Kickback: Slam Bidding at Bridge

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Author: Robert Munger

Until now, the Kickback convention has been the purview of the expert community. This book makes Kickback accessible to all tournament players for the first time. The author starts by explaining why Kickback is easier to use and more efficient than Roman Keycard Blackwood. The book addresses such vital issues as setting the trump suit, which strain to use to ask for key cards, the King Ask, the Queen Ask and Control Bidding.

Also included are advanced topics such as showing a useful void, Six-Ace Kickback and Exclusion Kickback. A final chapter gives a simple version of the Third-Round Control Ask, vital for top-flight grand slam bidding.

With many examples and twelve quizzes -- two of them for partners to practice Kickback together -- Kickback gives the reader the experience and confidence to use the convention effectively at the table.

Paperback, 98 pages, copyright 2014, 2019 (second edition)