40 years ago I learned a little bit of bridge. I want to start over.
What are the most recommendable sources nowadays to turn to to do this? I want to keep it a secret at first, so going to a club or meeting is not an option.
I really just had to get that out today. : /
The bridge table at a busy, urban bridge club seems like a particularly germ-y place to be. Do you think it's worth the risk at this moment?
literally. I feel like i never want to play again.
No, this is not about really bad hand diagrams on reddit. This is just about conveying information efficiently and adhering to some simple standards for readability.
I'm wondering what the "luck" is in 500 versus bridge? I know bridge has some luck on the deals, but with 13 cards/player (instead of 10), no kitty, no joker, and no bowers, it seems like bridge has a lot more skill element in actually playing the game.
In tournaments I know that every hand is dealt the same for every game, so you can see pretty accurately which teams performed consistently better and greatly reduces luck from the deals. But I'm referring more to individual games because as far as I know, there aren't major 500 tournaments out there.
Then you have the bidding phase, where there is A LOT more room for skill because there is more information thrown out into the game. 500 the bidding ends too quickly, and you can only pass once (the way I play) which is annoying. Skilled bridge players will still consistently win out against bad 500 players over time, but might take more games to statistically prove that.
I am a beginner bridge player, only recently being introduced to... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm a fourth year software engineering student at uOttawa. I'd love to go to the College Bridge Bowl in Montreal July 23-25, but I don't have a partner as I don't know any other students who play.
Any college or university students interested in playing? There are tournaments on bridgebase to win travel packages too.
Message me if you're interested!
Hello, my dad (who is over 70, doesn't speak English and is mostly computer illiterate) took a Bridge seminar and wants to practice against a computer. He's a beginner, knows the basics and wants to practice gameplay.
I wonder if there is anything available that works and is simple to use. I can of course google and I found things like "Funbridge", but I thought I would check on this community what is considered the "best" or the "simplest". And whether playing against a computer in Bridge even makes sense.
I love bridge. But I find it so hard to convince people to start, I either get hit with "it's too complicated" or "it's an old ladies game"....and I think I know the problem.
So, I play a LOT of board games and I'm a game designer and I've looked at bridge from the perspective of someone picking it up as a board game.
The main problem is that bridge books and guides often don't separate the Meta from the actual game. Let me explain.
Basically ANYTHING that is not the RULES is meta. So, pretty much ALL talk of bidding conventions is Meta. Like, there is no RULE to say that you CANT bid with a 3 card major :p . I think hitting people with this straight away is what puts those who are willing to try it off. It's like putting chess openings in a "how to play chess" guide.
Guides need to make it clear that, ok, now im done explaining the rules, you can go play if you like...but if you want to know more, read on to the next section. SOME books do this, yes, but I think there needs to be... keep reading on reddit ➡
I married "Jake" when we both were 19 - I know in hindsight that that was dumb, but it was common in the area. We're from an area with little in the way of opportunities, and while I did well enough to get scholarships and attend college, Jake decided to join the military. We talked extensively about this, and he was vocal in his intention to only join for one term to get the GI Bill and then get out and go to college.
When I married him, Jake was a sweet, funny guy who enjoyed cooking and the only things he'd willingly hurt were deer.
But after he joined, Jake changed. He got a lot angrier, in general. I'd never known him to have a temper, but he went from never raising his voice to yelling at his family and me when he didn't get his way, to less pleasant behavior when he was drunk. And oh how he drank. I have nothing against a beer with friends now and then, but after joining the military Jake was drinking constantly. His sense of humor got a lot cruder, too, "Dirty little sheet h... keep reading on reddit ➡
It’s extremely annoying
I'm looking for a game where there is both cooperation and competition, as a testing case for teamwork AI that can be both cooperative and competitive. Contract bridge seems to fit it well, but since I have very little experience in playing it, I don't know how much cooperation there is in contract bridge.
As possible explications to my question, how many bits of information do you feel like you can convey to your partner (one bit of information can be thought of as an answer to a yes/no question)? Is there a significant need to accommodate for irrationality/ignorance of your partner?
So I just came back to college (school year starts in February here) and I’m seeing a lot of parents either trying to take their children literally to the doorstep of the class or still trying to solve every bureaucratic problem they have.
Once kids enter college, they need to start taking taking care of themselves. If you don’t let them find their own way in the world, they’ll always be dependant on you.
Edit: I’m not talking about suddenly cutting ties with your child or refusing to help when it’s necessary. I’m talking about being overprotective, even to the point of having an adult child that can’t function by themselves.
Also, you can be attached and love your offspring as much as you want, but it’s mature to know that it’s not for them to be 100% dependant on you (I’m also not talking about special cases and needs).
I want to spend a couple of months polishing up my bridge. I want to be able to play at one or more club daily. Which country in Asia should I go to that has a big bridge scene and not so much language barrier?
