A little bit more about Whist
Posted by Linda on August 12, 1998 at 14:40:25:
In response to Should have said "Whist in C20", written by Linda on August 12, 1998 at 08:46:04
Here are a couple of snippets that I found at http://www.pagat.com/whist/whist.html
The classic game of whist is a plain-trick game without bidding for 4 players in fixed partnerships. Although the rules are extremely simple there is enormous scope for scientific play, and in its heyday a large amount of literature about how to play whist was written.
Bridge can be traced back to the early 16th century when a game called Whist was played in England. Through the centuries, Whist evolved and grew steadily in popularity. Early in the 1890's, bridge appeared on the American scene at about the same time it was introduced in England.
... the classic game of Whist ... was played widely in the 18th and 19th centuries. Whist was derived from the older game Ruff and Honours, and in the twentieth century, bridge has displaced whist as the most popular card game internationally among serious card players. Nevertheless, whist continues to be played in Britain, often in local tournaments called "whist drives".
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