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Several of Barbara Seagram's books are now available for download as an eBook. Visit Barbara Seagram's author page at ebooksbridge.com from Master Point Press.

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Listen to Barbara Seagram break down the game of bridge!Barbara Seagram (Toronto, Canada) ran one of the largest and most successful bridge clubs and bridge schools in N. America for many years, the Kate Buckman Bridge Studio. After selling the club in 2006, she now concentrates solely on teaching and organizing her popular bridge cruises, in addition to building and sustaining schools in Cambodia (thanks to the support of so many in the bridge community and her partner in this venture, Pati Lee). An ABTA Master Teacher, Barbara has co-authored many successful titles, most notably 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. With more than 300,000 copies in print in English alone, this book is the bestselling bridge title of the last 50 years. It has been translated into Japanese, French, Danish and German.

Listen to a brief interview with Tracy Mumford about the TV show “Fargo,” with a 10 minute interview (at the end) with Barbara talking about the game of bridge.

Cheat Sheets
Barbara Seagram's Bridge Cheat Sheet

Barbara Seagram's Intermediate Cheat Sheet

($10.00 CAD)

A summary of all you need to know about bidding. A laminated guide for your lap: An easy reference.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to

 Barbara Seagram's Advanced Bridge Cheat Sheet Conventions & More

Barbara Seagram's Advanced Bridge Cheat Sheet

($12.00 CAD)

A summary of all the important conventions you need to know.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to

Barbara Seagram's Bridge Defence Cheat Sheet

Barbara Seagram's Bridge Defence Cheat Sheet

($12.00 CAD)

A summary of signalling & defensive strategy.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to

 NEW CHEAT SHEET - Two Over One

Barbara Seagram's Two Over One Cheat Sheet

Learn the system that has swept North America.

($12.00 CAD)

Available at Habonim (5 Glen Park Ave) or we can mail it to you for discounted shipping price: Add $2.50

Co-Author
25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know

25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know (Bestseller!) by Barbara Seagram and Marc Smith

($21.95 CAD) ($15.99 USD)

"It doesn't get any better ..."
-- Eddie Kantar

The topics covered in this book include: Balancing, Blackwood & Gerber, Cuebid Raises, Control-showing Cuebids, Fourth-Suit Forcing, Grand Slam Force, Help Suit Game Tries, Jacoby & Texas Major-suit Transfers, Jacoby 2NT as a Major-suit Raise, Landy 2C over an Opponent's 1NT, Lebensohl after a 1NT Opening is Overcalled, Lead-directing Doubles, Michaels Cuebids & Unusual Notrump, Negative Doubles, New Minor Forcing, Ogust Responses to Weak Two-Bids, Responsive Doubles, Reverse Drury, Reverses, Roman Key Card Blackwood, Splinter Bids, Stayman, Takeout Doubles, Two Clubs Strong Artificial Opening, Weak Two-Bids

 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know

BARBARA SEAGRAM is the former owner and operator of Toronto's oldest bridge studio. Each year, she teaches over one thousand students to enjoy bridge. She has been awarded Master Teacher status by the American Contract Bridge Teacher's Association.

MARC SMITH writes monthly columns for Bridge and Bridge Plus magazines in Britain and for the OKbridge Spectator on the Internet. He occasionally writes for the ACBL Bridge Bulletin and is an expert bidding forum panelist for numerous magazines. Among his recent books are World Class (1999), Countdown to Winning Bridge (1999, with Tim Bourke), and the Bridge Technique series (with David Bird).

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to , or as an E-Book ONLINE @ www.ebooksbridge.com in English, German, Japanese and Danish.

25 Ways to Compete in the Bidding

25 Ways to Compete in the Bidding by Barbara Seagram & Marc Smith

($19.95 CAD) ($14.99 USD)

"You are holding a winner in your hands; just make sure you get one in your partner's hands as well."
-- Eddie Kantar

The topics covered in this book include: Simple Suit Overcall, Raising Partner's Suit, Responding To Overcalls Without Support, Overcalls That Show Two Suits, Jump Overcalls, Takeout Doubles at the One Level, Responding to a Takeout Double, Later Bidding After a Takeout Double, Other Takeout Double Situations, Notrump Overcalls, RHO Bids Over a 1NT Overcall, Competing over 1NT, Doubling 1NT, Conventional Defenses to 1NT, Takeout Doubles of Weak Two Bids, Overcalling Weak Two Bids, Bidding Over 3-Level Openings, Bidding Notrump Over a Preemt, Bidding Over Other Preempts, Balancing - General Principles, Other Balancing Auctions, Forcing Passes, Locating Stoppers for Notrump, The Law of Total Tricks, Hand Evaluation

 

BARBARA SEAGRAM is the former owner and operator of Toronto's oldest bridge studio. Each year, she teaches over one thousand new students to enjoy bridge. She has been awarded Master Teacher status by the American Contract Bridge Teacher's Association.

MARC SMITH writes monthly columns for Bridge and Bridge PLus magazines in Britain and for the OKbridge Spectator on the Internet. He occasionally writes for the ACBL Bridge Bulletin and is an expert bidding forum panelist for numerous magazines. Among his recent books are World Class (1999), Countdown to Winning Bridge (1999, with Tim Bourke), and the Bridge Technique series (with David Bird).

