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This book is a MUST for any newcomers to the game of Bridge!
on December 29, 1998
After buying Bridge for Dummies and 5 Weeks to Winning Bridge, I bought Goren's Contract Bridge for Beginners. Goren is very simple and straight to the point in describing the game of bridge and the bidding process. The first section of the book shows you how to evaluate the strength of your cards. After strength is evaluated, Goren shows you how to bid and how to find a contract match with your partner. Goren also describes the details of scoring, bidding, response bidding, rebidding, doubling and all other important features of the game. All of Goren's explanations and instructions are VERY easy to understand. Examples are given and discussed in enough detail to get you started! Slam bidding is also included in this book. I bought this book about 6 weeks ago and I am enjoying playing bridge on the Internet with players from all over the world. Buy this book BEFORE you buy any of the others. This book will get you started quickly and efficiently and the price is right!