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Skills required: memory, tactics, probability, communication

Bridge is all about setting a strategy before you play your first card.  Each person has his own strategy.  Over time you will develop your own. Here are some of…

Rules for Leading the First card

The bidding has been completed and the contract set.  Now it is time to play the hand.  The first card is led by the player to the left of the…

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Winning a Game in Bridge

A game of bridge is won when a team scores 100 points. These points can be won in one hand or in multiples hands. Once a team reaches 100 points,…

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How a Hand is Played

Once the contract has been set, the game can begin. The player who first named the suit that ends up as trump plays the hand. For example, if the bidding…

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Making your Contract

The final bid determines how a hand is played, who plays it and identifies the number of tricks that need to be made to make the contract. The winning bid…