What do Martina Navratilova, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet have in common? They're all bridge fanatics! The card came is popular again--at home, online, and in schools. Whether readers are learning bridge from scratch or looking to improve their game, this book is the ultimate contract bridge manual. Bridge master Brent Manley takes you step by step from the rudiments of bidding to the more advanced principles of tournament play. You learn how to:
Play a contract and keep score
Gain confidence in competitive bidding
Recognize good vs. bad leads
Successfully communicate with their partners
Win tricks more frequently
This book provides readers with all the skills and tips they need to play this highly social and totally addicting card game!
This edition includes completely new information on:
Brent Manley is the editor-in-chief of The Bridge Bulletin, the bridge magazine with the world's largest circulation published by the American Contract Bridge League. He has been on the staff of the magazine since 1989 and has been editor since 1997. A tournament bridge player since 1975, his master point holdings put him in the top five percent of tournament players. He has written extensively about the game for more than a decade and edited most of the world's best-known bridge writers. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee.