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Product Details

  • Paperback: 151 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc. (June 1, 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486229424
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486229423
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #907,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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57 of 57 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 17, 2000
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This little book uses a teaching strategy that one might think would be obvious: Explain what problems mean before showing readers how to solve them. The way it does so is to show how to play a hand before talking about bidding.
I remember how frustrated I was when I first learned how to play bridge: I had a bunch of rules dumped on me about how to bid, and had no conception of whether or not a bid made sense beyond seeing whether it followed those seemingly arbitary rules. If I had read this book then, it would have let me avoid all that frustration.
There is one point about which prospective readers of this book should be aware: It is based on British bidding style rather than American style. Nevertheless, I have absolutely no doubt that it deserves five stars, and should be much better known than it is.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Allen Smalling TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 6, 2008
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This book is a perennial gem and justly deserves its classic status. Reese is most adept at presenting the world of bridge not just as a mathematical proposition, but a real-life competition against real players who are dying to sacrifice to keep you from making game -- and also for players whose partner is a bit of a doofus.

There are many excellent books written by many bridge experts. I would say in a short amount of time BRIDGE FOR BRIGHT BEGINNERS covers a lot of time in a fair, friendly manner and leaves the reader much better informed. Who could ask for more than that?
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I purchased this because it was the only reasonably priced bridge book available for Kindle. It feels dated because it is not as interactive as a bridge program I downloaded. To use this book you have to lay out the individual hands as you are led through the thought process in bidding. This is laborous. I would strongly recommend, that instead of buying this book that a I Pad user download an interactive tutorial.
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Notice the title - BRIGHT beginners. The way the author teaches the concept of Bridge is super. And enjoyable as well.
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By jjj on September 6, 2012
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Easy to read and understand - excellent for new players or seasoned players who need a review - the las t pages are especially worthwhile for a quick set of rules/bidding
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