Contemporary Bridge Bidding: A Guide for Players at the Intermediate Level
The reader for whom this new book is intended should be familiar with the fundamentals of duplicate bridge. The book is aimed at intermediate players with a range of expertise, who are intent on improving their bidding skills. The main focus is on the two-over-one game force, which together with its adjunct components comprises a bidding system that has gained enormous popularity. The last two chapters are devoted to an introduction of two systems that are widely played around the world: Precision Bridge and Acol Bridge.
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6+-card Acol asks partner auction balanced hand balancing seat bid 3 NT bid shows Blackwood convention clubs contract convention cue-bid diamond suit doubler doubleton five-card major five-card suit forcing bid forcing to game four-card major four-card suit four-card support game try game-forcing heart suit honors initial bid interest in slam Jacoby transfers jump re-bid jump shift king Lebensohl limit raise long suit losers major suit minimum minor suit negative double no-trump NT bid NT opening NT shows opener’s re-bid opener’s suit opening bid opening hand opponent’s suit opponents overcall overcaller’s partner’s suit partnership pass play players preemptive bid promises redouble responder bids responder’s bid responder’s suit responsive double second suit sequence six-card suit spade suit splinter bid Stayman stopper in opponent’s strength strong hand suit bid support for partner’s takeout double three-card support three-level trump suit trump support two-level un-bid suits values void weak hand Zar points