|If you have read hundreds of Bridge books, you
surely don't need my advice. You would agree with me though, that these
books are real classics, and that every literate bridge player should have
them (yes, there is something for me if someone orders them here!). What
follows is a really short list, and that's not because these are all the
books that I know of. This is not a bookstore's page. These are my
If you play bridge for fun, and you are led to this site by mistake, you are very lucky. Continue to ignore all the nerds' books and enjoy Mollo's masterpieces!
* European residents can (and should) order the books from the Greek page that links to Amazon.co.uk in order to save time and money (shipping costs, red tape, taxes etc.)
|William Root How
to Play a Bridge Hand
Not as comprehensive as the one by Watson but equally well written and easier to read (even its fonts are nicer and larger). Very useful to beginners and intermediate players.
Play of the Hand
A classic. The most comprehensive book on the play of the hand. A must for beginners and intermediate players, but also very useful to advanced ones.
|Mike Lawrence How
to read your opponents' cards
A very useful to beginners and intermediate players book. Even if you don't succeed in thinking like Lawrence, you discover the point that makes the difference between a good player and an expert. Plus, it is written by the best Bridge book author!
|Clyde Love Bridge
What it says. The fact that it doesn't include Chimpansqueeze and the likes makes it more serious and useful.
|Mike Lawrence Card
42 pages on the combination Axx - JTx, and that's not too much, believe me! A book for all audiences.
|Hugh Kelsey Killing
Defence at Bridge
Now, that's defence! It includes some extreme cases, but that's not a bug, that's a feature. For advanced and expert players.
|Geza Ottlik - Hugh Kelsey Adventures
in Card Play
Unbelievable book. If you think that you are an expert, just read it and think again. A very difficult book, but surely it's worth having. For players with a long experience (so that's too late for them to quit the game).
|Mike Lawrence Overcalls
The book on overcalls.
|Mike Lawrence Balancing
The book on balancing.
|Mike Lawrence Hand
This is a book from Mike Lawrence, period.
|Robert Darvas - Norman De V. Hart Right
Through The Pack
The classic you read about in other classic bridge books. This
brilliant fantasy features each card in the deck telling its own
|Victor Mollo Bridge
in the Menagerie
Stories from the Griffins Club. Excellent characters, British humour and incredible hands (most of them have become classic). This is the first book in the series and it should be the first you will read.
|Victor Mollo Bridge
in the Fourth Dimension
More stories from the Griffins Club.
|Victor Mollo Destiny
Even more stories from the Griffins Club.
|Victor Mollo Masters
Even morer stories from the Griffins Club.