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Duplicate Scoring
 
After a deal has been played, a Score screen appears.

If duplicate bridge was chosen as scoring method from "Settings", or when creating an online table, a Duplicate Score screen appears. To get the score, the table`s host (South) has to touch the green "YES" button.

Computer program then bids and plays through the same hand, which is used as comparison to calculate the duplicate score. The replay is quick and not shown. However, after the hand is scored, players can see the replay of "Table 2" by using the "Review" button.

Proceeding to "Next Deal" becomes available only after scoring the played deal. To go on to the next deal, the table's host (South) has to touch the "Next Deal" button.

You can only see the replay of "Table 2" after the score is computed and before the "Next Deal" button is touched.

The buttons "Skip" and "Replay" are always available in Offline mode.

In Online Mode the buttons "Skip","Replay" and "Score" can only be used if Practice mode is selected when creating an online table. "Score" shows how the computer program replays the deal.

The score of the previous hand can be viewed during the time next deal is played by using the "Score" button of the main table screen.

The other menu buttons - "Auction Interpretation", "Review", "Par Contract" and "Hand Evaluation" are described in separate chapters of the help file.


Duplicate Bridge Scoring Explained

Nearly all competitive bridge is played as duplicate bridge. Each deal is played several times by different pairs, and it is your score compared to that of the other pairs who hold your cards that is important. Your objective is to do better than any other pair with the same cards. Your real opponents for scoring purposes are not the people you play against at the table, but rather the other partnerships holding your cards. In this way, the luck of the cards becomes a much less important factor than it is at rubber bridge.

Duplicate bridge uses a modified scoring system, so that each deal can be scored separately rather than as part of a rubber. The main difference is that you get a 50-point bonus for making a part score (less than 100 points below the line), and a 500- or 300-point bonus for making a game, according to whether you are vulnerable or not.

There are basically two forms of duplicate bridge: pairs and team-of-four. Bridge Baron uses the team-of-four scoring system, by playing as your partner, your two teammates, and your four opponents. (For pairs scoring, you can play ACBL Tournament deals within Bridge Baron.)

First you play a deal in the normal fashion, and then the Baron takes your place and plays the same deal, so that your score can be compared with the Baron's. In this way you can measure your skill against the Baron.

If you were playing Total Point scoring, your score on a deal would be simply the difference between the points you had scored and the points your opponent had scored. To reduce the effect of big scores on single deals, scores these days are usually scaled down according to the International Match Point (or IMP) table. This table awards from 0 to 24 IMPs according to the difference in scores. Bridge Baron uses this table to compute your score. (You can see an IMPs table while looking at a Bridge Match score by clicking IMPs Table.)