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.

The Right Way to Play Chess


Author: David Pritchard
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0716023326
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 240
View: 3402
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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.

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
View: 6127
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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: Winning Ways to Play Your Cards


Author: Paul Mendelson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472141709
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 192
View: 5583
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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!

Die Unschuld stirbt, das Böse lebt


Author: Paul Mendelson
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644549419
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 6454
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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)

Bridge für Dummies


Author: Eddie Kantar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527816089
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 216
View: 8998
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Bridge hat den Ruf, ein Zeitvertreib für ältere Damen zu sein. Ja, das ist es auch, aber Bridge ist noch viel mehr. Bridge ist ein Sport, Bridge ist eines der beliebtesten Kartenspiele der Welt, Bridge wird auch in Deutschland von über 500 000 Menschen gespielt und es werden immer mehr. "Bridge für Dummies" führt die Leser in die Welt dieses Denk- und Turniersports ein. Eddie Kantar, einer der weltweit bekanntesten Bridge-Autoren, erläutert die grundlegenden Techniken und Strategien der Reiz- und der Spielphase. Er schildert häufige Spielsituationen und gibt Tipps, wie man richtig mit ihnen umgeht. So liefert das Buch locker und amüsant allerhand Informationen und Anregungen für Anfänger und fortgeschrittene Bridge-Spieler.

Bridge for Complete Beginners


Author: Paul Mendelson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 071602330X
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 160
View: 1151
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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

The Fun Way to Serious Bridge


Author: Harry Lampert
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439147825
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 160
View: 5172
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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!

25 Bridge-Konventionen, die Sie kennen sollten


Author: Barbara Seagram,Marc Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783980648219
Category:
Page: 191
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How to Play Bridge with Your Spouse and Survive


Author: Roselyn Teukolsky
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 9781894154505
Category: Games
Page: 192
View: 2923
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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.

Die Straße ins Dunkel


Author: Paul Mendelson
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644570515
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 2638
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Die Dunkelheit, die nicht vergeht Ein Unbekannter tötet Polizisten. Polizisten, die vor über zwanzig Jahren ein Massaker an einer schwarzen Familie verübten. Auch Colonel Vaughn de Vries war damals dabei, als unfreiwilliger Zeuge des Verbrechens. Und schon damals kämpfte er gegen eine korrupte Hierarchie im Polizeiapparat. Höhere Stellen behindern ihn auch bei seinem neuen, seinem heikelsten Fall: eine Milliardärin – grausam ermordet. Der Vater war eine Stütze des Apartheid-Regimes. Hauptverdächtiger: ihr schwarzer Liebhaber, Sohn eines einflussreichen Politikers. Vaughn de Vries steht vor vielen Fragen: geht es um Hautfarbe, Geld oder Macht? Wer hatte ein Interesse am Tod der Frau? Wer hat kein Interesse daran, dass die Wahrheit herauskommt?

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.

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Almost the Only Bridge Book You'll Ever Need

Principles to Help You Have Fun, Be More Ethical & Improve Your Game
Author: Randy Baron
Publisher: Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies
ISBN: 9781944201173
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 250
View: 4948
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There are many books and articles about how to improve your play, but there are few that focus on being a better partner, having fun and playing bridge the right way. In this book, there is plenty of technical advice. But more important, this book examines the best ways to participate joyfully in the world's greatest game. In this time of various scandals at the highest levels of bridge, these topics need to be promoted more often. Besides, there are thousands of players around the world who have limited awareness that they are making unethical bids, plays or hesitations, or taking advantage of partner's actions. Although you might have come across some of these tips in various books and magazine articles, this book is unique by focusing more on having a pleasant time playing and making your table a welcome and pleasant place to be. What's more important than being a positive role model for everyone around you, getting along with others, and having a good time? You can choose which principles apply to you and your game. Much of what is appropriate for you to improve depends on your personality and how much work you want to put into being a better player, but frequently stressed throughout the book is that you can always be a role model for others. By reading this book and sharing with your partners and friends, we'll all be doing a little more to make the bridge world a friendlier and better environment. Randy's been playing bridge now for about 50 years and worn all hats: expert, author, publisher, editor, columnist, teacher, politician, director, bridge club owner, and lately travel planner. He founded and spent 35 years as president of the world's largest bridge supplier, Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies. There are many books and articles about how to improve your play, but there are few bridge books like this one. The intention of this book is to present a kind of Reader's Digest of essays and tips that can elevate your enjoyment and help you play with impeccable ethics. In Volume 2, Randy gives timeless advice including: - Bidding secrets - How to be a better declarer - Essential defensive advice

