Explains twenty-five bidding conventions, including the grand slam force, lead-directing doubles, negative doubles, new minor forcing, responsive doubles, reverse Drury, splinter bids, Stayman, takeout doubles, and weak two-bids
Based on Barbara Seagram's best-selling 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know, each book in this series offers the opportunity to learn more about a common convention and to practice it on your own or with a favorite partner.
A follow-up book from the author team that produced the award-winning and best-selling 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. Aimed at the same novice/social player audience as their first book, this new title deals with competitive auctions in which the opponents have opened the bidding. This is the most complex area of bridge bidding, and has never up to now been dealt with comprehensively in a book that is understandable for non-experts.
Do you need a quick hint about what to bid? Do you know what are supposed to lead from KJ10x? Have you forgotten what a reverse is? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, this is the book that you need!
With this handy little book, you can -Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it -Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format -Practice with your partner using the specially selected example hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions Barbara Seagram is a master bridge teacher who owns and runs one of North America's largest bridge schools, in Toronto, Canada. Her previous books include the bestselling 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know (with Marc Smith). Linda Lee is an expert bridge player and a bridge journalist whose previous work includes You Have to See This (with Andrew Diosy).
Based on Barbara Seagram's bestselling book, 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know, each book in this series offers the opportunity to learn more about a common convention and to practice it on your own or with a favorite partner.
Short and full of practical examples, each book in the 'Bridge Technique Series' takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have all twelve? David Bird, who lives near Southampton, England, has written more than 100 books on the game. Despite spending much of the year travelling, he still finds time to write new stories every month for a host of magazines around the world, usually featuring his best-known characters, the monks of St. Titus Abbey. He is also a regular commentator on BBO broadcasts of top-level competitions. Marc Smith is a regular contributor to bridge magazines, and author of a number of books. He is best-known as an author of the most successful bridge book of the last half-century, 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know, which he co-wrote with Barbara Seagram.