The Basic American Bidding System is a contract bridge book for beginners and for social players who need to brush-up on basic bidding skills prior to tackling modern bidding methods. It features 5-card major suit opening bids, strong twos, and some basics of Forcing and Non-Forcing Stayman, Blackwood, Gerber, and few other things designed to form the framework for further study.
Chapter 1: Ya Gotta Start Somewhere Whist Blind Whist Dummy Whist (Whist with a Twist) And Away We Go -- Bridge! The Basis of Bidding Bidding Point Count Quick Tricks Opening Bid Requirements Chapter Quiz Chapter 2: Responding to Opening Bids About the Bidding Ladder And Now Something Completely Different -- No Trump Counting Points As Responder The Fit's the Thing Responding to a Major Suit Opening Bid Responding with a Fit Responding Without a Fit Responding to a Minor Suit Opening Bid Hand Evaluation Ranges Chapter Review Chapter 3: Rebids The Most Important Bids In Bridge Limit Bids The Forcing Principle Who's Captain? Re-evaluating On with the Rebid Responder's Rebid Tie It Together Now Chapter 4: No Trump Opening Bids of 1NT Basic Responses to a 1NT Opening Bid If You Can Bid 'Em, You Can Play 'Em Try These A Little Defense Now Try These When Your Balanced Hand is REALLY Big The Gerber Convention (Abridged) Your No Trump Bidding Mid-Term Exam The Stayman Convention Basic Stayman Stayman Over Interference More Stayman When the Opponents Don't Cooperate When They Double When They Interfere In Other Ways When They Interfere After You Have Bid Stayman Chapter 5: Keeping Score For Fun and Profit Rubber Bridge Scoring Duplicate Bridge Scoring 4-Deal Bridge Chapter 6: Big Hand Bidding and Preemptive Bidding Landing The Big Ones The Jump Shift The Reverse The Strong Two Opening Bid Responding and Rebidding The Blackwood Convention 4NT -- Is It Blackwood??? Interference Preemptive Opening Bids Responding to Preempts When the Enemy Preempts Chapter 7: Positional Tactics Third Hand Opening Responding to Third Hand Openings Fourth Seat Opening Bids Opening Light in 1st and 2nd Position Balancing Some Words of Wisdom from Bob General Guidelines at The One Level Balancing Over a No Trump Bid Balancing at Higher Levels Time to Practice Responding to Partner's Balancing Action Chapter 8: Competitive Bidding--Where the "Rubber" Meets the Road When They Open Overcalls The Sandwich Seat Jump Overcalls Responding To Partner's Suit Overcall Overcaller's Rebid Responding to Partner's No Trump Overcall Takeout Doubles Basics of Takeout Doubles When The Hands Get Tougher Odds and Ends Responding to Partner's Takeout Double Rebids by Takeout Doubler The Flip Side: When Opponents Enter Our Auction Bidding Over a Takeout Double When the Opponents Overcall With a Suit When They Overcall In No Trump A Little Work to Tie It Together Chapter 9: Basic Declarer Play and Defense Declarer Play Planning Counting A Few Tidbits Defense Opening Leads Third Hand Play Second Hand Play Chapter 10: The Next Steps For adddional information or to purchase this book in hard copy Click Here To save money and enjoy today purchase in ebook format Click Here The Intermediate American Bidding System Contents The Advanced American Bidding System Contents The Expert American Bidding System Contents Buy Simplicity Bridge the Money Bridge (Rubber Bridge) Book Browse Recommended Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Bridge Books Fun Contract Bridge Jokes, Videos, Facts and More Home