How to Play Bid Whist

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Learn how to play bid whist with expert tips and advice on playing cards, shuffling, rules and strategy in this free video series.

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Playing cards date back to ancient China, where they are believed to have originated when paper currency was both the vehicle for the card games...and the bet. One popular card game that incorporates playing cards is Whist. Whist is a trick-taking card game that was played widely in the 18th and 19th centuries. Whist developed from the older game of Ruff and Honours. It is very popular in Britain, and shares many similarities with bridge, which replaced Whist as the most popular card game among many players.

In this free video series, our expert will teach you how to play bid whist. He will tell you about the history of whist, whist terminology, and the difference between kitty and strait whist. Our expert will also teach you the rules of whist, scoring variations, and everything you need to know about bidding, including minimum bids, declaring trump, full-step bidding and general bidding strategies. He will teach you about the importance of partnership, discarding, defensive strategies, and all about live and internet play. Our expert will even take you through a full demonstration of several hands of bid whist to get your feet wet.

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