Posted by Linda on August 12, 1998 at 08:40:36:
In response to Whist and bridge, written by Linden on August 11, 1998 at 23:47:21
] ] I have heard of a card game that was quite popular called Whist(?). Does anyone know the rules of the game?
] Whist is an ancestor of bridge. The rules are the same, but you don't bid in advance - the winner is simply the one (or the pair) who gets the most tricks.
I have played Whist all my life (at least since about age 9 or 10). I agree that the rules of play are basically the same as Bridge; the big difference is in the bidding.
In Straight Whist, as I know it, the cards are dealt and the last card is turned up; the trump is the suit (spades, hearts, diamonds or clubs) of that last card.
In Bid Whist, players bid based on the strengths of their hands and speculation of their partners' hands. Unlike Bridge, suits are not mentioned until the bidding is completed. The bidding ends when three of the players pass. The player who takes the bid then calls the trump suit.
Now, the play of both types of Whist proceed like Bridge except that there is no dummy in Whist. Each player plays the cards that have been dealt to him/her.
- Should have said "Whist in C20" Linda 08:46:04 8/12/98 (2)
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