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Item Image101 Important Conventions (Constructive bidding, leads & signals)
Number 27
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

So much more than a reference book on conventions. Very useful reader-friendly explanations of a great many conventions. Includes Marty's recommendations and evaluation of each one. This booklet isn't aimed at experts or total beginners. I believe it will be relevant and helpful for the vast group in the middle. All of these conventions deal with constructive auctions, so these opponents will a . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image1NT Forcing
Number 3
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

The great popularity of 2/1 Game Forcing means that more and more players are also playing 1NT forcing. Even if you don't use it, many of your opponents surely will. . . . read more.

                                   
Item Image2 Clubs: Open or Not? Plus the Best Way to Follow Up
Number 38
by Marty Bergen
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23 pages. Booklet.

Everything you need to know about an often misunderstood topic. Over 100 helpful examples of what you should bid and why you should bid it. Features a great new EASY 5-star convention for responder to ENSURE not missing a fit in a major. Exactly what do you need to open 2 Clubs? Are you aware of the VERY different standards and the mindset needed for hands with long majors as opposed to ones with . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageAfter Partner Passes
Number 36
by Marty Bergen
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23 pages. Booklet.

How to be a difficult opponent as well as a helpful partner. How can you decide whether to open light in third seat? How to use Marty's Rule of 24 to know what your LHO has. Which conventions should you use after partner opens in third seat? . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageAfter Your Opponent Opens
Number 9
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

Knowing what to do after your right hand opponent opens is crucial. On 50% of the deals you play, the player who opens the bidding is your opponent. When that opponent is your right hand opponent the player in the hot seat is YOU. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBergen For The Defense
How to Defeat More Contracts
by Marty Bergen
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216 pages. Hardcover.

Techniques Every Defender Must Know! Opening leads, signals, holdup plays, uppercuts, and a whole lot more. Guaranteed to do wonders for your bridge game, this book shows you the right way to size up the hand when dummy is tabled. ? How to know when not to "Cover an honor with an honor" ? Which signals every partnership must play ? How to find the killing lead against a slam ? Why you sho . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBergen Raises
Number 6
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

Marty strips away the mysths and tells it like it is. A must read for every player who wants to know more about Bergen Raises. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBergen's Best Bridge Quizzes - Vol. 1
Sharpen Your Skills and Fill In the Gaps
by Marty Bergen
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80 pages. Paperback.

This interactive book uses Q&A with thorough, helpful explanations to allow the reader to test himself on bidding, declarer play, defense and opening leads. A brand-new series, guaranteed to improve your game and help you win more often. ? Understand how to invite slam without getting too high ? Know how to squeeze your opponents (and not yourself) ? OBAR-BIDS: competitive bidding and op . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBergen's Best Bridge Tips
Read Today - Win Tomorrow!
by Marty Bergen
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72 pages. Paperback.

A new series, guaranteed to improve your game and help you win more often. Here's a chance to learn valuable secrets on bidding, declarer play and defense: ? Learn how you can play ?2 against 1" ? How to avoid trouble after opening light in third seat ? What must you know about balancing ? When is it okay to bid notrump without a stopper ? When should declarer not count losers in a su . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBetter Balancing with Bergen
Number 24
Competitive Bidding Secrets
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

Competitive Bidding Secrets from Marty Bergen . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBetter Bidding Judgement The Bergen Way
Understanding 1NT Forcing
by Marty Bergen
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48 pages. Paperback.

Regardless of your system, 1NT is the likely response to an opening bid in a major. You can acquire the judgement needed to make the right rebids, raises and responses: ? Which hands should respond 1NT, and which hands should not ? "6-4 bid more." But should opener rebid the 6, or show the 4? ? "It's NOT Impossible." Responder's Impossible 2 Spade Rebid. ? When responder is a passed han . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBetter Slam Bidding With Bergen
Companion workbook to Slam Bidding Made Easier
by Marty Bergen
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64 pages. Paperback.

