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The Purpose of Bidding and What a Contract Means

Bidding in bridge is a way of describing your hand to your partner. For example, if I bid one heart, I am telling my partner that I have at least…

Suits, Cards, Honor Cards and counting points

There are 4 suits in a deck of cards: Spades, Hearts, Diamonds and Clubs.  Spades and Hearts are called the Major Suits, while Diamonds and Clubs are called the Minor…

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Deck, Setup, Dealing and Basic Terminology

Four people are needed to play a game of bridge. Each player is designated by his location at the table. These designations are identified as North, East, South and West.…

Bridge History and Etymology

Bridge can trace its beginning back to the early 16th century in a game called Whist that was played in England.  The word ‘bridge’ comes from the Russian word for…

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Introduction to Bridge for Beginners/Gameplay Overview

Bridge is card game where you need 4 players or multiples of 4. Each table has 4 places. The players opposite each other at a table are partners. They work…