192pp | Paperback | ISBN 978-1-897106-69-3
$21.95 $19.95 £11.95
Categories: Bidding | Intermediate | Novice
There are plenty of bridge books for serious players, and also a number of books for raw beginners. However, very little has been published for the player who has completed the Basic course and is now ready to add a few ‘bells and whistles’ to his or her game. This book conducts a thorough review of all the bidding ideas and concepts encountered in a Beginner course on bridge, and takes the reader beyond them, gently but firmly. The reader’s ideas on bidding will be refined, and a number of useful conventions suitable for this level of player are described and recommended. The material is written by two very experienced teachers, and includes features such as end-of-chapter reviews and quizzes to help reinforce the concepts.
MARY ANN DUFRESNE (Florida) is a retired U.S. government project manager. She lives in Weeki Wachee — mermaid country — with her beloved menagerie of furry dependents, and is a full-time bridge teacher.
MARION ELLINGSEN (Florida) is a retired school teacher who couldn't resist introducing her third graders to basic bridge. She lives in Spring Hill with her beloved husband, Art.
A useful book, nicely dressed up, for ambitious intermediate players.
— IMP magazine Date: 2011-10-20
“This is a terrific new work — anyone looking to transition from simple, beginner bidding methods to a more advanced view of the auction would do well to check out this book.”
— ACBL Bulletin