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or as an E-Book @ www.ebooksbridge.com.

25 Ways to Take More Tricks as a Declarer

25 Ways to Take More Tricks as a Declarer by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

($21.95 CAD) ($14.99 USD)

This book deals with the play of the cards as declarer, perhaps the most important part of the game.

As usual in the '25' series, basic ideas on the strategies and tactics available to declarer are covered comprehensively in the early part of the book, while in later chapters, more advanced players will find ideas and topics that challenge their own understanding of the game.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or as an E-Book ONLINE @ ebooksbridge.com

 25 Ways to be a Better Defender

25 Ways to be a Better Defender by Barbara Seagram and and David Bird

($21.95 CAD) ($15.99 USD)

Defense is the hardest part of playing bridge, but that doesn't mean that it's impossible to learn.

In the final book of the bestselling '25' series, the authors explain how to make a plan as a defender: how to work out from the auction and play what declarer probably has, and which of the strategies available to defenders is likely to be successful. Opening leads, signaling and discarding are all covered in this basic guide to a vitally important topic.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or as an E-Book online @ ebooksbridge.com

25 MORE Bridge Conventions You Should Know

25 MORE Bridge Conventions You Should Know (New!) by Barbara Seagram and David Bird

($21.95 CAD) ($14.99 USD)

If you're comfortable with the material in Barbara Seagram's best-selling first book, then you're ready to move on to the more sophisticated bidding gadgets in this one. Even if you don't want to add all these to your own system, you need to be familiar with them because you'll find your opponents using them. Once again, each convention is clearly and simply explained, and you'll see how it fits into any standard bidding system if you decide to use it. Each chapter includes a helpful summary of the key points and a quiz with full explanations of the answers.

 

CONVENTIONS: Ace-and-king (Italian) cuebidding, Bergen Raises, Cappelletti, D.O.N.T., DOPI, ROPI and DEPO, Exclusion Blackwood, Fit-showing Jumps, Flannery, Forcing 1NT, Four-suit transfers, Gambling 3NT, Ingberman, Inverted Minor Raises, Leaping Michaels, Multi Two Diamonds, Namyats, Pick-a-slam 5NT, Puppet Stayman, Responding to Three-bids, Snapdragon Doubles, SOS and other Redoubles, Stayman continuations, Support Doubles, Unusual over Unusual, Weak Jump Shifts

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to , or as an E-Book ONLINE @ www.ebooksbridge.com ($14.99 US).

Beginning Bridge Coded Cards

Barbara Seagram's Beginning Bridge Coded Cards

(Discount Price: $5.96 USD)

Specially coded playing cards allow teachers and students to set up the 40 practice deals from the book "Barbara Seagram's Beginning Bridge".

Available for purchase, online @ www.bridgeworld.com

 Two Over One TEXT BOOK

NEW:

TWO OVER ONE TEXT BOOK
by Barbara Seagram

($20.00 CAD plus shipping)

Simply explains all you need to know about this system that has swept the world. Quizzes within will make you very comfortable with the system very quickly. And if you don’t play it, at the very least you should understand what your opponents are playing.

Available by emailing Barbara at

Practice Your Bidding Mini-Series
Jacoby 2NT, Roman Keycard Blackwood or Splinter Bids

Jacoby 2NT, Roman Keycard Blackwood or Splinter Bids by Barbara Seagram, Linda Lee & Andy Stark

With these handy little books, you can; Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it, Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format, Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to , or ONLINE @ ebrooksbridge.com as E-Books:

Four-Suit Transfers

Four-Suit Transfers by Barbara Seagram, Linda Lee & Andy Stark

($10.00 CAD) ($5.99 USD)

Part of the popular Practice Your Bidding Series.

Each book in the series in in paperback format, 72 - 80 pages.

With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it, Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format, Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to .

Purchase this as an E-Book online @ ebooksbridge.com

 Jacoby Transfers

Jacoby Transfers by Barbara Seagram, Linda Lee & Andy Stark

($10.00 CAD) ($6.49 USD)

Part of the popular Practice Your Bidding Series.

Each book in the series in in paperback format, 72 - 80 pages.

With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it, Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format, Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to , or as an E-Book online @ ebooksbridge.com

Stayman Auctions

Stayman Auctions by Barbara Seagram, Linda Lee & Andy Stark

($10.00 CAD) ($6.49 USD)

Part of the popular Practice Your Bidding Series.

Each book in the series in in paperback format, 72 - 80 pages.

With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it, Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format, Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to . It is also available as an E-Book @ ebrooksbridge.com

Pocket Guides
Pocket Guide to Bridge

Pocket Guide to Bridge by Barbara Seagram & R. Lee

($10.00 CAD) ($7.99 USD)

Do you need a quick hint about what to bid? Do you know what you are supposed to lead from KJ10x? Do you remember what a reverse is?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this handy reference book is for you!

