As much as we love bidding rules and cardplay techniques, sometimes the best bridge lessons come from outside the game. Today, Graeme wants to share some advice that’s a bit more general. It’s something he’s learned from another great card game – we’re looking at you, poker!
In poker, losing your cool after a bad hand is deadly. The same is true in bridge. We blame ourselves or our partner for a mistake and we bring our dismay into the next hand. But bad results are a part of the game! We have to learn to take them in stride, and realize that not every bad board is someone’s fault.
Sometimes, you do the right thing but it simply doesn’t work out. As every good poker (and bridge) player knows, you gotta keep your head up and move onto the next hand!
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