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Our chess books and bridge books explain the rules of these timeless games and will help you master all the skills you need.

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Chess & Bridge Books

  • The Moves that Matter

    Jonathan Rowson

    Product Code: CBPWR
    Hardback
    Refined and perfected throughout human history, chess has long been a touchstone for shrewd tacticians and master strategists. But enfolded within this ancient game can be found a singularly resonant metaphor for the challenges, thrills and setbacks that fill our lives with meaning and complexity. Jonathan Rowson's competitive success as a Grandmaster and his work as a philosopher of public policy have given him a unique perspective on why the great game is more important than ever for understanding the conflicts and uncertainties of the modern world. In sixty-four witty and addictive vignettes, Rowson takes us on an exhilarating tour of the game of life, from the psychology of gang violence, to the aesthetics of cyborgs, the beauty of technical details, and the endgame of death. Chess emerges as a rich and endlessly evocative way of thinking about the desires that shape the world around us. The Moves That Matter celebrates the redeeming power of intense concentration, while offering a humane and compassionate account of our interdependence and need for community. Jonathan Rowson reveals, one move at a time, what it means to love, think or care deeply in the intricate game of life.
    • £16.00
    • RRP £20.00
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  • 50 Great Puzzles on Declarer Play

    Ron Klinger

    Product Code: BZHXY
    Paperback
    Ron Klinger has assembled 50 great puzzles on declarer play, which will give the bridge player an opportunity to test their card-handling skills. Whatever the situation, whether high or low cards are held, the reader cannot fail but improve their game by tackling this splendid selection of declarer play puzzles - and learn from the detailed explanation that Ron Klinger gives on the following page.
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • Master of Bridge Psychology

    Jeppe Juhl

    Product Code: BRXWP
    Paperback
    This may be the funniest bridge biography you will ever read. Peter Fredin of Sweden won the 2009 European Pairs championship and is a multiple medalist in events at the world level. His style and approach to bridge owe more to psychology than to the mathematics of the game, something that often lands him in unusual situations at the table. Being one of the world's best card players, he can generally find a way to extricate himself.
    • £13.89
    • RRP £13.95
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