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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 7 


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

© 2001 - Marty Bergen

Vive la Différence

Pay attention — the effect of partner’s bid may change when he is a passed hand.

Ready, Willing and Able

In third seat, feel free to open a strong four-card major.

Putting on the Brakes

When you have opened in 3rd or 4th seat and know that game is very unlikely, pass ASAP.

Fit – Showing Jumps

A jump shift by a passed hand promises support for partner’s suit.

Take the Low Road

If you are a passed hand, and partner opens and then rebids 1NT, forget all about 3NT.

Slam Has Passed You By

When partner is a passed hand, forget about slam unless you have a 2 opening.

8   Preempts — We Do It   83

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