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Bridge for Beginners A Step-by-Step Guide to One of the Most Challenging Card Games

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ISBN-10: 1592282830

ISBN-13: 9781592282838

Edition: 2004

Authors: Paul Mendelson

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Bridge is the ultimate card game. It is truly a mind sport, as taxing on the brain as a decathlon is to the body. Bridge for Beginners is the ultimate introduction. Bridge for Beginners starts with the basics, even suggesting that the reader remove the jokers from a full deck of cards. With the basics established, the book progresses, and by the end, the beginning player will be ready to go as far as desired, whether it be to social bridge, club bridge, competitive bridge, or trying out for the national team. Bridge, and this book, is divided into two parts: the bidding, or auction, and the play of the cards. Each is examined closely, in a step-by-step method that greatly simplifies one…    
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Introduction to Bridge: How It Is Played and Scored
Absolute Beginners
The Game Unveiled
The Scoring
The Shape of the Hand
The Bidding (AKA The Auction)
The Bidding
The Positions at the Table
Opening and Responding to 1NT
Opening and Responding to 1-of-a-Suit
Supporting Partner
Responding with 1NT
Competitive Bidding: Doubles and Overcalls
Conventions: Description of Stayman and Blackwood
The Play of the Cards
No-Trump Contracts
Suit Contracts
Defending Your Opponents' Contracts: Basic Strategies and Opening Leads
Defending Your Opponents' Contracts: Simple Signals and Discards
Dull but Important Information on Etiquette, Scoring and Basic Rules
Basic Rules