Vancouver Bridge Centre Virtual Bridge Club :: Differences between Online and Offline Bridge

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Vancouver Bridge Centre Virtual Bridge Club — Differences between Online and Offline Bridge

The following is a evolving list of the differences between online and offline bridge, written in mid-2020 when we were all stuck at home and online bridge was just beginning. For the most part, our group has been harmonious and have accepted most Director decisions when something goes wrong. Most difficulties have been caused by a misunderstanding of the key differences between online and offline bridge. Just as you wouldn't show up at the offline club and speak your bids, make face-up opening leads, grab the cards from dummy as declarer, and toss your played cards into the middle of the table, there are specific ways of doing things in online bridge that you need to get used to. Not doing them, or forgetting to do them, will usually not harm anyone, but occasionally there will be damage and a score adjustment will be needed. If you learn the online way, you'll have an easier time getting games and finding better partners to play with. Here's what you need to know:

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