Sport: Dummies Allowed

As if the rationing of canned goods were not enough for one week, U.S. home life was faced with another upheaval: the first changes in the contract bridge rules in eight years.

The amendments* applied to both rubber and duplicate bridge. There were two scoring changes: a 50-point bonus for making any doubled or redoubled contract, whether vulnerable or not; a 50-point bonus for having a part score in an unfinished game of an unfinished rubber. Two rules were changed. Henceforth, when the wrong opponent leads against him, a declarer has a choice of calling or forbidding the lead of any suit...

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