When learning Bridge, it can seem like there are millions of new terms that can be tough to follow. As you get better and better, the terms get more and more obscure. In this quiz, we'll start easy and then get to very tough vocabulary questions. Knowing these terms won't make you a better player, but it will help you follow bridge writing or high-level discussion.
What is a "pitch"?
A discard; when a player can't follow suit and doesn't use a trump card.
An expression for the level of the contract
An attempt to mislead your opponents
When partner throws their cards at you in disgust
What is it when defenders give up a "ruff and a slough" [also sometimes spelled sluff]?
Defenders have allowed the contract to make an overtrick
Defenders have set up one of the suits in dummy
Defenders have played a suit that both declarer and dummy are out of, allowing declarer to discard from one hand and ruff with the other.
Defenders have gotten upset and resorted to name calling
What is "stripping the hand"?
Another term for "drawing trumps"
Coming down to just winners so that declarer can claim
Running suits to later force opponents to play a suit declarer would like
Unbuttoning one additional button along the neckline to distract the opponents
What is "double dummy"?
A dummy containing more values than anticipated
An analysis based on seeing all four hands
The result that should be attained on a given deal
When everyone plays as badly as possible
What is a "two-way finesse"?
A position where declarer can finesse either opponent for a missing card
A finesse that will work if an opponent holds one of two cards
A finesse where declarer needs to lead towards a particular holding twice
A finesse that might work or it might not
What is a "matchpoint"?
A substitute for masterpoints for non-ACBL events
An award for winning a team game
A unit of scoring based on comparing one pair's results on a board to results from pairs sitting the same direction and playing the same board
Credit for setting up a good partnership or shittach
Which of these is not a real bridge maneuver, called a "coup"?
Morton's Fork Coup
None of these are real
All of these are real