Defensive Play at Bridge: A Quizbook
by: Barbara Seagram and David Bird
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Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, by the same author team, was named the 2010 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers’ Association. Building on the success of that title, this book gives the near-beginner a chance to practice the principles on which sound defensive play is based, from the opening lead on.
This is not just a series of problem hands, however. Each section contains a brief introduction of its topic, and the ideas are reinforced with carefully explained solutions and helpful tips throughout.
Bridge teachers and students will find this book invaluable.
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Hello, Steve…and Carole!!
On this first day after Christmas I wanted to share something with you that perhaps you can share with your new 0-20 classes…from someone who a short time ago was in that class, too…
I have read over 30 bridge books the past two years…but the three most significant for me as to my improvement and trying to grasp the fundamentals of this great game which has also led me to rereading these three books to see and appreciate how much I have learned and still have to learn are the three books by Barbara Seagram and David Bird
Declarer Play at Bridge - A Quizbook;
Bidding at Bridge - A Quizbook;
Defensive Play at Bridge - A Quizbook.
If young bridge players only bought and read these three books and then reread them during their first year of learning at the table they would see significant improvement.
Jerry — Jerry Howarth, broadcaster for the Toronto Blue Jays 12/27/2019
The problems are skilfully structured, with repetitions of vital points, and the book is rounded off with a useful list and explanation of bridge terms. — Jon Sveindal, Norway 11/26/2013
Recommended as a gift for your favorite bridge player. — Phillip Alder, New York Times, November 2013 11/07/2013
Well organized and easy to understand, this new book should be a contender for more ABTA honors. Rating: A+ — ACBL Bulletin 10/31/2013
Informed, informative and highly recommended. — Mid-West Book Review 10/28/2013
Barbara Seagram (Toronto, Canada) ran one of the largest and
most successful bridge clubs and bridge schools in N. America. After
selling the club in 2007, she now concentrates solely on teaching and
organizing her popular bridge cruises. An ABTA Master Teacher, Barbara has
been involved in many of MPP's most successful titles, most notably 25
Bridge Conventions You Should Know. With more than 200,000 copies in print
in English alone, this book is the bestselling bridge title since Charles
Goren was writing in the 1950s. It has been translated into Japanese, French, Danish
A brief interview with Tracy Mumford from the Minnesota Public Radio on the show “Fargo,” with a 10 minute interview (at the end) with Barabara Seagram talking about a beginner’s guide to bridge.
Interview https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/27/aw-jeez-fargo-recap-minnesota-likes Apr 27, 2017
David Bird (UK) is the world's most prolific bridge writer, with 141 bridge books to his name. Known for the clarity of his writing and explanations, he has won the American Bridge Teachers Association Book of the Year award a record eight times. His celebrated humorous fiction series, featuring the cantankerous Abbot, has run for over 45 years. His books have been translated into eight languages.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 28 June, 2013.