Strength - The strength order of the cards are AKQJ1098765432. A (Ace) is the biggest, K (King) is the second, Q (Queen) is the third, J (Jack) is the fourth.........2 (Deuce) is the smallest. Only same suit of cards can compare strength.
Suit - There are four suits in the game, they are Spade ( ), Heart ( ), Diamond ( ), Club ( ). Among the four
suits, Spade is the highest, Heart is the second, Diamond is the
third while Club is the smallest. Normally Spade & Heart are
called Major Suits, and Diamond & Club are called Minor
Suits. You will see later in the score section why major contract
is preferred to minor one.
Players - the game is
played by four players in two pairs. North & South vs East
Deal - The dealer deals out all the cards one at a time so that each player has 13. Turn to deal rotates clockwise.
Suit and No-Trump Contract - There are two kinds of contract, one is suit contract and the other is no-trump contract. In a suit contract, if you are shorting of a suit which is playing in the round, you can discard a side card (always loss) or play a trump card to win this trick which is called trump. However, for a no-trump, all side card played are considered as discard and will loss.
Declarer - The player who
wins the auction in the bidding stage.
Dummy - The partner of
the declarer. The dummy should do nothing in the play stage.
Bidding - This is the process to confirm the contract.Each
players bid by turn in a clockwise manner. Both parties bid
according to the bidding system they agreed before the
game. A bid composes of a level and a trump suit.The level is
ranged from 1 to 7. For level 1 contract, you need to win at least
7 tricks out of 13 to fulfill the contract. For level 7, 13 tricks
is required. In general the minimum tricks required is L+6. For
the trump suit component, you can choose any one of the suits as
the trump contract or select no-trump as you contract. Though
no-trump is not a suit, it is considered as the higher order suit
in bidding. Since the bidding is an public auction process, you
must bid higher suit with the same level as the current bid,
or bid higher level with a lower suit. Besides the bid for
contract, three more options are avalilable, bid pass if you don't
want to play a contract. Double, if you don't believe that
your opponents can fulfill the contract. ReDouble, only
when one side double the contract, which means that you are
certain that your contract can be fulfill. The bidding will be
ended if no one bid a higher contract than the current contract
The player to the left of the declarer leads to the first trick. Immediately after this opening lead, the dummy's cards are exposed.
Play proceeds clockwise. Each player must if possible play a card of the suit led. A player with no card of the suit led may play any card. A trick consists of four cards, and is won by the highest trump in it, or no trumps were played by the highest card of the suit led. The winner of a trick leads to the next.
Dummy takes no active part in the play of the hand. Whenever it
is dummy's turn to play, the declarer plays one of the dummy's
cards. Dummy is not permitted to offer any advice or comment on
The HCP system is very simple, points will be assigned to the honour cards with Ace = 4, King = 3, Queen = 2, Jack = 1. A card deck composes of 40 HCP with each player on average get 10 HCP in each game.
Here are some of the bidding systems:-
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At Dec-2010, we start launch the Android Bridge App, which focus
on the Bridge Game. It has both local game and online game. The
Online Game use the same server as the Java Client. There are a
number of game for the app:
For details, see the official
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