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34 of 34 found the following review helpful:
Contents (I just got this book.)Feb 11, 2006
Section 1 Learn these first
Chapter 1 Cappelletti Defense to 1NT
Chapter 2 Flannery Two Diamonds
Chapter 3 Bergen Raises
Chapter 4 Responding to Three-bids
Chapter 5 Four-Suit Transfers
Chapter 6 Gambling 3NT
Chapter 7 D.O.N.T. Defense to a Strong 1NT
Chapter 8 Namyats
Section 2 More complicated
Chapter 9 More About Stayman
Chapter 10 Exclusion Blackwood
Chapter 11 Ingberman
Chapter 12 Weak Jump Shifts
Chapter 13 Support Doubles
Chapter 14 Fit-showing Jumps
Chapter 15 DOPI, ROPI and DEPO
Chapter 16 Puppet Stayman
Section 3 Sophisticated stuff
Chapter 17 Inverted Minor Raises
Chapter 18 Leaping Michaels
Chapter 19 The Forcing 1NT
Chapter 20 Ace-and-King (Italian) Cuebidding
Chapter 21 Unusual over Unusual
Chapter 22 SOS and other Redoubles
Chapter 23 Pick-a-slam 5NT
Chapter 24 Snapdragon Doubles
Chapter 25 Multi-colored Two Diamonds
27 of 27 found the following review helpful:
Good overview of essential bidding conventions - but shallowOct 29, 2003
By Gerald Robie
I suppose this book fulfills its purpose of providing an exposure to basic bidding conventions, and, from this perspective, its a good starting point. However, since it does cover so many conventions, the explanation and examples and not as in depth as a serious bridge player would like to see. I gave this book 4 stars because I think that it is a good reference book that should be in your bridge book library because it serves as a starting point for developing a bidding system. Serious players will want to go into more depth regarding the conventions that they decide to employ and should refer to other, focused books for comprehensive explanations.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Advanced ConventionsJan 03, 2006
By S. P. Schwall
Terrific reference book. Covers Forcing No Trump, responding to preempts, Snapdragon Doubles, Unusual v. Unusual, Puppet Stayman, 1430 RKC, Q bidding, and many others. The good thing about this book is that it covers ALL aspects of each convention, from the first bid to all follow-up bids and responses.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Excellent bridge resourceJun 30, 2008
By H. A. Zionts
The format of this book makes it easy to understand and learn the conventions. Explanations are clear. Examples abound. There are even mini tests to insure that you "get it".
The series was recommended by our bridge teacher, so it is esteemed by professionals as well as by amateurs.
I only wish I could put this under my pillow and absorb it by osmosis when I'm sleeping.
I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to improve his or her bridge game.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Essential To My Game! Yea for a 2nd book! Hope they write 25 more more!Jan 04, 2009
By Louise Sullivan
The 25 Conventions books were essential for me in reviewing the conventions I knew, and learning the conventions I was familiar with and wanted to learn well enough to use and add to my bidding system. Both books are full of the most popular and useful conventions. They each are written in an easy to understand clear and simple language. And they have full explanations of each convention, plus a summary, and quiz. ~~~ They have made a big change in my play on Bridge Base Online as knowing more conventions has expanded my skills, and opened up the range of good partners available for me to play with. ~~~ And, of course, my partner Barb (that I play with in my local duplicate club) and I have fun playing our conventions. And we always enjoy a lunch out to study our bridge and bring a deck of cards and the books along. ~~~ The convention in this book that i added to the conventions I play is DONT. It was great fun to review the conventions I already use, learn new conventions, and to become familiar with what the opponents arsenal contains.
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