Right Way to Play Bridge


Author: Paul Mendelson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472141695
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 240
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This book shows you how to improve your bridge at both a social and competitive level. Clear examples explain the detail of modern Acol bidding. This will enable the reader to plan and reassess their campaign step-by-step and calculate with precision who holds which cards. Guidance is also given on how and when to obstruct or bluff, how to pinpoint the best leads and steal the best contracts, and ways to think strategically under pressure. Unique at-the-table charts - designed to foster partnership understanding used appropriately at home, club or class - summarise key bids.

Die Unschuld stirbt, das Böse lebt


Author: Paul Mendelson
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644549419
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Ein phantastischer Thriller aus Südafrika mit einer Auflösung, die die Grenzen des Genres sprengt. In Kapstadt werden in einem Müllcontainer die Leichen zweier Halbwüchsiger gefunden – nackt und in Plastikfolie gewickelt. Die Obduktion ergibt: Die Jungen hatten jahrelang keine Sonne gesehen. Sie wurden sexuell missbraucht. Jeder der beiden ist an einem Schuss direkt ins Herz gestorben. Senior Superintendent de Vries erkennt sofort die Verbindung zu einem Fall, an dem er seinerzeit fast zerbrach. Damals verschwanden Kinder weißer Polizisten. Verdächtige finden sich schnell. Aber de Vries hat zunehmend das Gefühl, manipuliert zu werden. Seine Ermittlungen werden behindert. Hierarchien und Hautfarben scheinen wichtiger als die Lösung des Falls. De Vries holt sich daraufhin nicht ganz legale Unterstützung von außen. Und dann fällt der Name eines Mannes, der schon damals sein Gegner war ... «Mendelson zeichnet den Schauplatz Südafrika mit einer Meisterschaft, dass er sich mit alten Hasen wie Deon Meyer messen kann.» (The Times) «Ein exzellenter, kompromissloser Thriller, der durch sein Setting nur noch besser wird.» (Lee Child) «Der Aufstieg des südafrikanischen Krimis setzt sich fort. Dieser Roman ist aufregend und profitiert von dem lebendig gezeichneten Bild der Veränderungen nach dem Ende der Apartheid.» (The Times) «Der Typus Ermittler mag einem bekannt vorkommen. Aber Mendelson erzählt so elegant und schreibt so kraftvoll, dass wir zu sehr mitfiebern, um uns daran zu stören.» (The Guardian)

Control The Bidding

The Right Way to Secure the Battleground in Bridge
Author: Paul Mendelson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472141717
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 224
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Winning demands control of the bidding. Before a card is played you must fight for the high ground or hustle your opponents beyond their safe level. Pro-active and fearless but not reckless in this hugely exciting partnership arena, you must judge every last auction nuance and, terrier-like, destroy your opponents' communication and confidence whilst enhancing your own. Dodge their snares, resist their ploys but win the high stakes by forcing them to gamble - yourself delivering their misfortunes - and by your willingness to bet on certainty. Paul is author of companion volumes Bridge for Complete Beginners and The Right Way to Play Bridge, the leading book for the improving player, and bridge correspondent of The Financial Times. He began by winning the National Championships and now writes and lectures worldwide.

Bridge für Dummies


Author: Eddie Kantar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527816089
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 216
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The Right Way to Play Chess


Author: David Pritchard
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0716023326
Category: Games
Page: 240
View: 5440
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Since its first publication in 1950, The Right Way to Play Chess has taught chess to generations of beginners, taking them to the standard expected of good club players. It gives full details of exactly how to play the game, explains basic theory and includes many examples of play.There are separate chapters on the openings, middle and end games, plus a chapter of master games which illustrate how styles of play have changed over the years. Fully revised and updated by chess expert Richard James, a new chapter shows how to encourage and teach children to play the game.

Bridge: Winning Ways to Play Your Cards


Author: Paul Mendelson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472141709
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 192
View: 5544
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Many bridge books feature magical and inspiring hands but hands that are never seen in day-to-day play at the bridge table. Bridge: Winning Ways to Play Your Cards concentrates on the type of hands that will make a real difference to your scores and which will help you improve your game. Discover how to assess your opponents' strengths and weaknesses - in relation to your own - and win!

25 Bridge-Konventionen, die Sie kennen sollten


Author: Barbara Seagram,Marc Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783980648219
Category:
Page: 191
View: 9729
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Bridge for Complete Beginners


Author: Paul Mendelson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 071602330X
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 192
View: 6025
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Learn how to play bridge with this simple step-by-step guide. While good bridge classes are, of course, of great value, this book is itself the complete tutorial. It will help you to learn properly without other help and give you a solid foundation on which to start playing this absorbing game. Work at your own pace Understand the key basic principles Learn about the Acol system of bidding Discover how to play a hand, both as declarer and in defence

Der weite Weg der Hoffnung


Author: Loung Ung
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104902380
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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***Ein ergreifendes Buch über eine zerstörte Kindheit in einem zerstörten Land – jetzt auch verfilmt von Angelina Jolie*** Kambodscha im April 1975. Soldaten der Roten Khmer rücken in die Hauptstadt Phnom Penh vor. Das Land versinkt in Hunger, Grauen und Mord. Aus dem umhegten Kind Loung Ung wird ein elternloser Flüchtling, der im kambodschanischen Dschungel verzweifelt ums Überleben kämpft. Unsagbares Leid bricht über sie herein. Loung muss sich in einem Waisenlager zum Kindersoldaten ausbilden lassen, ihre Brüder und Schwestern kämpfen in Arbeitslagern verzweifelt um ihr Leben. Allein die Hoffnung, ihre Familie am Ende der Schreckensherrschaft wiederzusehen, spendet Loung Ung Trost. »Reden heißt, meine Familie in große Gefahr zu bringen. Mir fünf Jahren beginne ich zu verstehen, wie es ist, allein zu sein, still und einsam mit der Erwartung, dass mich jeder verletzen könnte.«

