Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, Part 2 of 3

Planning a Notrump Contract

by: Barbara Seagram and David Bird

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Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, Part 2 of 3: Planning a Notrump Contract includes

Part II Planning a Notrump Contract
7. How to plan a notrump contract
8. Planning a hold-up play in notrump
9. Establishing a suit in notrump
10. Planning to win the notrump race

For the remaining volumes, look for the following titles:
Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, Part 1 of 3: Planning a Suit Contract
Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, Part 3 of 3: Adding Clever Moves to Your Plan

About the book: Do you get that terrible sinking feeling when you first see dummy? Does your mind go blank as everyone waits for you to play to the first trick? If so, you're not alone.

Beginning bridge players are taught some of the basic techniques of declarer play: suit establishment, ruffing losers, the finesse, and so forth. The hard part is learning what to do when. In the dreaded moment following the opening lead, the typical novice declarer has no idea where to start. Yet the key to success is simple: before playing from dummy at Trick 1, make a plan.

In this book, two of the world's best bridge teachers/authors explain how to go about making a plan as declarer — using a simple step-by-step process. Readers will learn how to decide what to do on a given deal, both in notrump contracts and suit contracts. By the end of the book, even the most inexperienced declarer will be comfortable with more advanced material, such as entry management and counting the hand.

For the complete book see the following title:
Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand

Barbara Seagram
Barbara Seagram
Barbara Seagram (Toronto, Canada) ran one of the largest and most successful bridge clubs and bridge schools in N. America. After selling the club in 2007, she now concentrates solely on teaching and organizing her popular bridge cruises. An ABTA Master Teacher, Barbara has been involved in many of MPP's most successful titles, most notably 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. With more than 200,000 copies in print in English alone, this book is the bestselling bridge title since Charles Goren was writing in the 1950s. It has been translated into Japanese, French, Danish and German. A brief interview with Tracy Mumford from the Minnesota Public Radio on the show “Fargo,” with a 10 minute interview (at the end) with Barabara Seagram talking about a beginner’s guide to bridge. Interview Apr 27, 2017

David Bird
David Bird
David Bird (UK) is the most prolific bridge author of all time, with 138 titles to his credit. He is the holder of a record eight American Bridge Teachers’ Association Book of the Year awards.

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 12 September, 2012.

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