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The Golden Rules Of Bridge [Kindle Edition]

Paul Mendelson
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In bridge, there are thousands of rules, guidelines, and understandings - but which are golden?

Many players enjoy their game without knowing some of the most significant underlying facts about the game, making mistakes which ruin their scores. With some gentle and entertaining reading, all players can improve their game hugely, just by knowing the Golden Rules of Bridge.

From thirty years of teaching and playing, Paul Mendelson presents a book containing what he considers are the golden rules of bridge: the techniques and tips which occur most frequently and which provide the biggest edge against your opponents, and offer the biggest scoring advantages. He explains the thinking and logical reasoning behind each element - bidding, declarer play, defence - to ensure that readers remember and understand why they do what they do.

These tips and techniques will transform your results and enjoyment of the game, whether you play social rubber bridge or Chicago, club teams events or duplicate pairs. If you play an Acol-based system or any of the many natural bidding systems available, knowing the Golden Rules will improve your score and frustrate your opponents, leaving you in the best spots and them with the tough decisions.


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Book Description

The tips and techniques in this book will transform your enjoyment of the game.

From the Back Cover

Gain an edge against your opponents and improve your score

Many people play bridge all their lives believing that it is a game where you have to remember what to do. Bridge should be about understanding the key principles of how the game works and then using your skills to make the best decisions. Learn nothing by rote, but instead improve your knowledge in each area of the game: bidding, declarer play and defence.

Whether you play social rubber bridge or Chicago, club teams events or duplicate pairs, these tips and techniques will transform both your results and your enjoyment of the game. If you play an Acol-based system or any of the many natural bidding systems available, knowing the Golden Rules will improve your score and frustrate your opponents, leaving you in the best spots and them with the tough decisions.

· Understand the logical reasoning behind the most common bids, leads and plays

· Develop winning understandings with your regular partner or group of players

· Avoid making the mistakes which ruin your score

Paul Mendelson is the London Financial Times bridge correspondent and author of six books on bridge, as well as being a renowned bridge coach.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 960 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: How To Books (5 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GHK7BQI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #145,724 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Paul Mendelson wrote stories at school when he should have been doing other things, but went on to become the, then, youngest ever playwright performed at the National Theatre, with his play, "You're Quite Safe With Me". This was followed by further work for theatre and, briefly, for television.
For over twenty years, Paul has written on mind sports, such as bridge, poker and casino games, becoming the UK's best-selling author within his genre. He has contributed to magazines and newspapers worldwide, has a weekly bridge column in the Financial Times, and also writes interviews and features.
His debut crime novel, "The First Rule of Survival" was published in 2014, shortlisted for the CWA Crime Novel of the Year, and hit the best-seller charts. His next novel, "The Serpentine Road" is out on 6th April 2015, once again featuring Vaughn de Vries. Novel number three will follow in 2016. Set in Southern Africa, the novels have allowed his creative writing once again to come to the fore, translated into numerous languages, and with much-admired results.

Paul lives in London (and, sometimes, Cape Town) with his two and four-legged family.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
The content is excellent and the narrative is written in a humorous way such that it keeps ones interest.
It is an excellent follow-up to his earlier book "Control the Bidding" (get hold of a copy if you can) which I would recommend is read in conjunction with this one.
Paul Mendelson carefully explains the reasoning behind his ideas and methods which makes them easier to understand and remember as the logic behind them is clear.
This is a book that I shall re-read on a number of occasions as it makes an excellent reference tool for all, but especially for those playing duplicate at Bridge Clubs.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Really useful advice on Bridge - which I will put to good use.

However the book on the Kindle is let down by the fact that the layouts of the Bridge hands cannot be magnified, unlike the text of the book.

This means that the analysis of the hand is wasted because you can't see the cards layout (unless your eyesight is exceptional). If "The Golden Rules of Bridge" Kindle book didn't have this flaw - I would give the book a 5-star rating.

Is there any way to sort this issue out, so that the cards layout can be magnified and therefore easily readable?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bridge:Golden Rules. 12 Aug. 2014
By harrym
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A slightly different format compared to Paul's earlier Bridge books but never-the-less an excellent
read.Only the limited space available ie.247pages to cover such an extensive topic reduced the overall
impact of this fascinating read.
I have both enjoyed and found all Paul's bridge books highly informative.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the book for all levels of Bridge Players 22 July 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Interesting book both for Beginners and Club Players. Paul Mendelson writing is factual and he has a dry wit which makes all his very books very readable.
Very pleased I purchased this book.
Would recommend to other Bridge Players.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece for the improving player 23 Oct. 2014
Format:Paperback
A terrific readable book for the improving intermediate player and lower bracket senior player. This book should be read following that other masterpiece, Secrets of Success, by Tony Forrester. All unimpeachable good bridge sense and strategy with lucid explanations of all the 'rules' and when NOT to obey them. If you and your club partner read and digest and apply..... watch your %s improve dramatically.
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Well written with a sense of humour and certainly benefitted me as an intermediate player. Good descriptions and detailed examples of bidding, declarer playing and of course defence. A well-rounded book to get one to the next level.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read for intermediates, 27 Oct. 2014
Format:Paperback
An interesting read for intermediates, just a dip and come again type, refers to Acol, but that does not detract from it in my opinion unless you are learning precision!
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