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  • Paperback: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; 1st edition (2 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007234023
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007234028
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.4 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andrew Robson, world Individual Silver Medallist, and former World and European Champion, is Britain's leading Bridge player-teacher-writer.

From small beginnings in 1995, and now with 2000 plus members, Andrew runs a highly successful Bridge School in South West London (www.arobson.co.uk). Specialising in teaching Bridge from absolute scratch, his school has introduced thousands of new players to the game he loves. He also runs Bridge Days and Master Class Tours countrywide.

Andrew is perhaps best know for his acclaimed daily Bridge column in The Times.

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Frank Andopen on 22 Jun. 2008
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This is a very good 'staged' introduction to ACOL contract bridge. The first 2 chapters contain enough fundamental information to get you playing quickly. Then he goes into more detail in later chapters, building on what you've learned already. Simple algorithms are used throughout to illustrate bidder's and responder's choices and there are 'must know' inserts. There are also lots of sample hands to practice on after you've read the rules. It is very cleverly written; you can study it or skim it as the mood takes you. I would recommend it to any beginner who has joined a club and wants to play regularly.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Angus Jenkinson VINE VOICE on 17 Mar. 2009
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This is an excellent introduction to the game of bridge following the Acol convention by Andrew Robson, who is the Times Bridge correspondent. It really does begin by assuming you know nothing and covers very elegantly and easily everything you need to know to be able to bid at a reasonably competent level. You should however know that this concentrates more on bidding than it does on playing so you will need a partner book to help you to think about how to play the cards better. Even for a reasonably good bridge player, especially if you're getting back into the game, this is a very good refresher. Highly recommended
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. G. I. Tait on 26 April 2009
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For clarity of presentation this book is a winner. It suits both beginners and those who have played for a while. There are lots of easy tips on how to become a better player. The boxes at the sides of various pages which summarise ideas and rules are so useful. With this book I hope to become a more able player. Thank you Mr Robson for making the game of bridge so much more interesting and challenging.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Vanetta Joffe on 22 May 2010
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The excellent Andrew Robson has come up trumps(!) with this comprehensive guide to learning and playing bridge for beginners and intermediates alike. He never assumes that you already know something, and explains all techniques clearly and rationally. On each page there is a boxed section highlighting important points.
Though it can stand alone, I would recommend this guide be used along with the Play Modern Bridge DVD by the same author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carpenter on 20 July 2012
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I am a beginner in bridge and I came across this book brousing in a bookshop. I wanted a clear and attractive book and this one caught my eye immediately. In particular, I was drawn to the tables of point boundaries for opening and responing bids for balanced and unbalanced hands. I just liked the way this crucial information was set out clearly. All other bridge books seem to have this information hidden away in the text and you have to hunt around for it especially when you want to refer back to it. Just one irritating thing - not a big deal though - is that Mr Robson revisits topics covered earlier in the book but in more detail. I found this very confusing especially when having to try to get in your head opening, responding and then rebidding only for it to be covered a second time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By geoff R on 26 Nov. 2010
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Very informative and easy to understand. Acts as a reference book.Very reasonably priced.

When I purchased this book I had some knowledge of the game and .
having not played for a fairly long time it helped me to get back in the game

The examples shown both in diagrams and words are clear.

It can be recommended to those just starting to learn this game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BCB on 7 Jan. 2013
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Robson is a top class international player himself; but more importantly for a book of this nature, he is also a first class teacher as well. I would thoroughly recommend this book as a starting place for any intelligent beginner. Bridge is one of the more difficult games at the start of learning because there is so much the beginner has to take on board before really starting to play. This book is one of the best I've ever come across to assist getting over this start hurdle.
But Robson also pays sensible tribute to some older books which are classic sources for the beginner's improvement to intermediate and beyond.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By IT & Book Fan on 24 Mar. 2013
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As an intermediate standard Bridge player, I found this book very useful & still refer to it on & off to refresh my knowledge of the game. It is also suitable for Bridge beginners.
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