25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know

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

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

Beginning Bridge

Author: Barbara Seagram
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 1897106335
Release Date: 2008-06-01
Genre: Contract bridge

Written for complete beginners, this book is based on material that Barbara Seagram uses in her own classes to introduce hundreds of new players to the game every year. The book will take readers to the point where they can enjoy a social game with friends or begin to explore their local bridge club.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Four Suit Transfers

Author: Barbara Seagram
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 189415486X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Games

Each book in this series allows players to learn a new convention, then practice using it either on their own or with a favorite partner.

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!

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.

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.

Bridge Conventions Defences and Countermeasures

Author: Ron Klinger
Publisher: Peter Crawley
ISBN: 147460563X
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Games & Activities

Conventions are a vital element of bidding in bridge. Unless they are easily and clearly understood they can be destructively dangerous. This book contains the most common conventions you are likely to encounter at the duplicate table, together with defensive measures you can take, plus countermeasures against each part of the defensive methods. Importantly, however, bridge continues to evolve. The material in the additional chapter covers the most recent developments in bridge bidding and will give you ideas for inclusion in your regular partnerships.

The Fun Way to Serious Bridge

Author: Harry Lampert
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439147825
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Games & Activities

The Fun Way To Serious Bridge is for anyone who wants to learn and understand the fundamentals of the mind-stimulating and challenging game of bridge -- and enjoy every minute of it! Harry Lampert combines his skills as a bridge player and teacher with his artistic talents to bring you a totally new FUN way to learn the game. The magic of his superb cartoons and simple, informative language will help you to absorb the principles of serious contract bridge -- and remember them. You'll laugh and learn every step of the way from opening bids to strip and end plays. Whether novice or seasoned social player, this unique book will make good bridge a simple "trick." You'll learn all about: * Opening bids, suit bids, response and no trump bids, and how to force bids * Competition and the reasons and ways behind it * Big hand bidding such as Blackwood Convention, grand slam force and Gerber Convention * Patterns of play including how tricks are won, the finesse, establishing a long suit, when to pull and delay trumps and entries. * Defensive and advanced play -- plus much more!