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
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 https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/27/aw-jeez-fargo-recap-minnesota-likes Apr 27, 2017

David Bird
David Bird
David Bird (UK) is the world's most prolific bridge writer, with 141 bridge books to his name. Known for the clarity of his writing and explanations, he has won the American Bridge Teachers Association Book of the Year award a record eight times. His celebrated humorous fiction series, featuring the cantankerous Abbot, has run for over 45 years. His books have been translated into eight languages.

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