Suggestions for your 2021 Bridge Library
By Alex J. Coyne © Great Bridge Links
If you play or view the game of bridge, the odds are more than likely that you’re also an enthusiastic reader of resources on the same topic.
It’s the end of an interesting (and simultaneously tragic) year, and the start of the next. If you’re reading this, you’re still here, and so is the game.
Now is an appropriate time for bridge readers to stock their shelves and e-readers with upcoming bridge stuff so here’s what to look forward to in the early parts of 2021.
Speaking of E-readers, visit EbooksBridge, recently purchased by 52 Entertainment, for a look at their showcase as well as a good analysis of E-book devices. While you’re there, check out their Free Download of Bumblepuppy Bridge – we have an article on this cool product coming soon.
Polish Club is a convention that many bridge players are still getting to know, or have never seen before. Here’s a book that aims to explain its use during bidding – and the intricacies surrounding its use. Would you spot the Polish Club convention if you saw it somewhere? If your answer is no, start here. Purchase of Expert or Standard on Amazon click here.
Playing to Trick One
The tagline of this book might be more explanatory than its title: “There are no Mulligans in bridge.” If you’ve never been golfing, a Mulligan is an extra (and uncounted) stroke. A do-over. What this book says is pretty important. Here’s how to play, and not screw up. I’m sure it is advice that every player could use in their library. Purchase on Amazon click here
Followers and fans of bridge teacher Barbara Seagram should enjoy this book. If you are a player who hasn’t started following her work yet, be sure to add this next release to your list.
Here’s a look at some of her best bridge tips from a real bridge insider. We’ll be calling this one a classic in a few decades.
Are you the type of game player who wants to know everything there is to know about strategy? Well, here’s something to suit your tastes for the beginning of the year. Symmetric Relay is a journey into strategic (and statistical) intricacy – and if that’s your thing, you’ll sure love this one.
Gaining The Mental Edge At Bridge
Gaining The Mental Edge At Bridge by Kim Frazer is the IBPA Master Point Press Book Of The Year choice for 2020 – and if you haven’t gotten to read it yet, then the beginnings of 2021 is the perfect time. Bridge is about more than just your cards, but also about how you think about them. There’s a great article about Kim and her book on World Youth Bridge read it here ->
What’s on your 2021 reading list for bridge?