A Diamond In The Ruff

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Diamond in the Ruff

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Can a pup with a nose for trouble collar two lovers who need a miracle? Lydia Keane figured she’d be heading for heaven after finding her best friend, Amy, the perfect husband. But instead the reluctant angel’s still stuck here on earth, trapped in the chubby body of a corgi named Piggy — and blackmailed into another matchmaking mission! This time the job means manufacturing a little mischief before any marital vows are exchanged — an assignment that lets her hound every human within sniffing distance.... Wedding consultant Joey DeMato knows firsthand how hard it is to find true love. So when it comes to romance, Joey is all business — until Alicia, an old friend from college, becomes Joey’s latest client. Alicia is rushing into a marriage with a hero cop who saved her life. But as Joey tries to stay on the sidelines, the gorgeous groom gets under her skin — with more than a little help from a conniving canine! Piggy’s scheme includes nixing the planned nuptials in favor of Joey and the handsome lawman — but Piggy’s not the only one who wants the bride out of the way. Now, with just days until the wedding, can one devilish dog put the bite on a mysterious stalker and still find time to play canine Cupid?

Diamond in the Rough

Diamond in the Rough Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Skye Warren
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ISBN: 1645960234
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I'm stepping off a nine hour flight when it happens. A white van. A dark hood. Every woman's worst nightmare. "Diamond in the Rough is masterfully written, sinfully sexy, and utterly addictive! Skye Warren proves why she is the queen of dark and delicious romance." - Giana Darling, USA Today bestselling author Now I'm trapped in an abandoned church. The man who took me says I won't be hurt. The man in the cell next to me says that's a lie. I'll fight with every ounce of strength, but there are secrets in these walls. I'll need every single one of them to survive. "Five glowing stars! Diamond in the Rough is the dark and dangerous world that I love from Skye Warren. You will be completely caught up in Elijah and Holly's story from the first page to the last." - New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH is a new dark romance from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren. Finding yourself has never been so dangerous...

Diamond in the Rough (American Heiresses Book #2)

Diamond in the Rough (American Heiresses Book #2) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jen Turano
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To save her family from financial ruin, Miss Poppy Garrison accepts an unusual proposition to participate in the New York social season in exchange for her grandmother settling a family loan that has unexpectedly come due. Ill-equipped to handle the intricacies of mingling within the New York Four Hundred, Poppy becomes embroiled in one hilarious fiasco after another, doomed to suffer a grand societal failure instead of being deemed the diamond of the first water her grandmother longs for her to become. Reginald Blackburn, second son of a duke, has been forced to travel to America to help his cousin, Charles Wynn, Earl of Lonsdale, find an American heiress to wed in order to shore up his family estate that is in desperate need of funds. Reginald himself has no interest in finding an heiress to marry, but when Poppy's grandmother asks him to give etiquette lessons to Poppy, he swiftly discovers he may be in for much more than he bargained for.

Diamond in the Rough

Diamond in the Rough Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marie Ferrarella
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Miranda Shaw's world shattered the instant her star pitcher father was accused of cheating—and her family was destroyed forever. Decades later, the last thing she needed was some sportswriter digging into their business. No matter how handsome and charming he was… Mike Marlowe knew there was more to the story—and to the beautiful, elusive woman who stirred him even more than sniffing out a scoop. But Miranda was as fiercely protective of her heart as she was of her family name. Mike's relentless pursuit of the truth could rob him of the real headline: true love!

Diamonds in the Rough

Diamonds in the Rough Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charmaine Pauls
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“She’s a pretty wildflower destined for my brother's vase. I'll make her mine, even if how I do it will make flowers wilt.” A DARK FRENCH MAFIA ROMANCE Girls like me, we know how to survive. We each have our own little ways, but we acquire those skills at the same tender age. If you ask me how many times a person can die, I'll tell you many times. As many times as a man stabs you in the stomach with betrayal and wrings out your heart with lies. Girls like me, we live. We don't get a choice. We step over the cliff and fall. Eat, sleep, die, and repeat. Note: Diamonds in the Rough is Book 2 of the Diamonds are Forever trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. Diamonds in the Dust (Book 1) must be read first to follow the story. Diamonds are Forever (Book 3) concludes the story. The Diamond Magnate collection in order: Standalone Novel Beauty in the Broken Diamonds are Forever Trilogy Diamonds in the Dust (Book 1) Diamonds in the Rough (Book 2) Diamonds are Forever (Book 3) Beauty in the Stolen Trilogy Stolen Lust (Book 1) Stolen Life (Book 2) Stolen Love (Book 3) Beauty in Imperfection Duology Imperfect Intentions (Book 1) Imperfect Affections (Book 2)

