Tao Of Bridge: 200 Principles To Transform Your Game And Your Life

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Whether you are a new or longtime bridge player, you know that bridge can serve as a metaphor for life itself. The Tao of Bridge, by Gold Life Master Brent Manley, shows you how to adapt the principles of playing this classic game to face challenges at home, at work, and in everyday situations.

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Overview

Whether you are a new or longtime bridge player, you know that bridge can serve as a metaphor for life itself. The Tao of Bridge, by Gold Life Master Brent Manley, shows you how to adapt the principles of playing this classic game to face challenges at home, at work, and in everyday situations.

You will be transformed by these life lessons:

  • Fate rewards those with the most determination
  • Visualizing success can be key to attaining it
  • First moves can affect everything to come
  • Well-timed boldness is priceless

The Tao of Bridge helps you garner more victories in life - as well as at the game table!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593372163
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 11/10/2004
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.12 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Brent Manley has been editor of the world's largest bridge magazine since 1997.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Chapter 1 A Game Unlike Any Other 1
Chapter 2 The Cards in Your Hand 7
Chapter 3 Bidding-The Language of Bridge 15
Chapter 4 The Opening Bid-Getting in the First Shot 26
Chapter 5 Talking Back to Partner-Keeping the Conversation Going 39
Chapter 6 To Pass or Not to Pass 48
Chapter 7 It's a Bidder's Game 58
Chapter 8 The Tools You Use-Conventions That Have Nothing to Do with Meetings 67
Chapter 9 Counterattacks-When the Opponents Fire the First Shot 75
Chapter 10 Situational Strategy-When the "Wrong" Move Can Be Right 85
Chapter 11 Taking Risks 93
Chapter 12 Tricks-The Essence of the Game 102
Chapter 13 Numbers to Know 114
Chapter 14 Protect Your Assets 123
Chapter 15 Counting-Unlocking the Door to Your Tricks 130
Chapter 16 Be a Squeezer 143
Chapter 17 On the Defensive 151
Chapter 18 Seeing Things-The Art of Visualization 159
Chapter 19 Working on Your Game 167
Chapter 20 Strategies for Rubber Bridge and Teams 174
Chapter 21 Strategies for Pairs 181
Chapter 22 Tricks of the Trade 189
Chapter 23 Gaining a True Understanding of Bridge 200
Chapter 24 Developing Your Style 207
Chapter 25 Bad Habits-Always Leave Home Without Them 213
Chapter 26 Keeping Your Mind in the Game 220
Chapter 27 Partnership Care 231
Chapter 28 Growth Patterns 242
Chapter 29 Honor the Game 251
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