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Beginner to Intermediate

Mark Horton Flame Tree Studio



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01 July 2019
Series: Puzzle Power
Bridge is a hugely popular pastime enjoyed by millions, and yet whole books have been written about single aspects of the game, and learning the seemingly complex rules and language can be a daunting idea. So this is the essential guide to beginning your journey and getting in on the fun, covering everything you need to know to get started and progress, from bridge basics, etiquette, language and no-trump play to analysing hands and working with trump suits. Bidding basics and further bidding techniques are covered, along with defence and keeping score. Clear bullet points and step-by-step examples with fresh illustration make learning easy, and once you get the hang of it there are some tips for the more advanced. AUTHOR: Andrew Gumperz (author) is a Californian who has played Bridge competitively for thirty years. He recently won his first North American Bridge Championship event in August of 2018. He is a respected bridge writer whose work can be found online at and He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and two children, three cats and his unenthusiastic, but unruly canine friend Missy. 200 illustrations
By:   Mark Horton
Created by:   Flame Tree Studio
Imprint:   flametree
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   495g
ISBN:   9781787552944
ISBN 10:   1787552942
Series:   Puzzle Power
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   01 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Mark Horton (author) is an expert bridge player, tournament champion, writer and journalist. He has been Editor of Bridge Magazine, the world's oldest bridge publication (now A New Bridge Magazine), since 1995 and is Chief Editor of the European Bridge League's Bulletin. He has represented England on a number of occasions and won events in numerous countries. His many books include I Love This Game, Misplay these Hands with Me, Close Encounters: Bridge's Greatest Matches (Books 1 and 2) and Bridge Master Versus Bridge Amateur. Flame Tree Studio has created hundreds of high quality, crafted illustrated books, calendars and journals, with an emphasis on visual exploration in the arts and in music. From Manga, to Gothic Fantasy, Guitar Chords to How to Play Piano, Flame Tree Studio covers a huge range of subjects.

Reviews for Bridge: Beginner to Intermediate

The book is extremely well-designed, and the excellent graphics are immensely helpful in illustrating the material. Color and typography are deployed effectively throughout the text, with cards always denoted in bold, either black or red.

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