The Fun Way to Serious Bridge

The Fun Way to Serious Bridge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harry Lampert
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439147825
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The Fun Way To Serious Bridge is for anyone who wants to learn and understand the fundamentals of the mind-stimulating and challenging game of bridge -- and enjoy every minute of it! Harry Lampert combines his skills as a bridge player and teacher with his artistic talents to bring you a totally new FUN way to learn the game. The magic of his superb cartoons and simple, informative language will help you to absorb the principles of serious contract bridge -- and remember them. You'll laugh and learn every step of the way from opening bids to strip and end plays. Whether novice or seasoned social player, this unique book will make good bridge a simple "trick." You'll learn all about: * Opening bids, suit bids, response and no trump bids, and how to force bids * Competition and the reasons and ways behind it * Big hand bidding such as Blackwood Convention, grand slam force and Gerber Convention * Patterns of play including how tricks are won, the finesse, establishing a long suit, when to pull and delay trumps and entries. * Defensive and advanced play -- plus much more!

Bridge - from a to Z

Bridge - from a to Z Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eddie Rose
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462824519
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Bridge - from a to Z by Eddie Rose Summary

People play bridge for different reasons. Some play bridge because of their competitive nature. Others play for the social interaction. Still others do it for mental exercise and health reasons. Some do it for sheer fun and enjoyment. And many play bridge for a combination of all of these. Regardless of your reason(s) for playing bridge, I think it is not unreasonable to assume that you would like to play better and with greater consistency and, even if winning is not necessarily your sole objective per se, to prevail occasionally at the table. Bridge---From A to Z is not for the beginning bridge player. Nor will reading this book make you a bridge superstar overnight. But if you read it judiciously and put its principles into practice, it will enable you to make that critical breakthrough, and literally take your game to the next level! In Bridge---From A to Z, I have enumerated 26 fundamental bridge principles, one for each letter of the alphabet, as the title suggests. To reinforce these principles, I have included numerous instructive bridge hands, almost all of which are taken from actual duplicate competition. As most bridge players know, duplicate bridge is a game of skill. However, as in most games, the elements of luck (both good and bad) are there. You might play easy hands against strong players or difficult hands against weaker players, or just the opposite may be the case.. The opponents may give you gifts. Or they may fix you. These are things over which we have little or no control. Conversely, there are things over which we do have control. And these are the things I have emphasized in this book. One does not need to have a background in higher mathematics to be a good bridge player. Certainly, some innate analytical ability is a big plus. Famous fictional detectives, such as Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan, and Ellery Queen, would probably have made great bridge players! But the things that are really important---listening, counting, focusing---are relatively simple to understand and execute. And the bottom line is that you have to do this yourself. No one---not a pro, a teacher, a mentor---can do them for you. In reading and absorbing the principles enumerated in Bridge---From A to Z, you will feel more confident in your own inherent ability to play bridge at a higher level. And in so doing, irrespective of your specific reason(s) for playing bridge, I believe you will derive more fun and enjoyment from this wonderful game we all love so much.

Victor Mollo's Bridge Quiz Book

Victor Mollo's Bridge Quiz Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Victor Mollo
Editor: Batsford
ISBN: 1849942188
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Victor Mollo was justly famous for his satirical accounts of the antics of the Hideous Hog and the Rueful Rabbit, but he did produce a number of instructional books. This classic blend of instruction and entertainment is a combination of a textbook and a quizbook and its reissue is long overdue. Mollo presents 160 play problems of varying degrees of difficulty, from elementary technical plays in the first 50 problems to complicated endplays and scissors coups in the ten examples at the end of the book. Readers of all abilities will find the material challenging and certain to improve their game.

