The Casey 2/1 Bridge Bidding System: 4Th Edition 2021 (Paperback)
This book incorporates the 2/1 Game Force bidding system whenever the opener bids a major suit. Five new conventions have been added to the 2/1 system. This book is also designed to improve your bidding of minor suit openings in 4 steps. The 1st step involves the use of the Casey-Jacoby Transfer and the Casey overcall (a 1NT bid shows 4 hearts). The 2nd step involves adoption of the strong 2 bid, a bid of 20-21p. This allows the opener to use the Casey Reverse to show a hand of 16-17p by bidding at the 2-level and to show a hand of 18-19p by bidding at the 3-level. The Casey Minor Suit Rebid convention allows O to show a 4+ card suit at the 2 or 3-level. The 3rd step involves optimizing your slam bidding with the Casey Trump Queen convention and the Casey-Minorwood Kickback convention. The 4th step involves the use of the Weak-1NT (a 1NT bid shows 4 hearts) and Weak-2NT bids, both designed to hamper the opponents.
Ken has published more than 15 bridge books. These books have now been consolidated into a series of 5 core tournament books as follows: Tournament Bridge for Beginning Players (4th ed. 2020), Tournament Bridge for Intermediate Players (4th ed. 2020), Tournament Bridge for Advanced Players (3rd ed. 2019), Tournament Bridge for Notrump Contracts (4th ed. 2020) and Tournament Bridge Tips on Defense (4th ed. 2020). These 5 books have themselves been condensed into a two-volume set called The Complete Book of Bridge Hands, Volumes 1 and 2 (2nd ed. 2019). Ken served as a Russian interpreter during the Vietnam War and then spent over 30 years practicing as a tax attorney. Ken also has an MBA in accounting and a CPA.