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The Language of Bidding (6th edition)
by Paul Marston
The new edition of this best-selling book has been updated to reflect modern methods. Paradoxically, it is more simple than ever before.
It has 18 chapters, up from 14 in the previous edition, yet the length of the book is about the same. It includes a new chapter that was inspired by the great success of Paul’s online Bidding Judgement course. It covers deciding about slam when partner has a shortage. Powerful stuff.
The response of 1NT over a major is 6-11 HCP, not 6-9 (10) HCP as before. This one small change means a new suit response at the 2-level is now 12+ HCP. This makes the bidding more effective because you can now address the crucial question of fit before you worry about a possible slam. Little wonder this idea has been embraced by everyone in the modern game.
With this change you no longer have to worry about reverses and jump shifts after a two level response. This makes the bidding much more simple.
Experts may be attracted to this method because it is more effective but beginners love the simplicity.
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