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≳ (Anglais) Read @Contract Bridge for Beginners: A Simple Concise Guide on Bidding and Play for the Novice ⊗ PDF Author Charles Goren ⋉ ≳ (Anglais) Read @Contract Bridge for Beginners: A Simple Concise Guide on Bidding and Play for the Novice ⊗ PDF Author Charles Goren ⋉ Chapter 1PRELIMINARIESFor the purpose of this chapter I am proceeding upon the assumption that the reader is totally unfamiliar with the deck of playing cards If in your case I have made an incorrect assumption, please do not, out of a sense of courtesy, linger over these pages Simply skip this chapter on Preliminaries.The DeckBefore embarking on the study of Contract Bridge one must acquaint oneself thoroughly with the values of the cards which make up the deck The game can be played with only one deck of cards, but it is convenient to use two separate packs Only one pack is in use at a time, and while one is in use the other is being shuffled or mixed to be ready for the next deal In order to avoid confusion it is better to employ decks with different colored backs.The standard pack contains 52 cards It is true that as you take them from the container you will find 54 cards but two of them are Jokers, which are used in some games, but not in Bridge So for the immediate future I suggest that you put them out to pasture.The Four SuitsThe deck is divided into four surfs Spades , Hearts , Diamonds , Clubs Each suit contains 13 cards Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 In designating a card you specify first the number and then the suit.There are some cards which are frequently referred to by their nicknames The three is usually called the TREY, and the two is almost universally designated as the DEUCE.Rank of the CardsEach card has its rank The rank represents the ability to capture other cards of the same suit The highest ranking card is the Ace, which can capture any of the other twelve cards in that suit The King, while it is outranked by the Ace and may be captured by it, has the ability to capture eleven other cards in that suit, from the Queen on down to the Deuce Next to the Queen comes the Jack, and after that the numbers in descending order from the 10 down through the Deuce The five highest ranking cards Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10 are called HONOR CARDS Their significance will become apparent to you as we progress.Assuming that you and your opponents are all playing cards of the same suit, any card which is higher in rank will capture any other card which is lower in rank But as I indicated a moment ago, the question of rank does not come up unless you are playing cards of the same suit Your Ace of Diamonds will capture someone else s King of Diamonds because it is higher in rank, but that same Ace of Diamonds will not capture someone else s Deuce of Clubs To capture a Club you would need a higher ranking Club.In the preceding paragraphs we have been discussing the rank capturing power of cards where all players have played cards of the same suit Now we come to a complicated situation where all players are not able to play cards of the same suit During the bidding period, which we shall take up in a subsequent chapter, one of the suits may be named by the highest bidder to be the TRUMP SUIT When this is done, that suit becomes invested with certain trick taking powers which the other suits do not possess It becomes in a sense the privileged class The special privilege of this suit is as follows a player holding a trump card may use it to RUFF or TRUMP any card of some other suit That means that if that player plays a card of the trump suit, he will capture the played cards of the other suits, even though they are of higher rank The trump suit in effect has a veto power It can veto a higher rank of some other suit A trump card, however low in rank, will capture the highest ranking card of any other suit If Clubs are trump, the Deuce of Clubs will prevail over the Ace of Spades The only cards which can beat the Deuce of Clubs trumps are the Clubs trumps of higher rank.However, it may be pointed out at this time that players are at all times required to follow suit if they can That is to say, if the first player plays a Spade, everyone else must play a Spade, if able to, and may not use a trump unless he has no Spades If any player has no Spades he may trump, if he chooses, or he may throw a card of some other suit, in which case the four cards played are taken in by the one who played the highest card of the suit which was led These four cards constitute what is known as a TRICKS The suits also have ranks Their rank is SpadesHeartsDiamondsClubsThe GameContract Bridge is divided into two major parts 1 the bidding 2 the play I shall temporarily refrain from discussing the bidding until I have given you some idea of the play, which in turn will simplify the problem of bidding The bidding takes place at the beginning, but for the reasons outlined above we shall start with the mechanics of the play of the cards.During the bidding there is an auction to determine the right to name the final trump The rank of the suits has an important bearing on this bidding, and we shall discuss this presently.The active participants at the