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Bridge For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Bridge For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Eddie Kantar

ISBN: 978-1-118-05298-3

Mar 2011

408 pages

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Bridge, as any player will tell you, is simply the best card game ever. It’s challenging—each hand presents a different set of conditions you must figure out and solve. It's very social—you play with a partner and two opponents. And best of all—it's fun.

Bridge For Dummies, 2E gives you a step-by-step explanation of the fundamentals of the game in terms you can understand. It walks you through the different aspects of bridge, featuring real-life examples, so that you can feel comfortable with the basics before you ever start to play. And if you're already experienced at the game, you'll discover a wealth of tips and hints that can make you a better player. You'll learn all about:

  • The basics of nontrump play
  • How to play the hand in a trump contract
  • Bidding for fun and profit
  • Taking advantage of advanced bidding techniques
  • Playing a strong defense and keeping score
  • Playing bridge on your computer
  • Playing in bridge clubs and tournaments
  • Where to find other great bridge resources

This newly revised edition features an expanded section on playing bridge online, with updated web addresses and other resources, along with new information on the latest bidding techniques. For anyone from novice to pro wanting to learn bridge or learn techniques to improve their game, Bridge For Dummies, 2E makes an ideal partner!


Part I : Beginning with Basic Notrump Play.

Chapter 1: Going to Bridge Boot Camp.

Chapter 2: Counting and Taking Sure Tricks.

Chapter 3: Using Winning Trick Techniques at Notrump Play.

Chapter 4: Outsmarting Your Opponents at Notrump Play.

Part II: Playing the Hand in a Trump Contract.

Chapter 5: Introducing Trump Suits.

Chapter 6: Creating Extra Winners and Discarding Losers.

Chapter 7: Establishing the Dummy’s Long Suit.

Chapter 8: Getting Rid of Losers by Using the Dummy’s Trump Cards.

Part III: Bidding for Fun and Profit.

Chapter 9: Starting with Bidding Basics.

Chapter 10: Making a Successful Opening Bid.

Chapter 11: Responding to an Opening Bid.

Chapter 12: Rebidding by the Opener.

Chapter 13: Rebidding by the Responder.

Part IV: Taking Advantage of Advanced Bidding Techniques.

Chapter 14: Creating Interference: Defensive Bidding.

Chapter 15: Double Trouble: Doubling and Redoubling.

Chapter 16: Hitting Hard: Slam Bidding.

Part V: Playing a Strong Defense and Keeping Score.

Chapter 17: Defending against Notrump Contracts.

Chapter 18: Defending against Trump Contracts.

Chapter 19: Playing Second Hand.

Chapter 20: Wrapping Up with Scorekeeping.

Part VI: Becoming Addicted to Bridge.

Chapter 21: Joining Bridge Clubs and the Tournament World.

Chapter 22: Playing Bridge on Your Computer and the Internet.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Be Kind to Your Partner.

Chapter 24: Ten Great Bridge Resources (Besides This Book).


"For the beginner or near-beginner, the revised Bridge for Dummies  by Eddie Kantar is the best choice." (The New York Times, December 16, 2006)