Right Way to Play Bridge

Author: Paul Mendelson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472141695

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 240

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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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The Right Way to Play Chess

Author: David Pritchard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0716023326

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 240

View: 5081

Since its first publication in 1950, The Right Way to Play Chess has taught chess to generations of beginners, taking them to the standard expected of good club players. It gives full details of exactly how to play the game, explains basic theory and includes many examples of play.There are separate chapters on the openings, middle and end games, plus a chapter of master games which illustrate how styles of play have changed over the years. Fully revised and updated by chess expert Richard James, a new chapter shows how to encourage and teach children to play the game.
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Control The Bidding

The Right Way to Secure the Battleground in Bridge

Author: Paul Mendelson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472141717

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 224

View: 524

Winning demands control of the bidding. Before a card is played you must fight for the high ground or hustle your opponents beyond their safe level. Pro-active and fearless but not reckless in this hugely exciting partnership arena, you must judge every last auction nuance and, terrier-like, destroy your opponents' communication and confidence whilst enhancing your own. Dodge their snares, resist their ploys but win the high stakes by forcing them to gamble - yourself delivering their misfortunes - and by your willingness to bet on certainty. Paul is author of companion volumes Bridge for Complete Beginners and The Right Way to Play Bridge, the leading book for the improving player, and bridge correspondent of The Financial Times. He began by winning the National Championships and now writes and lectures worldwide.
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Bridge: Winning Ways to Play Your Cards

Author: Paul Mendelson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472141709

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 192

View: 514

Many bridge books feature magical and inspiring hands but hands that are never seen in day-to-day play at the bridge table. Bridge: Winning Ways to Play Your Cards concentrates on the type of hands that will make a real difference to your scores and which will help you improve your game. Discover how to assess your opponents' strengths and weaknesses - in relation to your own - and win!
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Die Unschuld stirbt, das Böse lebt

Author: Paul Mendelson

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644549419

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7154

Ein phantastischer Thriller aus Südafrika mit einer Auflösung, die die Grenzen des Genres sprengt. In Kapstadt werden in einem Müllcontainer die Leichen zweier Halbwüchsiger gefunden – nackt und in Plastikfolie gewickelt. Die Obduktion ergibt: Die Jungen hatten jahrelang keine Sonne gesehen. Sie wurden sexuell missbraucht. Jeder der beiden ist an einem Schuss direkt ins Herz gestorben. Senior Superintendent de Vries erkennt sofort die Verbindung zu einem Fall, an dem er seinerzeit fast zerbrach. Damals verschwanden Kinder weißer Polizisten. Verdächtige finden sich schnell. Aber de Vries hat zunehmend das Gefühl, manipuliert zu werden. Seine Ermittlungen werden behindert. Hierarchien und Hautfarben scheinen wichtiger als die Lösung des Falls. De Vries holt sich daraufhin nicht ganz legale Unterstützung von außen. Und dann fällt der Name eines Mannes, der schon damals sein Gegner war ... «Mendelson zeichnet den Schauplatz Südafrika mit einer Meisterschaft, dass er sich mit alten Hasen wie Deon Meyer messen kann.» (The Times) «Ein exzellenter, kompromissloser Thriller, der durch sein Setting nur noch besser wird.» (Lee Child) «Der Aufstieg des südafrikanischen Krimis setzt sich fort. Dieser Roman ist aufregend und profitiert von dem lebendig gezeichneten Bild der Veränderungen nach dem Ende der Apartheid.» (The Times) «Der Typus Ermittler mag einem bekannt vorkommen. Aber Mendelson erzählt so elegant und schreibt so kraftvoll, dass wir zu sehr mitfiebern, um uns daran zu stören.» (The Guardian)
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Bridge für Dummies

Author: Eddie Kantar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527816089

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 216

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Bridge hat den Ruf, ein Zeitvertreib für ältere Damen zu sein. Ja, das ist es auch, aber Bridge ist noch viel mehr. Bridge ist ein Sport, Bridge ist eines der beliebtesten Kartenspiele der Welt, Bridge wird auch in Deutschland von über 500 000 Menschen gespielt und es werden immer mehr. "Bridge für Dummies" führt die Leser in die Welt dieses Denk- und Turniersports ein. Eddie Kantar, einer der weltweit bekanntesten Bridge-Autoren, erläutert die grundlegenden Techniken und Strategien der Reiz- und der Spielphase. Er schildert häufige Spielsituationen und gibt Tipps, wie man richtig mit ihnen umgeht. So liefert das Buch locker und amüsant allerhand Informationen und Anregungen für Anfänger und fortgeschrittene Bridge-Spieler.
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Bridge for Complete Beginners

Author: Paul Mendelson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 071602330X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 160

View: 8306

Learn how to play bridge with this simple step-by-step guide. While good bridge classes are, of course, of great value, this book is itself the complete tutorial. It will help you to learn properly without other help and give you a solid foundation on which to start playing this absorbing game. Work at your own pace Understand the key basic principles Learn about the Acol system of bidding Discover how to play a hand, both as declarer and in defence
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The Fun Way to Serious Bridge

Author: Harry Lampert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439147825

