When both sides are bidding for the contract, the meanings of many bids can change. Starting where Bridge Basics 1 left off, the four chapters in this book offer detailed coverage of areas that come up in competitive auctions (preemptive opening bids, overcalls and advances, takeout doubles and advances, and the competitive auction). You’ll see how to get to your best spot, or to prevent the opponents from getting to their ideal contract, when both sides are competing to name the contract. Although this is the second book in the Bridge Basics series, don’t be fooled by this title. Seasoned players often overlook many of these concepts. Bridge Basics 2 has been valuable to a wide range of players.
Paperback; 230 pages; 2006