The Essentials of Playing a Hand of Bridge
To play a hand of bridge, you need to know the basics of the game. A bridge hand starts with bidding, and then play begins. You have to use your slickest moves to win tricks, and of course, you need to know how to score all those points you earn.
Bridge bids have a legal ranking structure all their own. Remember that each new bid any player makes must outrank the previous one. During the bidding, players call out their bids to communicate information [more…]
When you play bridge, if your partnership buys the final contract, the bidding determines who plays the hand (the declarer) and who kicks back and watches the action [more…]
Bridge scoring revolves around the final contract (as determined by the bidding) and the number of tricks actually taken by the side buying the contract. If your final contract is 3, your goal is to win [more…]