The Fourth Suit: (2018 Edition)
Bidding the fourth suit is something of a mystery to many bridge players. This may be because beginners' text-books make only cursory reference to it, and more advanced books take it for granted that the reader understands it. This book, aimed at intermediate to advanced players, seeks to fill that gap. It explains why a bid of the fourth suit is such an important element of the auction, when to b...
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Publication Date: December 6, 2015
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d the fourth suit, what a fourth-suit bid shows in different situations and how to continue the auction.As well as discussing the basic principles, the book contains numerous example deals, many taken from recent World Championship matches.The contents proceed in a logical manner, starting with the simplest applications of fourth-suit bidding theory and then moving gradually through more complex situations. The result is a detailed and comprehensive account of practically all the fourth-suit bidding sequences anyone is likely to encounter at the bridge table.The new (2018) edition contains a number of clarifications and corrections, and some new up-to-the-minute theoretical material has been added. In addition, this revision contains quizzes which will enable the reader to test their understanding of the concepts. This will enable them to approach their next session feeling fully armed for the battle ahead.The author has contributed original articles on bidding theory to various bridge magazines, including “The Bridge World” (USA), and “Bridge Magazine” (UK). He learnt to play bridge as a teenager and showed sufficient aptitude for the game to win the England Schools championship some eighteen months later. Now working his way towards Grand Master status, he has a number of tournament successes under his belt. A county-standard player, he was selected to play for Yorkshire when younger, and more recently has played for Berks & Bucks.