History TabletopGame / Bridge

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* ''NorthernExposure'': Holling and Maurice play a game of bridge against two strangers. As a result, a bar brawl ensues.

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* ''NorthernExposure'': ''Series/NorthernExposure'': Holling and Maurice play a game of bridge against two strangers. As a result, a bar brawl ensues.










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26th May '15 3:08:18 PM BillWoods
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Bridge (or more accurately, contract bridge, to distinguish it from its now-forgotten predecessor, auction bridge) is a [[CardGames card game]] played by two pairs of players. It is a trick-taking game: on each round, each player plays one card, and the pair who plays the best card wins the trick. The game takes place in two phases - an auction, to determine which partnership will choose the trump (if any) and how many tricks they intend to take, and the actual play of the cards.

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Bridge (or more accurately, contract bridge, to distinguish it from its now-forgotten predecessor, auction bridge) is a [[CardGames card game]] played by two pairs of players. It is a trick-taking game: on each round, each player plays one card, and the pair who plays the best card wins the trick. The game takes place in two phases - -- an auction, to determine which partnership will choose the trump (if any) and how many tricks they intend to take, and the actual play of the cards.



Its most basic form, rubber bridge, is a best two games out of three match (called, unsurprisingly, a rubber) among four players. Whoever has the most points at the end wins (it is possible to win a rubber without winning even one game). Duplicate bridge - where each partnership plays the same hands, and pairs who score better on them get more points - is used at most competitions.

Bridge is generally an intellectual's game, as to be effective, a player must be able to communicate the contents of their hand (and determine the other three hands) with just fifteen words (numbers 1-7, the suits, no-trump, pass, double and redouble) and remember the cards which have been played. Most players use a number of artificial bids (conventions) to describe their hands during auctions, and some players use extremely complex systems where few bids describe a hand with strength in the suit named. However, at least one world champion (Charles Goren) became a top player despite actively resisting such complications.

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Its most basic form, rubber bridge, is a best two games out of three match (called, unsurprisingly, a rubber) among four players. Whoever has the most points at the end wins (it is possible to win a rubber without winning even one game). Duplicate bridge - -- where each partnership plays the same hands, and pairs who score better on them get more points - -- is used at most competitions.

Bridge is generally an intellectual's game, as to be effective, a player must be able to communicate the contents of their hand (and determine the other three hands) with just fifteen words (numbers 1-7, 17, the suits, no-trump, pass, double and redouble) and remember the cards which have been played. Most players use a number of artificial bids (conventions) to describe their hands during auctions, and some players use extremely complex systems where few bids describe a hand with strength in the suit named. However, at least one world champion (Charles Goren) became a top player despite actively resisting such complications.



* ThatOneRule: In tournament and club play, there are procedures for dealing with a board that cannot be scored for any reason at one or more tables. These are mathematically complex, and can result in a pair not involved having its score reduced - for example, a pair that might otherwise have gotten 10 out of 10 on that board will now get only 9.9. This is disliked both by new players (who don't understand the calculations involved) and by experts (for whom that small adjustment can have an impact on their placement).

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* ThatOneRule: In tournament and club play, there are procedures for dealing with a board that cannot be scored for any reason at one or more tables. These are mathematically complex, and can result in a pair not involved having its score reduced - -- for example, a pair that might otherwise have gotten 10 out of 10 on that board will now get only 9.9. This is disliked both by new players (who don't understand the calculations involved) and by experts (for whom that small adjustment can have an impact on their placement).



* There's a travesty of a game in ''Film/AnimalCrackers''-- but what do you expect, playing against [[MarxBrothers Chico and Harpo]]?

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* There's a travesty of a game in ''Film/AnimalCrackers''-- ''Film/AnimalCrackers'' -- but what do you expect, playing against [[MarxBrothers Chico and Harpo]]?



* In ''[[Franchise/CarryOn Carry On Regardless]]'' Sam is sent on a job which he thinks involves a spying mission to meet at a bridge, when in fact he was hired to play as a fourth in a game of Bridge. He never made it to the game because he jumped out the train for his "mission".

