25 Ways to be a Better Defender Part 1 of 3
The Basics of Sound Defense
by: Barbara Seagram and David Bird
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Bridge: 25 Ways to be a Better Defender Part 1 of 3: The Basics of Sound Defense
Section 1 The basics of sound defense
Chapter 1 Leads, signals and discards
Chapter 2 Third-hand play
Chapter 3 Opening leads against a notump contract
Chapter 4 Second-hand play
Chapter 5 Opening leads against a suit contract
Chapter 6 Active defense or passive defense?
Chapter 7 Lead the right card in the middle of the play
Chapter 8 Should you cover an honor lead?
Chapter 9 Scoring ruffs on defense
Chapter 10 Preserving defensive communications
Defense is the hardest part of playing bridge, but that doesn't mean that it's impossible to learn. In the final book of the bestselling '25' series, the authors explain how to make a plan as a defender: how to work out from the auction and play what declarer probably has, and which of the strategies available to defenders is likely to be successful. Opening leads, signaling and discarding are all covered in this basic guide to a vitally important topic.
For the remaining parts see for the following titles:
Bridge: 25 Ways to be a Better Defender Part 2 of 3: Building a Picture of the Closed Hands
Bridge: 25 Ways to be a Better Defender Part 3 of 3: Becoming a Great Defender
For the complete book see the following title:
Bridge: 25 Ways to be a Better Defender
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 140,000 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
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 https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/27/aw-jeez-fargo-recap-minnesota-likes Apr 27, 2017
David Bird (Southampton, UK) is the world’s most prolific bridge writer, with more than 135 books to his name. David has regular columns in the ACBL Bridge Bulletin, BRIDGE Magazine, English Bridge, Australian Bridge and other periodicals around the world, often featuring his best-known characters, the monks of St. Titus Abbey. He is also a regular commentator on BBO broadcasts of top-level competitions.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 02 March, 2012.