The Big Payoff: Slam Bidding at Bridge
|The Big Payoff: Slam Bidding at Bridge|
by Bill Treble
244 pages. Paperback. Also available as an E-book.
The rewards for slam success are high, but so are the penalties for failure. As a launching pad, the author introduces some useful agreements and conventions. How and why to try for slam, advanced techniques, competitive auctions and a final quiz: this book makes for a smooth transition to becoming an effective slam bidder. Slam bidding is perhaps the most exciting part of bridge, but at the same time it is the most technically challenging. The rewards for success are high, but so are the penalties for failure. As a launching pad, the author introduces some useful agreements and conventions. After that, he addresses how to decide whether to try for slam, and how to investigate via cuebidding. More direct and advanced techniques, competitive auctions and a final quiz make up the remainder of the book. Studying this book will make for a smooth transition to becoming an effective slam bidder.
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