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The Fun Way to Serious Bridge Paperback – May 15 1986

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone; Revised edition edition (May 15 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067163027X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671630270
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 0.8 x 21.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #97,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Charles Goren and Omar Sharif Daily News One of the most intriguing beginner's books we've seen in many a day...a very pleasant way to learn the world's most fascinating game.

Alan Truscott The New York Times ...takes the student efficiently through the basic rules of bidding...a sound introduction to play and defense.

About the Author

Harry Lampert, a licensed teacher of the American Bridge Teachers' Association, is a Life-Master of the American Contract Bridge League and has won titles at National, Regional and Sectional tournaments. Mr. Lampert is also a nationally published cartoonist with illustrations having appeared in The New York Times, Time, True, Esquire, Saturday Evening Post and Saturday Review.

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My impression when I picked this book up was that there would be tons of cartoons to help remember all of the "rules", e.g, my partner bids 1S, my hand has 10 points, therefore I should do this. In my view, there are not enough cartoons to really help remember the material. So, from this point of view, the book is not successful. Where the book does shine is in its highly concentrated explanation of the basics. I carry this book in my briefcase and read portions of it every day. Think of this book as a supplementary collection of notes to augment your other bridge books. This would be an good, inexpensive textbook for a 10-week class on bridge basics, for example. I think if you really learn the material in this book, you will be a very good beginner with ample room to grow.
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By A Customer on July 29 2000
Format: Paperback
I hold this book as the model of books I'd like to write -- on any topic. I think it helps that the author's a cartoonist. I'm ordering 8 more copies now -- I just taught a new batch of bridge players.
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The primary appeal of this book is its thinness. Bridge already has a daunting reputation, and thick books don't help. The goal of a beginners bridge book should show the student enough of the game to get them to the table. Some of the more esoteric cases and topics can be postponed.
This book accomplishes these goals admirably. Nonetheless, I would have appreciated a second summary chart covering respones to a bid of 2 Club Stayman.
Still, do not be deceived - this book requires multiple readings to ensure that it all sinks in.
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By A Customer on Sept. 27 2001
Format: Paperback
If you're a pretty good card player, the hardest thing about learning Bridge is becoming fluent in the specialized language of bidding. Mr. Lampert actually makes this task enjoyable with his great cartoons. They make it easy to recall the proper bid(s) in each situation you encounter. This book is proof that a picture is worth a thousand words.
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I have looked at several bridge books for beginners. This one breaks things down step by step, so you're not overwhelmed with information. It also explains the logic behind bids and plays, which makes them easier to understand and remember. It is by far the best beginner bridge book I have seen.
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