25 Steps to Learning 2/1

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Master Point Press, 2002 - Games & Activities - 192 pages
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Another title in the best-selling '25' series, using the same popular format. Over the last fifteen or so years, the 2/1 Game Forcing bidding method has gained substantial popularity, but for various reasons it is not taught in beginner classes. This book is therefore designed for players who are familiar with Standard bidding and are interested in switching to the 2/1 method. It covers basic concepts as well as the differences between 2/1 and Standard auctions, and includes a discussion of more advanced ideas and conventions that fit particularly well with 2/1 methods. Existing books on this topic (notably by Max Hardy and Mike Lawrence) are too advanced and/or too technical for this level of player.
 

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Contents

N T E Step 1 Count Your Points
13
Well Open the Bidding Wont We? 1
17
The TwooverOne Response to IV or
23
Bergen and Beyond
29
The Forcing INT Response
39
Other Responses to IV or 14
45
After a TwoOverOne Response
51
After a Major Suit Raise
63
Notrump Responses to Minors
113
Raising Partners Minor
119
Rebids Over MinorSuit Openings
125
After Notrump Responses to Minors
135
After a Minor Suit is Raised
143
Fourth Suit Forcing FSF
149
Weak Jump Shifts
157
New Minor Forcing
165

After a Forcing INT
75
Other Auctions Starting IV or 1
89
1 The Light Fantastic
95
After a 3rd or 4th Seat IV or 1
101
In a Minor Key
107
Ingberman Over Reverses
171
Over a Takeout Double
177
The Opponents Overcall
185
Is That All There Is?
191
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Paul Thurston is a bridge journalist and teacher in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. He writes a daily bridge column in the National Post, Canada's national newspaper. Paul has represented Canada in the Bermuda Bowl, the World Open Teams Championship. This is his first book.

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