Conventions Today

Conventions Today

by Brian Senior

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Overview

The best and most popular conventions in every area of bidding explained. Whatever your preferred system of bidding, you and your partner will inevitably play a number of conventions. This book will not only help you to decide what to incorporate into your partnership's armory, but also help you to understand the many weapons that might be used against you at the table by your opponents.

Brian Senior is a leading international player/writer and authority on the game who has represented England, Northern Ireland and Great Britain. His recent titles include For Love or Money and The Amazing Book of Bridge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771400268
Publisher: Master Point Press
Publication date: 06/22/2015
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.32(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction9
Part 1The Uncontested Auction11
One of a Minor12
Better Minor12
Modified Better Minor12
Prepared Club12
Walsh12
Inverted Minor-suit Raises13
Minor-suit Swiss13
Strong Club Systems14
One of a Major15
The Forcing No Trump15
Granville16
The Jump Shift16
Transfer Jump Shifts16
Baron 2NT & 3NT17
Swiss17
Fruit Machine Swiss18
Super Swiss18
Splinter Bids19
Jacoby 2NT20
Bergen Raises21
Mini-splinters22
Passed Hand Bidding22
Drury23
SNAP23
The Jump Shift23
One No Trump24
Stayman24
Extended Stayman24
Stayman in Doubt24
Two-way Stayman25
Puppet Stayman26
Smolen26
Jacoby Transfers27
Four-suit Transfers27
2 [spade] Range Enquiry28
Texas29
South African Texas29
Gladiator29
Modified Gladiator30
Two Clubs30
Acol-style30
CAB Responses31
Kokish Relay31
Two-way Two Club Opening32
Benjamin Twos32
Two Diamonds33
Flannery33
Multi-coloured Two Diamonds34
Two of a Major37
Acol Two Bids37
Herbert Negatives38
Economical Jumps38
Weak Two Bids39
Ogust39
2NT Opposite Random Style Weak Twos40
Transfer Responses to Weak Two Bids40
Lucas Two Bids41
Roman Two Bids41
Roman 2 [clubs]41
Roman 2 [lozenge]42
Roman 2 [characters not reproducible] / [spade]42
Tartan Two Bids42
Two No Trump43
Minor Two-suiter43
Weak Pre-empt43
2NT as a Strong Balanced Hand44
Baron 3 [clubs]44
Five-card Stayman45
Puppet Stayman45
Modified Baron45
Flint46
Jacoby Transfers46
Full Transfer Systems46
Three of a Suit48
Alder Pre-empts49
Transfer Pre-empts49
Artificial Responses to Three of a Suit50
4 [clubs] Enquiry50
Three No Trump51
Gambling 3NT51
Four of a Suit51
Texas52
South African Texas52
Four No Trump52
Five of a Suit52
Part 2The Middle of the Auction53
Game Tries54
Long-suit Game Tries54
Short-suit Game Tries55
Two-way Game Tries55
Crowhurst55
New Minor Forcing56
Both Minors Forcing57
Jump Reverses57
Lebensohl After a Reverse57
Majex58
Wolff59
Fragments and Splinters59
Transfer Rebids Afer a 1NT Response59
Directional Asking Bids60
Fourth Suit Forcing61
Part 3Slam Bidding63
Blackwood64
Roman Blackwood64
Roman Key Card Blackwood64
Baby Blackwood66
Kickback66
Gerber66
DOPE and ROPE67
DOPI and ROPI67
Cuebids67
3NT To Start Cuebidding68
The 'Serious' 3NT69
Grand Slam Force70
Roman Asking Bids70
Last Train71
Part 4The Competitive Auction73
Defences to a Strong Club74
Amsbury75
Badger75
Crash75
Disco76
Modified Crash76
Panama76
Trap76
Trap With Transfers76
Truscott76
Responding to an Overcall77
After 1 [clubs] - 1 [lozenge]79
Defences to One of a Suit79
The Simple Overcall79
Pre-emptive Raises79
Unassuming Cuebids80
2NT as a Raise80
Fit Jumps80
Fit Non-jumps81
The Takeout Double81
Intermediate Jump Overcalls82
Weak Jump Overcalls82
Two-suited Overcalls84
The Unusual No Trump84
Ghestem85
Roman Jump Overcalls85
Michaels Cuebids86
The Jump Cuebid87
Defences to One No Trump87
ANTI88
Aspro89
Astro89
Asptro89
Brozel89
Cansino90
Cappelletti91
DONT91
Landy92
Lionel92
Ripstra93
Wallis93
Coping With Intervention94
Defences to a Strong Two Club Opening94
Defences to Pre-empts94
Defences to Weak Two Bids94
2NT for Takeout95
Hackett95
Takeout Doubles with Lebensohl96
Leaping Michaels97
Defences to the Multi Two Diamonds97
Dixon97
Takeout Doubles with Lebensohl98
Reverse Leaping Michaels99
Defences to Weak Three Bids99
Takeout Doubles100
Responding to an Overcall101
The General Cuebid102
Responding to a 3NT Overcall102
Fishbein103
Lower Minor103
Foxu104
Film104
Optional Double104
Reese105
Two-suited Takeouts105
Halsall106
Four-of-a-minor Two-suiter Takeouts106
Defences to Higher Openings107
Ripstra Over a 3NT Opening107
Four of a Suit107
Artificial Pre-empts107
2[spade]/NT = A Pre-empt in an Unspecified Minor108
2NT = A Weak Minor Two-suiter108
3[clubs] = A Weak Minor Two-suiter108
Transfer Pre-empts108
Part 5General Competitive Bidding109
Lebensohl110
Transfer Lebensohl111
Balancing in Fourth Seat113
1NT113
2NT113
The Jump Overcall113
The Cuebid114
Doubles114
Competitive Doubles114
Game Try Doubles114
Lead-directing Doubles of 3NT115
Lightner Doubles116
Negative (Sputnik) Doubles117
Negative Free Bids119
Negative Slam Doubles119
Responsive Doubles120
Rosenkranz Doubles and Redoubles121
Support Doubles121
Responding to Takeout Doubles122
2NT as a Scramble122
2NT as Lebensohl (Good/Bad 2NT)123
4NT as Two Places to Play124
Defending Two-suited Overcalls124
Unusual Over Unusual124
Defences to Other Two-suited Overcalls125
Raising Partner in Competition126
Pre-emptive Raises126
The Cuebid Raise126
2NT as a Raise126
Fit Jumps and Fit Non-jumps127

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