What is a golden fit in bridge?
If you have 3+ cards in your partner’s opening suit, you have what is called a golden fit. A Golden Fit occurs when a partnership has at least eight cards in one suit. Each doubleton (2 cards in a suit) is worth 1 point. Each singleton (1 card in a suit) is worth 2 points.
What is considered a stopper in bridge?
A Stopper is a holding in the opponents’ suit that allows us to win a trick when they attack that suit on opening lead (usually against a Notrump contact.) A stopper is most important when the opponents have shown a long 5+card suit.
What does 8 ever 9 never mean in bridge?
“Eight ever, nine never,” is the old saying, meaning that with eight cards missing the queen you should finesse against it, but with nine you should play for the drop.
Is Bridge good for the brain?
Bridge stimulates the brain. Research has shown that regular bridge playing improves reasoning skills and long- and short-term memory. Many players say that hours after a bridge game, they still feel mentally alert and energized, similar to the “high” that long-distance runners experience after a race.
How do you finesse in bridge?
You need to finesse your lower honor cards past your opponents’ big-bully higher honors. When you want to take tricks with lower honor cards, such as the king, queen, or jack, you need to lead from the side opposite the honor card with which you want to take a trick. Think of leading from weakness toward strength.