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25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know [Seagram/Smith/Bird]

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Revised and updated.

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Since its publication in 1999, 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know has sold more than 300,000 copies in six languages. It has become a much-valued learning tool and reference for everyone from social players to those who regularly spend time at their local bridge club.

But bridge has changed in the last twenty-odd years. Bidding has changed. Some of the conventions in the original book have fallen into disuse, while others have gained in popularity and importance. Many basic conventions have changed in subtle ways as bidding methods have developed. It is now time, therefore, to update this modern classic so that today's players can be in tune with what is happening and stay current.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated, while retaining the approach and features that made the original so popular. Each convention in the book has been carefully revised to reflect the way it is used in the modern game. Students are now universally taught to play transfers in response to a strong notrump opening, and the new edition reflects that change in several ways. Three chapters (Landy, Grand Slam Force and Ogust responses to Weak Twos) have been dropped completely in favour of Bergen Raises and the DONT and Meckwell defenses to 1NT.

Conventions included in this book:

  1. Blackwood and Gerber
  2. Jacoby and Texas Transfers
  3. Stayman 2♣ Response to 1NT
  4. Takeout Doubles
  5. Weak Two-Bids
  6. 2♣ Strong Artificial Opening
  7. Reverses
  8. Negative Doubles
  9. Roman Keycard Blackwood
  10. Jacoby 2NT Forcing Major Raise
  11. Splinter Bids
  12. Reverse Drury
  13. Bergen Raises (new to this edition)
  14. Help Suit Game Tries
  15. Cuebid Raises
  16. Balancing
  17. Michaels Cuebids and Unusual NT
  18. DONT Defense to a Strong 1NT (new to this edition)
  19. Meckwell Defense to 1NT (new to this edition)
  20. Control Bids
  21. Fourth-Suit Forcing
  22. New Minor Forcing
  23. Responsive Doubles
  24. Lead-Directing Doubles
  25. Lebensohl

Also available in an Acol (4-card Majors, 12-14 NT) edition.

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More Information
Author Barbara Seagram / Marc Smith / David Bird
Difficulty Intermediate
Topic Bidding Conventions
Publisher Master Point Press
Date Published 2022
Pages 190

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