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to

It can also be purchased as an E-Book @ebooksbridge.com

 NEW BOOK - The Pocket Guide to Even MORE Bridge Conventions

The Pocket Guide to Even MORE Bridge Conventions by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

($9.95 + tax = $10.00 CAD)

A summary of all the fancier conventions. A VERY useful summary in a nutshell. You will love it.

Available at Habonim (5 Glen Park Ave) or at 220 Lawrence Ave East on request. OR we can mail to you for discounted shipping price:
Add $2.50

Pocket Guide to Declarer Play at Bridge

Pocket Guide to Declarer Play at Bridge by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

($7.99 USD)

Using the same format as The Pocket Guide to Bridge, this book provides a handy pocket summary of about two dozen basic concepts in declarer play. In a concise but readable manner, it summarizes most of the material presented in 25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer, by the same author team.

Available ONLINE @ www.ebooksbridge.com

 Pocket Guide to Defensive Play at Bridge

Pocket Guide to Defensive Play at Bridge by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

($7.99 USD)

Using the same format as The Pocket Guide to Bridge, this book provides a handy pocket summary of about two dozen basic concepts in defensive card play. In a concise but readable manner, it summarizes most of the material presented in 25 Ways to be a Better Defender by the same author team.

Available ONLINE @ www.ebooksbridge.com

Pocket Guide to Even Moer Bridge Conventions

Pocket Guide to Even More Bridge Conventions by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

($7.99 USD)

A pocket-sized edition of 25 More Bridge Conventions You Should Know by the same authors, this is a handy guide to popular intermediate-level conventions such as Bergen Raises, Support Doubles, Puppet Stayman, Inverted Minor Raises, Forcing 1NT and more.

Available ONLINE @ www.ebooksbridge.com

 Pocket Guide to ACOL Bridge

Pocket Guide to ACOL Bridge by Barbara Seagram & Mark Horton

($7.99 USD)

Do you ever need a quick hint about what to bid? Are you confused about what to lead from KJ10x? Have you forgotten what a reverse is? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, this is the book you need! And as well, it will be perfect for those times when you want to point to something and say "Look partner, it says here you should have done this!" -- and win your argument!

Available ONLINE @ www.ebooksbridge.com

BARBARA'S 25th BOOK  - PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Practice Makes Perfect by Barbara Seagram and David Bird

($20.00 CAD plus shipping) ($9.99 USD)

Each chapter has a short summary of each convention & then 4 hands to help you to practice the convention. It can be mailed to you or you can pick it up in Toronto at HABONIM.

Available by emailing Barbara at

Available ONLINE @ www.ebooksbridge.com

Quiz Books
NEW BOOK - Bidding At Bridge

Bidding At Bridge - A Quizbook by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

(Retail price is $15.95 + tax.
GET YOURS for $15.00 total!!)

Available in person at 5 Glen Park, or
call Barbara, 416-487-8321, or by
email to .

Declarer Play at BridgeDeclarer Play at Bridge (New!) by Barbara Seagram

($15.00 CAD incl. tax - Reg: $15.95 CAD plus tax)

This book is very gentle and is written for less experienced players. There are many, many practice hands within. The first page always has the problem and the second page has the solution. Detailed planning for playing hands in suit contracts and in No Trumps. This is Barbara's 18th. published book.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to

Defensive Play at Bridge - A Quizbook

Defensive Play at Bridge - A Quizbook by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

(SPECIAL! $15.95 + tax = $15.00 for a limited time!)

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to . It can also be purchased as an E-Book @ ebooksbridge.com

Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand Barbara Seagram & David Bird

($22.95 CAD)

Winner of Book of the Year Award 2010

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to . It can also be purchased as an E-Book @ ebooksbridge.com

Now in Interactive Software @ ebrooksbridge.com

BARBARA'S 26th BOOK  - PLANNING THE PLAY: THE NEXT LEVEL

Planning the Play: The Next Level
by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

($22.95 + tax = $22.00 plus shipping) Love our taxation system!!

Barbara's first book in this series (also co-authored by David Bird) won Book of the Year Award by the American Bridge Teachers' Association: Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand. It introduced the basic concepts of how to go about making a plan as declarer for beginning and improving players, and is a popular text for bridge teachers.

This sequel extends the plan to more complex situations, and covers ideas such as safety plays, avoidance play, trump control, dummy reversal, and endplays. It will appeal to players who have a good grasp of the basics of declarer play, and are looking to improve from there.

Books are available from:
Lee or Wayne at their excellent Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and evening games at Temple Sinai Synagogue @ 210 Wilson Ave. OR from Josee at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 2737 Bayview Ave on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. OR order by email from Barbara OR you may pick up the books from us at a convenient address in North Toronto if you pre-arrange by email. We leave orders between our doors.

Buy Book #1 (Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand) and 2 (Planning the Play: The Next Level) for $40.00.

Books by Eddie Kantar

The two best bridge books ever written. They were out of print but have now been reprinted. Contact Barbara for pricing:

Introduction to Declarer's Play

Introduction to Declarer's Play
An Eddie Kantar Bridge Classic

Introduction to Defender's Play

Introduction to Defender’s Play
An Eddie Kantar Bridge Classic