Who is Ron Klinger?

Ron Klinger

Ron Klinger is probably the world's leading bridge author and teacher with more than fifty books to his credit. He is also an Australian Grand Master and a World Bridge Federation International Master.

To keep up with the latest news about Ron, take a look at his blog .

Ron Klinger the Early Years

Born in Shanghai in 1941, Ron has lived in Sydney, Australia since 1946. He gave up the law to make bridge his career and achieved early success in the Australian State and National Championships. Ron has played five times in the Far East Championships, winning the Teams in 1970 and the Pairs twice, in 1985 and 1987.

Ron Klinger Bridge Professional

Ron Klinger is one of the world's leading bridge authors and teachers with more than 50 books to his credit. He is also an Australian Grand Master and a World Bridge Federation World Master. He has represented Australia in the World Championships in 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1993, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and is about to represent Australia at the 2012 World Championships in Lille, France in August. He won the Bols Brilliancy Prize at the 1976 World Championships and has created his own "Power" system of bidding.

Ron Klinger's Role at Australian Bridge

Ron was editor of Australian Bridge for thirteen years since 1972, making it one of world's leading bridge magazines. He was also the bridge columnist for the Australian Women's Weekly and later, The Daily Telegraph and The Weekend Australian. He is currently the bridge columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and has a regular column in Australian Bridge magazine and Bridge Plus magazine (England).

Ron Klinger the Author

Writing is one of Ron's gifts and since the late-1970s, he has written over fifty books including:

  • To Win At Bridge: Do You Have What It Takes?
  • Guide to Better Acol Bridge
  • Memory-Aids and Useful Rules Flipper
  • 5-Card Major Stayman
  • Ron Klinger Answers Your Bridge Queries
  • Ron Klinger's Master Class
  • Bridge is Fun (Learn and Laugh with Ron Klinger)
  • Acol Bridge Flipper
  • Understanding Slam Bidding with Andrew Kambites
  • 100 Winning Duplicate Tips (For the Improving Tournament Player)
  • New Instant Guide to Bridge Acol Bids, Responses, Leads and Plays with Hugh Kelsey
  • Acol Bridge Made Easy
  • 100 Winning Bridge Tips (for the improving player)
  • Duplicate Bridge Flipper
  • Understanding the Uncontested Auction with Andrew Kambites
  • 20 Great Conventions Flipper
  • Better Bridge With A Better Memory (How Mnemonics Will Improve Your Game)
  • Guide to Better Duplicate Bridge
  • Improve Your Bidding and Play with Derek Rimington
  • Modern Losing Trick Count Flipper
  • When to Bid, When to Pass
  • The Power of Shape
  • Improve Your Bridge Memory
  • Bridge Conventions, Defences and Countermeasures
  • Basic Acol Bridge Flipper
  • Understanding The Contested Auction with Andrew Kambites
  • Cue-Bidding To Slams
  • Bid Better, Much Better After Opening 1 No-Trump (A New Approach)
  • Guide to Better Card Play
  • Modern Losing Trick Count
  • Basic Bridge
  • How Good Is Your Bridge Hand with Andrew Kambites
  • The Law Of Total Tricks Flipper
  • Playing To Win At Bridge
  • Five Card Majors Bidding Flipper
  • Card Play Made Easy 3 with Andrew Kambites
  • Opening Leads Flipper with Michael Lawrence
  • Kosher Bridge with David Bird
  • Practical Slam Bidding
  • Card Play Made Easy 2 with Andrew Kambites
  • Bridge with the Blue Team (editor)
  • 50 More Winning Bridge Tips

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