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How to Play a Bridge Hand: 12 Easy Chapters to Winning Bridge by America's Premier Teacher Paperback – Bargain Price, January 13, 1994
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and very easy to follow - from how to play card combinations
through operating a squeeze play.
At the end of each of the twelve chapters there is a quiz of
problem hands to solve.
There is much to be learned from this book and I highly
recommend it for the novice through advanced player.
Winner of the American Bridge Teachers' Association book
of the year award.
Root's book is dry but effective; be prepared to really work out the examples not just the quizes and you will end up with another book of your own notes; in the end, you really learn the topic.
Also, some person here complained that this book is not for a beginner; I am a beginner. This book has prerequisites which are covered in the free software supplied on the website of the American Bridge Association (ACBL?). Once you go through that teaching tool, you are ready for this book, no problem.
I highly reccomend this book. Terse, focused to the point at hand (ha, ha), it is dry reading, but highly effective if you decide to expand on the text on your own on the margins.
Do not read it passively.
This is a must-read book for anyone wanting to begin to improve their dummy play.
A polished book, you will like it, but be sure you have some very basic bridge knowledges before reading it!
No side tracking with high level ideas as many Bridge writers love to do (we know you are a genius, but here we want to learn with our own level)
Every idea is presented separately with plenty to examples and a good quiz for each chapter.
With several months experience, you will appreciate this book a lot more. Its slow going, but thats necessary because this is a technical subject. After reading it, you will forget quite a lot of it. Try reading it again a year later. Then it will sink in much better.
For thiose who gave this book a bad review becaus eit was too advanced for them - the problem is with you, not the book. You are not yet at the level to use this book effectively. To read this book as a novice/weak player will not help so much. You need the experience to give you a frame of reference.
After reading this book you can advance to the harder books like teh Card Play Made Easy series and Mollos Card Play Technique.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very educative for intermediate level of players.A lot of useful tipsPublished 17 hours ago by K.VIJAYRAGHAVAN
This book is terrific. I enjoy doing all of the end-of-chapter exercises. Every bridge player should have a copy.Published 2 months ago by Thomas N. Herzog
Excellent book, many good examples for the advancing bridge player.Published 4 months ago by Walter F. Toombs
Not what hoped for. If you can retain in your head the card constellations of each hand exampled in this book, you probably do not need the book to play well. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Pen Name