Contract Bridge for Beginners

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1953 cover of 31st printing

Contract Bridge For Beginners is a book written by Charles Goren on the rules and basic strategies of contract bridge. First published by Simon & Schuster Inc. of New York in 1953[1] and by Eyre & Spottiswoode of London in 1959, each has been reprinted numerous times. The book contains an introduction to the then relatively new bidding system condensed from Goren's historically significant[2] 1947 book Point Count Bidding in Contract Bridge.[3]

Contract Bridge for Beginners is a "competent but unimaginative text" with a bidding system that is "of little practical use today"[4] having been superseded by more modern methods.

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  1. ^ OCLC Number 12428312, pp. 152; 1981 edition by Simon & Schuster ISBN 0-671-21052-1
  2. ^ Tim, Bourke; Sugden, John (2010). Bridge Books in English from 1886-2010: an annotated bibliography. Cheltenham, England: Bridge Book Buffs. pp. 711 plus supplement. ISBN 978-0-9566576-0-2.  page 483.
  3. ^ Goren, Charles (1947). Point Count Bidding in Contract Bridge. New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 150. 
  4. ^ Tim, Bourke; Sugden, John (2010). Bridge Books in English from 1886-2010: an annotated bibliography. Cheltenham, England: Bridge Book Buffs. pp. 711 plus supplement. ISBN 978-0-9566576-0-2.  page 475 and page 483.