A Crowning Upon My Head as a Girl Child

A Crowning Upon My Head as a Girl Child Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Princess Natasha Marie
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ISBN: 1634482093
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A Crowning Upon My Head as a Girl Child is an eye-opening pecking stare into my journey when flipping the pages of my diary journals, to ask you not to stare, as your grandmother or mother would tell you as a child, “don’t stare.” When you know and she knows; it’s an unconsciously knowing. Especially when it’s a surprise!

Winning Bridge in the Menagerie

Winning Bridge in the Menagerie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Victor Mollo
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ISBN: 1849942102
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This classic card-play book by Victor Mollo is given a new dimension by the use of the Menagerie characters. Sophia the Siren has become the bridge tutor to some rich and ambitious ladies. To give them the best education money can buy she enlists the help of the Griffins. Who better to teach them safety plays than Karapet, the unluckiest man since Job? And who could show them how to win the post mortem better than Molly the Mule? From the Hideous Hog, they learn how sheer genius can triumph over adversity, and from the Rueful Rabbit, how sheer luck can triumph over genius.

An Entry, an Entry

An Entry, an Entry Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Marsh Sternberg MD (Dr J),Danny Kleinman
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ISBN: 1665532173
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This little word is vital in every bridge player’s lexicon in it’s entirety, and especially important is the final syllable- TRY. A clear understanding of this topic should be one of the top priorities of every bridge player. When the dummy comes down, both the declarer and the defenders should be thinking about entries. Declarer is planning the transportation between the hands while the defenders are thinking of how to destroy the communication by removing the entries.

17 Things That You Should Or Should Not Do in the Bridge Game

17 Things That You Should Or Should Not Do in the Bridge Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Loyd E. Hill
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I want to introduce myself to the world. Hi my name is Ritchie C. Mcphee Sr. Bahamian by birth, but still just a mortal human being, A MAN, a man like any other man. This is not a memoir, just me looking at the world through my eyes. This is just an insight into the way I think, the way I reason, the way I rationalize, and try to make sense of this world that we live in. Some of you might be surprised at my interpretation of what I'm seeing, some might be in denial, while others might have the same interpretations, and simply just don't care. All I want to do is raise the conscious thinking of man, and hopefully learn a little more about myself as I grow through this book.

A Diamond in the Desert

A Diamond in the Desert Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathryn Fitzmaurice
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101560215
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Twelve-year-old Tetsu eats, sleeps and breathes baseball. It’s all he ever thinks about. But after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tetsu and his family are forced from their home into an internment camp in the Arizona desert with other Japanese Americans, and baseball becomes the last thing on his mind. The camp isn’t technically a prison, but it sure feels like one when there’s nothing to do and no place to go. So when a man starts up a boys’ baseball team, Tetsu is only too eager to play again. But with his sister suddenly falling ill, and his father taken away for questioning, Tetsu is forced to choose between his family and his love of the game.

Acres of Diamonds

Acres of Diamonds Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Russell H. Conwell
Editor: BookRix
ISBN: 3736816693
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Russell Herman Conwell (1843–1925) was an American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writer. Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell. One of the books that started a self-help era of literature. One need not look elsewhere for opportunity, achievement, or fortune—the resources to achieve all good things are present in one's own community. This is developed by an anecdote, credited to an Arab guide, about a man who wanted to find diamonds so badly that he sold his property and went off in futile search for them. The new owner of his home discovered that a rich diamond mine was located right there on the property. Conwell elaborates on the theme through examples of success, genius, service, or other virtues involving ordinary Americans contemporary to his audience: "dig in your own backyard!". One of the most interesting Americans who lived in 19th century was a man by the name of Russell Herman Conwell. He was born in 1843 and lived until 1925. This story does not get old...it will be true forever.... Opportunity does not just "come along". It is there all the time - we just have to see it.

Bridge: Winning Ways to Play Your Cards

Bridge: Winning Ways to Play Your Cards Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Mendelson
Editor: Robinson
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Many bridge books feature magical and inspiring hands but hands that are never seen in day-to-day play at the bridge table. Bridge: Winning Ways to Play Your Cards concentrates on the type of hands that will make a real difference to your scores and which will help you improve your game. Discover how to assess your opponents' strengths and weaknesses - in relation to your own - and win!

