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25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: Barbara Seagram
      David Bird

192pp | Paperback | ISBN 978-1-894154-47-5

Cost in Canadian Dollars  $21.95        Cost in Cost in US Dollars  $19.95        Cost in Cost in UK Pounds  £11.95

Categories: Intermediate | Declarer Play | Bridge: 25... Series | Novice

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About the Book

Take more tricks whenever you play the hand! Isn't that what being a good declarer is all about? However good or bad partner's bidding may be, once the dummy comes down, it's up to you, the declarer, to make the best of it. And in this book, in 25 easy steps, you'll learn how.

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.

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About the Author

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 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 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 (Southampton, UK) is the world’s most prolific bridge writer. A six-time American Bridge Teachers’ Association Book of the Year award winner, he has over 135 books to his name. David’s columns appear regularly in the ACBL Bridge Bulletin, A New Bridge Magazine, English Bridge, Australian Bridge and other periodicals around the world. He is married with a daughter, a son and two grandchildren.

 

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An excellent intermediate book on declarer play. A great follow-up to Seagram's Planning the Play of the Hand. Every section focuses on a specific technique and has plenty of exercises.

Reviewer: William Burton    Date: 2013-02-20

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