Bridge Conventions, Defences and Countermeasures by Ron Klinger


  • No keen bridge player should be without this book. “Highly recommended” Bridge Magazine.
  • This is the leading book on conventions for intermediate players.
  • Ron Klinger, one of the world’s top bridge players and authors, is a brilliant exponent of the subject.
  • The additional chapter covers the most recent developments in bridge bidding.
  • Intermediate level for keen players. 192 pages, paperback

Click here to see all of the Ron Klinger books that we stock

2 in stock


Bridge Conventions, Defences and Countermeasures by Ron Klinger

Conventions are a vital element of bidding in bridge. Unless they are easily and clearly understood they can be destructively dangerous. This book contains the most common conventions you are likely to encounter at the duplicate table, together with defensive measures you can take, plus countermeasures against each part of the defensive methods. Importantly, however, bridge continues to evolve. The material in the additional chapter covers the most recent developments in bridge bidding and will give you ideas for inclusion in your regular partnerships.


‘Explains each convention, and goes on to show how it should be used, and covers the good and bad sides of its use. I felt the best part of the book (and the part which makes it stand out from any other book on conventions) was that, first, he shows how you might set out to make any conventional understanding difficult to use well, when employed against you. Then he discusses how best to counter these (and other) defensive measures used against you when you yourself have used the convention … Highly recommended.’ – Bridge Magazine

Author Biography

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, C hinese, 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 bridge ideas and devised a number of conventions. He lives in NSW, Australia, and has written a daily bridge column in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald for over 15 years.

Publication date Thursday, June 08, 2017
Price £14.99
EAN\ISBN-13 9781474605632
BIC 2.1 Bridge (WDMC1)
Binding Trade Paperback
Format Demy
Depth 15mm
Extent 192 pages
Word Count

Additional information





There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Bridge Conventions, Defences and Countermeasures by Ron Klinger”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *