Bridge for Beginners

Bridge for Beginners

A Step-by-step Guide to One of the Most Challenging Card Games

Book - 2004
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Bridge is the ultimate card game. It is truly a mind sport, as taxing on the brain as a decathlon is to the body. Bridge for Beginners is the ultimate introduction. Bridge for Beginners starts with the basics, even suggesting that the reader remove the jokers from a full deck of cards. With the basics established, the book progresses, and by the end, the beginning player will be ready to go as far as desired, whether it be to social bridge, club bridge, competitive bridge, or trying out for the national team. Bridge, and this book, is divided into two parts: the bidding, or auction, and the play of the cards. Each is examined closely, in a step-by-step method that greatly simplifies one of the most complex card games. Chapters include: Absolute Beginners -The Game Unveiled - The Scoring - The Shape of the Hand - The Bidding-Positions at the Table - Opening and Responding - Supporting Partner - Competitive Bidding - Conventions - No Trump Contracts - Suit Contracts - Finesses - Etiquette - Scoring-Basic Rules With valuable advice on evaluating hands, working with your partner, and even spotting cheating, Bridge for Beginners is the only guide a novice will ever need.
Publisher: Guilford, CT : Lyons Press, 2004
ISBN: 9781592282838
Branch Call Number: 795.415 MEN 2004
Characteristics: 180 p


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Mar 23, 2012

Bridge for Beginners is an ideal place to start learning one of the most complex and fascinating card games ever invented. The first couple of chapters genuinely start with the basics. And then, almost by surprise, the rules get complicated fast!

Like learning a new language, one cannot learn bridge from a book alone, one has to practice. I recommend finding a group of other learners or playing online while reviewing this book. As a friend once told me, the best way to learn bridge is to play and foul up a lot.

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