Bridge Squeezes Complete

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2010 Revised Edition

Bridge Squeezes Complete is a book on contract bridge written by Ann Arbor, Michigan-based mathematics professor Clyde E. Love, originally published in 1959.[1] Written in a "dry, mathematical way",[2] it is still considered one of the most important bridge books ever written[3] and the squeeze vocabulary Love invented[4] remains the basis for all discussions of squeezes.[5]

Reprints of the original text have been published in 1961 by Mayflower (London), in 1968 by Dover (New York) and in 1969 by Constable (London).[2] A revised edition, edited by Linda Lee and Julian Pottage, was published by Master Point Press in 2010.[5]

An interactive software presentation of the original text was developed by Lorne Russell in 2006[6] and translated into French by Theo VanDommelen in 2008.[7]

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  1. ^ Love, Clyde E. (1959). Bridge Squeezes Complete or Winning End Play Strategy (1st ed.). Long Island, NY: Barclay Bridge Supplies, Sterling Publishing Company Inc. p. 260. LCCN 59014249. . This was preceded by another similarly titled book: Love, Clyde E. (1951). Squeeze Play in Bridge. New York: Richard R. Smith Publisher Inc. p. 183. OCLC 2556862. 
  2. ^ a b Tim, Bourke; Sugden, John (2010). Bridge Books in English from 1886-2010: an annotated bibliography. Cheltenham, England: Bridge Book Buffs. pp. 711 pages plus supplement. ISBN 978-0-9566576-0-2.  Page 258
  3. ^ The Bibliography of The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge, 5th Edition, identifies Love's book as "a mandatory requirement for a modern technical bridge library".
  4. ^ Although the term "squeeze" was coined by Sidney Lenz in the mid-1920s well after the operation of the squeeze had been recognized and analysed in the game of Whist (see page 436 of The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge, 6th Edition).
  5. ^ a b Love, Clyde E. (2010). Lee, Linda; Pottage, Julian, eds. Bridge Squeezes Complete: Winning Endgame Strategy (Revised ed.). Toronto: Master Point Press. p. 384. ISBN 978-1-897106-58-7. 
  6. ^ Bridge Squeezes Complete
  7. ^ Le Squeeze Programmé