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Marty Sez - Bergen’s Bevy of Bridge Secrets


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1    Getting Off On the Right Foot       13

2   Hand Evaluation    23

3  Opener’s Decisions        33

4  Responder’s Decisions    43

5  Notrump Bidding   53

6   All About Slam     65

7   Passed Hand Bidding     75

8   Preempts — We Do It   83

9   Preempts — They Do It 95

10  Competitive Auctions     105

11  I’ll Have a Double 117

12  Impressive Declarer Play       129

13  The Defense Never Rests      143

         Glossary       153

      Recommended Reading       159


Chapter 4


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

© 2001 - Marty Bergen

A Minor Fib

If you are stuck for a bid, it is okay to lie about your length in a minor suit.

Dance with Who Brung Ya

With a choice between raising partner’s  1 opening bid to 2 or responding 1 — “support with support.”

Just Another Four - Card Minor

A 2 or 2 response to 1a or 1h can be made with a four-card suit.

Do We Have a Future?

Answering “Yes, no or maybe” to “Do we have a game?” will often help responder decide what to do.

Not Ready for a Commitment

When responder’s major is raised to the two level, he should not jump to game with only four trumps.

I’m Game for Anything

After your partnership has bid three suits, responder’s bid of the fourth suit is an artificial game force.

Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too

When your partnership has bid three suits at the one level, responder’s jump is NOT forcing — it is invitational.

This Honor is No Stiff

When partner promises a six-card suit, you can support him with a singleton honor.

5  Notrump Bidding   53

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