Bridge Conventions in Depth

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Master Point Press, 2003 - Games & Activities - 290 pages
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These wonderful agreements and gadgets turn your everyday bidding system into something personal, something that fits the exact style that you and your partner want to play. And now you can choose from some seventy expert-level ideas to add to your bidding arsenal, quickly and painlessly. In this book you will find: 'Basic Conventions' -- the Rest of the Story: find out how top-level players have turbo-charged such standard conventions as Stayman, Jacoby and Texas Transfers, Drury, Weak Jump Shifts, and more. 'Bread and Butter Conventions': some conventions that are standard with most experts but may not be for you, such as Smolen, Slow Arrival, Italian Cuebids, the best defences to Multi and Bergen Raises, Retransfers, Clarifying Cuebids, and others; 'Defensive and Cardplay Conventions': learn more about Trump Suit Preference, Obvious Shift carding, the Slam Spade Double, the Lead-directing Pass, and many more. 'Fine Arts Conventions': not for the faint of heart, some of these ideas will really make you sit up and take notice. Would you enjoy playing Last Train to Clarkesville, Yellow Rose of Texas, Vacant Doubletons, Double Keycard Blackwood, Trent Weak Two-bids, or the XYZ Convention?
 

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Contents

BASIC CONVENTIONS THE REST OF THE STORY
1
HelpSuit Game Tries
46
The 3Card Raise in Competition vs Support Doubles
53
Ogust Responses to Weak Twos
61
The Natural Forcing 2NT Response to a 1 or 10 Opening Bid
68
New Suits Not Forcing in Competition
74
Smolen
88
Puppet Stayman
95
Landy
126
Competitive Bidding after Strong 2+ Opening Bid
133
LeadDirecting Doubles Against Notrump Contracts
152
The LeadDirecting Pass
160
Obvious Shift Carding Simplified
167
This
169
FINE ARTS CONVENTIONS
181
The Trap Pass
191

Simple Keycard Blackwood Agreements
106
DOPI and DEPO
112
The Forcing Pass
119
Double Keycard Blackwood
200
The Squeeze Bid aka Last Train to Clarksville
208
Copyright

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Matthew and Pamela Granovetter are publishers of Bridge Today and Bridge Today Digest, as well as the founders of the Bridge Today Online University. They are the authors of a number of books, many of them award winners. They also write Partnership Bridge, a popular feature in the ACBL Bulletin. They live with their two children in Jerusalem, Israel.

Matthew and Pamela Granovetter are publishers of Bridge Today and Bridge Today Digest, as well as the founders of the Bridge Today Online University. They are the authors of a number of books, many of them award winners. They also write Partnership Bridge, a popular feature in the ACBL Bulletin. They live with their two children in Jerusalem, Israel.

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