Thoughts Come to Mind

Thoughts Come to Mind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barrington Aaron Price
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1463415419
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Thoughts Come to Mind by Barrington Aaron Price Summary

First and formost I would like to give praises to Jesus Christ for without him none of this would be possible. I would like to thank my friends and family for purchasing this book and supporting me with all the hard work and dedication I put into this reading. Also the time, eff ort and energy put into coming out with a good reading for the fans out there. Th ere is more to come just sit back and relax there a part two to this book. I also have a chapter book Im in the midst of writing as we speak so hold on tight its gonna be a long journey ...dueces.

Bridge For Club Players

Bridge For Club Players Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nihar C Nayak
Editor: Kavya Publications
ISBN: 9390707137
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Beautiful Pressure

Beautiful Pressure Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jay Couture
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450062997
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Honest, candid, and real emotions are set forth in this endearing poetry anthology by poet-author Jay Couture. Brimming with open sentiments and poignant words, Beautiful Pressure weaves Coutures experiences, memories, thoughts, and observations into one emotive and moving collection. He celebrates love, women, life, children, passion, and more through his poems. He shares his ideas and descriptions through bluntly penned down words. His expressions of what life is and should be are beautifully captured in the verses of his poetry. Touching, thoughtful, and stirring, Coutures poetry is sure to treat you with a literary feast as it mirrors what you think, feel, and do. Let the Beautiful Pressure of life and love do its magic on you.

The Golden Rules Of Bridge

The Golden Rules Of Bridge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Mendelson
Editor: How To Books
ISBN: 1845285530
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In bridge, there are thousands of rules, guidelines, and understandings - but which are golden? Many players enjoy their game without knowing some of the most significant underlying facts about the game, making mistakes which ruin their scores. With some gentle and entertaining reading, all players can improve their game hugely, just by knowing the Golden Rules of Bridge. From thirty years of teaching and playing, Paul Mendelson presents a book containing what he considers are the golden rules of bridge: the techniques and tips which occur most frequently and which provide the biggest edge against your opponents, and offer the biggest scoring advantages. He explains the thinking and logical reasoning behind each element - bidding, declarer play, defence - to ensure that readers remember and understand why they do what they do. These tips and techniques will transform your results and enjoyment of the game, whether you play social rubber bridge or Chicago, club teams events or duplicate pairs. If you play an Acol-based system or any of the many natural bidding systems available, knowing the Golden Rules will improve your score and frustrate your opponents, leaving you in the best spots and them with the tough decisions.

Win At Bridge: Teach Yourself

Win At Bridge: Teach Yourself Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Bird
Editor: Teach Yourself
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Win at Bridge is a fun and interactive way to get to grips with the basics of this popular leisure pastime. It is often difficult to master the rules of play and the art of bidding well, but this newly updated edition will give you all the tools you need to start playing confidently. Originally written by Terence Reese, the world authority in bridge, it has now been revised by David Bird, one of Britain's top bridge writers. It is packed with interactive quizzes, insights and insider tips to perfect your technique and build up your skill. You can also assess your progress throughout the book with self-tests and chapter summaries. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of bridge. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Tournament Bridge for Intermediate Players

Tournament Bridge for Intermediate Players Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ken Casey
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1664177280
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This book is designed to give a comprehensive and systematic view of the types of hands an intermediate player might expect to encounter in a tournament. The various categories of hands presented will teach you when to use the dummy reversal, when to spurn a finesse, when to duck a trick, when to do the avoidance play and how to handle a defender’s singleton. The book will also teach you how to discard, how to unblock, how to deceive and how to handle transportation problems. Ken has published more than 15 bridge books. These books have now been consolidated into a series of 5 core tournament books as follows: Tournament Bridge for Beginning Players (4th ed. 2020), Tournament Bridge for Intermediate Players (5th ed. 2021), Tournament Bridge for Advanced Players (4th ed. 2021), Tournament Bridge for Notrump Contracts (4th ed. 2020) and Tournament Bridge Tips on Defense (4th ed. 2020). These 5 core books have themselves been condensed into a two-volume set called The Complete Book of Bridge Hands, Volumes 1 and 2 (2nd ed. 2019). In addition, Ken has published two books on bidding, The Casey 2/1 Bridge Bidding System (4th ed. 2021) and The Casey Simplified Precision Club Bridge Bidding System (2nd ed. 2021). Ken served as a Russian interpreter during the Vietnam War and then spent over 30 years practicing as a tax attorney. Ken also has an MBA in accounting and a CPA.

