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Product Details

  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Master Point Pr; Spi edition (February 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1897106653
  • ISBN-13: 978-1897106655
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 7.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Barbara Seagram is one of the best-known bridge teachers in North America, and her books on the game have well over a quarter of a million copies in print in English alone. Marc Smith is a British bridge journalist and author who regularly writes for Bridge magazine in London. He lives in Southampton.

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Barbara Seagram (from Toronto, Canada) is one of North America's leading bridge teachers. Her 25 Bridge Bridge Conventions you should Know has sold almost 60,000 copies in English alone. David Bird (from Southampton, England) is one of the world's best-known bridge writers, with more than 70 books to his credit.

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Clear and concise.
Gerald R. Swirsky
If you are familiar with the conventions and just want a refresher, this works well.
Waynemia
It's a very useful guide for the most used bridge conventions.
kathleen C. Reynolds

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ann G. Grant on August 24, 2012
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It may be a different experience for others who don't get the full book first, but we actually like the pocket guide better-- for example they put Transfers before Stayman whereas in the full book you learn a set of rules for Stayman that you have to adjust once you get to the Transfers chapter. Very clear, concise, great to review periodically to make sure you and partner agree on every detail of each convention. I don't think you need the full book if you have this pocket guide.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bridge gal on April 12, 2012
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I use this guide to review conventions, etc. before I play each week. The book is small, succint, and very accurate.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Tiner on September 27, 2011
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My husband and I love this little book. We can hardly wait until we play well enough to use some of the more arcane conventions. Each description of how/when to use a particular convention is concise and clear. Truly a gem of a book for intermediate bridge players...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Street Lawyer on October 4, 2012
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After a hiatus of some 30 years,I have recently discovered the joys of duplicate bridge along with a close friend of many years. About a month ago, In our first try at the local bridge club here in eastern Contra Costa County (San Francisco Bay Area) my partner and I were carved up like Christmas Turkeys as a result of total lack of understanding of almost all of the contemporary conventions. It was like going to a knife fight without a knife!

Rather than spend the rest of our bridge playing career as the club chumps we each bought a copy of the "25 Conventions You Need to Know", and have been moving up the placement ladder, finishing a respectable tie for 2nd in a 8 team shootout last week, and would have had second place all to ourselves if the Ace of Spades had not slipped out of my hand when reaching for a less significant pasteboard while defending a ambitious 4 spade contract.

Now with the "Pocket Book" in hand - for easy reference and concise explanations - we fully expect to rollover the locals like so much chaff before the sickle, and move on up to the Regionals and Nationals and demonstrate you can teach old dogs new tricks.

Steve R.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dortaylor on June 8, 2013
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Carry it with me in my purse. It's like having Barbara with you. It's the last thing I check before starting to play.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sassafras on May 2, 2013
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I really like this book because the informationn is well detailed in a small book that I can carry in my purse. I am still learning the game and have used this book for referral many times
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gerald R. Swirsky on April 30, 2013
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A good refresher for every bridge player.Clear and concise.Allows the beginner and intermediate player to play with confidence at the
bridge table.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KadyOne on April 20, 2013
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I have just started teaching basic bridge to folks who, in most cases, have never even attempted to play before. We also draw some rusty players who may have had experience, albeit slight or decades ago, with conventions. This is a quick, easy reference and includes a few things not covered in any of my other bridge books.
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