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Lee, Ray 1945-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 331 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Rules  Short stories  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: GV1282.4, 795.4152
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ray Lee
25 bridge conventions you should know by Barbara Seagram( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You asked for it! 25 Conventions You Should Know has sold more than 250,000 copies since it was first published, and continues to top the bridge bestseller lists. Over the years, readers have suggested that it would be an even better book if it offered some way to practice what they had learned. Well, here it is: a brief summary of each of those 25 conventions, together with example hands which can be dealt out and used to apply your new knowledge
Tips on bidding by Mike Lawrence( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Mike Lawrence's Bridge Tips series for intermediate players. Topics include: The Three-Card Raise, Penalty Double, s Preempts & The Fine Art of Hanging Partner
The Rodwell files : secrets of a bridge champion by Eric Rodwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridge, probability & information by Robert F Mackinnon( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While firmly rooted in mathematics, this is a book that aims to be accessible to any bridge player. It develops ideas about probability and information theory and applies them to bridge. Concepts such as vacant spaces, restricted choice and how splits in one suit affect the probabilities in other suits, are discussed in depth
Why you still lose at bridge by Julian Pottage( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S.J. Simon's classic bridge text book Why You Lose at Bridge, dispensing advice to the improving card player through archetypical bridge-playing characters such as Futile Willie, the Unlucky Expert, and Mrs. Guggenheim, is regarded as one of the best books ever written on the game. In this follow-up book, Julian Pottage uses the same approach to discuss common failings of modern club players - mis-describing your shape, overvaluing your hand, bidding the wrong slam, playing a flawed system, giving the wrong signal, making losing leads, and many more
Bridge squeezes complete; or, Winning end play strategy by Clyde E Love( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the original foreword to the 1959 edition of Bridge Squeezes Complete, Woodson and Norwood wrote, "We confidently predict that this work will become an all-time classic." The book has lived up to this claim, unlocking the mysteries of squeeze play for players of all levels, and appearing on most published lists of "the top ten bridge books ever written." Love's system of classifying squeezes has been used by most writers who have succeeded him. However, a classic, like a Renaissance painting, may eventually need restoration. The game of bridge has changed a great deal in the past fifty years, and bridge theorists have built on Professor Love's foundation to advance our knowledge and understanding of squeeze play. With respect and appreciation for Love's original accomplishment, Linda Lee and Julian Pottage have revised the book, making it more accessible for today's reader. Little is now "left as an exercise for the reader." A substantial number of new examples have been added, bringing to light the areas of trump squeezes, entry squeezes and non-material squeezes.In this new edition, Bridge Squeezes Complete will be as valuable to the modern player as the original was to its readers half a century ago
The pocket guide to bridge by Barbara Seagram( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete book on overcalls in contract bridge by Mike Lawrence( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking the bridge rules : first hand play by Barry Rigal( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rules are made to be broken, and bridge is no exception. The first of a planned four-book series on cardplay, this book deals with situations where the player who is on the lead, defender or declarer, at the start of the deal or in the middle needs to do something that involves ostensibly 'breaking the rules', Not obviously, the rules of the bridge itself, but the well-tried adages that every player is taught, the rules of thumb that work most of teh time. Knowing when to break those rules is one of the marks of an expert player."--Back cover
Clever plays in the trump suit by David Bird( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An intermediate-level discussion of declarer play in the game of bridge, this book focuses on the power of the trump suit. Its subjects include trump and situations where you need to unblock in the trump suit or to put a defender on lead with a trump. The reader will learn how to make maximum use of the entries provided by the trump suit, and how to perform a trump safety play or a trump avoidance play. Two other important topics are how to make your contract against a bad trump break and how you can survive a forcing attack on the long-trump holding. Later chapters explain how to play contracts with fewer than eight trumps at your disposal, and also how to conjure extra tricks from the trump suit. Every couple of chapters or so, there is a 9-problem quiz section."--Publisher description
The pocket guide to defensive play at bridge by Barbara Seagram( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting into the bidding : a bridge toolkit by Bill Treble( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the modern game of bridge, the majority of auctions are competitive, and every improving player needs to acquire the tools to handle this kind of bidding. This textbook covers the basic building blocks of competitive bidding (takeout and negative doubles, pre-empts, overcalls, competing over their no-trump openings and dealing with competition over your own, forcing pass auctions, the Law of Total Tricks). It describes a number of useful conventions and gadgets with which the reader needs to be familiar, and suggests other optional treatments for partnership discussion. There are reviews and quizzes, and the final chapter is a quiz covering all the material."--Publisher description
The Canterbury bridge tales by David Silver( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth collection of Professor Silver stories. This book is a collection of great bridge hands and subtle humor
Take all your chances at bridge 2 by Edwin B Kantar( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kantar presents another collection of play problems for advancing players. Again, the theme is not just finding a good line of play: the trick is to combine as many possible lines as possible to optimize your chances of making the contract. Full of Kantar's inimitable humour and extra tips, as well as lots of good bridge, this one is another sure winner
It's your call by Marshall Miles( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North of the Master solvers' club : the bridge writings of Frank Vine by Frank Vine( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frank Vine's trenchant commentaries on the game of bridge, often thinly disguised as fiction, appeared regularly in The Bridge World and other magazines in the 1970s and 1980s. Readers who are familiar with his writings will be delighted to see them published in book form. Those who haven't read Frank Vine's stories before are in for a rare treat."--Global Books in Print
Bridge at the Enigma Club by P Winkler( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Tischman is just looking for a game of bridge, but when a mysterious woman persuades him to play in a two-session event at the Engima Club, he gets much more than that. This is a book that can be enjoyed on several levels: 1) as a fun bridge novel with lots of great deals; 2) as a glimpse of what the game might be like if technology were applied to it with more imagination; 3) as an exposition of the author's ideas on encrypted bidding and encrypted signals - bids and plays where in full compliance with the Laws of Bridge, partners can exchange information that cannot be deciphered by their opponents. Consumer warning: these methods, though fascinating and ingenious, are illegal in many bridge jurisdictions."--Publisher description
Bridge at the breakfast table : selections from the National Post daily bridge column by Paul Thurston( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysterious multi : how to play it, how to play against it by Mark Howard Horton( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Multi Two Diamonds is a popular convention among tournament players, yet this is the first comprehensive modern book on how it fits into commonly played bidding structures. Various continuation methods are discussed, as well as alternative uses for the opening major-suit two bids. A substantial amount of space is devoted to defenses against Multi, making this a valuable book even for those who don't wish to play the convention themselves."--Publisher's description
A second book of bridge problems by Patrick O'Connor( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Rodwell files : secrets of a bridge champion
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Bridge, probability & informationBridge squeezes complete; or, Winning end play strategyThe pocket guide to bridgeThe complete book on overcalls in contract bridgeBreaking the bridge rules : first hand playTake all your chances at bridge 2It's your callNorth of the Master solvers' club : the bridge writings of Frank Vine
Alternative Names
Lee, Raymond G. 1945-

Languages
English (22)