Encyclopedia Of Bridge 7th Edition

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The Official ACBL Encyclopedia of Bridge 7th Edition

Edited by Brent Manley

This long-awaited edition is the most complete volume of bridge information and instruction ever compiled. With over 600 easy-to read and easy-to-search pages, it belongs in every bridge player's library. It has thousands of entries covering bridge terms, conventions, systems, rules, and top personalities.

  • Completely redesigned format
  • 25% larger type
  • Comprehensive user-friendly index
  • Hundreds of photos
  • 85 pages on conventions
  • 55 pages on suit combinations
  • Contains a CD-ROM version of the complete Encyclopedia plus hundreds of biographies and NABC winners

Table of Contents

  • History
  • ACBL Hall of Fame
  • CBF Hall of Fame
  • Bridge at the Top
  • Bridge Museum
  • ACBL - How it Works
  • Tournaments
  • Trophies
  • World of Bridge
  • Terminology
  • Bidding
  • Competitive Bidding
  • Conventions
  • Systems
  • Card Play
  • Matchpoints vs IMP's
  • Carding
  • Advance Plays
  • Squeezes
  • Suit Combinations
  • At the Table
  • Mathematics and Bridge
  • Rules and "Laws" of Bridge
  • Bridge and Digital Age
  • Curiosities
  • Rubber Bridge
  • Index
"Here is the indispensable work on the greatest of all card games. Editor Manley and his stable of contributors have earned a gold star." - Frank Stewart


"My advice to you is to be the first on your block to get a copy. And if you have a gift in mind for anyone who plays this beautiful game, your problems are over. In spades." - Eddie Kantar


Hardcover: 633 pages: November 2011