Defending at Bridge: A First Course

Defending at Bridge: A First Course

by Bill Treble


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No bells or whistles, just the plain, simple stuff to get you started on the road to becoming a good defender. In eight easy lessons, this book coves the things you really need to know: opening leads and signaling against notrump and suit contracts, second and third-hand Play, the Rule of Eleven, discards, and basic strategy. Quizzes and example hands make the whole process of learning both fun and productive. Praise for Bill Treble's 'Getting into the Bidding', An excellent intermediate-level book covering contested auctions. The focus is on providing a foundation for choosing and using methods - which are available, which are popular, and what are the trade-offs among them. The Bridge World

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771400367
Publisher: Master Point Press
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Lesson 1 Opening Leads - The Basics 7

Lesson 2 Opening Leads - Objectives 21

Lesson 3 Opening Leads - Paying Attention to the Bidding 35

Lesson 4 Signaling in a Suit Contract 55

Lesson 5 More Signaling and Second-Hand Play 75

Lesson 6 Third-Hand Play 95

Lesson 7 The Midgame: Discards, New and Old Suits 117

Lesson 8 Auction-Dependent Leads and Final Hands 139

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