Contract Bridge Author:Robert Ewen Learning how to play bridge is one thing - but learning how to play bridge well is quite another! This book is for people who already know the rudiments of the game and are ready to go on to the next step. — Becoming a good contract bridge player does not necessarily involve wading through huge volumes and memorizing complex formulas. Robert Ewen... more » believes that if a player can be taught to "think" like an experienced player, then good bridge will be the natural result.
Rather than asking the reader simply to remember this rule or that convention, he thoroughly explains the logic behind any play that he recommends. Once the reader understands a basic principle, he will know when to apply it and, just as important, when not to.
Included are sections on opening bids, responses to 1 no-trump, the limited-bid strategy, responding to one of a suit, subsequent bidding, unusual openings and responses, slam bidding, competitive bidding, no-trump play, suit play, and defense.« less