Blue Turban Terrorist

Blue Turban Terrorist Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bob Herrmann
Editor: PublishAmerica
ISBN: 1627721142
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This story will tell you about how two U.S. Soldiers were on a fact-finding mission for the United Nations, actually for the CIA, when a Sidewinder missile struck the side of the airplane, apparently a dud made in China, it did not explode. The smoke-filled Hercules C-130 was on fire going down and in the confusion the Air Force Crew ejected everything - including the soldiers sitting in a Hummer as required while airborne. They were ejected out the rear like garbage. Their lives seemed lost’ gone forever as the aircraft disappeared into the early morning. They landed somewhere, their radio sustained fatal damage. Lost, stranded, shaken, their courage kept them alive. Shot and wounded by terrorists, they did battle with earthquakes, volcanoes, religious artifacts and beautiful girls as they tried to get home.

Suit Contracts

Suit Contracts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Senior
Editor: D&B Publishing
ISBN: 1909457604
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The correct play of suit contracts is a skill which the top players acquire only after many patient hours of study and play. When the opposition are lurking with their small trump cards ready to pounce and ruff your winners, you must exert great vigilience. There are countless factors to take into consideration when planning the play and difficult decisions arise on almost every trick: should you clear the trump suit early? can you establish a side suit? is it safe to cross-ruff? In this ground-breaking book, renowned bridge author Brian Senior helps you to answer these questions and to comprehend the reasoning as to why certain decisions are taken. Each independent principle is thoroughly examined and the reader is then invited to test their own understanding of the concept by answering a number of puzzles, typical of those that arise in practical play. Written by a leading bridge author and journalistUser-friendly layout enables the reader to quickly absorb the key ideasAn ideal bridge book for players looking to improve their card handlin

2/1 Game Force System

2/1 Game Force System Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Neil H. Timm PhD
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1698701675
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The 2/1 Game Force System is an improvement over the Standard American System that has been in effect and played by bridge players for many years. The advantage of the 2/1 System is that it allows the partnership to know that game is possible with only an initial single bid. This book is about bridge that incorporates conventions that allow partnership’s to reach game or slam. In this regard, I have incorporated modern methods for hand evaluation developed by Marty Bergen called the ADJUST-3 Method and Zar points, new bidding conventions like SARS (Shape Asking Relays after Stayman) and Quest transfers, and an overview of “Bridge Rules and Laws” that I hope will improve your approach to the bidding structure you may use today. Also included is the bidding structure are Bergen, Reverse Bergen, and Combined Bergen major suit raises, inverted minor suit raises with crisscross and flip-flop, cue bidding, modified scroll bids, and many more methods not used in Standard American or Precision. The bidding conventions in the previous editions have been enhanced, corrected, expanded upon, and reorganized with new ones added. Given the release of the new ACBL convention charts, the chapter with the modifications to Fantunes, in my prior edition, is no longer needed. Fantunes may now be played using the Open Convention Chart. The Mid-chart no longer exits. Hence, I have deleted the chapter and replaced it with a new chapter on Bridge Tips, and Agreements. New conventions include a Modern Splinter Bidding Convention, the Zirconia Convention, Unusual 2-level bids, Jump Transfer bids, a new Two-Way Check-back Convention, 1430 Modified Jacoby 2NT*, additional Bridge Rules with more examples, Four-Way Transfers with the range ask bid and more are included in this edition. Also included is an update of the Minorwood and the Roman Keycard Blackwood Conventions, Two-Way New Minor Forcing with modified Wolff Signoff bids and new bidding sequences using Mini/Weak Notrump. The topic of Offense to Defense Ratio (ODR) is included in this revision as well as expanded bidding sequences when opening and responding to the bid of 2 playing the 2/1 Game Force System and many new Bridge Rules have been added to Chapter 10. A copy of this book is on the web site www.bridgewebs.com/ocala. A hard copy is available from the publisher or from Amazon.com – search on neil timm.

