Expert player outlines rules, scoring, and etiquette of duplicate bridge. Taking nothing for granted, he explains everything from the basics — how hands are moved from round to round, etc. — to duplicate bridge philosophy, assessing strength of your contract, when to take risks, and more.... read more
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Expert player outlines rules, scoring, and etiquette of duplicate bridge. Taking nothing for granted, he explains everything from the basics — how hands are moved from round to round, etc. — to duplicate bridge philosophy, assessing strength of your contract, when to take risks, and more.
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