Planning the Play: the next level

Planning the Play: the next level

by Barbara Seagram


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Seagram and Bird’s Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand was named Book of the Year in 2010 by the American Bridge Teachers’ Association. It introduced the basic concepts of how to go about making a plan as declarer for beginning and improving players, and is a popular text for bridge teachers. This sequel extends the plan to more complex situations, and covers ideas such as safety plays, avoidance play, trump control, dummy reversal, and endplays. It will appeal to players who have a good grasp of the basics of declarer play, and are looking to improve from there.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771400398
Publisher: Master Point Press
Publication date: 11/15/2017
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Barbara Seagram (Toronto, Canada) is one of North America’s leading bridge teachers. An author with more than a dozen titles to her name, her 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know (with Marc Smith) is the bestselling bridge book of the last fifty years.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Part I Useful Techniques

1 Planning Your Entries 9

2 Planning the Establishment of a Suit 21

3 Plans that Involve Unblocking 33

4 Leading Through a Defender's High Card 45

Part II Taking Precautions

5 Planning Safety Plays 59

6 Keeping the Danger Hand Off Lead 76

7 Retaining Trump Control 89

8 Avoiding Ruffs and Trump Promotions 103

9 Planning Your Play to Trick 1 119

Part III Planning a Strategy

10 Planning a Dummy Reversal 135

11 Planning a Strip and Throw-in 147

12 Planning a Crossruff 163

13 Planning to combine chances 175

Part IV Grand Final Quiz

14 Twenty-six Planning Problems 190

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