Contract Bridge for Beginners: A Simple Concise Guide on Bidding and Play for the Novice

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Simon and Schuster, 1953 - Games & Activities - 152 pages
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Here is the first book on Contract Bridge for beginners which introduces them at once to the generally accepted Point Count method of bidding used by the experts. Written by the leading authority, the foremost teacher, and the most successful bridge player in the world, it will prove a boon to the novice and the average bridge player alike.
 

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Contents

Foreword by the author
7
The Mechanics of Bidding
25
How to Score
29
What Shall I Bid?
38
Responses to Opening Bids
53
Rebids by Opening Bidder
72
Defensive Bidding
78
Penalty Doubles
90
Slam Bidding
93
Getting to Game
99
Play of the Hand
103
Glossary of Bridge Terms
147
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About the author (1953)

Charles H. Goren is the Number One ranking player of the United States in the official ratings of the American Contract Bridge League. He holds virtually every record of note on the books of tournament play. He has won more National Championships than anyone in history and holds the record for the most number of National Championships won in a single year (five). Incidentally, he is the only player in the history of Bridge who has ever won every major championship in the United States.

Mr. Goren's daily column is syndicated in 150 newspapers which have a combined circulation of over twenty-five million. This makes it, of course, the most widely distributed Bridge column in the history of the game.

His books have been translated into French, Spanish, Swedish, and enjoy wide publication throughout the British Empire. His recent book, Point Count Bidding, published by Simon and Schuster, is the most successful Bridge book in the last fifteen years and has changed the bidding habits of millions of players throughout the United States and Europe.

The point count method introduced by Mr. Goren several years ago has now been adopted by all recognized authorities of the game.

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