Updated by London Evening Standard columnist and Grand Master bridge player David Bird, this is the ultimate guide for beginning and advanced players who want to improve their game. All aspects of bridge -- including bidding, scoring, and strategies -- are clearly explained.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
If the Game is New to You
Making Tricks in a Single Suit
The Play at Notrumps
18 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
11 points 25 points auction balanced hand bid 3NT bid game bidding has started bonus bridge player club suit cue bid David Parlett Dble defenders diamond suit draw trumps dummy East West East extra tricks finesse five-card suit forcing bid Four Hearts Four Spades gain the lead heart game heart suit high cards high-card points honour invite game jack jump rebid limit bid long suit major suit minimum nine tricks no-trumps non-vulnerable open INT open the bidding opening bid opponents overcall partner has opened partner opens Pass 3NT penalty play low play the ace Points to remember queen respond 14 respond 2NT rubber rubber bridge ruff score a trick scoresheet sequence side suit South West North spade suit Stayman convention stopper strength strong hand suit contract take-out double third round trump holding trump suit trump tricks vulnerable West East West West leads West North East wins the trick