduction from puzzle great Will Shortz, crossword editor for The New York Times
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Author: Paul Mendelson

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1845285530

Category: Games

Page: 256

View: 4640

In bridge, there are thousands of rules, guidelines, and understandings - but which are golden? Many players enjoy their game without knowing some of the most significant underlying facts about the game, making mistakes which ruin their scores. With some gentle and entertaining reading, all players can improve their game hugely, just by knowing the Golden Rules of Bridge. From thirty years of teaching and playing, Paul Mendelson presents a book containing what he considers are the golden rules of bridge: the techniques and tips which occur most frequently and which provide the biggest edge against your opponents, and offer the biggest scoring advantages. He explains the thinking and logical reasoning behind each element - bidding, declarer play, defence - to ensure that readers remember and understand why they do what they do. These tips and techniques will transform your results and enjoyment of the game, whether you play social rubber bridge or Chicago, club teams events or duplicate pairs. If you play an Acol-based system or any of the many natural bidding systems available, knowing the Golden Rules will improve your score and frustrate your opponents, leaving you in the best spots and them with the tough decisions.
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The Expert's Guide to Improving Your Game

Author: Andrew Robson

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 9780007455966

Category:

Page: 224

View: 2005

Andrew Robson, world champion player, teacher and columnist, offers an insider's guide to the game of bridge for more experienced players.
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How the Past Can Improve Our Future

Author: Neil Postman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307797287

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 2100

At a time when we are reexamining our values, reeling from the pace of change, witnessing the clash between good instincts and "pragmatism," dealing with the angst of a new millennium, Neil Postman, one of our most distinguished observers of contemporary society, provides for us a source of guidance and inspiration. In Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century he revisits the Enlightenment, that great flowering of ideas that provided a humane direction for the future -- ideas that formed our nation and that we would do well to embrace anew. He turns our attention to Goethe, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, Kant, Edward Gibbon, Adam Smith, Thomas Paine, Jefferson, and Franklin, and to their then-radical thinking about inductive science, religious and political freedom, popular education, rational commerce, the nation-state, progress, and happiness. Postman calls for a future connected to traditions that provide sane authority and meaningful purpose -- as opposed to an overreliance on technology and an increasing disregard for the lessons of history. And he argues passionately for specific new guidelines in the education of our children, with renewed emphasis on developing the intellect as successfully as we are developing a computer-driven world. Witty, provocative, and brilliantly reasoned, Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century is Neil Postman's most radical, and most commonsensical, book yet. From the Hardcover edition.
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Author: Burt Hall,Lynn Rose-Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780966116700

Category: Games

Page: 264

View: 5121

There are three unique things about this book: (1) It is the first book in about 40 years to deal with the entire game of bridge, (2) It represents the best thinking of modern day experts and (3) It is expecially well organized and easy to read. The book received the 1997 Book of the Year award and continues to be a bestseller at national tournaments
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Author: Boye Brogeland,David Bird

Publisher: Master Point Press

ISBN: 9781897106815

Category: Games

Page: 245

View: 9184

A fascinating 'over-the-shoulder' look at top-level bridge.
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