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 160

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The Fun Way To Serious Bridge is for anyone who wants to learn and understand the fundamentals of the mind-stimulating and challenging game of bridge -- and enjoy every minute of it! Harry Lampert combines his skills as a bridge player and teacher with his artistic talents to bring you a totally new FUN way to learn the game. The magic of his superb cartoons and simple, informative language will help you to absorb the principles of serious contract bridge -- and remember them. You'll laugh and learn every step of the way from opening bids to strip and end plays. Whether novice or seasoned social player, this unique book will make good bridge a simple "trick." You'll learn all about: * Opening bids, suit bids, response and no trump bids, and how to force bids * Competition and the reasons and ways behind it * Big hand bidding such as Blackwood Convention, grand slam force and Gerber Convention * Patterns of play including how tricks are won, the finesse, establishing a long suit, when to pull and delay trumps and entries. * Defensive and advanced play -- plus much more!
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How to Play Bridge with Your Spouse and Survive

Author: Roselyn Teukolsky

Publisher: Master Point Press

ISBN: 9781894154505

Category: Games

Page: 192

View: 7623

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 subject to the author's witty and engaging analysis and advice.
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Die Straße ins Dunkel

Author: Paul Mendelson

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644570515

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Die Dunkelheit, die nicht vergeht Ein Unbekannter tötet Polizisten. Polizisten, die vor über zwanzig Jahren ein Massaker an einer schwarzen Familie verübten. Auch Colonel Vaughn de Vries war damals dabei, als unfreiwilliger Zeuge des Verbrechens. Und schon damals kämpfte er gegen eine korrupte Hierarchie im Polizeiapparat. Höhere Stellen behindern ihn auch bei seinem neuen, seinem heikelsten Fall: eine Milliardärin – grausam ermordet. Der Vater war eine Stütze des Apartheid-Regimes. Hauptverdächtiger: ihr schwarzer Liebhaber, Sohn eines einflussreichen Politikers. Vaughn de Vries steht vor vielen Fragen: geht es um Hautfarbe, Geld oder Macht? Wer hatte ein Interesse am Tod der Frau? Wer hat kein Interesse daran, dass die Wahrheit herauskommt?
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Banjo for Beginners

An Easy Beginning Method

Author: Tony Trischka

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739037331

Category: Music

Page: 48

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Teaches basic technique for playing the banjo including how to read music and playing bluegrass classics.
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Almost the Only Bridge Book You'll Ever Need

Principles to Help You Have Fun, Be More Ethical & Improve Your Game

Author: Randy Baron

Publisher: Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies

ISBN: 9781944201173

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 250

View: 918

There are many books and articles about how to improve your play, but there are few that focus on being a better partner, having fun and playing bridge the right way. In this book, there is plenty of technical advice. But more important, this book examines the best ways to participate joyfully in the world's greatest game. In this time of various scandals at the highest levels of bridge, these topics need to be promoted more often. Besides, there are thousands of players around the world who have limited awareness that they are making unethical bids, plays or hesitations, or taking advantage of partner's actions. Although you might have come across some of these tips in various books and magazine articles, this book is unique by focusing more on having a pleasant time playing and making your table a welcome and pleasant place to be. What's more important than being a positive role model for everyone around you, getting along with others, and having a good time? You can choose which principles apply to you and your game. Much of what is appropriate for you to improve depends on your personality and how much work you want to put into being a better player, but frequently stressed throughout the book is that you can always be a role model for others. By reading this book and sharing with your partners and friends, we'll all be doing a little more to make the bridge world a friendlier and better environment. Randy's been playing bridge now for about 50 years and worn all hats: expert, author, publisher, editor, columnist, teacher, politician, director, bridge club owner, and lately travel planner. He founded and spent 35 years as president of the world's largest bridge supplier, Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies. There are many books and articles about how to improve your play, but there are few bridge books like this one. The intention of this book is to present a kind of Reader's Digest of essays and tips that can elevate your enjoyment and help you play with impeccable ethics. In Volume 2, Randy gives timeless advice including: - Bidding secrets - How to be a better declarer - Essential defensive advice
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Compact Cities, a Neglected Way of Conserving Energy

Joint Hearings Before the Subcommittee on the City of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session, December 11 and 12, 1979

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on the City

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 473

View: 7592

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Let's play bridge

a guide to learning and understanding contract bridge

Author: Richard V. Smith

Publisher: Fireside

ISBN: 9780671633820

Category: Games

Page: 440

View: 6261

Discusses the basics of bridge, surveys the various types of bids, and explains advanced bridge techniques
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Master Play in Contract Bridge

Author: Terence Reese

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486203362

Category: Games

Page: 144

View: 8599

Learn how to win those few crucial tricks with masterful play. 130 deals, drawn from years of tournament and championship competition, reveal superb strategies and technique: the deep finesse, loser-on-loser variations, holding moves, waiting moves, a whole galaxy of fascinating stratagems.
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Advanced Bridge

The Higher Principles of the Game Analysed and Explained, and Their Application Illustrated, by Hands Taken from Actual Play

Author: Joseph Bowne Elwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bridge whist

Page: 297

View: 6156

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Modern Blackjack Second Edition

Author: Norm Wattenberger

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557474167

Category: Games

Page: 316

View: 4753

Highly detailed information on casino Blackjack as played worldwide, including over 100 variations, modern basic strategy, modern card counting systems, casino heat, current casino conditions, strategy comparisons, scams and myths, casino comportment and stories from the road. See the preview at www.qfit.com/book. This is Volume I. Volume II is available with advanced strategies. Blackjack expert Don Schlesinger said "What Norm fails to tell you is that this monumental work is one of the most important, comprehensive, pieces of research ever done on the game of blackjack...."
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