How To Hold Your Cards When Playing Bridge

How To Hold Your Cards When Playing Bridge
If you are an experienced bridge or card game player, knowing how to hold your cards seems obvious.  But do you remember when you started?  Perhaps you were just a child the first time you played card games, I know I was.  It was patiently explained to me how to hold the cards so I ...

Why Using A Playing Card Holder Is Helpful For Someone With A Disability

Bridge is a very popular game, especially amongst the older generation. It’s fun, it’s sociable, and it helps keep your brain active. It’s quite common for older folk to want to retire to a new location, or to move into specialist housing. This often means moving away from friends and finding yourself amongst strangers. This ...

The Rule of 7

The Rule of 7 is an interesting and little known rule. Why am I writing about a rule that no-one has heard of? Because someone requested that I write about it. I had to do some research because, I have to be honest, I’d never heard of it. It seems there may be a good ...

Duplicate Bridge Scoring

Are contract bridge and duplicate bridge the same game? If so, why do they have different names and does that mean that the scoring is different? Before each game of bridge is played there is a round of bidding.  The bidding decides the “contract” in which the game will be played, hence the name contract bridge. ...

Bridge Bidding Crib Sheet

Bridge Bidding Crib Sheet
The No Fear Bridge Crib Sheet (or bridge bidding cheat sheet)  is a comprehensive and easy to follow guide to acol bridge bidding.  It has a summary of the scoring – fundamental to understanding the bidding process.  It comes in two versions.  There is an Acol bidding crib sheet (for players in the UK, Ireland ...

Bridge Lessons For Absolute Beginners

If you are an absolute beginner, you will benefit from learning some of the complete basics before joining No Fear Bridge.  You will find a series of 12 lessons for absolute beginners at Bridge-lessons.blogspot.com. The twelve beginners bridge lessons are: Lesson 1 – The Basics – How many cards  you will be dealt and how to add ...

The “Who’s Who” of Bridge

When you first begin to play the game of bridge, getting a firm grasp of who is who in the game can be somewhat of a challenge. Learning the different names of the players and what their role is in the game is essential to game play. Here is a guide to help you learn the ...

Why Should You Learn To Play Bridge

As a teacher, I’m often asked this question in one form or another. Mainly, I teach people about computing and I’m often asked “why should I learn to use a computer?” My serious answer is – “because if you want to communicate with younger members of your family you need to use a computer or ...

Bridge Lessons for Acol Beginners

You will find a series of 12 lessons for beginning Acol bridge players at http://bridge-lessons.blogspot.comm Start with lesson one, which shows you how to value your hand and then work through each lesson in turn. It might help to have a pack of cards handy so you can deal out the hands that are being talked ...