Have you ever thought about how many different hands might be dealt to the
players at a Bridge table? Would you believe it's
53,644,737,765,488,792,839,237,440,000 ? (that's 29 digits)
Mercifully, 80 percent of the hands dealt to a player are one of seven
different shapes -- that is the number of cards in each of the four suit.
will discuss these terms shortly.
based on fundamentals
help us chart the course
Also, there are millions of combinations
of how to play the cards at the Bridge table, and certainly not everyone has
the same ideas or tactics on how to achieve their goal. In fact, two
different players playing the same cards may even have a different goal. Fortunately, a limited number of basic methodologies
recur each time we play Bridge.
We learn from
(or repeat our errors)
We previously mentioned that other factors like
communication, behavior, and others influence our results. You get the
point -- Bridge isn't necessarily a trivial game. So don't be
too hard on yourself. The most important thing is to learn
from our experiences and have fun with the game. Can you imagine
how many times a Grand Master at Bridge has goofed up at the table? A
whole lot more than we probably ever will. So every time we miss our
best play, we have an opportunity to improve ourselves the next time that
That said, the
BridgeHands is here to support your efforts to learn and
improve your Bridge skills, as well as have some fun in the process.
Soon, we'll be ready to develop those skills.