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Bridge Basics 2: Competitive Bidding Paperback – 2005
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And in this one, BRIDGE BASICS 2: COMPETITIVE BIDDING, Grant still teaches us kindly when not to bid. Under her system you might indeed miss a part-score once in a while; but once you've got a good hand and some rapport with partner -- or are in a position to torment you opponents -- this is a full-speed-ahead, friendly and very informative bridge book. The best bridge books struggle to impart wisdom, or perhaps better said informed judgment, instead of limiting themselves to "the rules," and this one is very good for that.
I can heartily recommend BRIDGE BASICS 2: to anyone who loves to play bridge, whether the at-home type or the duplicate club type. I wish there were more up-to-date books like this. Perhaps in the not-too-distant future Ms. Grant will put her BRIDGE BASICS series into an omnibus volume.
I read through this book once, and have reread each chapter a number of times, reading the summary and doing the "quiz" at the end of each chapter so that I really get the concepts and use them in real games.
This particular book focuses on competitive bidding (in other words when your opponents have entered the auction and it is your turn to bid). It was the first book that I've read on bridge that explains in detail the four roles that are played at the bridge table - Opener, Overcaller, Responder, Advancer. I had never looked at each of these roles before and how they impact your bidding.
I keep this book on my shelf and refer to it often as my husband and I are working on improving our bridge game. Highly recommended!
Diana Young- World Traveler - currently sailing in the South Pacific for six months and #1 Amazon Best-selling author of Financial Fitness for Beginners.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very helpful book ... information is presented in a clear, easily understood manner.Published 3 months ago by Gardenlily
Great book, but written with duplicate bridge players in mind. Not for the beginner, possibly more for the intermediate. I loved this series more than her 4 book original ones. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Billie from Mequon Wi
I liked this book, and it is worth having, but I'm a fairly experienced bridge player, so I guess I didn't need it so much for party bridge. Read morePublished 5 months ago by B. Winifred Latham
Not a big bidder but I did enjoy reading the book to get more insight.Published 5 months ago by Rescuer
Excellent book with good basic instructions on how to bid in bridge.Published 5 months ago by Big Ed