Begin Bridge with Reese
Step by step, Reese takes readers through the basics of bridge: bidding, tricks and trumping, bridge lingo, defensive and offensive strategies, scoring, and, of course, winning. Includes sample hands to make each lesson completely clear.
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Beginning the Game
Tricks and Trumps
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5-card suit A K J A Q J ace of diamonds ace of spades balanced hand best play bid three CROSSRUFF CUE BID dble declarer defense extra tricks five tricks following hands Forcing bids forcing to game four hearts four spades four tricks high cards honors jump K Q J lead low long cards long suit low card major suit minor suit monds open one spade opened one diamond opened the bidding opening bid opens one heart opponent's suit opponents overcall overtrick Partner has opened partner's suit player plays low points Raise to three rebid redouble respond ruff ruffing safety play side suit side vulnerable singleton small slam South West North Stayman suit bid suit contract take-out double Terence Reese third round three clubs three diamonds three hearts three notrump three spades three tricks trump suit undertrick UNUSUAL NOTRUMP West leads West North East winners wins