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|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!|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||143412|
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|Table of Content||CONTENTS IntroductionBASICS OF GAMEFirst Magic NumberMechanics of gameScoringBIDDINGGoal of biddingHow to evaluate handPoint count systemWhat is an opening bid?SUIT BIDDINGDistributional PointsOpening BidsPoint requirements for game and slamsSecond Magic NumberResponses to opening suit bidsRebids by the Opening BidderNO TRUMP BIDDINGOpening One No Trump bidsResponses to No Trump bidsStayman ConventionStayman InterferenceFORCING BIDSCOMPETITIONReasons for competingWays of competingOvercallsResponses to overcallsOne no trump overcallsTake-out doubles and responsesDefense against take-out doubleCue bidsPreemptive overcalls"Unusual" no trumpBIG HAND BIDDINGOpening two bids in suits and responsesBlackwood conventionGrand slam forceBig no trump handsGerber conventionPREEMPTIVE BIDDINGPENALTY DOUBLESPATTERNS OF PLAYHow tricks are wonDECLARER PLAYThe finesseEstablishing long suitsPlay in trump contractsWhen to pull trumpsWhen to delay pulling trumpsNo trump playHold-up playDangerous opponentWhich suit to set upEntriesDEFENSIVE PLAYOpening leadsNo trump leadsRule of ElevenSuit contract leadsThird hand playSignallingLead-directing doublesADVANCED PLAYStrip and end playsSimple squeezeCounting the handDummy reversalsFalse-cardingBath coupYOUR BRIDGE SYSTEMPROPRIETIESOTHER SYSTEMSThe weak two bidPreemptive single jump overcallsDopiBalancingThird hand openingsDruryThe negative doubleTransfer bidsFlannery|
|Number of Pages||160 Pages|
|Lc Classification Number||Gv1282.3.L277 1986|
|Reviews||Charles Goren and Omar Sharif Daily News One of the most intriguing beginner's books we've seen in many a day...a very pleasant way to learn the world's most fascinating game., Alan TruscottThe New York Times...takes the student efficiently through the basic rules of bidding...a sound introduction to play and defense.|
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The best and simplest "How to play Bridge"
This book is easy to apply the info to learn the game of Bridge. There are fun drawings and simple charts. Easiest I've ever seen for someone who has never tried to play Bridge.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: discover-books
Good instructional source
I am not an expert Bridge Player, but have been thrust into the role of instructor. My "students",if you will, seem to be very responsive to the cartoons that so well explain the actual rules of bridge. They seem to retain the information better, and have quite an easy time of finding the information they need when they look back.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: silver-arch-books