Illustrated Strategies for Staying Ahead of the Game
Julian Pottage - All books by this author
Bridge, one of the world’s most widely played card games, requires skill, concentration, and practice on the part of its players. This visual guide will help beginners master the rules and principles while also explaining strategies that both beginners and experienced players need to command for successful play. The author presents more than 300 clearly illustrated examples of bid structures, then instructs on how to rank, decode, and defend, from opening bids to endgame strategy. Separate chapters focus on opening bids, responses, rebids, slam bidding, opening leads, general play techniques, both no-trump and suit contracts, defensive leads and returns, and many other topics that are central to a well-played game. This updated edition also features “Test Yourself” sections throughout that include problem and solution exercises to help readers test their knowledge of the game—and practice new ways to apply it. Includes a helpful glossary, index, and more than 300 color illustrations.
About The Author:
Julian Pottage has written many books on bridge, regularly writes bridge columns for several magazines, and has been a qualified teacher of the game for more than 20 years. He and his family enjoy village life in Wales.
Hardcover w/spiral binding / 288 Pages / 5 ¾ x 7 ¾ / 2015