Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $19.95
  • Save: $7.77 (39%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Play of the Hand in the 2... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Like New Condition. Sharp Corners. Appears unread. Ships directly from Amazon!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Play of the Hand in the 21st Century: The Diamond Series (Acbl Bridge) Spiral-bound – October 23, 2007

4.6 out of 5 stars 104 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Spiral-bound
"Please retry"
$12.18
$10.32 $7.50

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
$12.18 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Play of the Hand in the 21st Century: The Diamond Series (Acbl Bridge)
  • +
  • Bidding in the 21st Century (ACBL Bridge Series)
  • +
  • Defense in the 21st Century
Total price: $44.71
Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Series: Acbl Bridge (Book 2)
  • Spiral-bound: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Baron Barclay Bridge; 41799th edition (October 23, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0939460947
  • ISBN-13: 978-0939460946
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.9 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
I purchsed this book during my quest for building up my skills and after reading some of the reviews. I have played bridge for over 30 years and recently felt I was getting stagnant in my play of the hand. I have several bridge books for reference, but when I read them to try to build up my skills, I was usually dissatisfied. Often the author did not fully explain why certain rules were successful. Audry Grant's system is easy to learn, goes into detail as to why a rule is suggested and gives worthwhile quizes at the end of each chapter. Even though some of the information is a review for me, I did not find that it was too basic - I enjoy refreshing my concepts and always learn something new. I will admit that some of her point count guidelines are a point or two off from the way I usually play, so I am getting used to her system in that respect. The last time I played bridge I used some of my "new Knowedge" and it worked well!
Comment 64 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
We bought this book for a newly formed bridge club - we have two veteran players, two beginners, and two novice-intermediate players. This book has been great to get the beginners up to speed quickly and to be able to engage in basic play with all members of our little club. We bought her companion "cheat sheet" as well (bridge at a glance), which helps in the heat of play if we've forgotten something. It has given us the basics for all of our players to improve their play and learn more advanced skills.
Comment 33 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Spiral-bound
I own a copy of an earlier edition, which I consider to be the best ever published for intermediate players up to that time. It covers not only the play of the hand by the declarer, but important aspects of bidding and of play by defenders. The presentation is the clearest ever, aided profusely by excellent examples.
Comment 35 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By notrump on September 17, 2010
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
This book has changed the way I play bridge. I am now making extra tricks. She presents the basics clearly. Advanced players may not find this as useful as I am.
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
I needed a review of the bidding count, and how to play. I discovered that I remembered how to play, but I did need a review of the bidding. A very good source.
Simple and concise.
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
This is a very well written bridge book by Audrey Grant. It covers not only play of the hand but also bidding and in addition to the lesson, has many exercises to reinforce the lesson. One of the best I have read.
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
This series of books by the ACBL is very good at teaching and refreshing old out of date players on the new 21st Century planning and playing bridge hands. This volume shows both the play and the use of things like the weak two bid
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
Got this book to advance in my bridge playing, after reading Bridge Basics 1 and 2. I'm an advanced beginner. Grant's system is straightforward and easy to follow. I like the explanations for rules and the quizzes at the end of each chapter really help reinforce each lesson. The only suggestion I have is to add an index to help find answers to questions easier.
I also bought Grant's Bridge at a Glance, which I love as a quick reference when I'm playing,
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Play of the Hand in the 21st Century: The Diamond Series (Acbl Bridge)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Play of the Hand in the 21st Century: The Diamond Series (Acbl Bridge)

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: bridge books