YOU CAN Bid Slams Better! This perfect compliment to Slam Bidding Made Easier is loaded with valuable tips. A must-read for all players who want to bid slams better. Many helpful checklists are included to help solidify your partnership. In addition, you will learn: ? The only sure-fire way to improve your slam bidding. ? Which agreements are essential for all RKC players. ? How to evalua . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCounting at Bridge
Number 28
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

Counting is crucial to playing well, and you can learn how to do it. Marty shows you when, how and what to think about. On many hands, you can know an opponent's distribution or the location of an honor etc. "Counting to a bridge player is similar to an actor learning his lines - it doesn't guarantee success, but you can't succeed without it." George Kaufman . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCreating Trump Tricks (Defense)
Number 16
Secrets of Good Defense
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

In my opinion, defense is definitely the most difficult part of the game. There are so many things to think about, starting with: What do you know about declarer's hand? What do you know about partner's hand? . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDeclarer Play The Bergen Way
How to Make More Contracts
by Marty Bergen
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216 pages. Hardcover.

Techniques every declarer must know. 2005 Bridge Book of the Year. Guaranteed to do wonders for your bridge game, this book shows you the right way to size up the hand when dummy is tabled. One of the most popular bridge authors of our time, Marty Bergen, Mr. POINTS SCHMOINTS, explains: ? What to count, and how to do it the easy way ? How to find extra entries when they are most needed ? Wh . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDefense with a Capital D
Number 30
by Marty Bergen
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23 pages. Booklet.

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Item ImageDONT, DONT Runouts, and Delayed DONT
Number 23
Competitive Bidding Secrets
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

I invented DONT in 1980, and described it in my More Points Schmoints book. In the 30+ years it has been around, DONT has been a big winner. Subsequently, I also developed DONT Runouts and delayed DONT. These have generated a good deal of recent interest, so the time is right for a detailed look at all three. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDraw Trump or NOT?
Number 37
by Marty Bergen
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23 pages. Booklet.

The often-crucial decision you must make on every hand you declare in a suit contract. Here's your chance to learn the right way to size up the situation and come to the right conclusion. Every deal you play in a suit contract will fit into one of Marty's four carefully-explained categories. - The real truth about the correct frequency for drawing trump ASAP. - A great summary chart which will pr . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageEssential Tips for Good Competitive Bidding
Number 29
by Marty Bergen
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23 pages. Booklet.

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Item ImageGood Judgment, Great Openings
Number 21
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

Unless you can develop good bidding judgement, you can't possibly be a good bidder. Fortunately, every bridge player is capable of learning to bid a lot better than he presently does. As long as you are willing to do some work, have an opportunity to receive good instruction, and are open-minded about new ideas, you can significantly improve your bidding judgement. What is bidding judgement? It i . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHand Evaluation
Number 4
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

The most important topic in bridge. Marty's reader-friendly tips are helpful, easy to learn, and best of all, they work! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHand Evaluation: Points Schmoints
Guaranteed to make YOU a Better Bidder
by Marty Bergen
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64 pages. Paperback.

In this book Marty goes a little further in discussing his "rule of twenty". The reader will learn to reevaluate honor cards to get a more accurate point count. Aces are generally worth more than 4, jacks are generally worth less than 1. Honors in your own suits are worth more if you play the hand. Anyone who enjoyed Points Schmoints will find this a useful addition to their bridge library. ? . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow to Bid Good Slams and Avoid Bad Ones
Number 34
by Marty Bergen
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23 pages. Booklet.

