The Fun Way to Serious Bridge

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 6, 2012 - Games & Activities - 160 pages
The Fun Way To Serious Bridge is for anyone who wants to learn and understand the fundamentals of the mind-stimulating and challenging game of bridge -- and enjoy every minute of it! Harry Lampert combines his skills as a bridge player and teacher with his artistic talents to bring you a totally new FUN way to learn the game. The magic of his superb cartoons and simple, informative language will help you to absorb the principles of serious contract bridge -- and remember them. You'll laugh and learn every step of the way from opening bids to strip and end plays. Whether novice or seasoned social player, this unique book will make good bridge a simple "trick." You'll learn all about:

* Opening bids, suit bids, response and no trump bids, and how to force bids

* Competition and the reasons and ways behind it

* Big hand bidding such as Blackwood Convention, grand slam force and Gerber Convention

* Patterns of play including how tricks are won, the finesse, establishing a long suit, when to pull and delay trumps and entries.

* Defensive and advanced play -- plus much more!
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Scoring
15
Goal of bidding
21
Opening Bids
28
Rebids by the Opening
36
NOTRUMPBIDDING 4461
44
Stayman Convention
55
FORCING BIDS 6264
62
Establishing long suits
101
When to delay pulling
107
No trump play
113
DEFENSIVE PLAY 118142
119
Suit contract leads
125
Leaddirecting doubles
133
Dummy reversals
139
YOUR BRIDGE SYSTEM
142

Responses to overcalls
68
Defense against takeout
74
PENALTY DOUBLES
88
DECLARER PLAY 94117
94
Preemptive single jump
149
The negative double
155
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About the author (2012)

Harry Lampert, a licensed teacher of the American Bridge Teachers' Association, is a Life-Master of the American Contract Bridge League and has won titles at National, Regional, and Sectional tournaments. Mr. Lampert is also a nationally published cartoonist with illustrations having appeared in The New York Times, Time, True, Esquire, Saturday Evening Post and Saturday Review.

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