Basic Bridge in Three Weeks: The Beginner's Day-by-day Guide to Bridge Mastery
This is the first major book in 10 years to cover every facet of the game. Written for the beginner, it proceeds step by step through each phase of play, from the first deal to opening bids, responses, doubles, second bids, game, no-trump bids, slams, and more.
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Choosing trumps responding to one notrump lead low to high
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13 points assets balanced hand bid four spades bid three notrump Blackwood bridge chance club suit club trick combined hands contract count cue-bid diamond suit diamond trick doubleton draw trumps dummy dummy's enemy suit finesse five clubs five hearts five-card suit following hands forcing bid four hearts four-card grand slam heart suit high-card points honor jump least long suit lose losers major suit minimum minor suit normal fit NORTH SOUTH Opener Responder opener's opening bid opens one notrump overcall partner bids partner opens Pass Pass penalty play low play the ace play the king player preemptive bid Quiz Answers rebid rubber bridge ruff score shows six hearts small slam SOUTH WEST NORTH spade suit Stayman strength sure take-out double three cards three clubs three hearts three spades three tricks trump suit unbid suit usually vulnerable WEST EAST West leads WEST NORTH EAST