by Warren Watson


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It has been many years since any bridge author attempted a comprehensive description of preemptive bidding, and much has changed in the interim. Modern players open the bidding on lighter values, and preempts, formerly based in at least a semblance of sanity, are now made on the flimsiest of excuses. This is a comprehensive treatment of preemptive bidding – not just when to open and with what, but the issues surrounding constructive and obstructive bidding in the subsequent auction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771400480
Publisher: Master Point Press
Publication date: 03/15/2019
Pages: 198
Sales rank: 779,253
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Warren Watson (Canada) is a former Aerospace Engineer and is currently an artist, with a diploma in Fine Arts from Okanagan University College in Kelowna, BC, and an avid bridge player. He is an ACBL Sapphire Life Master, an ACBL accredited bridge teacher, a bridge columnist for the Trail Times, an ACBL director, an accredited ACBL tournament assistant and the Kootenay Jewel Bridge Club manager. He currently resides in Trail, BC, and in winter can be found skiing around the back of Grey Mountain.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Basic Preempts 7

Chapter 1 Preempts Work 9

Chapter 2 Disciplined Preempts 19

Chapter 3 Furthering the Preempt 45

Chapter 4 Constructive Bidding After a Preempt 55

Part 2 Advanced Preempts 87

Chapter 5 Preempting Partner 89

Chapter 6 Avoiding Self-Preempts 99

Chapter 7 Undisciplined Preempts 111

Chapter 8 Cluttered Auctions 119

Chapter 9 Sometimes Your Bids Help the Opposition 151

Part 3 High-Level Competition 155

Chapter 10 Sacrifices 157

Chapter 11 High-Level Decisions 173

Chapter 12 Misfits 189

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