Bridge Card Game

The bridge card game, officially known as Contract Bridge, is played all over the world. This is the place for questions about bidding, scoring, conventions, how to play, rubber bridge, duplicate, 4-deal scoring (Chicago), bridge etiquette and lots more.

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Bridge Card Game

What does a two no trump overcall of one no trump mean?

When the opponents open 1NT, a 2NT overcall is an artifical bid, which most players use to show a 2-suited hand. With a super strong balanced hand, you would simply make a penalty double rather than overcall 2NT.

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Do card tricks involve math?

Some don't.

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How do you respond to a convenient minor in bridge?

1 no trump if no 4 card suit

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What is a bridge players coup called?

A bridge player's coup is called a 'grand slam'.

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Bridges and Tunnels
Bridge Card Game

Are the games of scrabble and bridge considered dead here in the U.S.?

No but they are mostly played in older people clubs.

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Bridge Card Game

Where can you practice bridge bidding?

You can practice bridge bidding at http://www.biddingquest.com . No need for the partner to be on-site for bidding. Bid on as many boards as you wish and then wait for your partner to do the same. You get a score depending of how good the final contract is. The boards have been published in bridge magazines like ACBL bridge bulletine, Norwegian Bridge magazine and others. Opponents may intervene and open to make bidding harder. Opponents’ bids are explained when necessary. Bids may be commented on for later discussion. Reports in PDF may be received by email after the whole set is finished. Reports include cards, scores, bidding, and comments.

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Baseball
Baseball History
Bridge Card Game

Where did the baseball term 'rubber game' originate?

Rubber game or rubber match: Term used for the third game of 3-game series when the two teams have split the first two games. Originally a card-playing term.

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How many players are there in a game of bridge?

Four players are necessary for a game of bridge, but after the bidding only three actually play.

The players sitting opposite each other are partners. After the bidding, only one of the partners who won the contract gets to play. The other is the 'dummy' and lays his cards face up on the table. The 'declarer' plays his own hand and the dummy's hand, too.

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Is there a contract bridge convention which says 19 to 21 points bid 2 clubs and if so what is partner's response?

Yes, "Benjamin Twos" is the name of the method where a 2C opener shows an unbalanced 19-21 point hand. Partner responds 2D with all hands of less than 8 points. If she has 8+HCP, she bids a 5+ suit, or 2NT.

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What US president played poker?

AnswerWarren Harding did, and possibly others.

And also the Current President of the United States of America Barack Obama also plays poker and an interesting article was published in the national journal by a talented writer a few months ago about the presidents poker game and how his poker game play is also reflected in the way he conducts himself in certain situations as the president of the United States of America but the article was more political than it was about poker which was abit of a downer.

http://forum.poker777.com/

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What is the 3 day free tycoon code in the bin weevils mag?

3 da gd

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Bridge Card Game

Can a dealership claim he made a mistake on the warranty by putting the wrong terms and then not honor it?

He can claim anything. But he is bound by what is written down. You may have to sue.

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Card that is the only one of a suit in a hand?

singleton

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How many people do you need to play bridge?

It takes four people to play bridge.

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What is the bidding name for bridge card game?

Modern bridge is called Contract Bridge. The players bid for the right to name the trump suit and make a contract as to how many tricks they are going to make.

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Bridge Card Game

What is the highest card in spades?

In many card games the ace is considered the highest card in its suit, whether spades, hearts, diamonds or clubs. It is above the king.

In those card games where aces are low, the king would be the highest card in each suit.

Some games allow it to be high or low.

Before playing a new card game or cutting cards, it is important to establish whether aces are going to be high or low!

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How do you play the card game bridge?

-- Here's how to Play Bridge --

THE SHORT VERSION

- Four players sit around a table, partners facing each other.

An entire standard 52-card deck is dealt out, one at a time. The first card goes to the player on the dealer's left. Each player will have 13 cards. Aces are higher than Kings.

- Partners communicate with each other by using well known codes in their bidding. They indicate how high they can bid and which suit should be trumps, or if they should play in No Trump. The players bid how many tricks they will make OVER the six trick 'book'. A bid of 4 Diamonds promises to make 4 + 6 = 10 tricks.

- The highest bidder gets to play the game and also plays partner's hand (the Dummy) which is laid out, face up, on the table. The partner who first mentioned the Trump suit is the one who plays (The Declarer).

- The player on Declarer's left lays down a card. (Pause now while the Dummy's cards are laid on the table.) Each player in turn puts down a card matching the first card's suit (hearts on hearts, spades on spades, etc.) Highest card wins the 4-card trick. (Or, any time you don't have cards in the suit that was led, you can take the trick by playing a trump card.)

The two Defenders work together to take tricks.

- If the winning bidder (Declarer) doesn't win enough tricks to equal the bid that was made, Declarer and partner will suffer in the scoring.

FOR THE LONG VERSION

*Find a local bridge club that gives lessons.

*Check your local library for instruction books, or buy one.

*Try the different web sites that give lessons. Some are free, some charge a fee.

See Related Links below.

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Bridge Card Game

How do you do card tricks?

