Playing 2/1: The Rest of the Story

Playing 2/1: The Rest of the Story

by Paul Thurston


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Paul Thurston's 25 Steps to Learning 2/1 was an instant bestseller, winning the 2003 American Bridge Teachers' Association Book of the Year award. In a tantalizing postscript to that book, he promised a sequel, one that would cover 'the rest of the story' for those who wanted to add modern sophistication to their 2/1 bidding. Here at last he delivers, and the long wait will prove to have been worth it. The book describes an understandable and playable version of today's most popular system, something that has been missing from the literature until now.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771400244
Publisher: Master Point Press
Publication date: 07/15/2017
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Hand Evaluation - Getting Off on the Right Foot 7

2 Major-Suit Openings in Third or Fourth Seat 19

3 Raising Partner's Major - Interrupted 31

4 A Notrump Ladder for 2/1 65

5 The Extended Notrump Family 75

6 The Auction after 1 NT - Our Notrump Engine 85

7 The Rest of the Notrump Story (or Most of It!) 107

8 The Newest New Minor Forcing or THE ABC's of XYZ 115

9 XYZ - The Rest of the Story 129

10 Review Quiz Featuring XYZ Auctions 143

11 If It's Broken, Let's Fix It! 156

12 Going Forward in Reverse and There's No Fault in Default 165

13 Review Quiz 179

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