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Auction of To-day   By: (1864-1934)

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AUCTION OF TO DAY

by

MILTON C. WORK

Author of "Whist of To day"

Boston and New York Houghton Mifflin Company The Riverside Press Cambridge 1913

Copyright, 1913, by Milton C. Work All Rights Reserved

Published January 1913

THIS BOOK IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO THE AUCTION PLAYERS OF THE RACQUET CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA, WHO, WHILE OTHERS DOUBTED AND WAITED, WERE SUFFICIENTLY BROADMINDED AND DISCERNING TO ADOPT THE "NEW COUNT" AND WHO, THEREFORE, PLAYED AUCTION OF TO DAY MONTHS BEFORE IT WAS IN VOGUE ELSEWHERE

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION xi

I. THE DECLARATION 1

II. ORIGINAL DECLARATIONS BY THE DEALER 15

The Bid of One No trump. Table of Hands in which the No trump Declaration is Doubtful. When to bid Two No trumps. Exception to the No trump Rule. Table of Doubtful Hands illustrating Exception. Suit Declarations. Various Ideas of the Two Spade Bid. The Two Spade Bid. The Three Spade Bid. When to bid Two in Either Royals or Hearts. When to bid Three in Either Royals or Hearts. The Two Bid in Diamonds or Clubs. How to declare Two Suit Hands. Table of Hands in which a Trump Declaration is Doubtful.

III. SECOND HAND DECLARATIONS 60

Bidding over One Spade. When to bid No trump. When to make a Trump Declaration. The Double of One Spade. The Bid of Two Spades. Table of Spade Bids. The Bid of Three Spades. How Second Hand should bid after an Offensive Declaration. The Shift. When to Bid Two No trumps over One No trump. How to Bid against Two or Three Spades. When to Bid No trump over a Suit.

IV. THIRD HAND DECLARATIONS 82

When the Dealer has called One Spade, and the Second Hand passed. When the Dealer has shown Strength, and the Second Hand passed. When "Two Spades" has been declared. When "Three Spades" has been declared. When "One Club" or "One Diamond" has been declared. When "Two Diamonds" or "Two Clubs" has been declared. When "One Heart" or "One Royal" has been declared. When "Two Hearts" or "Two Royals" has been declared. When to overbid a Partner's No trump. When to overbid with Strong Clubs. A New Plan for Overbidding. When to overbid One No trump with Two No trumps. What Third Hand should bid when Second Hand has declared.

V. FOURTH HAND DECLARATIONS 114

When the Dealer's Defensive Declaration has been the Only Bid. When the Only Offensive Declaration has been made by the Dealer. When the Only Offensive Declaration has been made by the Second Hand. When the Only Offensive Declaration has been made by the Third Hand. When the Dealer has Made a Defensive, and both the Second and Third Hands Offensive, Declarations. When the Dealer and Second Hand have made Offensive Declarations, and the Third Hand passed. When the Dealer and Third Hand have made Offensive Declarations, and the Second Hand passed. When all Three Players have made Offensive Declarations.

VI. CONTINUATION OF THE BIDDING 130

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