Are you tired of missin ice-cold slams, even if most other pairs also miss them? They may be too stubborn to discover what you need to do, but hopefully you aren't. Great tips to improve your judgment: The right approach to slam bidding after a 2/1 GF response. What you MUST know about RKC. The right way to bid after opening 2 clubs. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow to Defeat 3NT
Number 15
Secrets of Good Defense
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

All player's know about "3rd-hand high," but no one believes you should always play your highest card when you're third hand. The defenders #1 goal is: Do not allow opponents to win undeserved tricks. Goal #2 is: Tell partner what you have in the suit. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow to Execute An Endplay
Number 18
Best Declarer Play Tips
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

When you have a loser that you hope to avoid, an endplay (throw-in play) is often the solution. Frequently the loser is in your "iffy" suit. This is a suit where the outcome is uncertain. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow to Play 3NT
Number 7
Best Declarer Play Tips
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

Size up the hand, analyze your key suit, think about entries, and plan the play. All this, and a whole lot more. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow to Play 4 of a Major
Number 8
Best Declarer Play Tips
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

Avoid losing finesses, manage your entries, count opponent's hands, set-up endplays, draw trumps or not, plus a whole lot more. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHow to Play a Part-score
Number 22
Best Declarer Play Tips
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

Almost 42% of all deals are played in part-scores, so there is no question that they are very significant. When playing matchpoints, the difference between making a part-score and going down one can have the same impact as if you were playing a game of slam. When your event is being scored by IMPs, a part-score can easily swing 5 or 6 IMPs, which is quite meaningful. Part-score hands aren't alway . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageImprove Your 2/1 Game Forcing Bidding
Number 31
by Marty Bergen
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23 pages. Booklet.

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Item ImageImprove Your Bidding Judgment
Number 40
by Marty Bergen
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23 pages. Booklet.

A must-read for every player who wants to bid better. The booklet is loaded with valuable tips you can use to improve YOUR judgment. 91 carefully-chosen hands give you a chance to make your bid before reading Marty's answer and instructive explanation. Each example stresses the correct way to evaluate and sort through the possible bids and select the best one. - The ONLY time it is correct to "pr . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageIntroduction To Negative Doubles
A Must-Read for the Aspiring Player
by Marty Bergen
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64 pages. Paperback.

Here is an introduction on one of the most widely-used conventions. Marty clarifies the best way to play each sequence, so you can avoid any misunderstandings with your partner. ? Learn the secrets of the negative double. Find out how many points and what kind of hand you need to use this exciting bidding tool. ? Opener's Rebids -- A plethora of carefully-chosen examples that will enlighten . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMake The Most Of Your Entries
Number 17
Best Declarer Play Tips
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

When asked what is the most important topic in the play of the cards, I always answer: "Managing Entries." * To simulate real life, you have the chance to plan the play before reading my solutions. My experience as a teacher strongly suggests that this approach is the best way for you to get the most out of this booklet. For those who relate better to actual cards, dealing out some/all of the han . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMarty Sez (CD)
by Marty Bergen
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Compact disc.

Interactive CD-ROM, based on the best selling book. MARTY SEZ... By Marty Bergen In this interactive CD-ROM, based on the best-selling book of the same name, Marty Bergen reveals over 100 of the secrets that helped him to win 10 North American Championships. Marty, Mr. Points Schmoints himself, is one of the most celebrated and successful bridge authors of our time. His ability to explain i . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMarty Sez: Volume 1
Bergen's Bevy of Bridge Secrets
by Marty Bergen
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160 pages. Hardcover.

114 practical, easy-to-remember tips to benefit all players. Marty Bergen, Mr. Points Schmoints himself, succeeds again in breaking the mold. "Readers don't need long-winded explanations. They want the author to get to the point." And that's just what he does. One of the most celebrated bridge authors of our time, Marty reveals how you can: ? Excel in the art of bidding good slams ? Make th . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMarty Sez: Volume 2
More Secrets of Winning Bridge
by Marty Bergen
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184 pages. Hardcover.

Marty Bergen has done it again. Regardless of your level, this book is guaranteed to improve your results and make you a more formidable opponent. One of the most celebrated bridge authors of our time, Marty explains: ? When it's okay to rebid a five-card suit ? Bidding secrets that even experts don't know ? How to bid good slams, and avoid poor ones ? The best way to plan an endplay . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMarty Sez: Volume 3
Practical Tips You Can Take To the Bank
by Marty Bergen
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192 pages. Hardcover.

