Questions tagged [duplicate-bridge]

A popular tournament format for Bridge where each table plays with identical pre-set hands of cards.

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What is the penalty and procedure at Duplicate Bridge when a player revokes twice

What is the penalty and procedure when at duplicate Bridge a player revokes unnoticed then revokes again the next trick around, this time noticed by an opponent before a further card is played. In ...
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How to make a small slam in bridge with only 25 high card points between the partnership?

This follows my recent question about how to bid a small slam in clubs with <30 HCP; but this time the partnership only had 25 HCP in toto (board 15 TCG). The optimal contract was 6 diamonds by ...
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How to make a small slam in bridge with less than 30 points between the partnership?

The following hand came up recently in the Common Game. I would like my gentle reader let me know how you would have bid in order to reach the optimal contract (6 clubs). I know that a small slam ...
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What does Opener's rebid here mean?

Dealer opens 1D and Partner responds 1H. Dealer then rebids 2NT. What does Dealer's 2NT rebid mean? Opponents have passed throughout.
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In what systems are opening 4 card majors ok?

I had several 4 card majors yesterday. Is there a system that opens 4 card majors. Partner says no, only in response.
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duplicate bridge rules for revoke,and any penatly should be imposed

In a recent game we found 3 players had 4 cards left and one player had 3 left. This was noticed on the 9th trick and no one knows when this happened. What, if any, is the penalty?
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Dummy knows more than declarer

This week I was playing bridge, specifically as dummy in a no-trump contract. With two tricks to go, the lead was in dummy, and my partner said "Play either, they're both losers." Actually she had ...
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The travellers score sheets were not filled for two deals how is the scoring done

The traveller score sheets were not filled up for two deals What is the scoring for the two pairs
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Can a team-match VP score be negative?

I am not sure if here is a correct place for this kind of question. We had team-matches last weekend(total VP score being 20 for each match). In the first match our teammates in the other table were ...
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Bridge game individual movement split between “Pro”s and “Am”s

I'm interested in whether anyone knows of bridge movements for individual events in which the players are split (by experience) into "pro"s and "am"s. Thus in each partnership there is a pro player ...
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Double that is not acceptable

At our bridge game last night LHO opens 1C, overcaller bids 1H, RHO passes, the Partner of overcaller bids DOUBLE, thinking of making a negative double, how should the director rule this. ...
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Can This Hand be made?

I was on a cruise and we were given this quiz and I never got to find the answer. I can see only 12 tricks. The Contract is 7NT The Opening Lead is the King of Spades North S A H KQJ109 D 987654 ...
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Bridge video lessons [closed]

Are there any good introductory bridge video lessons/courses?
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Playing duplicate bridge against players from some event

I am organizing a Bridge club in my workplace and I want it to be Duplicate Bridge one, but currently sometimes we don't get 8 people to join the meeting (I hope, in the future the club will grow). ...
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bridge club alert rules internationally

Are the rules for alerting bids broadly similar at clubs throughout the world, or do they differ? Are bidding boxes used internationally? (My most specific interest is whether clubs in Switzerland ...
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If my partner sorted my cards for me, what would the official ruling be?

We were playing the very first board of the first round of an ordinary session at the local bridge club. I was delayed in getting my cards out of the board as I was learning to set up the computer ...
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What is the penalty for bidding out of turn?

In duplicate bridge, what is the penalty for someone bidding out of turn? Specifically, opening the bid by accident while sitting to the right of the dealer.
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What is the point in disclosure of the bidding system to opponents?

I fully understand and agree with the rule "do not communicate in illegal ways" (pose, tone of voice, etc), but I don't quite understand the point in requiring the disclosure of one's bidding system ...
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Which bidding system is assumed by default at BBO?

Which bidding system is assumed by default at Bridge Base Online (for humans)? I asked in chat several times in different games (ten times I think) and nobody answered. Is it Bridge base basic? Or ...
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Is Duplicate Bridge (standard Matchpoints) a game of pure skill?

I'm inclined to say "no" because because each of the following could be considered lucky: A finesse can be tried 2 different ways and your partnership selects the one that works You play a routine, ...
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What happens when a deal is passed out in Duplicate Bridge Tournaments?

I understand how duplicate bridge works, but I'm still missing one small conceptual part of the scoring, being the outcome when a deal is passed out. Is the score for that hand just assumed to be 0 ...