Bridge For Dummies

Bridge For Dummies

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by Eddie Kantar
     
 

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Your plain-English guide to the most popular card game in the world

Bridge, as any player will tell you, is simply the best card game ever. It's challenging, social, and best of all fun. Bridge For Dummies walks you through the different aspects of bridge — with real-life examples — so that you can feel comfortable with the basics before you ever

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Your plain-English guide to the most popular card game in the world

Bridge, as any player will tell you, is simply the best card game ever. It's challenging, social, and best of all fun. Bridge For Dummies walks you through the different aspects of bridge — with real-life examples — so that you can feel comfortable with the basics before you ever start to play. And if you're already experienced at the game, you'll discover a wealth of tips and hints that can make you a better player.

  • Bridge boot camp — get a bird's-eye view of the game, from counting and taking sure tricks to using winning tricks and outsmarting your opponents at notrump play
  • Trump the competition — discover the special know-how you need to bring home the tricks when you end up in a trump contract
  • Bid with confidence — grasp the fundamentals of bidding, including when to bid, how high to bid, and how to shut up your partner
  • Get defensive — find out everything you need to know about defensive bidding, doubles, redoubles, and slam bidding

Open the book and find:

  • Techniques for defensive play
  • Bidding that will help you play a stronger game
  • Trump and notrump play
  • Guidance on bidding from all points of play — opening bid, responding to opening bid, and rebidding
  • Bridge scoring
  • How to be a better bridge partner
  • Updated online resources
  • Coverage of Acol bidding
  • Bridge clubs and tournaments all over the world

Learn to:

  • Strategize with your bridge partner
  • Play in clubs and tournaments
  • Use basic and advanced bidding techniques
  • Play for fun or profit

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"For the beginner or near-beginner, the revised Bridge for Dummies  by Eddie Kantar is the best choice." (The New York Times, December 16, 2006)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118240830
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
118,975
File size:
5 MB

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