Popular Conventions teaches you the core conventions guaranteed to strengthen your game. It introduces you to the Stayman conventions, Jacoby transfer bids, the strong artifical two club opening, Blackwood and Gerber. This book gives you a chance to get ahead and win!
The concepts and information presented are the most current and accurate 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.
WEEK 1: Stayman Convention - Know how find your major suit fit when partner opens the bidding in No Trump. This is one of the most basic conventions used world wide!
WEEK 2: Jacoby Transfer Convention- Learn how to 'right-side' (strong hand is hidden) the contract and tell partner when you have a 5 card major and whether you want to invite or go to game. You will also learn when doing transer bids, you can bid with almost 0 points!
WEEK 3: 2 Club Strong Opening Bids; guideline for bidding those enormous hands that we all love to get! 2 clubs (artificial) starts you off and you will learn all the responses when partner opens this strong hand.
WEEK 4: Blackwood & Gerber Conventions for Slam bidding: How do we know whether we have game or the BIG one (slam)? You will learn what to look for and how to ask and respond to find you way to good slams and avoiding those bad ones.
This book covers the most common and widely used conventions in popular duplicate and party bridge games. The goal is tocarefully illustrate the problem that these conventions are designed to solve and present enough detail so you can comfortably add them to your bidding system.