WEEK 1: Preemptive Bidding at the two and three level. Responding to preempts; theory of preemptive bidding; the obstructive value of preempts.
WEEK 2: Overcalls; Requirements for overcalling at the one and two level; advancers response to overcalls; preemptively raising an overcall; rebids by overcaller.
WEEK 3: Takeout Doubles; guideline for takeout doubles; advancing the takeout double with weak hands
WEEK 4: The negative double in action; Responder's options after right-hand opponent's takeout double; the redouble; penalty double
This book covers the concepts needed when both sides are bidding for the contract. It introduces the basic competitive tools--preemptive opening bids, overcalls, takeout doubles, negative doubles and que bids.. The concepts and information presented are the most current available, developed with the assistance of the game's top champions. The material is presented in a clear, well-organized format, moving smoothly from one topic to the next.