Defense Series 1: Five Tips to Simplify Defense - Holding the Weakest Hand at the Table

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Author: Audrey Grant
Bridge Guide Series
Defense Series 1: Five Tips to Simplify Defense – Holding the Weakest Hand at the Table

This Bridge Guide encourages players to see the potential of weak hands. When the defenders know the standard opening lead guidelines and how to use signals and the Defenders’ Plan, they start to maximize the partnership’s trick-taking potential on defense, even when holding the weakest hand at the table.

Table of Contents

  1. Know the Opening Lead Guidelines
  2. Use Signals
  3. Apply Defenders' Plan
  4. Adapt Defensive Maxims
  5. Prevent Declarer from Taking Tricks

About The "Bridge Guide Series"

The Bidding, Declarer Play, and Defense Bridge Guides present Five Tips to Simplify one aspect of the game. Part One of the Guides is divided into five segments, each presenting a snapshot, in turn, of each of the five tips. Part Two presents a selection of sixteen instructional deals, designed carefully to illustrate the material in a practical way, so you can comfortably apply the ideas the next time you play bridge.

The Guides are multi-level and suitable for players with a wide range of experience and skill. The deals progress until you reach Deals 15 and 16, famous deals that show how experts use the information in the Bridge Guides. We invite you to download the sixteen instructional Deal Records by clicking here. Along with your Bridge Guides, you'll have the material for a Bridge Book Club!

Paperback: 57 pages: 2019