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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.