Bridge Basics 2: competitive bidding is the second book in the The Official Better Bridge Series By Audrey Grant. The first book covered the absolute basics of bridge. In this book we continue or lesson and learn more about bridge and competitive bidding. The book is 230 pages long. The book is published by Baron Barclay Bridge. This review is based on the revised edition of the book. The revised edition was published in 2005. If you are new to bridge you should read the first book in the series first.
Bridge Basics 2: competitive bidding is a good book for everyone who wants to learn more about different bidding strategies. The strategies presented in the book are generally rather defensive and not very aggressive. It would often be possible to get another stick with a more aggressive technique but that would also increase the level of risk. The book is a good choice for beginners who want to get an introduction to bidding as well as for all passive and moderately aggressive players who would like to improve their bidding. The book is not suitable for very aggressive players as they will disagree with the lessons learned in this book. The book is a good choice primarily for duplicate bridge players.
This book is just like the rest in the series very focused on the main topic of the book and you will find very little information on other aspects of bridge in it.
- The book makes it very easy to learn about basic bridge bidding strategies.
- The book is suitable for both beginner and intermediate players.
- Bridge Basics 2: competitive bidding is well written and make it easy to find the chapter with the information you need,
- You will find a lot of exercises that make learning easier. The book also contains quizzes that let you test what you learned.
- The book contains a lot of illustrations.
- The book contains too much advertising for other bridge related products.
- The books table of content does not give the complete picture of what you will find in each chapter.
- The index is not very good and can be hard to use effectively.
- The book could benefit from being a little longer which would allow for more in depth looks on some strategies.