The Bedside Book of Bridge
Jeronimidis (Elena)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

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  1. This collection of articles features the challenges, downfalls and joys of the game of bridge.
  2. Its contributors include the best-known (and best-loved) names in professional international bridge, as well as many amateurs who share the excitement of the game. Bridge is a game which can be enjoyed at many levels.
  3. The articles in this book cover the problems and delights encountered by bridge players of different standards in the setting of their homes and clubs, as well as top international tournaments.
  4. Quizzes and bridge-related games provide an extra challenge, and tips from the best teachers and players worldwide lead to a better understanding of the game. Features on bridge fiction should stimulate the imagination.
  5. Elena Jeronimidis was a finalist in the 1989 British Ladies Bridge Tournament.

Introduction
  1. One of the articles in this book describes bridge as the only game in which complete beginners may find themselves competing against world champions. This is indeed one of the charms of bridge, which the Bedside Book of Bridge mirrors by bringing together world-famous bridge personalities and ordinary players, professionals and amateurs alike.
  2. Only very few of the articles contained in the Bedside Book of Bridge have already been published elsewhere. They are reprinted here either because they represent the best of an individual author, or because their contents seemed particularly appropriate to the spirit of this anthology. The overwhelming majority of the articles included, however, have been written especially for the Bedside Book of Bridge by contributors from all over the world.
  3. This is, of course, the other beauty of bridge: wherever you are, there will be a game available — and with it a passport to friendship. Indeed many players care less for the intellectual challenges of bridge than its social dimension, and this approach to the game has to be recognized and valued. Equally, it can be very rewarding to explore what may, at first glance, appear peripheral to bridge: that is, the humorous situations which the game generates, the types of player it attracts — not to mention its history and its curios.
  4. The Bedside Book of Bridge illustrates all aspects of bridge under several headings: ‘Tournament Bridge’ describes some of the best (and the worst!) of high-level duplicate play; ‘Better Bridge’ will help improvers and average players alike to sharpen their game; and our ‘Bridge Puzzles’ will keep you awake for hours, and fill you with frustration (or satisfaction). If it is entertainment you are after, turn to ‘Bridge Fiction’ or to ‘It Happened One Night’ — which proves that nothing is as large as life. ‘Holiday Bridge’ and ‘Bridge-a-Brac’ complete our selection, the former intended to explore a new area of the game which is becoming increasingly popular, the latter to bring together all the information, oddities, and feelings that add so much to our enjoyment of bridge. If that's not enough, the snippets sprinkled here and there might raise a chuckle — and give you a better understanding of the lore and language of bridge.
  5. The challenge of every anthology is that it has to cater for a variety of tastes and interests. A bridge anthology must also take into account the fact that no two players hold identical views — and everybody thinks they're right. As long as you are not afraid to smile, this is the book for you.

BOOK COMMENT:

