Bidding a Bridge Hand

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Dover Publications, 1972 - Contract bridge - 254 pages
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Reese was a well-known bridge expert who, until he was somewhat discredited by a scandal associated with alleged cheating at a major tournament, commanded great respect among devotees. This book is a ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
8
PART ONEProblems in Constructive Bidding
11
Look in the Mirror
12
Long Memory
15
Study the Type
19
Rare Contribution
22
Unusual Inference
25
Working Well
28
Avoiding Ambiguity
131
Maintaining Course
134
Time to Listen
136
The Burning Deck
140
PART FIVECompetitive Decisions
143
Off Balance
144
Defending at a High Level
147
A Cheerful Prospect
150

The Thirteenth Trick
31
Providing the Tricks
34
Playing the Field
37
A New Look
40
Encouraging Sign
43
A Slam Philosophy
47
PART TWODoublesCompetitive Cooperative and Crass
50
Never Return
51
They Lose Weight
54
Neutral Meaning
57
The Net
60
Often in Danger
63
The Right Conditions
66
A Keener Edge
69
PART THREETactical Moves
72
Lines of Retreat
73
Powerful Transmission
76
Out of Fashion
80
Directional Asking Bid
83
Uncertain Sacrifice
86
Minority Vote
89
A Possible Extension
92
A Practical Illustration
95
A Little Rope
98
PART FOURMaking Progress
101
As Opportunity Offers
102
Not So Clever
105
A Liability
108
Positional Play
111
Something in Hand
114
Untimely Intervention
118
The Defence Is Tricky
122
Deterrent Factor
125
Degrees of Apprehension
128
From Four Sides
153
The Pressure Call
156
They May Miscalculate
160
They Strike First
163
No Return
167
Double Offering
171
Paper Puzzle
174
The Tale Travelled
177
Deceptive Cost
180
Dubious Action
183
Mainly Diamonds
186
From the Back Seat
189
PART SIXProtective Situations
192
No Surprise
193
How Will It Play?
196
Information Withheld
200
No Need to Worry
203
Unreliable Guide
206
Preserving an Advantage
210
PART SEVENAn Element of Surprise
213
Taking the Cue
214
Unwanted Support
217
In the Picture
220
Contrary to System
223
A Quick Appraisal
226
Reprieve
229
Escape Route
232
Pleasant Dreams
235
Auxiliary Guard
239
Do We Like It?
243
Time for Discretion
246
The Joker
250
Hes Trying Too
253
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