Introduction to Bridge

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Course Description

Basic rules of bridge. Hand evaluation. Introduction to the bidding. Logic behind bidding. Review of bidding systems. Bidding analysis and the opening lead. Plan of the play. Finesses, blocking and unblocking play, preserving communication, cutting opponent's communication. Timing. Probabilities and decision making.

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General Competencies

Student will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge in bridge including bidding, defense and declarer play. Student will be able to analyze and apply knowledge regarding probabilities in the context of bidding and play.

Learning Outcomes

  1. define the rules of bridge
  2. explain the logic of bidding
  3. apply mathematic rules in shape judgement
  4. analyze the strength of his hand on the basis of bidding
  5. practice mathematical rules in defence
  6. estimate probable outcome of specific move in bridge

Forms of Teaching


theory of bidding and play



Experimental Exercises

in bridge club


when needed

Acquisition of Skills


Bridge base online


Club play

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Homeworks 0 % 25 % 0 % 25 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 25 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 50 %
Exam: Written 0 % 75 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introduction to bridge
  2. logic of bidding
  3. basic rules of declarer play
  4. leads
  5. sygnals in defence
  6. principles of defence
  7. trump and no trump play
  8. mid term exam
  9. 1 in a suit opening bids
  10. 1NT opening
  11. preempts, weak openings
  12. strong openings
  13. probabilities in bidding
  14. combinations in declarer play
  15. final exam


(.), 1. Neven Elezović: Naučite bridž za deset dana (i deset noći), Element, Zagreb, 2004.,
(.), 2. Skripta s predavanja,

For students


ID 54600
  Summer semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
30 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

90 Excellent
75 Very Good
65 Good
50 Sufficient