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newbie question on scoring in contract bridge

#1 User is offline   goodkrma 

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Posted 2017-November-07, 08:02

Hi - Might be the wrong forum (and if so, sorry) but a simple question (I think) nevertheless. A question regarding scoring in contract (rubber) bridge. If the goal is to win a rubber by winning two games by gaining 100 points below the line, then what relevance if any do the points above the line have?
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Posted 2017-November-07, 08:20

Welcome to the forum, goodkrma :)

All the points above the line do count towards the total score in a rubber, but a rubber is concluded when two games have been scored below the line by one pair.

The points above the line are for overtricks, undertricks, bonuses for holding honours in a trump suit, four aces in a no-trump contract, and the rubber bonus as well.

So a pair can win two games in a rubber, but surprisingly can also lose overall (very occasionally) on total points when all the points for a rubber are totted up.

The difference in total points is the amount you have to pay your opponent depending on the stake agreed.
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Posted 2017-November-07, 09:33

Got it. Now I understand - the completion end of the rubber does not necessarily correlate to winning overall - many thanks - GK
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Posted 2017-November-07, 09:57

View Postgoodkrma, on 2017-November-07, 09:33, said:

Got it. Now I understand - the completion end of the rubber does not necessarily correlate to winning overall - many thanks - GK

Even when it does, the point is that what matters is the total points, not just who wins or loses, since the loser pays the difference in points to the winner.

The only value in winning the rubber is that you get some extra bonus points.

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