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For Teachers Only: Receive 40% off orders of 15+ copies and 50% off orders of 30+ copies of A Taste of Bridge, Two-over-One: A First Course, and Defending at Bridge: A First Course

January-February 2018 Bulk Discount for Teachers

Master Point Press has a great offer for teachers for this year. These discounts will be available to teachers until February 28th, 2018 .

  • Purchase 15+ of any of the three titles below and receive 40% off

  • Purchase 30+ of any of the three titles below and receive 50% off

    This is a deeper than usual discount and runs through January and February 2018.


For Your Beginners

A Taste of Bridge 
Jeff Bayone
US $19.95 Can $23.95
Ebook US $15.99

Jeff Bayone's Honors Bridge Club in New York is the largest in North America, perhaps in the world. This book is based on their beginners' course, a series of six lessons that have started thousands of people on the road to enjoying the world's most popular card game. This book is intended to give the reader a taste of bridge, and whet the appetite for more.

FREE Teacher's material available for each of the six lessons here.

Click here to read some of the great reviews of A Taste of Bridge.

From the Author

A Taste of Bridge is the first book for real beginners published in over a generation. If you've been teaching bridge for anywhere near as long as I have, you know that today's beginning students are nothing like the "beginning" students that entered your classroom a decade or two ago. Up through the 70's and 80's card games were what drew families together. I bet it no longer surprises you to discover that some of your new students walk into your classroom never having seen a deck of cards before.

To account for this, we must go slower at the start. Much, much slower. Slower than anyone not familiar with teaching bridge could possibly imagine. Can any of you remember losing a class because you weren't introducing material fast enough?

Read more from Jeff Bayone on Teach Bridge!


For your Intermediate Students

Two-over-One: A First Course 
Bill Treble
US$19.95 Can$23.95
Ebook US$15.99

Designed for players familiar with standard bidding, this book covers all aspects of switching over to a 2/1 Game-forcing approach. It's a comprehensive eight-lesson course, and includes dozens of full-deal examples that can be used to practice bidding and cardplay.

PBN files are available for chapter practice hands for teachers with access to a dealing machine.


A Course in Defense

Defending at Bridge: A First course 
Bill Treble
US$16.95 Can$19.95
Ebook US$12.99

Winner of the 2017 American Bridge Teachers' Association Book of the Year award. The basics of defense at bridge in eight short, clearly explained lessons, with lots of practical examples. Topics
include opening leads, signaling, second- and third-hand play, and discards.

Click here for access to PBN files from all the hands in this book.


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