Bridge For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 3, 2012 - Games - 432 pages
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Your plain-English guide to the most popular card game in the world

Bridge, as any player will tell you, is simply the best card game ever. It's challenging—each hand presents a different set of conditions you must figure out and solve. It's very social—you play with a partner and two opponents. And best of all—it's fun.

Bridge For Dummies gives you a step-by-step explanation of the fundamentals of the game in terms you can understand. It walks you through the different aspects of bridge, featuring real-life examples, so that you can feel comfortable with the basics before you ever start to play. And if you're already experienced at the game, you'll discover a wealth of tips and hints that can make you a better player.

  • Covers playing bridge online
  • Includes updated websites and other resources
  • Gives you the latest bidding techniques, including ACOL

Bridge For Dummies is the perfect guide for a beginner hoping to learn to play bridge as well as the seasoned player looking for new techniques and strategies.

 

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User Review  - nussie1 - Overstock.com

This book is really excellent. It simplifies a very complicated game. It includes all the latest bidding conventions and standard techniques as well. This is probably the best single bridge reference that I have ever seen. Read full review

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I am not a dummy and the book helps one from becoming one. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Beginning with Basic Notrump Play
4
Beginning with Basic Notrump Play
7
Counting and Taking Sure Tricks
19
Outsmarting Your Opponents at Notrump Play
45
The HoldUp Play
54
Overtaking One Honor with Another
60
Playing the Hand in a Trump Contract
63
Rebidding by the Responder
205
Forging Ahead with Advanced
227
Double Trouble Doubling and Redoubling
247
Hitting Hard Slam Bidding
267
Defending against Notrump Contracts
281
Defending against Trump Contracts
299
Playing Second Hand
317
Wrapping Up with Scorekeeping
329

Eliminating Your Opponents Trump Cards
68
Creating Extra Winners and Discarding Losers
81
Making sure you can reach your extra winners
84
Setting Up the Dummys Long Suit
91
Getting Rid of Losers by Using the Dummys Trump Cards
103
Bidding for Fun and Profit
111
Making a Successful Opening Bid
123
Responding to an Opening Bid
147
Rebidding by the Opener
179
Feeding Your Addiction to Bridge
345
Playing Bridge on Your Computer and Online
357
The Part of Tens 361 Chapter 23 Ten Ways to Be a Better Bridge Partner
363
Ten Great Bridge Resources
367
Acol Bidding System
373
Wreaking Havoc with Preemptive Opening Bids
384
Index
387
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About the author (2012)

Eddie Kantar is a Grand Master in the World Bridge Federation and a two-time World Bridge Champion. One of the best-known bridge writers in the world, his books have been translated into 11 foreign languages.

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