Before the advent of computers in bridge, it was more common to learn/understand bridge scoring.
Nowadays, 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.
Sure, most readers of this article know that there is a bonus for game or slam. But, understanding how much successful contracts pay, and equally important, how much fa