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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Let's play bridge

a guide to learning and understanding contract bridge
Author: Richard V. Smith
Publisher: Fireside
ISBN: 9780671633820
Category: Games
Page: 440
View: 2785
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Discusses the basics of bridge, surveys the various types of bids, and explains advanced bridge techniques

Bridge the Silver Way

A Third Collection of Bridge Stories
Author: David Silver,Tim Bourke
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 9781894154161
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 189
View: 481
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David Silver's three books of humorous bridge stories have received terrific throughout the bridge world. In all of them, the hero is the author's alter ego, Professor Silver, first as a teacher in a community college, and then as a bridge consultant as he moves into the realms of literary parody. Astute readers will recognise allusions to the works of Hemingway, Conan Doyle, Dickens and others, while movie fans will enjoy the bridge versions of 'Citizen Kane', 'Casablanca' and 'Star Trek, TNG'. And when the professor takes on Death or the Devil in the ultimate post-mortem analysis, you just know who's going to come out a winner.

Master Play in Contract Bridge


Author: Terence Reese
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486203362
Category: Games
Page: 144
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Learn how to win those few crucial tricks with masterful play. 130 deals, drawn from years of tournament and championship competition, reveal superb strategies and technique: the deep finesse, loser-on-loser variations, holding moves, waiting moves, a whole galaxy of fascinating stratagems.

Occupational Therapy with Elders - E-Book

Strategies for the Occupational Therapy Assistant
Author: Rene Padilla,Sue Byers-Connon,Helene Lohman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323072267
Category: Medical
Page: 368
View: 1177
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The only comprehensive book on geriatric occupational therapy designed specifically for the COTA, Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA, 3rd Edition provides in-depth coverage of each aspect of geriatric practice, from wellness and prevention to death and dying. A discussion of foundational concepts includes aging trends and strategies for elder care, and coverage of emerging areas includes low-vision rehabilitation, mobility issues including driving, and Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Expert authors René Padilla, Sue Byers-Connon, and Helene Lohman offer an unmatched discussion of diverse populations and the latest on geriatric policies and procedures in this fast-growing area of practice. Unique! A focus on the occupational therapy assistant highlights the importance of COTAs to the care of elder clients. Case studies illustrate principles and help you apply what you've learned to actual situations. Key terms, chapter objectives, and review questions highlight important content in each chapter. Use of the term "elder" reduces the stereotypical role of dependent patients and helps to dispel myths about aging. A multidisciplinary approach demonstrates how the OT and the COTA can collaborate effectively. Unique! Attention to diverse populations and cultures prepares you to respect and care for clients of different backgrounds. Unique! The companion Evolve website makes review easier with more learning activities, references linked to MEDLINE abstracts, and links to related OT sites. Unique! A discussion of elder abuse, battered women, and literacy includes information on how the COTA can address these often-overlooked issues. New information on alternative treatment settings for elders reflects new trends in OT care. Updated information on Medicare, Medicaid, and HIPAA regulations discusses the latest policies and how to incorporate the newest procedures into practice. Significant additions are made to the chapters on public policy, dementia, and oncology.

Advanced Bridge

The Higher Principles of the Game Analysed and Explained, and Their Application Illustrated, by Hands Taken from Actual Play
Author: Joseph Bowne Elwell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bridge whist
Page: 297
View: 1851
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