PASSED HAND BIDDING - 2nd Edition

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Author: Mike Lawrence

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Originally published in 1989, this book quickly became recognized as a 'must-read' for any would-be bridge expert, and has never been out of print. Now, more than 20 years later, the author has revised, updated and expanded it to take into account modern developments in the theory and practice of competitive bidding.

Intermediate

Paperback, 216 pages, November 2011

CONTENTS

PART ONE - OPENING THE BIDDING IN THIRD OR FOURTH SEAT

Chapter One:  Third Seat Bidding

  • Why Not open Light in All Seats

Chapter Two:  five Rules For Passed Hand Bidding

Chapter Three:  How Light Can You Open in third Seat?

Chapter Four:  Third Seat Preempts

  • Weak Two-bids
  • Weak Three-bids
  • Vulnerability Counts
  • Opening Four-bids in Third Seat
  • Responding to Partner's Third Seat Preempt
  • Quiz on Third Seat Opening Bids

Chapter Five:  Fourth Seat Opening Bids

  • Fourth Seat Weak Two-bids
  • Fourth Seat Three-bids
  • Fourth Seat Four-bids
  • Quiz on Fourth Seat Opening Bids

PART TWO - RESPONGING TO THIRD AND FOURTH SEAT OPENERS

Chapter Six:  Drury

  • The Advantage of Drury
  • The Current Version of Drury - Reverse Drury
  • Opener's rebid After Partner's Reverse Drury
  • Continuing With Other Drury Agreements
  • Opener's Second Bid
  • Drury in Competetion

Chapter Seven:  Responding to Third and Fourth Seat Openers

  • A 1NT response to a Minir
  • A 1NT Response to a Major
  • Raising a Major
  • Raising a Minor
  • Jump Raises in a Major
  • Limit Raises in a Minor
  • A Jump shift
  • The Passed Hand Jump to 2NT When Partner Opens a Minor Suit
  • The Passed Hand Jump to 3NT When Partner Opens a Minor Suit
  • The Passed Hand Jump to 2NT When Partner Opens a Major Suit
  • Fourth Suit Forcing

PART THREE - ADVANCED SECTION

Chapter Eight:  A Better Druty  - Lawrence Drury

  • The Key Bid in Lawrence Drury
  • What Can Your Do If They Use Drury Against You?

Chapter Nine:  Various Jumps By Responder

  • The Passed hand Jump to 2NT When the Opening Bid is One of a Minor
  • The Passed hand Jump to 2NT When the Opening Bid is One of a Major
  • Passed Hand Jump Shifts
  • Your Open in Third Seat abnd Partner Jumps to the Three-level in a Higher-ranking Suit
  • You Open in third or Fourth Seat and Partner Jumps to game

Passed Hand Bidding Quiz:  the Advanced Methods

Final Review Quiz:  General Passed Hand Bidding Priniciples

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Author: Mike Lawrence

Free sample click here

Originally published in 1989, this book quickly became recognized as a 'must-read' for any would-be bridge expert, and has never been out of print. Now, more than 20 years later, the author has revised, updated and expanded it to take into account modern developments in the theory and practice of competitive bidding.

Intermediate

Paperback, 216 pages, November 2011

CONTENTS

PART ONE - OPENING THE BIDDING IN THIRD OR FOURTH SEAT

Chapter One:  Third Seat Bidding

  • Why Not open Light in All Seats

Chapter Two:  five Rules For Passed Hand Bidding

Chapter Three:  How Light Can You Open in third Seat?

Chapter Four:  Third Seat Preempts

  • Weak Two-bids
  • Weak Three-bids
  • Vulnerability Counts
  • Opening Four-bids in Third Seat
  • Responding to Partner's Third Seat Preempt
  • Quiz on Third Seat Opening Bids

Chapter Five:  Fourth Seat Opening Bids

  • Fourth Seat Weak Two-bids
  • Fourth Seat Three-bids
  • Fourth Seat Four-bids
  • Quiz on Fourth Seat Opening Bids

PART TWO - RESPONGING TO THIRD AND FOURTH SEAT OPENERS

Chapter Six:  Drury

  • The Advantage of Drury
  • The Current Version of Drury - Reverse Drury
  • Opener's rebid After Partner's Reverse Drury
  • Continuing With Other Drury Agreements
  • Opener's Second Bid
  • Drury in Competetion

Chapter Seven:  Responding to Third and Fourth Seat Openers

  • A 1NT response to a Minir
  • A 1NT Response to a Major
  • Raising a Major
  • Raising a Minor
  • Jump Raises in a Major
  • Limit Raises in a Minor
  • A Jump shift
  • The Passed Hand Jump to 2NT When Partner Opens a Minor Suit
  • The Passed Hand Jump to 3NT When Partner Opens a Minor Suit
  • The Passed Hand Jump to 2NT When Partner Opens a Major Suit
  • Fourth Suit Forcing

PART THREE - ADVANCED SECTION

Chapter Eight:  A Better Druty  - Lawrence Drury

  • The Key Bid in Lawrence Drury
  • What Can Your Do If They Use Drury Against You?

Chapter Nine:  Various Jumps By Responder

  • The Passed hand Jump to 2NT When the Opening Bid is One of a Minor
  • The Passed hand Jump to 2NT When the Opening Bid is One of a Major
  • Passed Hand Jump Shifts
  • Your Open in Third Seat abnd Partner Jumps to the Three-level in a Higher-ranking Suit
  • You Open in third or Fourth Seat and Partner Jumps to game

Passed Hand Bidding Quiz:  the Advanced Methods

Final Review Quiz:  General Passed Hand Bidding Priniciples

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