Bridge table are always four players, but they do not play individually, for two of them are pitted against the two players sitting in the opposite direction, each partner facing the other partner The partners share in the responsibility for anything done by either member of the partnership All gains are credited to both members of the partnership, and all losses are charged in the same manner.Partnerships are chosen by drawing cards A deck of cards is spread face down on the table and each player draws one card The two players drawing the high cards become partners They sit facing each other and play against the other two If two cards of the same denomination are drawn, the higher is determined by the rank of the suits and for this purpose the suits rank Spades, Hearts, Diamonds and Clubs.The player who cuts the highest card becomes the dealer and has the choice of seats and cards Remember, Contract Bridge should be played with two decks with different backs, and while one partner deals, his partner should shuffle the other deck for the next dealer and place the deck to his own right so that it will be readily available for the next dealer.The dealer presents the cards to his right hand opponent for the CUT The cut is merely the process of lifting off a portion of the deck and placing it on the table toward the dealer, just beside the bottom portion However, each portion must contain at least four cards That is to say, the player making the cut must remove at least four cards or at most forty eight The dealer then completes the cut by placing the bottom portion on top of the portion which the cutter has removed The dealer then deals thirteen cards to each player, one at a time in a clockwise direction, that is, to his left Each player then picks up his thirteen cards This distribution of the cards is known as the DEAL.After the cards have been dealt, there is a period during which the BIDDING takes place This bidding is known as the AUCTION When a player makes a bid, he offers to win a certain number of tricks.When a player makes the highest bid, he and his partner win the contract, and we may for purposes of identification refer to them as the CONTRACTING SIDE They have just contracted to win the number of tricks specified in their final bid.Then comes the play period One of the contracting players is called the DECLARER He might be considered the active partner The other member is called the DUMMY The declarer is always that member of the partnership who first mentioned the trump suit in which the hand is to be played not necessarily the last bidder.When the bidding ends, the player to the left of the declarer places one of his thirteen cards face up on the table This is known as the OPENING LEAD, which inaugurates the play of the hand The opening leader is not restricted in his choice He may choose any one of his thirteen cards And it will do no harm to repeat that all players must follow suit if they can If these players hold than one card in the suit led, they may choose to play on any particular trick any one of the cards held They need not beat any card played to the trick, unless they choose to do so If a player cannot follow suit, he may play any card in his hand without restriction He need not trump, but he may if he so desires.After the opening lead, the partner of the declarer spreads his thirteen cards upon the table, and this hand becomes the dummy The declarer chooses each and every card that is to be played from dummy He plays both his hand and the dummy hand, but the defending players play their own hands The cards are played to each trick in the player s proper turn No card may be played out of turn When each player has played, there will be four cards on the table, and these are called a TRICK Of the four cards played to the trick, one card will have winning rank and will capture that trick The player whose card has captured the trick has the fight to lead to the next trick and the same process is continued until all thirteen cards have been played.Let us observe the mechanics of trick taking with a few illustrations.We shall assume that the bidding has been completed and play is about to begin For purposes of identification, we shall refer to the players by directions, as though we were looking down upon the table as we would upon a map North is the upper part of the diagram East is to the right South at the lower part of the picture and West to the left This map is as natural to a Bridge player as a beard is to Uncle Sam For the purpose of our discussion, South will be declarer and naturally, therefore, North will be the dummy.The first play, known as the opening lead, has been made by the player to declarer s left that is, West.North and South are the contractors and are partners against East and West Note that a card has been played by each of the four players, who have played in rotation clockwise , starting with West The four cards are at the moment face up on the table and are about to be picked up by East on behalf of his partnership These four cards a trick belong to East and West In other words, they have won the first trick because East played the highest card of the trick and therefore captured the others.Play then proceeds to trick number two Inasmuch as East