Trajan’s stone bridge on the Danube
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Trajan’s Bridge reconstruction – Drawing Trajan’s bridge from Drobeta was built in only three years (103-105), following the plans of the architect Apolodorus of Damascus, the craftsman of Trajan’s Column in Rome. Wooden Scale model of Trajan’s bridge Apollodorus of … Read More

Bridge on the Internet
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There are several free and some subscription-based servers available for playing bridge on the Internet. OKBridge is the oldest of the still-running Internet Bridge services; players of all standards, from beginners to world champions may be found playing there. SWAN … Read More

Bridge play techniques
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Terence Reese, a prolific author of bridge books, points out that there are only four ways of taking a trick by force, and two of these are very easy: playing a high card that no one else can beat trumping … Read More

Bridge Game Strategy
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Bidding systems and conventions Much complexity in bridge arises from the difficulty of successfully arriving at a good final contract in the auction. This is a fundamentally difficult problem: the two players in a partnership must try to communicate enough … Read More

Bridge tournaments
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At its core, bridge is a game of skill played with randomly dealt cards, which makes each deal a game of chance. Despite this, chance can be largely eliminated by comparing pairs’ results in identical situations. This is achievable when … Read More

History of the bridge game
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Trick-taking games can be traced back to the early 16th century. Whist became the dominant form, and enjoyed a loyal following for centuries. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word bridge is the English pronunciation of “biritch”, an older … Read More

Bridge game play
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Two partnerships of two players each are needed to play bridge. The four players sit around a table with partners opposite one another. The compass directions are often used to refer to the four players, aligned with their seating pattern. … Read More

Bridge
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Players: 4 Age range: recommended for 12 and up Setup time < 2 minutes Playing time: WBF tournament games = 7.5 minutes per deal Rules complexity; Medium Strategy depth: High Random chance: Low – high depending on variant played Skills required: … Read More