25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer Part 1 of 3: The Basics includes:
Chapter 1 The Simple Finesse
Chapter 2 Ruffing Losers
Chapter 3 Establishing a Suit
Chapter 4 Discarding Losers
Chapter 5 The Hold-Up Play at Notrump
Chapter 6 Other Types of Finesse
Chapter 7 Safety Plays Within One Suit
About the Book
Join master bridge teachers Barbara Seagram and David Bird as they first show you the basic building blocks: finesses, hold-up plays, establishing a suit, making extra tricks with ruffs, and setting up discards. Then move on to learning how to make a plan at the start of each hand, how to count the opponents' hands and then use that information, and how to keep a dangerous opponent from getting the lead. Finally you'll be ready for more advanced techniques that you may think are beyond you: safety plays, dummy reversals, eliminations and throw-ins.
Loaded with good, easy-to-understand advice, along with chapter-end quizzes, key-point summaries and a glossary of technical bridge terms, this book is sure to help you become a better declarer, and a popular partner.
For the remaining parts look for these titles:
25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer Part 2 of 3: Working to a Plan
25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer Part 3 of 3: The Fine Points
For the complete book see the following title:
25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer
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 19 April, 2013.