Standard Bidding with SAYC by Ned DowneyStandard Bidding with SAYC by Ned Downey

Standard Bidding with SAYC

byNed Downey

Paperback | November 1, 2005

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What is "Standard" Bidding? This is an increasingly hard question to answer, but the proliferation of bridge on the Internet in pickup partnerships makes it imperative that someone does so. Perhaps the most popular natural system for the hundreds of thousands of online players worldwide is the "Standard American Yellow Card," or SAYC. In this book, for the first time, SAYC is fully described and explained. This will be an invaluable to aid to anyone wanting to learn and understand SAYC, or anyone who simply knows the basics and is eager to fill in the missing pieces in their repertoire.
Title:Standard Bidding with SAYCFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.02 × 6.12 × 0.48 inPublished:November 1, 2005Publisher:Master Point PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897106033

ISBN - 13:9781897106037

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Students Love It & So Do I! Having taught bridge for many years, I get beginners who have played some bridge around the kitchen table. It has taken me a long time to find a book like 'Standard Bidding with SAYC' where I can teach a full system, bidding, conventions and all, which my students understand. In this way a large number of players have moved from not really understanding bridge to playing a relatively sound game. Of course we work on play and defense and I wish these terrific authors would write a book on these same topics for my many students!
Date published: 2009-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Perfect Book on Fundamentals of Bridge To learn bridge one must first know the basics, the fundamentals and Ellen Caitlin Pomer and Ned Downey give you all this and more. Many wallow away as novices forever when you don't have to and this book makes a great holiday gift, It finally answers. 'What is Standard American bridge today?' Bravo!
Date published: 2008-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The bible for anyone who plays Internet Bridge SAYC is the de facto standard bidding system for online bridge players and Ellen Pomer -- who is my teacher -- and Ned Downey have provided an essential guide to the Standard American Yellow Card bidding style. I've read this book three times and learn from it every time I refer to it. Good examples and overview of the major conventions included in SAYC.
Date published: 2008-12-14