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* In ''[[Franchise/CarryOn Carry On Regardless]]'' Regardless]]'', Sam is sent on a job which he thinks involves a spying mission to meet at a bridge, when in fact he was hired to play as a fourth in a game of Bridge. He never made it to the game because he jumped out the train for his "mission".



* Robert F. [=MacKinnon=] has written two books about bridge in quasi-historical settings, ''Samurai Bridge'' and ''Richelieu Plays Bridge'' (both of which take place prior to the invention of the game). Contract Bridge (the type played today) was invented in 1925, as a modified form of Auction Bridge (1904) -- which was in turn derived from Russian Whist (1880's) and ultimately from the 17th C. game of Whist.

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* Robert F. [=MacKinnon=] has written two books about bridge in quasi-historical settings, ''Samurai Bridge'' and ''Richelieu Plays Bridge'' (both of which take place prior to the invention of the game). Contract Bridge (the type played today) was invented in 1925, as a modified form of Auction Bridge (1904) -- which was in turn derived from Russian Whist (1880's) (1880s) and ultimately from the 17th C. game of Whist.



* ''The Cardturner'' by Louis Sachar (of ''Literature/{{Holes}}'' fame) is about a teenager who has to help his grandfather play his bridge games (doing exactly as he says) and grows a fondness for the game over time.

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* ''The Cardturner'' by Louis Sachar Creator/LouisSachar (of ''Literature/{{Holes}}'' fame) is about a teenager who has to help his grandfather blind uncle play his bridge games (doing exactly as he says) and grows a fondness for the game over time.



* ''{{Peanuts}}'' occasionally showed Snoopy playing bridge, generally with Woodstock and friends.

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* ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' occasionally showed Snoopy playing bridge, generally with Woodstock and friends.
22nd Apr '15 4:21:07 PM mcb
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* ''NorthernExposure'': Holling and Maurice play a game of bridge against two strangers. As a result, a bar brawl ensues.
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25th Dec '14 1:44:25 PM Mhoram
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->'''Twoflower''': Some of them get very good at it, yes. I'm only an amateur, I'm afraid

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->'''Twoflower''': Some of them get very good at it, yes. I'm only an amateur, I'm afraidafraid.



* As shown in the page quote, ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' has Twoflower trying to teach it to the Four Horsemen. It's never actually named though, Twoflower just says "In your language it's a thing that goes across a river, I think", leading Rincewind to suggest "Dam", "Weir", "Aqueduct" and "Fishing rod".

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* As shown in the page quote, ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' has Twoflower trying to teach it to the Four Horsemen. It's never actually named though, named, though; Twoflower just says says, "In your language it's a thing that goes across a river, I think", think," leading Rincewind to suggest "Dam", "Weir", "Aqueduct" and "Fishing rod".
25th Dec '14 1:22:39 PM Mhoram
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* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfShirleyHolmes'' had the game mentioned in "The Case of the Maestro's Ghost": The reason Molly Hardy's parents didn't show up for her piano recital (thus prompting Molly to enact her latest scheme in hopes of getting them to come) was because her mother was busy with a Bridge tournament overseas.
4th Aug '14 4:53:58 PM rjaguar3
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Bridge (or more accurately, contract bridge, but nobody remembers regular bridge any more) is a [[CardGames card game]] played by two pairs of players. It is a trick-taking game: on each round, each player plays one card, and the pair who plays the best card wins the trick. The game takes place in two phases - an auction, to determine which partnership will choose the trump (if any) and how many tricks they intend to take, and the actual play of the cards.

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Bridge (or more accurately, contract bridge, but nobody remembers regular bridge any more) to distinguish it from its now-forgotten predecessor, auction bridge) is a [[CardGames card game]] played by two pairs of players. It is a trick-taking game: on each round, each player plays one card, and the pair who plays the best card wins the trick. The game takes place in two phases - an auction, to determine which partnership will choose the trump (if any) and how many tricks they intend to take, and the actual play of the cards.
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