Before the advent of computers in bridge, it was more common to learn/understand bridge scoring. Now with so much online bridge (or only online bridge during a pandemic) even fewer people learn it.
As a result, this topic is often glossed over as newbies learn the game. The computer (or "Bridgemates") do all the work.
However, a basic understanding of scoring is important to the strategy of bidding.
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