Building on the success of 'Declarer Play at Bridge', this book gives the near-beginner a chance to practise the principles on which sound bidding is based, from the opening bid onward. Each section contains a brief introduction to its topic, and the ideas are reinforced with carefully explained solutions and helpful tips throughout.
This books contains articles adapted into book form that have been designed for all levels of player: by starting with the basics on the topic and gradually filling in details up to expert level, I hope to frame the issues in a way all can understand and also raise issues for a partnership to discuss. Eric Rodwell selected 9 excellent topics for this first book that will have wide appeal, including two about conventions he invented: Support Doubles, and Serious 3NT. Topics cover some very important areas of constructive bidding, competitive bidding, and slam bidding. The techniques in this book are sustainable and can be incorporated into any bidding system. Learn from the best and see instant improvement in your results at the bridge table.
This book deals with situations where the player who is on lead - defender or declarer, at the start of the deal or in the middle - needs to do something that involves ostensibly 'breaking the rules'.
Defence is the hardest part of playing bridge, but that doesn't mean that it's impossible to learn. The authors explain how to make a plan as a defender: how to work out from the auction and play what declarer probably has, and which of the strategies available to defenders is likely to be successful.
A must for any Bridge player - this quick reference guide offers concise summaries on the meaning of a wide variety of bids and responses, including Stayman, Blackwood, Gerber and Slam Bidding. A color-coded Bidding Ladder indicates the meaning of each bid (forcing, invitational, or sign-off). This new expanded version includes Duplicate and Chicago scoring.
Bridge is hip for everyone nowadays Played in more than 100 countries, Bridge has an enthusiastic following of more than 60 million people. Although many believe that bridge is simply an "old person's game," more and more young people are taking it up, and now players in their twenties are beginning to win world championship titles. Completely updated and revised by champion bridge player Ron Klinger, Bridge Basics explains and illustrates the basic rules of bidding, play, and defense in contract bridge. This book will turn you into a competent and confident bridge player in no time.