Also available as an Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, by the same author team, was named the 2010 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers' Association. Also available as an If you're comfortable with the material in Barbara Seagram's best-selling first book, then you're ready to move on to the more sophisticated bidding gadgets in this one. The old adage that there is no free lunch applies to most of the conventions described in this book. Are you ready for the next 25 conventions? It is divided into three parts: Section I — Basic conventions Section 2 — More complicated Section 3 — Sophisticated stuff. Chapter 13 is about the Help Suit Game Try bidding sequence. This is a very important concept in the game of Contract Bridge. The serious bridge player should be at least conversant with these conventions as they are likely to come up in play, whether you choose to use them or not, and it helps to recognize them when they do.
Bookseller: , British Columbia, Canada. Each section ends with a summary chart as well as a self-quiz to ensure that the concepts are understood. ~~~ And, of course, my partner Barb that I play with in my local duplicate club and I have fun playing our conventions. The Negative Double is probably one of the cheapest, and most effective, ways of finding a Major suit, and especially a Heart, fit. No matter what level you are currently playing at you can find answers in this book. The use of cuebids to show controls after a suit has been agreed-on is a slam-going convention that can show Aces, Kings, Voids and Singletons. The rules and guidelines for both the doubler and the responder are very clear, logical and easy to understand.
It is an extremely useful convention used by a great many Bridge players. It doesn't take long before beginning bridge players want to know more about bidding systems, and especially about conventions. Two versions of this convention are currently in popular use: 3014 and 1430. The series was recommended by our bridge teacher, so it is esteemed by professionals as well as by amateurs. Intermediates strength hands must be bid naturally. Although the situation for its use might not arise often, when it does, this is an excellent convention to use in order to find a makeable Grand Slam, or to stay out of one that cannot make missing the Ace of Trumps, for example.
It was published by in 1999. It is divided into three parts: Section I — Basic conventions Section 2 — More complicated Section 3 — Sophisticated stuff. This is a book that we leave out because we refer to it so much. It is an inexpensive bid, requiring only 6 points to Double at the 1-level. It is an excellent treatment of the subject that should be useful for even the most basic of Bridge players.
In the case of a Michaels Cuebid over one of a Minor suit opened by Opponents, both Major Suits are shown. It was published by Master Point Pr and has a total of 210 pages in the book. I would highly recommend this book for the bridge player who wants to better understand bidding. In many ways these bids are more powerful than the Blackwood and Gerber conventions because they can allow the bidding of a Grand Slam missing an Ace, or a Small Slam missing one or more Kings. Even social players are usually keen to add a few choice gadgets to their bidding arsenal. Responder has forced to game, but which contract? With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice b. Used to describe two-suited hands, these bids can be very useful to a partnership that wants to make the opponents work for every contract, or even to take some away from them.
Diana Young- World Traveler — currently sailing in the South Pacific for six month and 1 Amazon Best-selling author of Financial Fitness for Beginners. They explain clearly and concisely how to use each one and how it fits into a standard bidding system. Chapter 19 describes the Reverse Drury Convention. Also available as an With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format; Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions. It all starts out with simple stuff -- Stayman, Blackwood and such -- but then adds more conventions along the way. The authors have selected 25 basic conventions and treatments that novice players can easily assimilate into their own methods.
I only wish I could put this under my pillow and absorb it by osmosis when I'm sleeping. Also available as an With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format; Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions. I think it is very well written and I like the format of using short chapters to go over each convention. Nonetheless, even those of us who are less advanced will benefit from a passing acquaintance with the conventions described in this section and may even choose to play one of two that have particular appeal with their favorite partner. In addition to Blackwood there is still a great benefit to cue bidding controls, in my view.
It is a precise bid, showing 13-15 points and, at most, a singleton in the bid suit. There was at least one tip in the chapter with which I had not been familiar, but which makes perfect sense. Condition: Good, Condition: Used book in good condition. Also available as an With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it; Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format; Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions. The chapters are short and precise not overwhelming. It is so easy to understand what they are talking about.
Chapter 10 tells us about the Splinter Bids that were invented and put into widespread use by Dorothy Hayden Truscott in 1964. Here 25 basic conventions and treatments are carefully explained, and the reader is shown how they can fit into standard bidding methods. Please take a look at all of our shipping options. The first convention described in the Chapter is the Lebensohl Convention. There is a summary, followed by a quiz, at the end of each chapter, and the quiz questions alternately apply to both bidder and responder. Chapter 14 is all about Control-Showing Cuebids. It includes: All the material, hands and quizzes from the books; Interactive bidding with a computer partner; Complete hand diagram printouts for all examples great for teachers! Even social players are usually keen to add a few choice gadgets to their bidding arsenal.