~General Bridge Information

Bridge–General Information

Bridge is played with a standard deck of 52 cards, divided into 4 suits of 13 cards each. There is a hierarchy of suits with spades as the higher suit followed by hearts, diamonds, and clubs, in that order. Therefore, the lowest bid that can be made (other than pass) is 1 club.

Bridge Hand Evaluation

High Card Points (HCP)
~Aces =  4 HCP
~Kings = 3 HCP
~Queens = 2 HCP
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Jacks = 1 HCP
Based on HCP, those hands containing 13 or more HCP should be opened.BasicsPlay is conducted at a table for four, with two teams of two players each, who set on opposite sides of the table. One team is designated North-South and one team East-West. Each competition is termed a match, and each player must play in his designated position or direction (N, E, S, or W) for the entire match.

 

Bridge is a team game, consisting of two players called a pair. 

Bridge play is begun with an auction–a series of bids–begun by the dealer and continuing until there are three consecutive passes.

 

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