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Top 10 Best Books on Bridge bidding

Updated on October 14, 2012

Bridge Bidding

Correct Bridge bidding is hard to master. A good book on the subject of Bridge bidding can be of great help to become better at this art. In his 1999 book The Mammoth Book of Bridge Bridge author Mark Horton listed his recommendations for books on Bridge bidding. I have listed the best 10 of his recommendations here and divided them up into a beginners and an advanced players section. The advanced section comes first.

Best 10 Bridge Bidding Books

Points Schmoints! Bergen's Winning Bridge Secrets

Points Schmoints!: Bergen's Winning Bridge Secrets
Points Schmoints!: Bergen's Winning Bridge Secrets

The nr.1 on the list of best Bridge bidding books. Written by the US Bridge player and ten time national champion Marty Bergen. For now he is a retired Grand Life Master but is still writing Bridge books. This book is one of his books that has won the Bridge book of the year award. Bergen is famous for the innovations he has developed in the game.

 

25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know

25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know

When you start playing Bridge a little more actively it won't be long or you will be looking for new conventions to use in your game. This book has won the American Bridge Teachers Associaton Book of the Year Award for the beginner and intermediate category and it really covers those areas very well. There are a lot of conventions that are excellent to start learning once you have the basics down and then gradually more complicated stuff is introduced. An excellent book.

 

Modern Bridge Conventions

Modern Bridge Conventions
Modern Bridge Conventions

A more advanced book for intermediate and advanced players that can help them a lot with your Bridge bidding. The index gives a lot of information about the conventions and where to use them. It also gives an indication of the level of skill required to make good use of the conventions.

"Every bridge enthusiast should have this on his bookshelf." Alfred Sheinwold, LA Times

 

Judgement in Bridge

Judgment at Bridge
Judgment at Bridge

A great book on Bridge bidding by a worldwide renowned author of the game. In this book on Bridge bidding he covers the overbidding, underbidding, suit preferenceshort club, the takeout double, sign-offs and a lot of other areas of this great game. Published originally in the 70's but still a force among Bridge literature.

 

Hand Evaluation in Bridge

Hand Evaluation in Bridge: How to Adjust the Point-Count Method to Assess the True Value of Your Hand
Hand Evaluation in Bridge: How to Adjust the Point-Count Method to Assess the True Value of Your Hand

Very good book for advanced players to become even better. Hand evaluation is one of the most important skills in any card game. Doing it better increases the knowledge you take away from every hand you play. Your development as a player can go very fast.

 

Preempts from A-Z

Preempts from A to Z
Preempts from A to Z

Well written good read by a very strong player and author. This book on bridge bidding deals primarily in preempts. How to use these tactics and how to defend agains them.

 

Raising Partner

Raising Partner
Raising Partner

This book teaches you how to improve your Bridge bidding, focussing on how to find a trump suit that both players like, but it also goes beyond the Bridge bidding. The "what now" question is often raised and discussed.

 

Bridge Bidding Books for Beginners

Teach Yourself Basic Bidding

Teach Yourself Basic Bidding
Teach Yourself Basic Bidding

Best book about Bridge bidding for beginners. Unfortunately there is no image available at this time on Amazon but the book is definitely for sale.

 

Basic Acol

Basic Acol
Basic Acol

Excellent Bridge bidding book for beginners but it still contains a lot of good information for intermediates. Comes at a price that is unbeatable for this level of Bridge information.

 

Really Easy Bidding

What book on Bridge bidding do you like best?

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