Bridge Game - wk 0/7: Introduction

Game, tournaments, terminology, scoring, rules and ethics.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (3 ratings)
361 students
1hr 42min of on-demand video

General information about bridge game
Basic terms
Bridge equipment
Tournament setup


  • No requirement or prerequisite necessary for this course. A deck of game cards may be useful for practice.


Welcome to “Bridge Game – WK0/7: Introduction” course. This course provides general basic information about bridge game and the topics are:

- Bridge Game (auction period, game period, rubber bridge, duplicate bridge, variations, evolution, ruling)

- Basic Terms (deck of cars, boards, hand display, vulnerability, bidding box, contract levels, players, card play)

- Bridge Equipment (open table, table with screen, screen window, tray, soring device)

- Tournament Setup (scoring methods, pairs & teams movements, setup examples, groups, rules, rules for dummy, TD at the table, ethics)

- Scoring (when contract is made, when contract is defeated, in pairs events, in teams events)

This course is a kind of prerequisite to a series of bridge courses. When you complete this course, you may decide to keep learning bridge and attend following courses in the given order:

WEEK 1/7: Basic Bidding I

WEEK 2/7: Card Game (You can start playing bridge.)

WEEK 3/7: Basic Bidding II

WEEK 4/7: Intermediate Bidding (You can start joining bridge tournaments.)

WEEK 5/7: Advanced Bidding (coming soon)

WEEK 6/7: Card Game II (coming soon)

WEEK 7/7: Expert Bidding (coming soon)

The last 3 courses are designed for advanced and expert players and will be published by the end of this year. You will not need them until you reach some years of experience.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for everybody interested in card games especially for those who like puzzles and mind games.


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  • 361 Students
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1981-1989: German High School

1989-1993: Istanbul Technical University, Mechanical Engineering

1993-1996: Northwest Missouri State University, M.B.A.

1999-2009: REHAU (multinational supplier in several industries incl. automotive, household appliances, building solutions, window solutions, furniture solutions) Project Manager, Project Department Manager, Quality Planning Manager, Safety/Environment/Security Manager, Purchasing Manager

2010-2011: Teknokaucuk (rubber parts supplier in several industries incl. automotive, household appliances and defense) Automotive Dept. Manager

since 1990: Bridge player in thousands of tournaments with numerous awards

since 2009: Bridge teacher and club owner (Istanbul Bric Merkezi)

since 2010: National tournament director

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