How To Play Bridge (Complete Tutorial) -

How To Play Bridge (Complete Tutorial)

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This video tutorial will teach you how to play the card game Bridge. The quick guide and scoring guide can be found at

This video will start by teaching you the general concepts of Bridge and is followed by the more detailed features of the game. The video concludes with an example involving all the lessons learned about Bridge. This tutorial is perfect for beginning players and experienced players that need a refresher.

After watching, you will know the basics of how to play the card game Bridge. All that is left to do is grab some friends and start playing!

This Bridge tutorial will cover the following topics:
– The deal
– The objective
– Card rank
– Bidding
– Game play
– Keeping score
– Rules review
– Strategy
– Example

Please leave a comment below if you need any additional information about the card game Bridge, if you have any questions about the game, or if any aspect of the game was not clear in the video.

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  1. 10 tricks are too much. There are only 13 tricks. Why 7 tricks are not enough?

  2. Who else is reading Cards on Table? 😂🤣

  3. I just came here so I could understand the Bridge game better in the book Moonraker.

  4. I'm definitely gonna come back when I'm high on pot, might just be able to keep track.

  5. Bridge is a tall mountain to climb. This vid provides a basic intro. Would be helpful to introduce the bidding over 6 tricks concept earlier, plus include other terms like rubber, ruffing, etc..

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  7. this is to complicated 🙁 way to complicated its so hard screeeeeeeeeeech

  8. Fantastic video. But I dont understand why 'West' will start bidding diamond (in the first bid of the 2nd example @12:21) while clubs clearly are his strongest deck?

  9. Just trying to learn. At 14:10 North plays 8 of Hearts. Wouldn't the 3 of Diamonds be a better play?

  10. My late Father was Capitan of the srilanka team when they won the wolrd series in India early 1974 or 75 he was very good bridge player during his time unfortunate i don't know how to play bridge.

  11. The reason why i like to play because i watch the meteor garden

  12. My grandmother and her Bridge Mafia would play at her house every Friday afternoon. The game moved up and down the street everyday and I was the tea and biscuit girl. I got to hear some of the best gossip about town.

  13. Am I an idiot? I've watched this three times over and have zero idea how to play this game.

  14. Wow so is there a version without an over complicated points scoring system that will put anyone wanting to play off?
    And I thought Cribbage was needlessly complicated. Its down right easy compared to this.

  15. Maybe it's just because I've never played it before, but this game seems incredibly uninteresting.

  16. To all beginnerss in Trick-taking card game. Bridge and French Tarot is not for people who is new to Trick-taking card games.
    The Trick-taking card game I cannot learn how to play is French Tarot.
    For you to learn how to play Bridge or French Tarot, you have to start playing fun Trick-taking games like Wizard or Skull King, then try playing Spades before you play Bridge.

  17. I'm here because of meteor garden HAHA I want to learn more about this bridge game🤧😍

  18. Looks interesting. I’m gonna guess accountants are fond of this game.

  19. I'm only learning this because on an intelligence video I will gain 3 iq if I learn this

  20. I just graduated college and I'm about to go play with my Aunt for the first time! It was too complicated when I was a kid, but this was really clear and thorough, thanks!

  21. Learning how to understand bridge. I play pool and one of my teammates happens to be Fred gitelman. Introverted but very nice and respectable!

  22. Daoming si😎😎😎😎we are coming

  23. nothing more annoying than someone using jargon to explain something..

  24. In footloose we play bridge, so the bridge club cast is actually gonna learn how to play bridge so we can play it on set

  25. I just read the Cardturner and I don’t think this is long enough of a video.

  26. Great instructional video. Will have to watch again (and maybe again and again) but this video explains the game well to someone who has never played.

  27. This is absurd. I challenge any bridge player to be able to pretend that they've never played the game before and see if they can follow along with this video. Impossible.

  28. I've played bridge for a number of years and am annoyed by the inaccuracies/omissions in this tutorial, I'm sorry. Bridge is a very standardized game with very well agreed-upon rules.
    1:38 – dealer themselves begins the bidding.
    3:32 – the first person of the partnership who bid that trump wins the contract. If I open 1 heart and my partner raises to 4 hearts, I declare because I said hearts first.
    9:52 – South is entitled to another call here. A call (including an opening pass – everyone is guaranteed one turn at the auction) needs to be followed by three passes in order for the auction to end.
    10:25 – Ticky-tack, but the rules changed a few decades ago to make the 4th non-vul undertrick and beyond change to -300 apiece (avoids absurdly cheap sacrifices against a grand slam)
    10:47 – The team that MADE THE ORIGINAL BID can redouble at their turn. Also to note, if your partner doubled/redoubled a bid, you can't double/redouble that same bid.
    11:47 – fine for a starter strategy, but be prepared that most American partnerships agree to insist on having 5 hearts or 5 spades to OPEN that suit (responding is different). Makes it easier to find a 5-3 fit in those important suits. To anyone reading this, there's a lot to bidding strategy the video didn't cover, which is fine, but just know you'll need to seek that out elsewhere