Defensive Plays

Defensive Plays Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sally Brock
Editor: D&B Publishing
ISBN: 1909457620
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Defensive Plays by Sally Brock Summary

Defending correctly is one of the key skills required in Bridge. However, many players, to their detriment, igonore studying this aspect of the game in preference to honing their skills at declarer play. Nevertheless, during your bridge career you will find yourself playing a defensive role twice as often as you will be declarer. Become a successful defender and your overall results will improve dramatically. Attempting to defeat the opposing contract is usually a tricky business as you have to rely on you and your partner being on the same wavelength regarding your defensive plan. Your cunning defensive idea can easily be scuppered by an innattentive partner. This book will help you tackle the tricky subject of defensive play. It is written by a leading bridge author and gives clear guidance of how to tackle the various awkward decisions that occur when trying to defend. The material is presented in a clear easy-to-understand format and there are numerous examples to illustrate the ideas as well as 100 test questions to enable you to gauge your appreciation of the finer points of defensive play Sally Brock explains the key defensive points and provides clear examples of playClearly presented in an easy-to-digest format

The Ravenmaster

The Ravenmaster Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Skaife
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443455946
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The Ravenmaster by Christopher Skaife Summary

For centuries, the Tower of London has been home to a group of famous avian residents: the ravens. Each year they are seen by millions of visitors, and they have become as integral a part of the Tower as its ancient stones. But their role is even more important than that—legend has it that if the ravens should ever leave, the Tower will crumble into dust and great harm will befall the kingdom. The responsibility for ensuring that such a disaster never comes to pass falls to one man: the Ravenmaster. The current holder of the position is Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife, and in this fascinating, entertaining and touching book he memorably describes the ravens’ formidable intelligence, their idiosyncrasies and their occasionally wicked sense of humour. The Ravenmaster is a compelling, inspiring and irreverent story that will delight and surprise anyone with an interest in British history or animal behaviour.

After the Ball

After the Ball Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia Beard
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524526371
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Glamorous, cultured, and ambitious -- but fatally young and naive -- James Hazen Hyde was twenty-three when he inherited the majority shares in the billion-dollar Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1899. Five years later, at the pinnacle of social and financial success, he made a fatal miscalculation, and set in motion the first great Wall Street scandal of the twentieth century. On the last night of January 1905, Hyde gave one of the most fabulous balls of the Gilded Age. Falsely accused of charging the party to his company, he was sucked into a maelstrom of allegations of corporate malfeasance that involved the era's most famous financiers and industrialists. The shocking revelations that followed commanded hundreds of front-page stories and led to a government investigation that became a nationwide obsession and changed the law. Set against a backdrop of magnificence, excess, and corrupting glamour, "After the Ball's" themes are stunningly fresh: greed and chicanery, flawed love between fathers and sons, and contradictory American attitudes about wealth.


L O L Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Marsh Sternberg MD,Danny Kleinman
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1665536241
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L O L by James Marsh Sternberg MD,Danny Kleinman Summary

Just what is LOL? Yes, a common abbreviation for Laughing Out Loud, and often used to refer to a Little Old Lady, but in bridge it means a Loser-On-Loser play. At times a declarer can improve his/her situation by playing a losing card from one hand on a loser in a different suit from the hand opposite. This occurs when a player has a loser in two suits but can arrange to lose them both on one trick, thereby reducing the number of losers from two to one. Often this looks like a Ruff-and-Sluff play, but instead of ruffing, declarer or dummy discards a loser in each hand. When and why would one do this? This technique has many uses. One example is to keep the ‘Danger’ hand off lead. Often in the end game it serves as the exit in assisting the process of elimination and placing the lead in the hand of the desired opponent for an endplay. The advantage of this procedure is that declarer divests himself of two losers while simultaneously placing the lead in the desired quarter.

The Bridge Game

The Bridge Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicolae Sfetcu
Editor: Nicolae Sfetcu
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The Bridge Game by Nicolae Sfetcu Summary

A comprehensive guide of bridge game: online games, variants, suits, hand evaluation, bidding systems, techniques, strategy, tactics. Contract bridge, usually known simply as bridge, is a trick-taking card game of skill for four players, usually sitting around a table, who form two partnerships, or "sides". The partners on each side sit opposite one another. The game consists of two main parts – bidding (or auction) and play; the rules of play are rather simple and similar to other trick-taking games. However, the bidding and associated conventions are much more complex, and represent the true learning barrier to new players. Also, there is an immense variety of techniques in play of the hand, whose effective use requires learning and experience.