won the first trick though it goes to the partnership credit , he plays first that is, he leads to the next trick.Observe that East led the 3 of Diamonds to trick two The other three hands played in rotation in a clockwise direction South played the Queen of Diamonds, West the Deuce of Diamonds, and North the 6 of Diamonds The Queen of Diamonds was the highest card played to this trick and therefore captured the other three cards The trick is therefore won by the player who played this high card, namely South He gathers up the four cards and places the trick face down in front of him Now at the end of the second trick each side has won a trick, and play proceeds in this manner until all the cards have been played Consequently, there will always be exactly thirteen tricks in each hand.It has been pointed out that the winner of each trick must lead to the next trick and that play always proceeds in a clockwise direction A player may not put down his card until it is his turn to play If West is the leader, East may not play until after North has played, and South must wait for East to play before he puts down his card.It might be profitable to repeat at this time the FOLLOW SUIT RULE, which provides as follows Whereas the leader to each trick has his own complete choice as to which card to play, the other three players are restricted in their choice They must follow suit if possible that is to say, they must play cards of the same suit as the card which the leader played They may play high cards or low cards at their own discretion, but they must follow suit if able to do so However, if a player has no cards of that suit, he is at liberty to play any card he chooses.We have previously made a brief reference to the dummy declarer s partner After the opening lead dummy spreads his hand 13 cards , arranged in suits, face up on the board before him Thereafter he remains silent dumb Declarer indicates what card he is to play whenever it becomes dummy s turn to play However, declarer must observe all the rules in regard to dummy s hand, just as he does with his own The dummy must play in proper turn though the cards are actually selected by declarer the dummy must follow suit, if possible and, when a trick is won in dummy, the lead to the next trick must come from dummy s hand.Tricks can be won not only with high cards though most tricks are won that way but also with low cards In the illustrations we have examined thus far all players followed suit, and the trick went to that player who played the highest card A 7 might win a trick if all other players put down smaller cards, but it would take the Ace to win a trick if one of the other players put down a King.Winning Tricks by Using Trumps Ruffing We have not yet come to the subject of the selection of a trump suit, but it has been pointed out that one of the distinctive features of the game of Bridge is that in many hands a suit in due course becomes chosen as the trump suit and enjoys a certain superiority over the others Every card of the trump suit is vested with a superior trick taking power It is known as the RUFFING power or trumping power , which a player may exercise whenever he is unable to follow suit.A player who has no cards of the suit which has been led may ruff, or trump, by playing any card of the trump suit If he is the only one who has played a trump, he wins the trick regardless of the size of his trump In other words, the Deuce of trumps will capture the Ace of some other suit, provided the player who produces the Deuce of trumps has no of the suit which has been led.Spades are trumps West leads the Queen of Hearts North attempts to capture with the King of Hearts East beats this with the Ace of Hearts But South, who has no Hearts, wins the trick with the Deuce of Spades, which is trump.If than one player uses a trump on any particular trick, the player who contributes the highest trump wins the trick In other words, a trump can be captured by a higher ranking trump Observe the following illustration Diamonds are trumps West leads the King of Hearts North follows suit with the Ace of Hearts East, who has no Hearts, trumps ruffs with the 6 of Diamonds, which are trump South also has no hearts, so he may play a trump if he chooses He does choose to play the 8 of Diamonds, a higher trump, and therefore wins the trick South is said to have won the trick by over ruffing.When a player is unable to follow suit, he may trump or he may play a card of some other suit If he plays a trump, he is said to have ruffed If he plays a card of some other suit, he is said to have made a DISCARD The discard has no trick taking power therefore, the rank of the discard is immaterial Any trick that does not contain a trump is won by the hand which plays the highest card of the suit led.Hearts are trumps North leads the 8 of Diamonds East and South follow suit West has no Diamonds and also has no trumps He discards the Ace of Spades North s 8 of Diamonds wins the trick It is the highest card of the suit which was first led to that trick.When a trump is led, the other three players must follow suit if they are able to In other words, the follow suit rule applies to trumps as well as to the other suits.Remember that a player may not ruff if he is able to