Card tricks are all sleight of hand. Take this video for example (youtube video clip here-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7Xq2BmEm3s / don't worry about the video name - the video is about Justin miller performing a card trick with the black tiger gaff deck of cards, now as said it is all sleight of hand - for example a very basic trick would be this

1. grab a deck of cards (fanning powdered if you wish)

2. take 2 of the cards on top but make sure they are EXACTLY on top of each other (this is called the double lift)

3. place them both back on top of the deck, now take the TOP card / the 1 top card - and place it on a table (preferred flat smooth surface

4. now take the second card (the whole deck is face down by the way) and wave it over the first card, now seeing as we double lifted 2 cards at the top, they think that the second card / which you know that it is/ is the top card so after you wave the second card over the first then turn them other and they will think they have switched

5. it may be a bit hard to understand at first / but it is a easy trick made by David Blaine - a cardistry person /

6. - There is a link to card tricks below (i think)

7. i hope i helped - the deck is the Black Tiger Gaff Deck, it is a gimmicked deck, and you place gimmicked cards inside a real deck of black tigers (made by ellusionist - on eBay for £7 - 8) and then perfrom sleight of hand to make people think that you can do card magic :)

A Bonus Step If You Will - you can go up to people which a real deck with gimmicked cards in and show them tricks, could be people you know and could be complete strangers

First, have the spectator pick a card. Tell them to memorize it. Then take part of the deck off of the top and turn it over. Tell the spectator to put his card face down into the deck. While he does this, secretly memorize the card that is turned over. Then, put it back on. Do an overhand shuffle (if you know how,) and find the card you memorized earlier in the deck. Their card will most likely be on top of it.

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Woozworld

Is there any woozworld cheats for money?

Nope. Simple as that.

The Woozworld servers are encrypted so it is impossible to use a cheat engine.

You will just have to work or become a vip to get money, no lazy ways around

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Bridge Card Game

In bridge what is a short club and how do you answer?

A "Short Club" in American 5-Card Standard bridge (and there may be other standards as well) is an opening bid which could show a hand holding as few as only 2 Clubs. It is used for an opening-point hand which does not have a five-card major, nor a 1NT point-count and distribution. The classic responses are: If played as a forcing bid (i.e., you cannot pass), with less than 6 pts, bid 1D. If not forcing with 0-5, pass. 6-9 points: Bid a four+-card major, or without a 4-card major, bid five-card diamond on the one-level (if not playing forcing), raise to 2 Clubs if holding 5+clubs or 1NT if balanced with 3+clubs and no four-card major. 10+ points: Bid a four+-card major, or without a 4-card major, bid a five-card diamond (at 1 or 2 level with interferring bid) or 2NT if balanced with 3+clubs and no four-card major. Most play "better of the minors" or "convenient minor" where, without a 5-card major, if 1 Club, is opened, it would never be as short as two: either the other minor (diamonds) will have three or more cards and/or you would have a five-card major which would be opened instead.

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If dealt a yarborough hand in bridge do you play or throw in the hand?

Unfortunately, the yarborough hand must be played. Even though you have no card higher than a nine, there is nothing in the Laws of Bridge that allows you to throw in your hand.

Rather, the rare occurrence of a yarborough hand is an opportunity for a side bet, of which the traditional odds are 1000 to one.

However, since you have no high cards, there is a good chance that your partner has a good hand. Do whatever you can to support your partner.

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What cue bidding conventions suit Goren Precision bidding system?

Following are some 'Precision-specific' cases to keep in mind. The field of cue-bidding is so wide that more is not really possible in this type of forum!

I'll talk about two types of cue-bidding situations:

1. Specific to Goren's Precision bidding system

2. Specific to interference over Precision

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1. A couple of key situations are different in Precision

- after a strong 1C opening and positive response, he plays a jump shift by opener as strong with a very strong suit. Responder is expected to cue-bid with extra values and an interest in slam

- after a strong 1C opening and positive suit response, a raise by opener is a Trump Asking Bid (TAB). Subsequent bids by opener are control asking bids, and the responses show (in effect) controls similar to cue-bids would otherwise.

2. Over interference over a 1C opening (at a level of 2NT or higher) the most important thing is to show number of controls (A=2, K=1, void/singleton in enemy's suit is 2/1). There are various step bids, but a cue-bid in this case shows 4 controls (with at least one in the enemy suit) and either support for the other 3 suits or a strong suit of your own.

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Who was the contract bridge expert who revolutionized the game by devising a system of bidding?

Auction Bridge or Bridge played with a system of bidding was first devised by three members of the Indian Civil Service in 1889. The story goes that they were stationed in an isolated area and had to compensate for lacking a fourth player. They developed a three handed form of bridge and decided to bid for the declaration.

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Culbertson

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How many hands are in a game of bridge?

In the card games bridges, there are 635, 015, 559, 599 possible hands

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Who can declare honors in playing the card game of bridge?

When playing Rubber Bridge, anyone can declare honors!

Any player at the table can collect 150 scoring points for having the ace, king, queen, jack and 10 of the trump suit. For having any four of those cards, you get 100 points. They must all be in one player's hand.

You collect 100 points for having the four aces in a no-trump contract.

As you can imagine, it would be very unusual for a defender to have those cards!

Contract Bridge can be scored in several different ways. You can only declare honors in Rubber Bridge. Honors are not credited in Duplicate Bridge or Chicago or Party Bridge scoring. The game's the same - only the style of scoring is different.

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