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Getting into the Bidding

A Bridge Toolkit

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: Bill Treble

Paperback | ISBN 978-1-897106-85-3

Cost in Canadian Dollars  $22.95        Cost in Cost in US Dollars  $19.95        Cost in Cost in UK Pounds  £12.95

Categories: Bidding | Intermediate

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About the Book

In the modern game, the majority of auctions are competitive, and every improving player needs to acquire the tools to handle this kind of bidding. This text covers the basic building blocks of competitive bidding (takeout and negative doubles, preempts, overcalls, competing over their notrump openings and dealing with competition over your own, forcing pass auctions, the Law of Total Tricks, and others). It describes a number of useful conventions and gadgets with which the reader needs to be familiar, and suggests other optional treatments for partnership discussion. Each chapter ends with reviews and quizzes, and the final chapter is a summary quiz covering all the material. This book will fill a major gap in bridge literature – most books on this topic are intended for expert-level players.

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About the Author

Bill Treble

Bill Treble (Winnipeg, Canada) is an expert bridge player and former bronze medalist in the Canadian Teams Championship. He is a two-time winner of the Canadian Open Pairs Championship, in 200 and 2002. His wife Sue, a bridge teacher, wishes Bill would listen to the advice in this book.


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Critics’ Viewpoint

provides a variety of techniques for making sure the opponents can’t have that orderly uncontested auction.

— The Denver Post    Date: 2012-11-07

“An excellent intermediate-level book covering contested auctions. The focus is on providing a foundation for choosing and using methods – which are available, which are popular, what are the tradeoffs among them.”

— The Bridge World    Date: 2012-07-25

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