    Another thing is that your scoring explanation gets way into the weeds with bonuses, leaving a lot of this comments section confused.
    The ONLY part of scoring anyone really needs to know offhand is
    The trick score (20 for "minor suits", 30 for "major suits", 40/30/30 for NT)
    The fact that 100 points is game
    Keep game in mind at all times! If you're the side with good cards, get your money's worth and get to game if you can.

    A primer on your objectives when bidding, which I wish the video had covered. How to get there is a whole other can of worms.
    HOW HIGH? Do we have game (or rarely, slam)? Or should we settle for less than game, a part-score? If you haven't scored towards game in a previous hand, a good guideline is 25 or 26 points between you as partners for game in 3NT/4H/4S. (tip: add 1 pt for each 5-card suit you have, 2 pts for each 6 card suit, 3 pts for 7 cards, etc. You'll bid more games and have more fun that way.)
    WHERE? An 8-card fit in hearts or spades (major suits) is ideal. Otherwise, try No Trump if you're collectively reasonably balanced like in the example. If you're concerned about them taking too many tricks in their suits, settle for a minor suit to protect yourself.

  29. I wanted to learn this so if I got time warped back into the Downton Abbey era I could play the game…….

  30. Excellent video, thanks for laying everything out in an easy to understand manner!

  31. In the example does west control easts hand for the entire game?

  32. After watchin just a few minutes…I will stick with poker

  33. I played this in prison we called it spades

  34. Good tutorial. Also playing online can help strengthen and reinforce strategy like always lead high cards like aces and throw off good count for your partner when they will be taking the trick. I find the most challenge to be remembering what trump was and which cards the opponent has played.

  35. Plz give me a link for international bridge card games..🙏

  36. Important Fact:

    Standing Bodies Of Water are always level (level means no elevation or deviation from a given point to any other given point). This is a scientific fact because this is observable, testable, repeatable, measurable, demonstrable by every single human being alive. This fact alone destroys the mathematical concept and religious idea known as the "heliocentric model". More specifically, this fact alone makes it impossible for us to live on an exterior of a pear-shaped sphere spinning at fantastical speeds going nowhere.

    Just before you start to attach straw man fallacies on to me, keep in mind these important things:

    There are three different sciences:

    Natural Science (which deals with the Objective World)

    Social Science (deals with societies and the relationship between people in societies)

    Formal Science (deals with languages such as mathematics which bares no connection to the Objective World)

    "What is the shape of the earth I stand upon?" this is a Natural Science question.

    Science does not belong to an institution or a group of people. It belongs to every single human being alive.

    We live in the present. Not in the past or the future. History can never be considered as a fact of reality in any way shape or form because of obvious reasons. We can't directly experience the past or the future.

    Just observing something is not a fact that something exists. We need observable, testable, repeatable, measurable, demonstrable practical facts for something to be considered as a part of the Objective World. This is also known as the Scientific Method.

    There is a difference between the corporeal world (the physical world) and the visible world. The reason why we can't conclude something as a fact based on our observations is because we know things get smaller based on how far they're from us when we see them through our eyes. If I see a railroad, the lines look like they're converging, but we know that's impossible because people measured the lines, and the lines are parallel. The lines don't actually meet in real life, it's just how we see things. Our eyes are spherical, we see euclidean (planar) world through spherical eyes.

    Without physically testing, repeating, measuring, and accessing something in full three dimensions, it's impossible to know exactly what it is that we're trying to quantify.

    Looking up at the sky does not give you measurable proof of the earth you stand upon. It's like looking up at the light in your room and then measuring the floor based on that light. It's absurd.

    Images and videos are never considered as scientific facts because of obvious reasons. Images and videos can be manipulated, they're not tangible. We can't directly experience them.

    Mathematical equations bare no relation to the Objective World. Mathematics is just a language, like English. Just because something is mathematically correct does not mean it's real. It's like saying "I'm flying!", even though the sentence is grammatically correct, I'm obviously not flying right now.

    "Gravity" is a mathematical concept, it's pseudoscience. It does not have any practical facts. Magical pulling forces don't exist in the Objective Reality. Motion only happens if something presses on something else (pressure variants). Pull is just a term for taking something closer to someone.

