Bridge, one of the world's most widely played card games, requires skill, concentration, and practice on the part of its players. This visual guide will help beginners master the rules and principles while also explaining strategies that both beginners and experienced players need to command for successful play. The author presents more than 300 clearly illustrated examples of bid structures, then instructs on how to rank, decode, and defend, from opening bids to endgame strategy. Separate chapters focus on opening bids, responses, rebids, slam bidding, opening leads, general play techniques, both -trump and suit contracts, defensive leads and returns, and many other topics that are central to a well-played game. This updated edition also features Test Yourself sections throughout that include problem and solution exercises to help readers test their kwledge of the game--and practice new ways to apply it. Includes a helpful glossary, index, and more than 300 color illustrations.