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Marty Sez - Bergenís Bevy of Bridge Secrets

 
 
   
 

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Contents

1    Getting Off On the Right Foot       13

2   Hand Evaluation    23

3  Openerís Decisions        33

4  Responderís Decisions    43

5  Notrump Bidding   53

6   All About Slam     65

7   Passed Hand Bidding     75

8   Preempts ó We Do It   83

9   Preempts ó They Do It 95

10  Competitive Auctions     105

11  Iíll Have a Double 117

12  Impressive Declarer Play       129

13  The Defense Never Rests      143

         Glossary       153

      Recommended Reading       159

 

Chapter 10

COMPETITIVE AUCTIONS

Note: Only summaries are included below - see book for details

© 2001 - Marty Bergen


Shorter is Better

The shorter you are in the opponentís suit, the harder you should try to take action


Au Naturel

When your RHO opens 1 or 1, a jump overcall in his suit is not a cuebid. It is natural and preemptive.


Iím a Bidder

With a choice between a double or a  major-suit overcall, go with the overcall. (This applies at the one level only.)


Tread Lightly

Do not overcall at the two level in a mediocre five-card suit.


Sandwich Overcalls ó Yummy

When LHO opens 1 or 1, partner passes, and RHO responds in a new suit, your bid of either suit is not a cuebid ó it is natural.


The Mighty Jordan

After partnerís opening bid is doubled, a jump to 2NT promises good trump support and at least 10 distribution points.


Much Ado About Nothing

You do not need a lot of points to make a ďfree bid.Ē


A Bid for all Seasons

Stuck for a bid? Try a cuebid.


Balancing Differences

In the balancing seat, some of your actions may be light. Others take on a completely different meaning.


How to be Trying

You open in a major, partner raises and RHO intervenes. A new suit below three    of your major invites game.


11  Iíll Have a Double 117


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