    Things falling down has got nothing to do with the shape of the earth. In the simplest sense, things that weigh more than air fall, and things that weigh less than air float. Why do things even fall? No one has any practical facts for why things even have weight. The mathematical theorists are making assumptions about why things are falling, but understand that those are just assumptions, not facts.

    The sky, the Moon, the Sun, and the Stars are all intangibles. If every single human being can't observe, test, repeat, measure, demonstrate something in a practical fashion, it is considered a belief, or pseudoscience. Can every single human being access these lights in the sky? Obviously not. Not to mention stars look like flashing lights when looked through a Nikon COOLPIX P900 (It's still not a fact of anything because we can't move around them in full three dimensions and use our senses).

    Admitting to yourself that you truly don't know something is the most honest realization you could have, it is how you progress further. For example, I do not know what the Sun is. The mathematical theorists are making assumptions of what the Sun is, and where it is located. They don't know what the Sun actually is, or where it is located. Unless I could move around the Sun in full three dimensions, the only possible honest stance I can have is "I don't know". Anything beyond that will be a belief. The only thing I know is that it's a light in the sky moving in a straight line across the sky (because of how our eyes work it looks like the Sun is moving in an arc across the sky, but the Sun is actually moving across the sky in a straight line).

    Another example, "I know the full dimensions of earth" is also a belief because I never explored the whole world to know the full dimensions. Remember, something only becomes a fact if it's observable, testable, repeatable, measurable, demonstrable by every single human being alive. In this case, each and every individual should explore the Objective World to its fullest extent, listening to "authorities" is just a belief. The world "map" is also a concept, because every single human being didn't explored the whole world to verify or falsify the map. People are believing in complete strangers and thinking the official "world map" is true and there is nothing more to explore because they see an imaginary blue sphere on their TV.

    Just because the majority of the population are believing something exists doesn't mean something actually exists in the Objective World. Once again, we need OTRMDPFs for something to be considered as a fact of the Objective Reality.

    Remember, beliefs are substitutes for knowing.

    Letters before your name does not mean anything. Direct experience is what's important. If we can't experience something directly then most of the time it's useless for us.

    I can only represent myself. Personalities are OUT of the question.

    If I drop a brick on my head I know what's going to happen. The objective reality does not change based on your subjective opinions or beliefs. It is what it is.

    Why is this important? Well, the government and its associations are BLATANTLY lying about our existence, the shape of the world, and the dimensions of the world. What's more important than finding out how far the world extends? Full exploration is needed for further understanding of life's most important questions: where are we, why are we here, and what does it all mean. Without knowing where we are, everything we do is just a concept. And the government claims resources are "limited". How come?

    For example, if I give you a board, and without giving you any instructions or rules, I want you to play a game. What game are you going to play?

    The government and its associations are telling you what you're suppose to do, what's expected of you, what you're not suppose to do. Who agreed to their "law" book? I certainly did not. How is it fair that the government and its associations (the police and the military) are imposing their subjective rules onto the human beings? Everyone has different rules about different things, subjective rules are PERSONAL, they're NOT objective. Just because some guy on the TV babbles on about his subjective opinions and rules doesn't mean they're OBJECTIVE. Forcefully imposing someone's subjective rules onto others is nothing short of tyranny.

    Why can't we freely explore the objective world as much as we like? Why is there a physical, and mental restriction by the police, the military, and by psychopaths known as the governments?

    Remember, no one rules if no one obeys.

    Another analogy: if I erase your memory and put you in a confinement, what is the first thing you're going to look for? Where's the exit. But if I put some actors to distract you by showing you books and telling you there is no exit, then you'll never try to even think about the exit, there will be other brainwashed people just like you who'll brainwash you even more. Then some other actors will tell you what to do, what's expected of you, what you're not suppose to do, and what's the punishment for breaking their god-given "law" book, some other brainwashed people will also have weapons so that common people like you will forcefully follow my law book, which makes my job incredibly easy by making you a slave if that's what I was ever up to.

    Why should we accept slavery? Why should we accept strangers imposing their subjective versions of what's good and what's bad onto us?

    If you have OTRMDPFs (Observable, Testable, Repeatable, Measurable, Demonstrable Practical Facts) that large Standing Bodies Of Water can bend (sounds absurd to even think about it), please feel free to email me at, but understand that I should be able to demonstrate your claims in a practical fashion, because that's how the Objective World works. No offense, but If your claims have no relation to the Objective World, then I'm afraid I have to conclude that you're either blatantly lying or you're really stupid (Or for some reason you want to defend your religious beliefs, because the Earth being a sphere is a religious belief, a mathematical concept, it has no facts, it has no relation to the Objective World).

    I understood the facts of the Objective Reality thanks to Del from Beyond the imaginary curve:

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