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  • 100 Winning Bridge Tips

    By Ron Klinger

    For intermediate players

    If you think learning bridge is slow and painful, you might consider this book the pain-killer

    100 Winning Bridge Tips is designed specifically to take the pain out of learning bridge and to speed up your education. It covers situations that occur over and over again in every day play and provides a painless substitute for experience.

    The idea is to learn about the common problems in advance, so they don’t seem quite so daunting when your encounter them at the bridge table.

    “We think there should be more bridge books like this one: authoritative, compact and informative.” – The Contract Bridge Journal

    Soft cover, 144 pages

  • Better Balanced Bidding : The Banzai Method

    By Ron Klinger

    This is an important, and in some ways revolutionary, book. The point count method of hand evaluation was first proposed in 1914 and popularized in 1934 by Milton Work.

    The 5-4-3-2-1 point count improves on the Milton work 4-3-2-1 count by reassessing the relative values of the honour cards. It also adds a further dimension to accurate hand evaluation by including the tens as well as upgrading for 5-card suits in balanced hands, both aspects of crucial importance when assessing balanced hands.

    When you finish this book, it is unlikely that you are going to look at your hand the same way as you have in the past.

  • Bridge Basics (6th Edition)

    By Ron Klinger

    For novices


    Learn to play the most popular card game in the world with tips from the expert

    This book is the product of many lessons given to beginners and improving bridge players. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with bridge lessons.

    It covers the ordinary situations you’ll face in bridge and helps you eliminate fundamental flaws in your game.

    Bridge is fun to play, but the better you are the more fun you’ll have.

    Changes in the 2010 sixth edition: The 1NT range is 15-17, the 2NT opening is 21-22 and the 2C : 2D, 2NT caters for 23-24 balanced. The jump-raise of opener's suit is now a limit raise, 10-12 points. With more, the delayed game-raise is recommended.

    Ron Klinger 2010

    Soft cover, 128 pages

  • Improve Your Opening Leads

    By Ron Klinger

    For intermediate players


    The opening lead is one of the toughest areas of the game. By following the guide-lines in this book not only will you find the winning lead more often, but also you will be able to avoid the futile or dangerous leads which make declarer's task easier.

    By giving less away with the opening lead, your scores are bound to improve. This book is about the logic and methods for finding the best lead time and time again. The first section deals with the approach you should adopt before you even consider plucking a card from your hand. It provides a series of steps to enable you to come up with the best start.

    This is followed by a section of practical problems that arose in major competitions where the very best players did not always find the right answer. Most importantly, the solutions to each problem include the logic behind the right choice and the clues that should point you in the right direction. After completing this book, perhaps you will not find the killing lead every time, but you will find it more often.

    Soft cover, 96 pages

  • Improve Your Play At Trump Contracts

    By Ron Klinger

    An expert card player's advice on how to maximize tricks when playing as declarer in a trump contract

    Following the successful Improve Your Declarer Play at No-Trumps, Ron Klinger explains to bridge players how to make the most of their assets in trump contracts. When is it right to draw trumps, when to delay, when to cross-ruff, and many more topics are covered to make any player a better declarer and make that extra trick or two to earn a top score.

  • Playing To Win At Bridge

    By Ron Klinger

    For intermediate players

    Expanded new edition of an established classic. An additional 16 pages of entertaining and instructive problems from actual play.

    BRIDGE WORLD said of the first edition: 'is as good a quiz book as has ever appeard.. Instead of examples of well-known ideas, the author presents truly practical situations.. the questions emphasise those aspects of bridge play that are truly important at the table. Our quibbles with the analysis are minor, and we recommend the book as outstanding of its kind.'

    The book is divided into sections for the "Elementary", "Intermediate", and "Advanced" players, and the hands are not grouped thematically. This means that you are not given a clue whether you should be endplaying, squeezing or whatever.. you are left to decide that for yourself, just as at the table. The problems set out are very practical ones, the kind you may meet half a dozen times in a session, and the solutions are never flashy and artificial, but always make sound sense when you read the analysis.

    Trade Paperback, 144 pages

  • Right Through the Pack Again

    By Ron Klinger

    For intermediate players

    A bridge classic revisited

    Right Through The Pack (A Bridge Fantasy) by Robert Darvas and Norman de V Hart was published in 1948 and the idea of each card in the pack telling its own story was an instant hit. It is on virtually every magazine’s and player’s list of the top ten bridge books of all time and has become a bridge classic.

    This new book follows the original but also continues the story of the Old Master, a character featured in a series of articles Ron wrote for The Bridge World magazine. The Old Master managed to snatch victory from impossible-seeming situations but in the final article, Last Hurrah, he collapsed and died... or did he? In Right Through The Pack Again the cards strive to keep the Old Master alive. Each card tells its own tale and how it was the key feature in a particular hand. Not only will you be enchanted by the deals, but you will also learn more about why the Old Master has lost the zest for life. Will the cards be able to restore his desire to live?

    The Old Master lives... Or does he?

    Soft cover, 222 pages

  • Ron Klinger Answers Your Bridge Queries

    By Ron Klinger

    For intermediate players

    Bridge master Ron Klinger answers some of the world’s most common bridge questions

    The authority on all things bridge responds to some of the most pressing issues relating to the game, sent to him from people from all over the world.

    Ron Klinger is an Australian Bridge Grand Master and World Bridge Federation International Master and here he presents a compilation of invaluable advice for both you and your partner.

    It’s a great source of advice but also makes the perfect gift for your partner!

    Soft cover, 128 pages

  • Ron Klinger's Guide to Better Bridge (3rd edition)

    By Ron Klinger

    For intermediate players

    Become an accomplished player with The Guide to Better Bridge

    The Guide to Better Bridge is for players who’ve mastered the basics and who want to improve their game. By following the advice contained in this book from bridge master Ron Klinger, you’ll know you’re doing the right thing - improving both your skill and confidence.

    Time marches on and the standard approach to bidding changes with it. Most players now play 1NT as 15-17, not 16-18. The preferred range for a 2NT opening is 21-22 points, but a good 20 points qualifies. Where jump raises, e.g., 1S : 3S, were once played as forcing, they are commonly used these days as a limit raise, 10-12 points. Overcalls have wider ranges, 8-16/17 at the 1-level, 10-16/17 at the 2-level. Overcalls have wider ranges, 8-16/17 at the 1-level, 10-16/17 at the 2-level. All of these have been incorporated in this edition.

    Ron Klinger, August, 2012

    Bridge is fun to play, but playing and winning is better still!

  • The Power System: Five Bids To Winning Bridge

    By: Ron Klinger

    For advanced players

    “When we have a loss, it is almost never a ‘system loss’. Can you say the same?” – Ron Klinger

    With just a few new concepts, Power can increase your bidding vocabulary a hundredfold. Power caters for more hands than standard methods and bids many hands more accurately.

    This book contains hundreds of example hands to illustrate Power methods. It also allows you to check how your present system would manage and quizzes your progress.

    “If the system gave us such good results, it can improve your game too, at whatever level you’re playing.” – Ron Klinger

    Soft cover, 384 pages