Don't get me wrong, I like the game, but barely anyone knows about or plays it. It's a tiny, aging community at least in live play.
One big issue is that to get past a certain point, you need to foster a partnership. It's not quite like poker where you show up and do your thing.
I'd like to invest the time in getting to 'professional' levels but it doesn't seem worthwhile on both those fronts. Shame, though, because it's a decent game. Sadly so many retirees play, having a day job is an active hindrance to this.
What do you think is the best book to give to a motivated beginner (i.e. that knows nothing about bridge, but wants to learn enough to go play at a local club)?
I'm thinking of a book that teaches you enough to begin playing bridge in a modern duplicate setting in North America (either SAYC or 2/1), but start from the very beginning (rules of the game, scoring, etc)
For now, I'd recommend "Bridge for Dummies" by Eddie Kantar. Is it a good choice? Would you suggest something else?
We played OKBridge a lot years ago, and we've played a little BBO. Do either of these have enough players that we can find regular, decent challengers? Which site would you recommend?
I almost didn't recognize him. He grew a few inches, cut and dyed his hair, and lost some weight. I didn't want to put him a stressful situation, so I just left him alone. He left a thank-you note on my receipt. It said:
"Thank you for saving my life. You have no idea how much I think about you and what you did."
I honestly wonder if I should initiate conversation. I fear it may harm him.
Edit: I'm going to say hello on Wednesday when I go back. Here's to hoping it works out. I appreciate the advice and kind words.
Update: I went back and he was there. We had a short conversation. He was ecstatic that I returned and was glad I was back before he had toreturn to his mother's home to take care of her, for she had Alzheimer's. He was leaving on a flight on Saturday and wasn't going to return. I have his phone number and an email to contact him with.
He asked me if I made this post. Apparently he is one of us.
Are there online platforms that i can play bridge with regular partners?
Edit: Thank you all! It was a fun moment when i realised BBO and bridgebase are the same.
I’m not a Bridge player and have never attended competitions so I’m not sure if there are things that Bridge player would like to have.
Is there an accessory or something that you would like to have? Or is there something that you have got and love?
Thanks for the help!
Edit: thanks for all the suggestions, it helps a lot!!
John Hollinger is "The Athletic" senior NBA columnist and former Memphis Grizzlies VP of Basketball Operations
> If not traded, Iggy's camp needs to be a bit careful they don't burn bridges to the point he gets Ben Gordoned -- Charlotte cut him on March 2 a few years ago, mere hours after playoff eligibility deadline, just to nuke his chances of signing with a playoff team.
Link to the tweet: https://twitter.com/johnhollinger/status/1224715793587429378?s=19
The Rubio/Booker/Bridges/Oubre/Ayton 5-man lineup has the best offensive rating of any lineup in the league that has played over 200 minutes at 120.7
That same lineup has the 2nd best Net Rating in the league at +19.2, just behind the Bledsoe/Matthews/Middleton/Giannis/Lopez Bucks lineup of +19.7. Here are all the teams with lineups in the top 10 net rating: Bucks, Suns, Jazz (2x), Lakers, Heat, Nuggets, Raptors, Mavericks, Clippers. All teams have 34+ wins except the Suns (23).
This naturally suggests that the Suns have a bad bench, which is true. With Ayton on, the Suns are a +4.4 net rating, but that plummets to -3.0 wit
Of course I know there are many many young people who play bridge however at least in the US, UK and Australia there is a general thought that bridge is only for older people? Why is it so and how can we challenge and change that?
Throwing in a quick edit: No actual bridges were harmed in the making of this post just metaphorical relationship bridges. I apologize for the lack of arson and appreciate all everyone has had to say I will try and get back to any questions just running around from meeting to meeting so I have been short on time.
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About a decade ago my older sister Nancy (fake name) got engaged to Timmy (also fake) and when they announced it to our family we couldn’t have been happier. Since our immediate family is in the south we’re all our other family is in the north we sat at the dinner table drinking champagne with my sister and her new fiancé calling all our family from the north getting all the congratulations and hoorays it was a truest peaceful time until Grandma attacked.
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I am an Indian fan from Mumbai. I have been supporting Chelsea since 2007, pretty much since I was 6 years old. Thirteen years later I may be able to watch CFC games live, at the stadium, on the regular. I couldn’t be more excited. I can’t wait to witness Lampard’s youth revolution come to fruition in the next few years.
I still have to meet the condition, but I’m hopeful. Of course getting my degree and doing well in classes is my main priority. I have been offered a place for theoretical physics; something I am very passionate about. But watching Chelsea live is something I’ve been dreaming about for a long time. I can’t believe everything is falling into place.
I’m just very grateful and I wanted to share this moment with y’all.