Bridge: 25 Ways to Compete in the Bidding

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Master Point Press, 2000 - Games & Activities - 220 pages
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A follow-up book from the author team that produced the award-winning and best-selling 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. Aimed at the same novice/social player audience as their first book, this new title deals with competitive auctions in which the opponents have opened the bidding. This is the most complex area of bridge bidding, and has never up to now been dealt with comprehensively in a book that is understandable for non-experts.
 

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It would be nice to be able to copy and print certain segments for upcoming players. Not only to learn but to prompt their interest in having this informative item in their library
A TEACHER WHO WOULD ENJOY SEEING YOUNG PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE GAME CONSISTENTLY.WITH THEIR FRIENDS.

Contents

N T E Suit Overcalls Chapter 1 Simple Suit Overcalls
11
Raising Partners Suit
21
Responding to Overcalls Without Support
29
Overcalls That Show Two Suits
39
Jump Overcalls
45
Takeout Doubles Chapter 6 Takeout Doubles at the One Level
53
Responding to a Takeout Double
59
Later Bidding After a Takeout Double
71
Conventional Defenses to INT
121
Bidding Over Preempts Chapter 15 Takeout Doubles of Weak TwoBids
133
Overcalling Weak TwoBids
141
Bidding Over 3Level Openings
151
Bidding Notrump Over a Preempt
163
Bidding Over Other Preempts
171
General Competitive Issues Chapter 20 Balancing General Principles
177
Other Balancing Auctions
185

Other Takeout Double Situations
81
Notrump Overcalls Chapter 10 Notrump Overcalls
91
RHO Bids Over a INT Overcall
97
Bidding Over Opponents INT Opening Chapter 12 Competing Over INT
105
Doubling INT
113
Forcing Passes
191
Locating Stoppers for Notrump
199
The Law of Total Tricks
205
Hand Evaluation
213
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Barbara Seagram owns and manages one of the largest bridge schools in North America, where she teaches more than 1000 students every year to enjoy bridge. She has been awarded 'master teacher' status by the American Bridge Teachers Association, on whose Board of Directors she sits.

Englishman Marc Smith writes monthly columns for both BRIDGE and BRIDGE PLUS as well as for the OKBRIDGE SPECTATOR. He is an expert bidding forum panelist for numerous magazines, as well as at Bridge Forum on the Internet. He lives near Southampton, UK.

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