follow suit.Remember, too, that when a player is unable to follow suit he is not compelled to ruff He may, if he chooses, make a discard play a card of some other suit But a discard can never win a trick.There is a feature of Bridge to which we have not yet made reference That is the No Trump feature The game is not always played with a trump suit The player who makes the highest bid may announce that the hand is to be played without a trump, or, as we commonly refer to it, at NO TRUMP In such case, play proceeds without any trump suit No suit enjoys ruffing power, and each trick is won by the player who produces the highest card of the suit which has been led to that trick.Copyright copy 1953 renewed 1981 by Charles H GorenHere is the first book on Contract Bridge for beginners which introduces them at once to the generally accepted Point Count method of bidding used by the experts Written by the leading authority, the foremost teacher, and the most successful bridge player in the world, it will prove a boon to the novice and the average bridge player alike. Contract Bridge Course by Michael Furstner Down Up Top BR Intro Duplicate Contract is played four players, divided into two pairs who play against each other North South East WestAlthough good players will always get out of a game than novices, the cards you are dealt determine to Bridge scoring Wikipedia keeping score in contract bridgeThere main categories duplicate and rubber While based upon same basic elements scoring, they differ how applied individual deals these then totaled Chicago Association Home Page Chicago s Premier Event CCBA Invitational Pairs be begin on Jan at Winterfest Friday Evening conclude Saturday Afternoon Immediately following event, sponsoring an all can eat buffet for Tickets dinner required, reservations strongly suggested For rated as Charity Pair event rules variations card pagat When this page was first written late , there already fair amount related information Internet, but most it aimed Qld Club Club The Queensland QCBC one longest established bridge clubs Brisbane We have membership over conduct sessions six days week three nights weekThe commodious premises totally owned freehold club accommodate tables tournaments social competitive J oin friendliest online where with people that match your skill level, hours day, Experience advanced like continuous duplicate, Barometer, Swiss movement Enjoy variety options including rubber, team formats CBAI Ireland Well done Nick FitzGibbon Adam Mesbur years after their European bronze medal Lausanne added very impressive track record winning highly coveted Irish Pairs, held recently Regent Nelson Welcome Nelson Take moment browse through our website Find results tournaments, about upcoming lessons general news Beginners A Simple Concise Guide Bidding Play Novice Fireside Book Charles Goren FREE shipping qualifying offers Here book beginners which introduces them once generally accepted Point Count method bidding used experts Essex Association, Essex message from Tony French Hutton new Learn session starts Monday th October Community Centre boards hand records discrete questions may asked leaders, inexperienced refer notes although etiquette observed fully explained Wiltshire Wiltshire,UK Dorset running Try Tournament Sunday April Open NGS rating or below no M aster Points Wimborne, Forum, ACBL Districts Past Issues Calendar Western Conference Kent Association These courses open regardless whether members affiliated not Delegates mix between venues spread things time need complete course go if dates immediately convenient Supplies Card Game Products, Better Scorepad Large pad size, see any seat,plus tipson backs pages More space above line so salways room write down Handy formsto quickly thosegreat hands review sharing chart contracts, overtricks, undertricks Revokes plain English List This list compilation writers, administrators personalities been recognized skills, achievements contributions Preston web site gives times, sessions, news,Charles Bridgebum Henry Goren, aka Mr Bridge, born March Philadelphia son poor Russian Jewish immigrants, enjoyed sports boy dreamt sportswriting career realizing his athletic limitations Goren System Guys devised Table when opening, responding, later, revised edition New Complete showed preference opening Major suit allowed Minor point range No Trump also Goren H simple concise guide novice, Paperback Buying Choices Other Formats Hardcover American player Britannica full Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US died Encino, California authority whose innovative system count repeated successes made him world famous influential Expert, Dies York Times Apr attended McGill University Montreal there, young hostess laughed weakness charles goren eBay May Sports Illustrated See Vintage Hoyle Vinyl Cover Instructions Orig Box Pre Owned Collectible Playing Cards Textura Finish Dandelion Plant IMDb USA He California, Contract Bridge for Beginners: A Simple Concise Guide on Bidding and Play for the Novice

 

    • Contract Bridge for Beginners: A Simple Concise Guide on Bidding and Play for the Novice
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    • Charles Goren
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