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Bridge writers often refer to 3NT as “everyone's favorite contract.” Probably you know players who love to leap to 3NT and sweep in the matchpoints when they steal the contract or collect valuable overtricks. Perhaps you're one of them. Having said that, many players carry the notion much too far, succumbing to the lure of 3NT even when the evidence suggests otherwise.Part I of this book will equip you with a variety of useful, easy-to-master bidding tools to help you and partner discover when to grab the 3NT brass ring, and, just as important, when to avoid it. Reaching good 3NT contracts doesn't confer an automatic bonus—there is that niggling rule about needing to make what you bid. So, Part II is dedicated to the play of 3NT. Since you are apt to defend 3NT twice as often as you declare (50% versus 25%), defensive counters are given full weight.The study of one topic in depth helps you better comprehend the totality of bridge. It's a classic approach: take a complex structure, break it down into parts, and closely examine the details. Your bidding will develop a smoother flow, your tactics will sharpen, and your card play will gain accuracy. You will win more.
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Praise for Augie Boehm’s previous books “Boehm’s book has the sort of stuff that no one ever explains. It is bound to make you a better bridge player.” —Zia Mahmood, world-class expert “Loaded with fresh, valuable material. A dialogue between student and teacher is a great way to learn, and Boehm is a witty professor.” —Larry Cohen, bridge champion and noted author “Many important corners are explored that are not available elsewhere in the literature.” —Alan Truscott, New York Times reviewAbout the Author:
August (Augie) Boehm writes for The Bridge Bulletin and is a regular contributing staff member of The Bridge World, which has called him “one of America’s premier teachers and professional players.” He serves on the bidding panels for both publications and is the author of the books Private Sessions—A Bridge Education and Demon Defense and Demon Doubling (HNB Publishing). He teaches bridge in and around New York City, where he also performs as a concert pianist.
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