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Bridge For Dummies Paperback – April 13, 2012
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From the Back Cover
Your plain-English guide to the most popular card game in the world
Bridge, as any player will tell you, is simply the best card game ever. It's challenging, social, and best of all fun. Bridge For Dummies walks you through the different aspects of bridge with real-life examples so that you can feel comfortable with the basics before you ever start to play. And if you're already experienced at the game, you'll discover a wealth of tips and hints that can make you a better player.
Bridge boot camp get a bird's-eye view of the game, from counting and taking sure tricks to using winning tricks and outsmarting your opponents at notrump play
Trump the competition discover the special know-how you need to bring home the tricks when you end up in a trump contract
Bid with confidence grasp the fundamentals of bidding, including when to bid, how high to bid, and how to shut up your partner
Get defensive find out everything you need to know about defensive bidding, doubles, redoubles, and slam bidding
Open the book and find:
Techniques for defensive play
Bidding that will help you play a stronger game
Trump and notrump play
Guidance on bidding from all points of play opening bid, responding to opening bid, and rebidding
How to be a better bridge partner
Updated online resources
Coverage of Acol bidding
Bridge clubs and tournaments all over the world
Strategize with your bridge partner
Play in clubs and tournaments
Use basic and advanced bidding techniques
Play for fun or profit
About the Author
Eddie Kantar is a Grand Master in the World Bridge Federation and a two-time World Bridge Champion. One of the best-known bridge writers in the world, his books have been translated into 11 foreign languages.
Top Customer Reviews
easily understood with good examples..nice for beginning partners at duplicate.
I bought this book as a reference guide, but it has been difficult to access the reference part due to the reason cited above.
The section on Bidding is especially well crafted. Some chapters could be a bit shorter. At times, it gets over whelming. Yet as a book, I give five stars to Bridge for Dummies.
The book was one of those gifts they hinted at, and I'm glad I got it.
Strategy is important in a thinking person's game and starting hands with an idea of how they'll play is significantly better than winging it (ask your partner!).
Good gift - or buy it for yourself.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book is great; unfortunately on Kindle you cannot read the layout of the dealt hands. Wish you could enlarge somehow. Written text is easy to read and understand. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JShergirl
I hate the titles of the Dummies books and resisted purchasing it but my husband bought it anyway (fortunately.) I took 10 weeks of beginning bridge and learned the basics. Read morePublished 1 month ago by KathyOcala
Just what a novice playing needs to learn bridge. Easy to understand.Published 1 month ago by Sandra S. Jones