The third book in this popular series is guaranteed to do wonders for your bridge game. Highlights include a smorgasbord of competitive bidding tips as well as over two dozen carefully-explained full deals, each with a valuable lesson. ? A technique every declarer must have at his fingertips. ? How you can compete with "unbiddable" hands. ? Why you can't afford to worry about sneak attack . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMastering Weak 2-Bids
Number 5
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

Potential weak 2-bids occur on many hands. Knowing when to open, how to respond, and when/how to overcall is crucial. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageModern Doubles
Number 1
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

In olden days, most doubles were penalty, but this approach is not very practical. Instead, doubles are now used as an excellent way to find out more about partner's hand. This booklet focuses on ten doubles that are essential to good competitive bidding. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMore Declarer Play The Bergen Way
How to Make More Contracts
by Marty Bergen
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216 pages. Hardcover.

Sequel to the award-winning book. A proven approach to winning! Demonstrates and illustrates the right way to think about the hand when dummy is tabled. After reading this book, you'll be delighted when the tricks start rolling in. One of the most popular bridge authors of our time, Marty Bergen, Mr. Points Schmoints, explains: ? How to give yourself an extra chance to make the hand ? When to . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMore Points Schmoints
Sequel to the 1996 Book of the Year
by Marty Bergen
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210 pages. Hardcover.

A sequel that more than measures up to original. Here, collected in one delightful volume, are more than 70 gems, guaranteed to increase your enjoyment of bridge and your ability to win. Marty Bergen shares the secrets that have led to 10 National Championships: ? How the experts think when evaluating their hand ? How to avoid bidding too much... or too little ? Bergen Raises -- distingui . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageNegative Doubles
A Must Read for Every Partnership
by Marty Bergen
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118 pages. Paperback.

The negative double is one of the most important bidding tools in modern bridge. In consequence, popular author and teacher Marty Bergen has written a book all about this deadly bidding weapon. Of course, the good old basics are covered, in a style that even the beginner will understand. Responses to the double are detailed, not forgetting the Penalty Pass - yummee! New concepts such as Thrump do . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageNegative Doubles for Acol Players
by Marty Bergen • Tim Bourke
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128 pages. Paperback.

Marty Bergen, the ten-time US National Champion, covers the hands which are ideal for the negative double, those which are imperfect but still qualify, and those which you must not double. Also included are aspects of hand valuation, opener's replies to the negative double, rebids by the doubler, and when to play for penalties. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOpener's Best Rebids
Number 32
by Marty Bergen
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23 pages. Booklet.

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Item ImageOpening Leads vs. Notrump
Number 11
Secrets of Good Defense
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

This may not be everyone's favorite topic, but no one can deny it's importance. On the great majority of hands, the most important card played is the opening lead. Nothing will improve your results more than learning to make better opening leads. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageOpening Leads vs. Suit Contracts
Number 12
Secrets of Good Defense
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

Decisions, decisions. So much to think about. 1: What do you know about the opponent's hand? 2: What do you know about partner's hand? 3: Should you lead a long suit or try for a ruff? 4: Is this the right time to lead a trump? . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePoints Schmoints
Bergen's Winning Bridge Secrets
by Marty Bergen
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210 pages. Paperback.

Bridge Book of the Year. Loaded with helpful tips. Here, collected in one delightful volume, are more than 65 gems, guaranteed to increase your enjoyment of bridge and your ability to win. Marty Bergen shares the secrets that have led to 10 National Championships. With elegant style and refreshing simplicity, Marty reveals: - The Rule of 20--a reliable yardstick for opening the bidding. - When no . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePoints Schmoints (CD)
by Marty Bergen
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Compact disc.

