The Times Beginner’s Guide to Bridge: All you need to play the game

The Times Beginner’s Guide to Bridge: All you need to play the game

Andrew Robson, The Times Mind Games


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A one-stop practical guide on how to play and master the fascinating and rewarding game of bridge with expert advice throughout from Andrew Robson, the Times bridge correspondent, the world’s most famous and successful player and teacher of bridge.

Previously published as Collins Need to Know? Bridge. Now with additional practice deals.

Andrew Robson, the Times bridge correspondent, shows you how to play bridge – starting from the basics and taking you through the learning process step-by-step. Using clear illustrations and accompanying text, Andrew gives the reader a complete course in learning the game, including sample hands and ways to practice.

You’ll also learn about bidding, tricks, scoring and dealing, and etiquette whilst playing. Above all you’ll begin to develop the skills you need to play bridge, and win – including ingenuity, working well in a partnership, and a good memory.

Contents include: basic bidding and card-play strategies; etiquette and how to score; examples and practice tips; different types of bridge; conventions; evaluating a bridge hand.


Andrew Robson:

Andrew Robson is widely regarded as Britain’s number one bridge player-teacher. He has won countless international bridge events beginning in 1989 with the World Junior Championships and including, in 1991, the European Championships. He is perhaps best known as the Times Bridge Correspondent.


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