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Author: Barbara Seagram & Marc Smith
25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know is the winner of the 1999 Beginner-Intermediate ABTA Book Award! The authors have selected 25 basic conventions and treatments that novice players can easily assimilate into their own methods. They explain clearly and concisely how to use each one and how it fits into a standard bidding system. Each section ends with a summary chart as well as a self-quiz to ensure that the reader has understood the concepts.
Conventions in this book: Balancing, Blackwood & Gerber, Cuebid Raises, Control-showing Cuebids, Fourth-suit Forcing, Grand Slam Forcing, Help Suit Game Tries, Jacoby & Texas Major-suit Transfers, Jacoby 2NT as a Major-suit Raise, Landy 2Club over an Opponent's 1NT, Lebensohl after a 1NT Opening is Overcalled, Lead-directing Doubles, Michaels Cuebids & Unusual Notrump, Negative Doubles, New Minor Forcing, Ogust Responss to Weak Two-Bids, Responsive Doubles, Reverse Drury, Reverses, Roman Keycard Blackwood, Splinter Bids, Stayman, Takeout Doubles, Two Clubs Strong Artificial Opening, and Weak Two-Bids.
Paperback: 190 pages: 1999