A Key To Better Bidding, Second Edition

by James Marsh Sternberg MD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/7/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781665553476

About the Book

This book is about only one thing. Shortness, singletons or voids. It’s impossible to overestimate the value distribution plays in bidding accuracy. High cards are nice; anybody can bid games and slams when the high cards are falling out of their hands onto the table. But usually those results don’t get you very far. It’s usually an average or maybe just above. You don’t win bridge tournaments that way. The pairs who bid games and slams on less and who accurately stay out of bad games and slams, those are the winners. When the ‘room’ is in 3NT scoring +460 or +490 and you are in six diamonds scoring +920, then come and tell me about it. I’ve tried to cover the different ways a player can ask or tell about shortness. The book is divided into chapters on offense and defense. There are different ways to do things in bridge. I’ve presented a system I’ve learned from some of the best. You may prefer something else. Whatever works, great. I want to give you some things to think about and suggest solutions. There are lots of ways to do things in bridge. This is one way. I hope you fi nd it helpful at the table. James Marsh Sternberg, MD Palm Beach Gardens, FL

About the Author

Dr James Marsh Sternberg is a radiologist in Palm Beach Gardens Florida & Professor of Radiology at two northern universities. He currently teaches bridge in Florida. He has won several North American National Championships and has written extensively for many bridge publications. He is the author of many books on bridge instruction and has been a monthly columnist in the ACBL Bulletin for the past few years. “Dr J” lives in Palm Beach Gardens with Vickie Bader. He can be reached at