Bridging the Social Canyon

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Bridging the Social Canyon

Bridge has a lengthy, multi-layered history, but the version we play today evolved from the game whist. In whist, actual gameplay was almost identical, but there was no betting beforehand, and thus no trump suit. In addition, the scoring was vastly simplified.

Contract bridge spread quickly after its inception in 1925, when Harold Vanderbilt added a number of features into the gameplay.

In 1932,

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Your Bridge Glossary: A Long List of Short-Hand

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This comprehensive list of common shorthand in the game of bridge will come in handy when you're on message boards, in chat rooms, forums, reading bridge books and during play, especially playing online.
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Getting Into ‘The Common Game’

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You might've heard the talk in Bridge circles about something called 'The Common Game'. But just what the heck is it about? Great Bridge Link's Alex J. Coyne did some investigating.
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Free & Low-Stakes Bridge Tournaments

Free & Low Stakes Bridge Tournaments Online
The 10, 000 hour theory says that you’ll need at least 10, 000 hours of ‘deliberate practice’ to become an expert in your field. What better place to prepare for an upcoming bridge tournament than online? Alex has found us some free and low-stakes online tournaments down below. Better get started!
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Like to Watch?

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We all love playing bridge, but sometimes watching rather than playing a game gives you a chance to step back and get perspective. Indulge your inner voyeur with this list of live bridge game streams, videos and more.
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