A Taste of Bridge

A Taste of Bridge

by Jeff Bayone


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Jeff Bayone's Honors Bridge Club in New York is the largest in North America, perhaps in the world. This book is based on their beginners' course, a series of six lessons that have started thousands of people on the road to enjoying the world's most popular card game. And no, you won't be able to play bridge when you've read it — but if you were to take up tennis, or the piano, how far would six lessons get you? The hope is that the reader will be hooked, and having acquired a taste for bridge, will go on to more comprehensive courses. This one is just to whet the appetite.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771400343
Publisher: Master Point Press
Publication date: 07/15/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 426,494
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started 7

Chapter 2 Setting Up 9

Chapter 3 Taking Tricks with High Cards 13

Chapter 4 Length Takes Tricks 27

Chapter 5 Hands On: Playing Bridge 35

Chapter 6 Opening Leads 43

Chapter 7 Getting to Carnegie Hall - Practice, Practice, Practice 49

Chapter 8 Finesses Win Tricks 59

Chapter 9 Practice, Practice 73

Chapter 10 Something Entirely New -Trumps! 79

Chapter 11 Exercises in Trump Management 87

Chapter 12 Play and Defense with Trumps 93

Chapter 13 Playing Hands in a Trump Suit 97

Chapter 14 The Auction 101

Chapter 15 Evaluating Bridge Hands: The Point-Count System 113

Chapter 16 Understanding the Point-Count System 119

Chapter 17 Notrump Bidding 123

Chapter 18 Notrump Bidding and Scoring 127

Chapter 19 Practice in Bidding and Playing the Hand 135

Chapter 20 The Point-Count System and Length 139

Chapter 21 Hands to Play 145

Chapter 22 Major- and Minor-Suit Scoring 155

Chapter 23 Major-Suit Bidding 159

Chapter 24 More Major-Suit Bidding 167

Chapter 25 Look Out For Shorty 173

Chapter 26 Hands on Play 181

Chapter 27 How Cards Work in Defense 191

Chapter 28 In Closing 197

Afterword 215

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