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Top 10 e-books for Bridge for iPad

Top 10 Bridge eBooks for iPad


Do you love to read about the card game Bridge but just don’t have the room for any more books on bridge? Then maybe Bridge eBooks are the answer to your prayers. Our Top 10 Bridge eBooks is a round-up of the best contract bridge eBooks and duplicate bridge eBooks that are available for you to download to your iPad, iPhone or Mac computer.

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1. Contemporary Bridge Bidding

Contemporary Bridge Bidding - top 10 bridge eBooksThe first book in our Top 10 Bridge eBbooks is Contemporary Bridge Bidding – A Guide for Players at the Intermediate Level by Leif B Sorensen, is intended for those who are familiar with the fundamentals of duplicate bridge. Contemporary Bridge Bidding is aimed primarily at intermediate players with a range skills, who are keen on improving their bidding. The main focus of the book is on the two-over-one game force, which comprises a bidding system that has gained enormous popularity in recent years. The last two chapters are devoted to an introduction of two systems that are widely played around the world: Precision Bridge and Acol Bridge.

Price: £11.99
Available on: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
Published: 22 November 2011

2. Introductory Duplicate Bridge

Introductory Duplicate Bridge - ebook on bridgeIntroductory Duplicate Bridge – American Standard With Competitive Strategies by Anders Hansson teaches the basics of duplicate bridge. The bidding system used is American Standard. Examples are used throughout the book to explain how you should bid and play the game. Every chapter ends with a summary of what you should remember. There are additional examples for each chapter that you may use as practice deals. The contents of Introductory Duplicate Bridge is structured in such a way that you can at first just read parts of it to get a very basic understanding of the game. Once you have a grasp on the basic elements, you’ll find yourself going back to read more detailed sections. In this way Introductory Duplicate Bridge will accompany you on your way to becoming a strong intermediate player.

Price: £9.49
Available on: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
Published: 14 May 2013

3. Handbook of Winning Bridge

Handbook of Winning Bridge - ebook bridgeHandbook of Winning Bridge by Edwin Silberstang is a thorough introduction to the game of bridge, filled with lots of examples, illustrations, and anecdotes. Beginning and intermediate players learn step by step everything they need to know about: duplicate bridge, contract bridge, rules of play, fundamentals of opening bids and responses, and scoring. You’ll also learn the strategies that allow you to compete in tournaments including the proper evaluation and playing out of hands. Includes coverage of the Jacoby Transfer, Cue, Weak Two, Michaels Cue, Shut-Out, Slam, No-Trump, and advanced, defensive and preemptive bids to the popular and important conventions including, the Stayman, Blackwood, and Two-Way Stayman.

Price: £4.99
Available on: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
Published: 16 April 2013

4. Underhanded Bridge

Underhanded Bridge - duplicate and contract bridge ebookUnderhanded Bridge by Jerry Sohl is an amusing, lighthearted examination of the crazy world of rubber and duplicate bridge, and the men and women who populate that strange milieu — with a heavy but hilarious accent on the tricks and ploys employed by dedicated bridge fiends to win games, master points, and/or money.

Price: £5.99
Available on: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
Published: 14 December 2014

5. Control The Bidding

Control The BiddingControl The Bidding – The Right Way to Secure the Battleground in Bridge by Paul Mendelson is for the serious competitive bridge player who realises winning requires control of the bidding. Even before a card is played you must fight for the high ground or hustle your opponents beyond their safe level. Pro-active and fearless but not reckless in this hugely exciting partnership arena, you must judge every last auction nuance and, terrier-like, destroy your opponents’ communication and confidence whilst enhancing your own. Dodge their snares, resist their ploys but win the high stakes by forcing them to gamble – yourself delivering their misfortunes – and by your willingness to bet on certainty. Paul has also authored the companion volumes Bridge for Complete Beginners and The Right Way to Play Bridge, the leading book for the improving player.

Price: £3.99
Available on: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
Published: 26 October 2017

6. Glory of Notrump

Glory of NotrumpGlory of Notrump – World-Class Bridge In Action by John Sheridan Thomas shows you how to win bridge tournaments or to excel at rubber bridge by bidding and playing superior notrump contracts when most others are playing in suit strains. It describes how world-class experts bid and played notrump contracts in championship tournaments, including the Bermuda Bowl, the Venice Cup the World Team Olympiad, and others. John Sheridan Thomas has also written Standard American 21 , the book that has become the gold standard for modern rubber bridge players.

Price: £11.99
Available on: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
Published: 30 September 2011

7. The Everything Bridge Book

The Everything Bridge BookThe Everything Bridge Book by Brent Manley shares with us that this long standing card came is popular again! Whether readers are learning bridge from scratch or looking to improve their game, The Everything Bridge 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
  • uccessfully communicate with their partners
  • Win tricks more frequently

Brent Manley has also written some brilliant associated titles that are also worth taking a look at Tao Of Bridge – 200 Principles To Transform Your Game And Your Life and The Little Book of Bridge – Learn How to Play, Score, and Win

Price: £9.99
Available on: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
Published: 18 May 2009

8. Slam After Slam with Force Point

Slam After Slam with Force Point bridge ebookSlam After Slam with Force Point – The New Explicit Bridge Bidding by Pawell Boiew who developed Force Point (FP) counting explains in this book how to count your hand directly in contract tricks. Slam After Slam with Force Point is definitely a book for the advanced/competition level player who relishes the detailed technicalities of bridge bidding and wants to push the boundaries of the game.

Price: £17.99
Available on: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
Published: 24 October 2016

9. Don’t Be A Dummy

Don't Be A DummyDon’t Be A Dummy – How to Bid, Defend and Declare a Bridge Hand like an Expert by Elliot Sternlicht covers basic bridge principles relating to all three aspects of bridge – bidding, defending and declaring a hand. In this book Elliot has imparted his knowledge and ideas learned over twenty years of playing high-level tournament and rubber bridge.

Price: £8.99
Available on: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
Published: 11 August 2003

10. Reese on Play – An Introduction to Good Bridge

Reese on PlayReese on Play – An Introduction to Good Bridge by Terence Reese provides a comprehensive introduction on playing bridge. Chapter I stands on it’s own and teaches the basic tenet that all good play depends on forming a picture of the unseen hands. The rest of Reese on Play – An Introduction to Good Bridge contains various examples of advanced strategy in attack and defence. Reese on Play – An Introduction to Good Bridge concludes with a straightforward account of the various forms of end of play.

Price: £5.49
Available on: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
Published: 16 April 2013

Did you Like our Top 10 Bridge eBooks?

If you found this round up of Top 10 Bridge E-books then we’d love to know. Be sure to leave a comment below.

3 thoughts on “Top 10 Bridge eBooks for iPad

  1. slightly anup

    Thank you
    I am looking for value and will invest in the less pricey options with a view to recommending titles to my novice students…. 🙂

  2. Louise smith

    Grandchildren aged nine upwards are keen to learn bridge are there any bridge books/ apps/ebooks written for children? Thank you

    • SLBS Team

      It’s great news that your grandchildren are interested in learning bridge! I don’t know of any books or ebooks that are written specifically for children. There are a number of apps available, some of which might be suitable – we have a downloadable Bridge Apps Guide which goes through them all in detail.

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