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Bridge With The Blue Team (Master Bridge) Paperback – 2 Nov 2000


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""A wonderful book with wonderful hands." --"Daily Telegraph --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Is one of the greatest classics of bridge literature. Contains no fewer than 140 hands played by the celebrated Italian Blue Team. The most successful world class team of all time.

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This is a translation of the second edition of Bridge With The Blue Team in which fifty new deals were added to those of the first edition. Read the first page
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
One of the best bridge books ever 30 July 1998
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It is too bad Amazon take so long to ship this book. It is widely accepted in the bridge-playing community as one of the best collections of bridge hands, if not THE BEST! The amazing thing is that all the hands described in this book were actually played in real life by the Italian Blue Team. They are not ready-made concoctions. Certainly this book is one of my favorites.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Amazing Book 6 Dec. 2001
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This is a classic book that everyone should read for the sheer genius of declarer play and defence. Remember these hands were played at this elevated level AT THE TABLE against world-class opposition. It is a shame that Amazon doesn't have this book. For people desperate to read this and who don't want to pay high used prices, it is available new at Baron Barclay's for about twenty-five dollars.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Acessable, great book for advanced Intermediates and above 7 Mar. 2008
By B. Einhorn - Published on Amazon.com
First, the book is very well written and presented. It was entertaining to read. There were some amusing quips.
Second, the hands are excellent. There are a large number of double squeezes, so if you look for them, you can maybe find some of them. Of course these were made at the table under pressure.
Third, the book will make you think about what the hands will look like after a certain number of tricks have been played (i.e. a suit run)

I was a bit surprised at some of the poor defense plays. Perhaps top level card play has improved in 40 years.

Fun, enjoyable book to read. Highly recommended.
If you are not familiar with Double squeezes and Criss Cross squeezes you probably wont get much out of the book. Study for a while and come back in a couple of years.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Incredible hands! 13 Nov. 1998
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I agree. This is a large collection of hands that were played double-dummy AT THE TABLE. Many themes and combinations come up including squeezes, deceptive plays and defense.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Prefect defense + Excellent Play 6 May 1999
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This book deserves us to read it more than three times. Which level the best bridge are? You can find it in this book.
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