Two bids are better than one
Ken Rexford's first book, Cuebidding at Bridge: A Modern Approach, took on the topic of Italian cuebidding, primarily in the context of a 2/1 Game Force system. However, he noticeably skipped the topic of cuebidding after a strong 2♣ opening. With this new book, we now know the reason, and his answer to the Big Problem.
This book describes an exciting new approach, using TWO strong openings (2♣ and 2♦) to define PATTERN, in such a way that you can actually describe both opener's and responder's hands effectively, and even cuebid intelligently. In many ways, this approach is even better than Precision!
Could you imagine agreeing spades at the two-level after a normal 2♣ opening? How about having no problems with 4-4-4-1 hands, or hands with both minors? Ken Rexford's method lets you do that and much more, allowing you to use cuebidding, relays and pattern bidding on strong hands as effectively as Precision players, but in the context of what is essentially a normal 2/1 GF or Standard system.
KEN REXFORD (Ohio) is a bridge player with 30 years of tournament experience. His first book, Cuebidding at
Bridge: a modern approach
, and his blog,
the bridge world to a modern approach to Italian
cuebidding. His second book, A New Approach to Strong Twos
, promoted a new method for bidding with extremely strong hands.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 19 May, 2010.