The Easy Guide to Five-card Majors
Brock (Sally)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

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  1. A guide to the Five-card Majors system of bidding, which is played all over the world and is now becoming increasingly popular in the UK.
  2. The book will describe first the advantages of the system and then its main features, in as much detail as it is useful for the average player.
  3. The differences in bidding strategy between four-card and five-card major systems will also be highlighted.
  4. Each chapter will have numerous examples, and a quiz at the end.

Contents
    Introduction - 5
    Setting the Scene - 7
  1. Opening with a Five-card Major- 9
    • What to Open? - 9
    • Differences in Responding Strategy - 17
    • The 1NT Response - 25
    • The 2NT Rebid and Two-over-one Response - 33
    • Raising Partner - 36
    • Bidding after Intervention - 55
    • What Went Wrong? - 65
  2. Opening without a Five-card Major - 77
    • What to Open? - 77
    • Differences in Responding Strategy - 79
    • The Continuing Auction - 85
    • Opening with 4-4-4-1 Hands - 102
    • Bidding after Intervention - 108
    • What Went Wrong? - 125
  3. Clever Stuff – 137
    • Inverted Minor-suit Raises - 137
    • The Forcing 1NT Response and Two-over-one Game-forcing - 142
    • Flannery - 146
    • Support Doubles - 148
    • Passed Hand Bidding - 151
    • What Went Wrong? - 153

BOOK COMMENT:

Batsford, 2004



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