What do Martina Navratilova, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet have in common? They're all bridge fanatics! The card came is popular again--at home, online, and in schools. Whether readers are learning bridge from scratch or looking to improve their game, this book is the ultimate contract bridge manual. Bridge master Brent Manley takes you step by step from the rudiments of bidding to the more advanced principles of tournament play. You learn how to:
- Play a contract and keep score
- Gain confidence in competitive bidding
- Recognize good vs. bad leads
- Successfully communicate with their partners
- Win tricks more frequently
This book provides readers with all the skills and tips they need to play this highly social and totally addicting card game!
This edition includes completely new information on:
- Important bridge terminology
- Bidding accuracy and judgment
- Online bridge
Welcome to the game of bridge! -- The rules -- The language of bidding -- Communicating with your partner -- Competitive bidding, part 1 -- Competitive bidding, part 2 -- Bidding accuracy -- Developing bidding judgement -- The play of the hand -- Card techniques -- Opening leads on defense -- Leading against suit contracts -- Defensive cared play -- Bidding at the two level and higher -- Advanced bidding -- Take your tricks -- Advance play -- The next step: duplicate bridge -- Bridge resources.
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st January 2012
Publisher: F+W Media