The Fun Way to Serious Bridge


Author: Harry Lampert
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439147825
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 160
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The Fun Way To Serious Bridge is for anyone who wants to learn and understand the fundamentals of the mind-stimulating and challenging game of bridge -- and enjoy every minute of it! Harry Lampert combines his skills as a bridge player and teacher with his artistic talents to bring you a totally new FUN way to learn the game. The magic of his superb cartoons and simple, informative language will help you to absorb the principles of serious contract bridge -- and remember them. You'll laugh and learn every step of the way from opening bids to strip and end plays. Whether novice or seasoned social player, this unique book will make good bridge a simple "trick." You'll learn all about: * Opening bids, suit bids, response and no trump bids, and how to force bids * Competition and the reasons and ways behind it * Big hand bidding such as Blackwood Convention, grand slam force and Gerber Convention * Patterns of play including how tricks are won, the finesse, establishing a long suit, when to pull and delay trumps and entries. * Defensive and advanced play -- plus much more!

How to Play Bridge with Your Spouse and Survive


Author: Roselyn Teukolsky
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 9781894154505
Category: Games
Page: 192
View: 2906
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Even social bridge can be like a roller-coaster, where partners rocket up and down together from euphoria to 'you idiot' -- while club and tournament bridge are worse still. Indeed, when a married couple play bridge together, they tend to drag the marriage along with them -- for better or worse. For the answer to the social dilemma of how to survive bridge games with your spouse, read this book. You will learn to deal with such situations as premarital bridge, bridge with another couple, disaster recovery, romantic weekends, mid-life crises and even children as the critical phases of a bridge marriage are subject to the author's witty and engaging analysis and advice.

Banjo for Beginners

An Easy Beginning Method
Author: Tony Trischka
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739037331
Category: Music
Page: 48
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Teaches basic technique for playing the banjo including how to read music and playing bluegrass classics.

König, Dame, Joker

Roman
Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783827054685
Category:
Page: 362
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Altons Großonkel Lester ist alt, blind, sehr krank - und sehr reich. Deshalb kann Alton sich nicht weigern, als Onkel Lester seinen Eltern erzählt, dass er jemanden sucht, der ihn in seinen Bridge-Club begleitet. Das Einzige, was Alton über Bridge weiß, ist, dass es ein langweiliges Spiel für alte Damen ist. Doch sehr bald stellt Alton fest, dass die Karten ganz anders verteilt sind, als es auf den ersten Blick schien: 1. ist Onkel Lester zwar zynisch und verbittert, aber das könnte auch an seiner geheimnisvollen Vergangenheit liegen. 2. scheint Bridge doch kein so langweiliges Spiel zu sein, sondern ein sehr faszinierender Sport. 3. ist Onkel Lesters Bridgepartnerin Toni gar nicht so gemeingefährlich, wie Altons Mutter behauptet, sondern ziemlich hübsch und ziemlich nett. Drei Voraussetzungen für ein aufsehenerregendes Turnier und für Sommerferien, die Altons Leben entscheidend verändern werden.

We were eight years in power

Eine amerikanische Tragödie
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446259805
Category: Political Science
Page: 416
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Mit Barack Obama sollte die amerikanische Gesellschaft ihren jahrhundertealten Rassismus überwinden. Am Ende seiner Amtszeit zerschlugen sich die Reste dieser Hoffnung mit der Machtübernahme Donald Trumps, den Ta-Nehisi Coates als "Amerikas ersten weißen Präsidenten" bezeichnet: ein Mann, dessen politische Existenz in der Abgrenzung zu Obama besteht. Coates zeichnet ein bestechend kluges und leidenschaftliches Porträt der Obama-Ära und ihres Vermächtnisses – ein essenzielles Werk zum Verständnis der Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft der USA, von einem Autor, dessen eigene Geschichte jener acht Jahre von einem Arbeitsamt in Harlem bis ins Oval Office führte, wo er den Präsidenten interviewte.

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 3636
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Compact Cities, a Neglected Way of Conserving Energy

Joint Hearings Before the Subcommittee on the City of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session, December 11 and 12, 1979
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on the City
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cities and towns
Page: 473
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Modern Blackjack Second Edition


Author: Norm Wattenberger
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557474167
Category: Games
Page: 316
View: 2717
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Highly detailed information on casino Blackjack as played worldwide, including over 100 variations, modern basic strategy, modern card counting systems, casino heat, current casino conditions, strategy comparisons, scams and myths, casino comportment and stories from the road. See the preview at www.qfit.com/book. This is Volume I. Volume II is available with advanced strategies. Blackjack expert Don Schlesinger said "What Norm fails to tell you is that this monumental work is one of the most important, comprehensive, pieces of research ever done on the game of blackjack...."

Whats a Mother Father to Do


Author: Maurice A. Fetty
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788018787
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 250
View: 446
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Raising a family today is like negotiating a minefield -- parents often face seemingly insurmountable odds in counteracting the insidious influences of peer pressure and the popular culture. Fetty examines how to cope with the stress of modern life by drawing on the inspirational wisdom of the scriptures.

Let's play bridge

a guide to learning and understanding contract bridge
Author: Richard V. Smith
Publisher: Fireside
ISBN: 9780671633820
Category: Games
Page: 440
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Discusses the basics of bridge, surveys the various types of bids, and explains advanced bridge techniques

Charles H. Goren's 100 Challenging Bridge Hands for You to Enjoy

Test Your Skill Against the Master's Winning Way to Play and Defend
Author: Charles Henry Goren
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 9780385121903
Category: Contract bridge
Page: 100
View: 9772
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