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Is bridge a sport | Blueberry Bridge

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Is bridge a sport? A judge has allowed the EBU to bring a case to court
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It seems the UK Hight Court have given the EBU leave to apply to have bridge recognised as a sport.  What do you think?  Do you play bridge and do you think of yourself as a sports person?

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leading with a trump « How To Play Bridge

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Sometimes it is right to open the game with a trump lead. How do you decide if this is an appropriate lead that might help your partnership win extra tricks?
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It's instinctive to want to keep your trump cards in case you can ruff tricks later in the game.  Sometimes, though, you can gain extra tricks later by leading a trump and forcing the opponents to play trumps.

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Acol Bridge - The Opening Lead

www.blueberrybridge.com - Deciding which card to play if you are making the opening lead is an essential skill to learn if you want to have any hope of defea...
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Bridge Bidding Boxes | Blueberry Bridge

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Bridge Bidding Boxes. Bidding boxes are widely used in bridge clubs and many players own homes. Using a bridge bidding box means all players can easily see what your bid was and helps avoid confusion and bidding mistakes.
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Many bridge players use bridge bidding boxes.  Most clubs use them and many home players do too.  They help ensure that there is no misunderstanding or confusing during the bidding.  

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Christmas Special « Acol Bridge Lessons

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Christmas Special

The PERFECT present for a bridge loving friend or relative. A GIFT VOUCHER for one year’s membership at No Fear Bridge.

If your loved one is a beginning or improving Acol bridge player – give them a gift that will last all year.

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Too Late Now! Mishaps at the Bridge Table: A Guinness with That

Thanks to a chain of contacts initiated by frequent commenter Paul Gipson, I got to play bridge in Ireland the second night after I got here. Not only did I have a pleasant partner, friendly opponents and a glass of Guinness at ...
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How To Play Bridge: Losing Trick Count

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What is the Losing Trick Count?
The losing trick count is a way of finding a more accurate value for your hand if it is an unbalanced hand.

The basic idea is that an Ace should never lose; a King shouldn't lose if you hold 2 or more cards in a suit and a Queen shouldn't lose if you hold 3 or more cards.

You should only use the Losing Trick Count if you have already established that you and your partner have an 8 card fit.
You don't count more losing tricks per suit than the number of cards held in that suit, and you never count more than three per suit.

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Losing Trick Count

The losing trick count is a more accurate way of valuing an unbalanced hand.  Using this convention will help you and your partner to make the most appropriate bid for your partnership.

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Declarer Play – Managing Entries « How To Play Bridge

Declarer Play – Managing Entries « How To Play Bridge | Learn Acol Bridge | Scoop.it

As declarer you are playing two hands, your own and dummy's.  You have the opportunity to plan how to play the cards to control entries in both hands.

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Bridge Lessons

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How to play bridge for beginners. Bridge lessons for beginning SAYC bridge players. With recommended software. Suitable for absolute beginners.

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Gifts For Bridge Players « How To Play Bridge

Gifts For Bridge Players « How To Play Bridge | Learn Acol Bridge | Scoop.it

Gifts for bridge players.  Treat the bridge player in your life to a lovely gift that they will treasure and enjoy.

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No Fear Bridge - it really is the best place to learn Acol bridge

No Fear Bridge - it really is the best place to learn Acol bridge | Learn Acol Bridge | Scoop.it

If you want to learn to play Acol bridge, or improve your bidding and play this is the best site.  Loads of interactive tutorials, hands, quizzes, flashcards, topics. All graded from level 0 to level 3

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How to Play Bridge « How To Play Bridge

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How to play bridge for beginners. Bridge lessons for beginning Acol bridge players. Starts right at the beginning. Suitable for absolute beginners.
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Bidding A New Suit Above The Barrier | Blueberry Bridge

Bidding A New Suit Above The Barrier | Blueberry Bridge | Learn Acol Bridge | Scoop.it
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When is it safe for opener to rebid a new suit "above the barrier" and when is it safer to rebid the opening suit?

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Fourth Suit Forcing | Blueberry Bridge

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Fourth suit forcing is a bidding convention which is used by responder to help decide the best contract for the game.
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Learn how to use the fourth suit forcing bidding convention.  It's a simple way of ensuring you find the best contract for your partnership.

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Bridge Flash Cards | Blueberry Bridge

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Bridge flash cards are a fun way of learning aspects of bridge bidding and play. Read the question on one side. Try and work out the answer, then click to read the reverse side and see if you were right.
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A fun and easy way of learning specific bridge bidding and play topics.  Bridge flash cards make it easy to learn in your own time and at your own pace.

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Bridge Flash Cards « How To Play Bridge

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Bridge flash cards are a fun way to learn specific bridge bidding topics.  Each card has a question on the front with the answer written on the back.  You can work on the cards at your pace.  Click on the card to reveal the answer.

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Bridge column, October 8: The correct play takes courage - AnnArbor.com

Bridge column, October 8: The correct play takes courage - AnnArbor.com | Learn Acol Bridge | Scoop.it
Philadelphia InquirerBridge column, October 8: The correct play takes courageAnnArbor.comAt trick two, West must courageously play his spade king.
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Blueberry Bridge

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Blueberry bridge - a new site for beginning and improving Acol bridge players who want to practice and learn online.  Learn at your own pace in your own home. At Blueberry bridge we are dedicated to helping you learn how to play Acol bridge. It’s a popular game. It’s a sociable game. It’s fun, it’s challenging and it’s addictive. We want you to enjoy learning to play bridge so you too can take part in the wonderful game of bridge

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Finding An 8 Card Fit After Partner’s NT Rebid « How To Play Bridge

Finding An 8 Card Fit After Partner’s NT Rebid « How To Play Bridge | Learn Acol Bridge | Scoop.it

In Acol bridge an opening bid of one a suit, followed by a rebid of 1NT, could mean that opener holds a 5 card major.  If responder has 3 cards in the same major suit there could be an 8 card fit.  How can you find out if you have that 8 card fit?

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It’s OK To Lead Away From A King « How To Play Bridge

It's ok to lead away from a king.  Don't be afraid that leading away from an Ace will cost you a trick.  In most cases it won't.

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How to Play Bridge - An Introduction for Beginners

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Bridge is very popular card game and many people want to learn how to play bridge. This article is a quick overview of the basic rules and game play for complete beginners.
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Slam Bidding « How To Play Bridge

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What is a slam at bridge, why should you bid for one and how can you decide if you have enough points.
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Bridge Bidding Boxes

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Essential for any bridge player.  Make sure your bids are unambiguous and all players can see them clearly. 

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