Handbook of Winning Bridge
From the rules of play, correct bidding techniques and scoring standards, to an in-depth look at opening bids and responses, players learn how to make bridge a more fun and challenging game. Easy-to-understand charts show players how to evaluate and play out hands, and how to bid, respond to bids, and rebid like a seasoned player, make advanced, defensive and preemptive bids, and use the Stayman and Blackwood conventions.
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14 points bid a suit bid suit biddable suit bidder bidding conventions Blackwood Blackwood Convention contract bridge correct bid cue bid declarer declarer's defenders diamond suit diamonds ding doubleton dummy dummy's hand duplicate bridge example final bid finesse five-card suit following hand forcing bid four spades four-card major grand slam heart suit high card points high-low signal hold the following honor points jump response king lead that suit long suit major suit minor suit no-trump bid no-trump contracts No-Trump Opening Bid no-trump response one-level open the bidding opener's opponents overcall overtricks partner has opened partnership penalty double points in high queen quick tricks rebid redouble rubber bridge ruffing short suit side singleton six no-trump slam bid slam contract small cards small slam SOUTH WEST NORTH Stayman strategy sucker suit bid takeout double three no-trump trick bid trump suit void vulnerable WEST NORTH EAST win the trick winning tricks