25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know

Author: Barbara Seagram
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 189415407X
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Games

Explains twenty-five bidding conventions, including the grand slam force, lead-directing doubles, negative doubles, new minor forcing, responsive doubles, reverse Drury, splinter bids, Stayman, takeout doubles, and weak two-bids

Bridge

Author: Barbara Seagram
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 1894154223
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Games

A follow-up book from the author team that produced the award-winning and best-selling 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. Aimed at the same novice/social player audience as their first book, this new title deals with competitive auctions in which the opponents have opened the bidding. This is the most complex area of bridge bidding, and has never up to now been dealt with comprehensively in a book that is understandable for non-experts.

25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know Practice Makes Perfect

Author: Barbara Seagram
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 1771400293
Release Date: 2016-03
Genre: Contract bridge

25 Conventions You Should Know has sold more than 250,000 copies since it was first published, and continues to top the bridge bestseller lists. Over the years, readers have suggested that it would be an even better book if it offered some way to practice what they had learned. Well, here it is: a brief summary of each of those 25 conventions, together with example hands which can be dealt out and used to apply your new knowledge.

The Pocket Guide to Bridge

Author: Barbara Seagram
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 189415441X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Games

Do you need a quick hint about what to bid? Do you know what are supposed to lead from KJ10x? Have you forgotten what a reverse is? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, this is the book that you need!

Declarer Play at Bridge

Author: Barbara Seagram
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 1897106912
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Games

: Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, by the same author team, was named the 2010 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers' Association. Building on the success of that title, this book gives near-beginners a chance to practice the principles on which sound declarer play is based: count your winners, count your losers, make a plan. This is not just a series of problem hands, however. Each section contains a brief introduction of its topic, and the ideas are reinforced with carefully explained solutions and helpful tips throughout. Bridge teachers and students will find this book invaluable.

Roman Keycard Blackwood

Author: Barbara Seagram
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 1894154622
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Games

"Based on Barbara Seagram's best-selling 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know, "each book in this series offers the opportunity to learn more about a common convention and to practice it on your own or with a favorite partner.

25 Steps to Learning 2 1

Author: Paul Thurston
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 1894154460
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Games

Another title in the best-selling '25' series, using the same popular format. Over the last fifteen or so years, the 2/1 Game Forcing bidding method has gained substantial popularity, but for various reasons it is not taught in beginner classes. This book is therefore designed for players who are familiar with Standard bidding and are interested in switching to the 2/1 method. It covers basic concepts as well as the differences between 2/1 and Standard auctions, and includes a discussion of more advanced ideas and conventions that fit particularly well with 2/1 methods. Existing books on this topic (notably by Max Hardy and Mike Lawrence) are too advanced and/or too technical for this level of player.

Bidding at Bridge

Author: Barbara Seagram
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 1771400188
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Games

: Declarer Play at Bridge: a Quizbook, by the same author team, was named the 2013 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers' Association. Building on the success of that title, this book gives the near-beginner a chance to practice the principles on which sound bidding is based, from the opening bid onward. This is not just a series of problems, however. Each section contains a brief introduction to its topic, and the ideas are reinforced with carefully explained solutions and helpful tips throughout. Bridge teachers and students will find this book invaluable.

Bridge

Author: Barbara Seagram
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 1897106114
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Games

Defense is the hardest part of playing bridge, but that doesn?t mean that it's impossible to learn. In the final book of the bestselling ?25? series, the authors explain how to make a plan as a defender: how to work out from the auction and play what declarer probably has, and which of the strategies available to defenders is likely to be successful. Opening leads, signaling and discarding are all covered in this basic guide to a vitally important topic.

Splinter Bids

Author: Barbara Seagram
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 1894154630
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Games

Based on Barbara Seagram's best-selling 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know, each book in this series offers the opportunity to learn more about a common convention and to practice it on your own or with a favorite partner.

Bridge

Author: Barbara Seagram
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 1894154479
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Games

Another title in the best-selling '25' series, from award-winning author and master teacher Barbara Seagram, and using the same popular format as earlier books. Other titles in the series have revolved around bidding; this one deals with the play of the cards as declarer, a major topic in beginner and intermediate bridge lessons. As usual in this series, basic ideas on the strategies and tactics available to declarer are covered comprehensively in the early part of the book, while in later chapters, more advanced players will find ideas and topics that challenge their own understanding of the game.

2 Over 1 Game Force

Author: Audrey Grant
Publisher: Baron/Barclay Bridge Supplies
ISBN: 093946084X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Games

This book covers a popular variation of Standard American bidding methods called Two-Over-One Game Force.

Countdown to Winning Bridge

Author: Tim Bourke
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 1894154053
Release Date: 1999-01
Genre: Games

Did you ever notice how the bridge experts always seem to know where every card is? How their finesses always seem to succeed? How their guesses are nearly always perfect? This book won't teach you to play quite that well, but it will introduce you to some very simple techniques that the experts use on play and defense. As declarer or defender, counting the hand is the one thing that will help you the most. But how do you keep track of all those cards? This book will show you how - explaining the tricks of the trade, and helping anyone who can count to thirteen to become a much better player. Full of practical examples of how to apply the information you get from counting, this book is sure to improve your game.