Competition brings many benefits - or so all the politicians say. Bridge players certainly subscribe to the theory. These days somewhere between two-thirds and three-quarters of all auctions see both sides entering the fray. Having a basic knowledge of how to get into or stay in the bidding is therefore a key attribute for success at the bridge table.You will often hear rules quoted such as 'do not double them into the game' or 'leave the five level to the enemy'. This book covers all the rules likely to help you and, as usual in this series, you will find plenty of examples both for and against each one.
Marc Smith has a special interest in bidding, having written many articles on the subject. Both he and Julian Pottage write regular columns in the bridge press and both are bridge Grand Masters. Julian Pottage lives near Basingstoke. Marc Smith lives in Southampton.