Basic Bridge – The Guide to Good Acol Bidding & Play by Ron Klinger, Pat Husband & Andrew Kambites
An outstanding book on learning how to play bridge brings together three top teachers with an unrivalled knowledge of what beginners and improvers want to know and how they should learn.
This is a definitive Acol textbook, equally valuable to rubber or duplicate bridge players. Set out as a course that can be used in conjunction with classes or as a self teacher, the book covers all the basic principles of bidding and play and is packed with exercises and quizzes on everything that has been taught. Recommended as the ideal textbook for learning the game, it will continue to be the standard beginner’s guide to rubber and duplicate bridge for the foreseeable future. If you only ever buy one book on this intriguing game, it has to be this one.
‘… this is by far the best of the bunch. With the help of his co-authors, Klinger has produced a book in which the text is easy to follow, with many interesting play problems. No teacher should be without Basic Bridge, which is excellent value with 160 large pages.’ – Bridge Plus
‘One of the best introductory books I have come across… I recommend it to beginners and teachers alike.’ – The European
‘…the title of one of the best books for beginners I have seen.’ – The Field
Ron Klinger is a leading international bridge teacher and has represented Australia in over 20 world championships since 1976. An Australian Grand Master and a World Bridge Federation International Master, he has written over 60 books, some of which have been translated into Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, French, Hebrew and Icelandic. Two of his titles – Guide to Better Card Play and Right Through the Pack Again – won Book of the Year awards. He has created many new ideas for the game and devised a number of conventions. He lives in NSW, Australia, and has written a daily column in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald for over 15 years.
Andrew Kambites is a grand master, a leading teacher and author, and lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire. He has written or co-authored over 20 books on the game. Andrew has written articles for the EBU magazine, English Bridge, for 25 years. Andrew has been directing and running seminars for First for Bridge since retiring as a maths teacher in 1997.
Pat Husband: deceased.
Publication date Thursday, March 29, 2001
BIC 2.1 Bridge (WDMC1)
Binding Trade Paperback
Format 250mm x 182mm
Extent 160 pages
Series MASTER BRIDGE