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Langtext 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--each hand presents a different set of conditions you must figure out and solve. It's very social--you play with a partner and two opponents. And best of all--it's fun.
Bridge For Dummies gives you a step-by-step explanation of the fundamentals of the game in terms you can understand. It walks you through the different aspects of bridge, featuring 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. * Covers playing bridge online * Includes updated websites and other resources * Gives you the latest bidding techniques, including ACOL
Bridge For Dummies is the perfect guide for a beginner hoping to learn to play bridge as well as the seasoned player looking for new techniques and strategies.
Aus dem Inhalt Introduction 1
Part I: Beginning with Basic Notrump Play 7
Chapter 1: Going to Bridge Boot Camp 9
Chapter 2: Counting and Taking Sure Tricks 19
Chapter 3: Using Winning Trick Techniques at Notrump Play 27
Chapter 4: Outsmarting Your Opponents at Notrump Play 45
Part II: Playing the Hand in a Trump Contract 63
Chapter 5: Introducing Trump Suits 65
Chapter 6: Creating Extra Winners and Discarding Losers 81
Chapter 7: Setting Up the Dummy's Long Suit 91
Chapter 8: Getting Rid of Losers by Using the Dummy's Trump Cards 103
Part III: Bidding for Fun and Profit 111
Chapter 9: Starting with Bidding Basics 113
Chapter 10: Making a Successful Opening Bid 123
Chapter 11: Responding to an Opening Bid 147
Chapter 12: Rebidding by the Opener 179
Chapter 13: Rebidding by the Responder 205
Part IV: Forging Ahead with Advanced Bidding Techniques 227