Cut for Partners

Cut for Partners Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. J. Simon
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473340861
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This vintage book contains an accessible and entertaining guide to playing bridge. Told as a narrative following a game of bridge between four 'characters', it explores various situations that the players find themselves in and suggests how a play would have been better made. Entertaining and instructional, "Cut for Partners" is highly recommended for any bridge player. Contents include: "First Round", "Preliminaries", "Deal No. 1", "The Play", "Post-Mortem", "Chucks", "Deal No. 2", "The Play", "Post-Mortem", "Chucks", "Deal No.3", "The Play", "Post-Mortem", "Chucks", "Deal No.4", "The Play", "Post-Mortem", "Chucks", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with its original artwork and text.

The Complete Book of Bridge Hands

The Complete Book of Bridge Hands Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ken Casey
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1796039896
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The Complete Book of Bridge Hands by Ken Casey Summary

This book is meant to be a comprehensive book on all the various types of bridge hands. Each type of hand is categorized in a separate chapter. Volume One contains a partial compilation of my three books on tournament bridge. These three books are Tournament Bridge for Beginning Players, Tournament Bridge for Intermediate Players, and Tournament Bridge for Advanced Players. All three of these books were revised in 2018. Volume Two contains a partial compilation of my two books on playing notrump hands and on playing defense. These two books are entitled Playing the Notrump Hand in Bridge and Tips on Bridge Defense. Both of these books were also revised in 2018.

Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Various
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Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics by Various Summary

Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics brings together as one set, mini-sets, or individual volumes, a series of previously out-of-print classics from a variety of academic imprints. With titles ranging from Applied Linguistics and Language Learning to Experimental Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics Today: International Perspectives, this set provides in one place a wealth of important reference sources from a wide range of authors expert in the field.

Trump Suit Headaches

Trump Suit Headaches Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Marsh Sternberg MD
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Trump Suit Headaches by James Marsh Sternberg MD Summary

The trump suit adds a dimension that makes bridge so different from other card games. In a suit contract, play is complicated by declarer’s need to keep control. If control is lost, it may be almost impossible to make proper use of one’s strength in the side suits. Before playing to trick one, one should ask what might go wrong? If playing a suit contract, is there a reason not to draw trumps? Or maybe just some of the trumps? Safety plays apply to all suits. Focus is on the trump suit, but the same general principles can be applied elsewhere. The skillful player displays pessimism: Suits will break badly, all fi nesses will lose, that’s the starting point, and things will probably get worse. We will look at a series of hands both from the declarer’s perspective and the defenders’, with focus on the trumps, and see how some of these problems might be managed. With bad trump splits, or playing 4/3 or 5/2 fi ts, it’s easy to lose control. Timing is crucial. On defense, we will look at trump promotion, shortening declarer’s trump holding, the importance of the ace of trumps on defense, when to ruff, when not to ruff, falsecarding, and other weapons available.

Kiss Me Goodbye

Kiss Me Goodbye Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Serena Crosland
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ISBN: 1466967439
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At nineteen-years-old Lylah wasnt thinking about much more in life than friends and school until an asteroid was discovered that would collide with earth and end it all. It seemed that luck was on her side when she met a perfect stranger that would save her life from the end of the entire human race. Adam and his family had prepared they whole lives for just such an occasion, and despite the fact that he chose to save Lylahs the love of his life, he couldnt have predicted the effect that decision would have on his family. Love has been said to withstand the worst of times but can it survive the wrath of a woman scorned?

