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Bridge

Bridge

25 November 2023

9:00 AM

25 November 2023

9:00 AM

At high-stake rubber bridge, it’s not uncommon for players – nearly always male, I should add – to react to a penalty double as though a direct challenge has been made to their manlihood: out comes the redouble card, essentially quadrupling the stakes. But they have a point: in bridge lingo, if you make a doubled contract you get a bonus not for the double, but for the ‘insult’.

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