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More Points Schmoints

by Marty Bergen
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More Points Schmoints by Marty Bergen

The sequel to the bridge book of the year 1996.

  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION - THE MAKING OF A SEQUEL
  • CHAPTER 1 - POINTS SCHMOINTS! REVISITED
    • Mastering Points Schmoints!
    • The Return of The Rule of 20
    • Arlene Counts 'Em Up
    • Do Experts Apply The Rule of 20?
  • CHAPTER 2 - SIZING UP THE HAND
    • The Truth About Honors
    • The Real Truth About Distribution
    • Take a Second Look
    • Quick Tricks - Out of Fashion?
    • She Does Not Go Both Ways
    • The Good, the Fair...
  • CHAPTER 3 - RESPONDER TAKES CENTER STAGE
    • Predicting Responder's First Bid
    • Zeroing in on 1NT Forcing
    • Bergen Raises
    • Drury - Anything but Dreary
  • CHAPTER 4 - OPENER SPEAKS AGAIN
    • Opener Rebids With Six-Four
    • Lacking Restraint
    • Opener's Obscure Rebid
  • CHAPTER 5 - BRIDGE IS A PARTNERSHIP GAME
    • Forcing or Not?
    • Good Partnership Bidding
    • To Rebid or Not to Rebid?
    • After You Pass, Tread Lightly
  • CHAPTER 6 - NOTRUMP BIDDING FOR THE MILLENNIUM
    • 1NT - To Open or Not To Open?
    • Secrets for Responding to 1NT
    • Puppet Stayman Made Easy
    • Crawling Stayman
    • Thank You, Mr. Jacoby
  • CHAPTER 7 - EXPLODING POPULAR MISCONCEPTIONS
    • 3NT - Not Always a Shutout Bid
    • A Major Misconception
    • Supporting Opener's Minor Suit
    • "Only Overcall With a Strong Suit" Oh Yeah?
    • Who Should Declare? Who Cares!
  • CHAPTER 8 - BIGGER MAY BE BETTER
    • Open 2C - Count Your Tricks
    • 2C and Beyond
    • The Truth About Reverses
    • Slam Bidding Made Easier
  • CHAPTER 9 - WOMEN I HAVE KNOWN
    • Enthusiastic Amateur Wears Glass Slipper
    • The Ultimate Happy Ending
    • That's No Bridge Player, That's My Wife
    • Generation Gap
  • CHAPTER 10 - BIDDING MORE WITH LESS
    • Problematic Preempts
    • After Partner's Weak Two-Bid
    • Surviving the Preempt
  • CHAPTER 11 - OBEYING THE LAW
    • The Ten Commandments of The LAW
    • Do You Know The LAW?
    • Don't Think Twice - Bid 4S Over 4H
  • CHAPTER 12 - COUNTING YOUR WAY TO THE TOP
    • This Dummy Knows it All
    • Junior Bids Up the Line
    • Puzzle Solving
  • CHAPTER 13 - OVERCOMING THE OPPOSITION
    • Dear Marty
    • Same Hand, Different Auction
    • Seeking a Happy Medium
  • CHAPTER 14 - THE BAD GUYS GO FIRST
    • What's Your Call?
    • DONT Miss This Tip
    • Some Hands Get Better With Age
    • Balancing Knowhow
  • CHAPTER 15 - GOOD DOUBLES GO A LONG WAY
    • The Negative Double Strikes Again
    • Profiting When the Opponents Double
    • Attacking After the Redouble
  • CHAPTER 16 - DECLARING LIKE A CHAMP
    • Slow Down, Partner
    • Double Dummy
    • Four of a Major: The Best Game in Town
    • Overtake or Underachieve?
    • Entries - The Name of the Game
    • Winners Take Care of Their Losers
    • Lose Early - Win Often
  • CHAPTER 17 - DID YOU GET MY MESSAGE?
    • My Kingdom for a Signal
    • Counting on Partner's Count
    • Scintillating Communication
    • A Ten-Cent Signal With a Five-Cent Partner
  • CHAPTER 18 - PASSING THE DEFENSIVE TEST
    • A Good Uppercut is Hard to Find
    • Some Instincts are Better Than Others
    • A Shift in Time
    • The Defense Rests
  • CHAPTER 19 - THE LIGHTER SIDE
    • Time for Trivia
    • Competing With Myself
    • For Bridge Players Only
    • The Trouble With Doubles
  • BRIDGE JARGON
  • INDEX
  • LEARNING WITH MARTY

word count: 44453 which is equivalent to 177 standard pages of text

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