This interactive software porduct is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Marty Bergen, a 10-time North American Champion and one of the leading bridge writers and teachers in the world today. POINTS SCHMOINTS! has it all -- great stories, humor, plenty of example hands and quizzes, and a wealth of practical advice that will have a major impact on your results at the bridge table! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePoints Schmoints (Hardcover/new)
by Marty Bergen
Price: $8.00
Hardcover.

New condition. Hardcover edition. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageResponder's Rebids
Number 10
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

When responder's first bid is one of a suit, the opening bidder does not know much about his partner's hand. Therefore, at responder's second turn, he MUST make a descriptive bid. The bottom line here is: After a 1-level response in a suit, responder's rebid is the key bid in the auction. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSeven Excellent Conventions
Number 20
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

Conventions are important, but some are a dime a dozen. Identifying the good ones is never easy. Many players are too eager to follow the herd and play whatever is "in." They learn a little about a lot, and know just enough to get themselves into trouble. My goal in writing this booklet is to help players learn what they need to know about a few good conventions and treatments. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSlam Bidding Made Easier
How to bid good slams, and avoid bad ones.
by Marty Bergen
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240 pages. Paperback.

Guaranteed to do wonders for your bridge game, this book shows you the right way to size up your hand and get to good slams that other players won't get to. One of the most popular bridge authors of our time, Marty Bergen, Mr. Points Schmoints, explains: - The wrong time to bid 4NT, and the right time to bid 4NT - Conventions worth playing, and others you must avoid - The one thing you must know . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSqueezes Made Easy
Number 33
by Marty Bergen
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23 pages. Booklet.

Squeezes occur often, and can be the key to making your contract or a valuable overtrick. Intermediate players CAN execute a squeeze. Learn the simple steps that will allow YOU to squeeze an opponent (or 2). If you can "Lose your losers early," you can recitfy the count. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTerrific Tips for Better Bidding
Number 35
by Marty Bergen
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23 pages. Booklet.

27 great tips that will change your game. All are highlighted and explained in detail with examples. Such as: Wehn not to play in a 4-4 fit in a major, the right time to stay out of notrump. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Law Of Total Tricks
Number 19
The Key To Competitive Bidding
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

In 1969 I read a bridge article that changed my life. "The Law of Total Tricks" (LOTT) was written by a brilliant Frenchman named Jean-Rene Vernes. His concept was: The key to competetive bidding is your # trump. Very interesting! I devoured the article - and was immediately hooked. When Larry Cohen and I began our partnership, I taught him the LAW, and it formed the basis for many of our agreeme . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Ultimate Cheat Sheet
Number 25
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

A great deal of crucial information that every player must know. Good bidding is based on good judgement, and the key to good judgement is accurate hand evaluation. Upgrading attractive hands and downgrading ugly ones is critical to knowing what your hand is really worth. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTiming Is Everything
Number 39
by Marty Bergen
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23 pages. Booklet.

Good timing is essential for both declarer play and defense. This booklet includes plenty of both. How is YOUR timing? 21 interesting deals are presented with an interactive approach. This gives the reader a chance to THINK and do the planning needed to play and defend better than he currently does. - The right time to lose your loser early. - How to make the best use of your entries, as well as . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhat You Must Know About Cue-bids
Number 26
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

A helpful easy-to-understand explanation of an essential topic. Most players don't appreciate how often cue-bids can solve their bidding problems. Cue-bids are NOT for experts only. Do you use them often enough? Do you always recognize when a player makes a cue-bid? Cue-bids can be a confusing topic. Even experts have cue-bid disasters. Step #1 is to understand what bids are NOT cue bids. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageWhat You Must Know About Transfers
Number 13
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

This is definitely one of the most important and most popular conventions in modern bridge. As soon as the player who opens 1NT bids responder's suit, opener is assured of becoming declarer if that suit becomes trump. Opener usually has the stronger hand, so the majority of his side's assets will be concealed from the opponents. That can't be bad. In addition, the use of transfer bids allows open . . . read more.