Improve Your Bridge: Teach Yourself

Improve Your Bridge: Teach Yourself Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Bird
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ISBN: 1444129449
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Are you ready to take your bridge game to the next level? Improve Your Bridge will help you develop your technique and strengthen your game. This new edition has been fully updated with fresh design and interactive features as well as insider tips from the author to help give your game the winning edge. It is written by one of the UK's leading authorities in bridge, David Bird, who has written over 70 books on the subject and is the bridge columnist for the Mail on Sunday and the Evening Standard. It has everything you need to know about advanced bidding conventions and coverage of defence. It is perfect for intermediate level players, those who are interested in joining a bridge club or tournament, or for those taking a 2nd or 3rd year bridge course. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of bridge. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

There's a Purpose for Your Pain

There's a Purpose for Your Pain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Venice P. Daley
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Trump Promotion

Trump Promotion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Marsh Sternberg MD
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Trump Promotion by James Marsh Sternberg MD Summary

How do defender’s win trump tricks? Other than having high honors, natural winners, it’s by getting an early ruff of a short suit. Far more fulfilling and intriguing possibilities arise in poking away at declarer’s trump suit and plucking out an unexpected trick. Trump promotion has been described as the magic of creating trump tricks that didn’t exist at the beginning of the deal. The basis for this is simple. By putting declarer in a position where to win the trick he must ruff high, he promotes one of defender’s cards to a winner. At times this can be surprising and clever. Often when it seems you have no possibility of further defensive tricks, along comes a trump trick seemingly out of thin air. A trump promotion, often referred to as an uppercut, creates a trump trick in a defender’s hand where one doesn’t exist. A couple of actions to note involve giving a ruff/sluff where declarer has no losers to discard. But partner is also void and ruffs high enough to force the next hand, either dummy or declarer, to ruff with a relatively high trump. In this book, Jim takes you thru the various techniques of how defenders achieve trump promotion. There are many example deals followed by quiz deals to help you when you face these problems at the bridge tables.

Bridge Bidding

Bridge Bidding Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicolae Sfetcu
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Bridge Bidding by Nicolae Sfetcu Summary

This e-book present some of the most important bridge bidding systems used used in duplicate bridge tournaments, detailing the most known bridge bidding system, Standard American Yellow Card, by using a logical sequential order for openings, answers, competitive bids and defensive play in order to help the players during the games. Much of the complexity in bridge arises from the difficulty of arriving at a good final contract in the auction. A bidding system in contract bridge is the set of agreements and understandings assigned to calls and sequences of calls used by a partnership, and includes a full description of the meaning of each treatment and convention. Standard American Yellow Card is a specific set of partnership agreements and conventions, using Standard American as a base. Standard American Yellow Card is a very specific collection of agreements, which can, of course, be modified and augmented by partnership agreement. In practical use, the term is often mis-used to refer to Standard American in general, or it could refer to a system that used SAYC as a base and made additional augmentations or changes to the base agreements.

Redefining Linguistics (RLE Linguistics A: General Linguistics)

Redefining Linguistics (RLE Linguistics A: General Linguistics) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hayley G. Davis,Talbot J. Taylor
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Redefining Linguistics (RLE Linguistics A: General Linguistics) by Hayley G. Davis,Talbot J. Taylor Summary

The academic discipline of linguistics is at a critical stage of development. Whatever consensus there may have been fifteen or even ten years ago is fast disappearing. A process of redefinition is underway, and it is the aim of this volume to contribute to that process, explain why a redefinition is needed, and how it should proceed. In the case of linguistics the subject is also the subject matter. Many linguists have ignored the problem of definition, simply regarding linguistics as the ‘science of language itself’. What, though, is ‘language itself’? Is it a language, ie English, Swahili? Or, language in a more general sense? The primary goal of a redefinition of linguistics should be to demonstrate that language is not an objective matter. Linguistics is, and should be, the study of whatever is linguistically pertinent. A linguistics redefined would look at how we interpret and construct our day-to-day communication acts, what views of language are shared by and opposed by societies, and the source and roles that these views play in our living and learning experience. These papers argue the case for such a redefinition more explicitly than has ever been done before in modern linguistic theory. Such a redefined perspective, precisely because it is a perspective, subject to ‘outside’ influence, and in constant dialogue with the perspective of the other human sciences, must be endlessly redefined.

Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Ruff
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062292080
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Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff Summary

Now an HBO® Series from J.J. Abrams (Executive Producer of Westworld), Misha Green (Creator of Underground) and Jordan Peele (Director of Get Out) The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy. Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite—heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’s ancestors—they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours. At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn—led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb—which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his—and the whole Turner clan’s—destruction. A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism—the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.

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