2/1 Game Force a Modern Approach
For Beginning and Intermediate Players With Chapters on Precision and Fantunes
About the Book
The 2/1 Game Force bidding system is an improvement over the Standard American System that has been in effect and played by bridge players for many years. The advantage of the 2/1 system is that it allows the partnership to know that game is possible with only a single bid. In this book, I have tried to present the fundamental aspects of the bidding structure for playing a “pure” Two-Over-One Game Force system of bidding. In this book, I have tried to change behavior by presenting a series of bids geared toward the 2/1 bidding structure that includes Bergen, Reverse Bergen, and Combined Bergen Raises, inverted minor suit raises with crisscross and flip-flop, cuebidding, modified scroll bids, and many more methods not used in Standard American or Precision. In the fourth edition, the Minorwood Convention has been expanded and several variations of the Flannery Convention are included in this edition. I have added the Hello and SCUM conventions used to interfer over strong notrumps and a Modified Landy convention designed to compete over partnerships that employ a weak notrump bid. The Equal Level Conversion (ELC) double is discussed in Chapter 6 and additional material on slam bidding has been added to Chapter 3. The material on two-way new minor forcing and the Gazilli Convention has been expanded upon in Chapter 1 and Jacoby transfers with a superaccept structure has been added to Chapter 2. Finally, a new chapter that reviews the new Italian System of bids called Fantunes has been included in this edition. The System has been modified to be in compliance with the General Convention Chart.
About the Author
Neil H. Timm is professor emeritus from the University of Pittsburgh where he taught statistics for 35 years. He has written two textbooks in Multivariate Analysis and two books on Linear Models. He is the author of Bridge News, available on his Web site (www.pitt.edu/~timm). He has developed several new bidding systems called Modified Scroll Bids, the Montreal Relay System for Clubs and Diamonds, and the extended undercall club convention. In this new addition, he includes the Modified Fantunes bidding structure adapted for the General Convention Chart.