Bridge as a Hobby
Do you have a hobby? What is your hobby? Some people love playing bridge game. They make bridge game as a hobby. Playing bridge is very interesting. It can be played in the spare time.
There are many people who play this game, so it becomes the popular game in the world. Actually, the full name is contract bridge. But, many people simply call it a bridge. Are you interested in this game? Do you want to know more about this game? You need to keep reading this article. I want to tell you about this game. Check this out.
If you want to play this game, certainly you need to know how to play this game. How to play this game? Playing bridge commonly uses 52 card decks. This game can be played by 4 players.
The players are sitting around the table. The players are divided into 2 opposite partnerships. One partnership will sit in North and South. The others sit in East and West.
The opposite partnership in this game is called defender. The task of the defenders is to stop the declarer to complete his contract. The player will be dealt 13 cards. When the cards are dealt, the players can start to take the contract. A trick begins when a player starts to play the first card.
There are many tricks that can be applied to get the points. The score is given based on the contract and a variety of tricks. The winner of the trick is the player who can play the highest-ranked card.
The highest rank is ace and then followed by King, Queen, Jack, the ten, the nine, the eight, the seven, the six, the five, the four, the three, and the two. The goal is to calculate approximately the amount of tricks the player’s partnership can take.
When a partnership can take several tricks, they can get points for the round or penalty point. If the declarer cannot complete the contract, the points will be taken by the defenders.
This game can be played with friends at home or in the club. There are many variations of a bridge game. For people who make bridge game as a hobby, Rubber Bridge is considered as the most popular variation. But, some people also play duplicate bridge in the tournament.
When playing Rubber Bridge, the player will draw one card to start the game. Two players who represent highest cards will be partners. Both of them will play in opposition to the other two players. The players will take the turn in clockwise order.
When playing duplicate bridge, the cards will be pre-dealt for determined scoring. The cards are stored in a board. The director of a game will shuffle the cards before the game begins. Sometimes, the assistant shuffles the cards. Once the deal is played, the players put their cards on the board.
Both Rubber Bridge and duplicate bridge are interesting for someone who makes bridge game as a hobby. Do you want to try this game?