The Principles, Rules, and Laws of Auction Bridge

The Principles, Rules, and Laws of Auction Bridge

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...of contract implies a certain definite power of assistance; any additional over-bid should show strength which has not been previously indicated. A player may increase or support his partner's bid with two tricks, and re-raise once on each additional trick. With a three-trick hand he.......................................................................................................................... may twice raise the bid, and with a four-trick hand it may be three times increased. This method rarely results in an over-bid of more than a trick. The assisting values of the following hands has been computed for the guidance of the student. ESTIMATING THE ASSISTING VALUE OF A HAND In each of the following examples the partner has declared hearts and an opponent has over called: THE ASSISTING VALUE NO-TRUMP VALUES Esczm.-wanna DAB 015 osdnoam 25. $55. 2: AF vmmsfi 385. 00.58 maid OOEO 02cents."--: QWNnH 2 _2_2 3:0 oflu $85..50-A omifi zmmam.. QOMBYH QMWNMH ' Doubtful Tricks. There is no known method of accurately computing the probable no-trump value of a hand; that is, not until the partner's cards are exposed and, even then, the ultimate result depends upon the distribution of the suits; not infrequently a swing of five or six tricks is recorded because of the position of a single high card. It is much more difficult to decide whether or not a hand has sufiicient strength to warrant a "two no-trump" bid. Even very good hands rarely show this value; so that this declaration is more or less of a gamble dependent upon the partner's say and the adversaries' bids. Again, there is no means of estimating the value of a hand as an assistance to the partner's no-trump bid. It depends uposhow more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766067
  • 9781236766069