Cont. Duplicate Bridge

If you are picking up, please go to the first Duplicate bridge article. Each player, when they are ready, will remove their cards from the holding places. The mark shows that the person dealing has to know who will be the first person to bid. The first card is placed faced down to give the partner of the leader a chance to inquire about the bid before the card is flipped over. They aren’t played in the middle of the table but instead, the game is played in front of the players. Once done, all the players at the table flip their cards over. The cards that have been played are layered overlapping each other, and the line of cards are pointing to the person who won the round (trick).

The cards are kept in such an order that just in case, there are any discrepancies within any rounds, a player can go straight to the set of cards that were played. After playing, the cards are all placed back into their respective places.

Dummy is required to stay on the board when this type of method is used, at this point, the person who is considered to be the declarer will summon the dummy’s cards instead of getting them. As long your card is faced up, you can ask to see a recently played trick. When your card is flipped over face down, you can no longer request to see the cards.


100 points are what is needed to bid a trick and win the game. On both sides, players start with zero earnings towards the game. The part scores are not carried.

Here is what is known as the part score bonus:

  • Winning a game while vulnerable: 500 points
  • Winning a game while not vulnerable: 300
  • Earning a part score anytime: 50

As for the rest of the points, everything else is the same.

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