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Your first bridge hand

with Tina McVeigh

The auction is finished. The contract tells you if there a trump suit. Now, it's time to play the cards and win as many tricks as you can!

After you watch the video, try playing the hand.

For the auction, you can follow the hints and think about what we already learned.

Your first bridge hand in Bridge

After North and East both pass, it is your turn to bid.

You have a good hand and a nice heart suit, so you bid 1. The three other players all pass, so the contract is 1.

The 1 contract means that the heart suit is the trump suit, and will be more powerful than all the other suits while you play.

One of the most interesting aspects of bridge is that, because you won the auction, you will play from your partner's hand as well. North will lie all his cards on the table so everyone can see them, and it will be up to you to play the cards from both the South and the North hands.

So, how did you do? How many tricks were you able to win? Feel free to try replaying the hand to try playing different ways, then leave a comment to let us know how you did.

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