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Contents
  1. Fearful Symmetry — Dave Huggett - 11
  2. The Abbot Moves with the Times — David Bird - 12
  3. Honeymoon Bridge — David Burn - 14
  4. Signal Failure — Eric Crowhurst - 16
  5. If You Can't Beat Them, You Can Join Them — Mark Horton - 18
  6. Confessions of a Tour Operator — Mike Swanson - 20
  7. Little Clublington's Silent Bidder — Peter Stocken - 22
  8. Protection Racket — Peter Hawkes - 24
  9. A Miracle Chance — Ulrich Auhagen - 25
  10. Sense and Sensibility — Queenie Penguin - 26
  11. Too Advanced! — Kitty Teltscher - 29
  12. For Whom the Bell Tolls — Barry Rigal - 30
  13. The Principle of Restricted Choice — Andrew Robson - 32
  14. Bridge in Britain is 100 Years Old — Simon Ainger - 36
  15. Too Late — Tony Parkinson - 38
  16. Murder at the Table — Martin Hoffman - 40
  17. Tony's Play Problem — Tony Forrester - 43
  18. A Causerie on Bridge — Pat Cotter - 44
  19. Roll Over, Houdini! — Zia Mahmood - 45
  20. Crossword Puzzle — Don Putnam - 48
  21. At Sixes and Sevens — Bob Rowlands - 50
  22. Decision Time — Mike Whittaker - 52
  23. The Guthrie Five — Nigel Guthrie - 53
  24. Unnatural Play — P F Saunders - 54
  25. Make Life Difficult — Andrew Kambites - 56
  26. A Handsome Coup — Jane Bodin - 58
  27. Holiday Highlights — Roy Dempster - 60
  28. The 1993 Lady Milne Trophy — Morag Malcolm - 62
  29. Blind Man's Buff — Maureen Dennison - 64
  30. The First of Three — Richard Wheen - 65
  31. At the Rainbow's End — Simon Ainger - 66
  32. The Invisible Ruff — Patrick Jourdain - 69
  33. Nil Desperandum! — Ken Hayton - 71
  34. A Principle in Defence — G C H Fox - 73
  35. Crossing Alternate Bridges — NE Wood - 75
  36. The Reverse Auction — Ron Heath - 78
  37. Just Another Duplicate — Spoil Nulaw - 79
  38. Better than None — Dave Huggett - 81
  39. New York's Finest — Tony Gordon - 82
  40. Holiday Fun — Paul Hackett - 85
  41. Flat Board — Sally Horton - 86
  42. Preserve Communications — Danny Roth - 88
  43. Down by the Riverside — Wendy Wensum - 90
  44. Something of a Record — Tony Sowter - 93
  45. Double Game Swing — Su Burn - 95
  46. Bridge on the Inside — Colin Porch - 96
  47. Polish Puzzle — Nigel Guthrie - 98
  48. The Art of Deception — Brian Senior - 99
  49. The Best Route? — David Perkins - 102
  50. There's Nowt so Queer as Folk — John Beard - 103
  51. Reverses Unravelled — David Parry - 104
  52. Crossword Puzzle — Roger Trowell - 106
  53. The Joys of Bridge — Ruth Edmondson - 108
  54. Plan Your Defence — Bob Rowlands - 109
  55. Jumps in the Lake — Jason Hackett - 110
  56. Justice at Bridge — Ron Pick - 113
  57. Value Your Part-scores — Harold Schogger - 115
  58. When It Looks Easy... — Peter Rowlett - 116
  59. A Small Mistake — Jack Kroes - 118
  60. The Strong Pause — Chris Kinloch - 119
  61. Never Say Die — Tony Richards - 121
  62. Second Puzzle — Richard Wheen - 122
  63. A Puzzling Play — Stephen Cashmore - 123
  64. Slams and More Slams — Graham Hedley - 126
  65. Bulgaria vs Scotland — Nevena Deleva - 128
  66. Combine Your Chances — Mike Whittaker - 130
  67. Bridge in the Willows — Bill (Badger) Starr - 132
  68. History at Your Fingertips — Guy Beresiner - 133
  69. Did You Scrape a Win? — Bernard Magee - 136
  70. Utter Disaster — Geoff Halliday - 137
  71. Golden Oldies — Norman Mackenzie - 138
  72. Dismal Denis — Jimmy Allan - 141
  73. The Unassuming Cue-bid — Derek Patterson and Mark Howarth - 142
  74. Spectre at the Feast — Maureen Dennison - 146
  75. A Historyf Bridge Computers — Andy Roland - 148
  76. A Bidding Quiz — Andrew Kambites - 149
  77. The Dolle Mina Coup — Gustavu Aglione - 150
  78. A Sponsor's Viewpoint — Stephen Dabby - 152
  79. In the Middle of the Night — Stein Aker - 15
  80. The Hand — David Poriss - 156
  81. Common-sense Signals — David Barnes - 159
  82. Freak Show — Dave Huggett - 161
  83. Rusty Charlie Learns Baron — Dummy Runyon (alias Sam Jones) - 162
  84. Good Judgement — Raymond Brock - 164
  85. Mayday! Mayday! — Alasdair Forbes - 166
  86. Happy Accidents — Alan Grace - 168
  87. Computer-scored Pairs — Tony Haworth - 16
  88. A Beginners' Problem — Alec Salisbury - 171
  89. Acol Bidding Quiz — Amanda Hawthorn - 173
  90. A High-level Contract — Arthur Perelman - 174
  91. Where Ancient Meets Modern — Erwin Schon - 17
  92. Souvenir from Wales — David Hamilton - 178
  93. Big Hands — Pat Husband - 181
  94. The Big Game — Jeff Morris - 182
  95. A Week to Remember — Max Powell - 18
  96. Spot the Joker — Stuart Jones - 186
  97. Losing Heart — Malcolm Simpson - 188
  98. Easy after One Club — Richard Kent - 190
  99. The Professional — Jim Mulcahy - 192
  100. A Problem for Improvers — Mike Whittaker - 193
  101. Counting Tricks — Albert Dorrington - 194
  102. Caps in Bridge — Svend Novrup - 19
  103. Poetic Justice — David Ellis - 199
  104. Bob's Wife — John Barr - 201
  105. Means and Ends — Tom Townsend - 205
  106. Third and Last — Richard Wheen - 207
  107. Solutions to Puzzles - 209
  108. Who's Who - 221



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