Bridge for Dummies

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/2012
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Recognized by the International Olympic Committee as a 'mind sport,' bridge is often considered one of the most mentally challenging card games. Thousands of players congregate each year around the world to practice and compete. Bridge For Dummies, 3rd Edition contains 25 percent new and updated information, including: an expansion of the current section about playing bridge online updated web sites and other resources expanded coverage of international bridge variations the latest bidding techniques information on joining bridge clubs and playing competitively Bridge For Dummies, 3rd Edition, is the perfect guide for a beginner hoping to learn the basics of this complicated game as well as the seasoned player looking for new techniques and strategies.

Author Biography

Eddie Kantar is a Grand Master in the World Bridge Federation and a two-time World Bridge Champion. One of the best-known bridge writers in the world, his books have been translated into 11 foreign languages.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Beginning with Basic Notrump Play 7

Chapter 1: Going to Bridge Boot Camp 9

Chapter 2: Counting and Taking Sure Tricks 19

Chapter 3: Using Winning Trick Techniques at Notrump Play 27

Chapter 4: Outsmarting Your Opponents at Notrump Play 45

Part II: Playing the Hand in a Trump Contract 63

Chapter 5: Introducing Trump Suits 65

Chapter 6: Creating Extra Winners and Discarding Losers 81

Chapter 7: Setting Up the Dummy’s Long Suit 91

Chapter 8: Getting Rid of Losers by Using the Dummy’s Trump Cards 103

Part III: Bidding for Fun and Profit 111

Chapter 9: Starting with Bidding Basics 113

Chapter 10: Making a Successful Opening Bid 123

Chapter 11: Responding to an Opening Bid 147

Chapter 12: Rebidding by the Opener 179

Chapter 13: Rebidding by the Responder 205

Part IV: Forging Ahead with Advanced Bidding Techniques 227

Chapter 14: Creating Interference: Defensive Bidding 229

Chapter 15: Double Trouble: Doubling and Redoubling 247

Chapter 16: Hitting Hard: Slam Bidding 267

Part V: Playing a Strong Defense and Keeping Score 279

Chapter 17: Defending against Notrump Contracts 281

Chapter 18: Defending against Trump Contracts 299

Chapter 19: Playing Second Hand 317

Chapter 20: Wrapping Up with Scorekeeping 329

Part VI: Feeding Your Addiction to Bridge 345

Chapter 21: Joining Bridge Clubs and the Tournament World 347

Chapter 22: Playing Bridge on Your Computer and Online 357

Part VII: The Part of Tens 361

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Be a Better Bridge Partner 363

Chapter 24: Ten Great Bridge Resources 367

Appendix: Acol Bidding System 373

Index 387

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