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Subject: Hool -- A gentle introduction to Bridge rss

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Brian Bankler
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A new introduction to bridge (similar to micro-bridge) was shown at the World Bridge Congress, and its actually got a number of pretty good ideas.

There's a 3 minute intro video/demo at http://youth.worldbridge.org/introducing-hool-by-amaresh-des...

Basically:
1) Each player in turn order reveals 1-2 pieces of information, either:
a) HCP
b) Pattern highest to lowest (ignoring suits) -- like "4-4-3-2" means two four card suits, a 3 card suit and a two card suit. (But does not say which suit is which).
c) # of a specific suit.

So the dealer could say "12 HCP, 6 Spades" or whatever.

2) Each player simultaneously picks a contract. High contract wins. (Some rules for ties)

3) Play the hand like a regular bridge hand, but played cards are kept face up (no memory element).

http://youth.worldbridge.org/category/teaching/hool/
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Eric Brosius
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Bankler wrote:
3) Play the hand like a regular bridge hand, but played cards are kept face up (no memory element).

I guess they finally realized that HTI (Hidden Trackable Information) is a game design blunder.

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Russell InGA
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Eric Brosius wrote:
Bankler wrote:
3) Play the hand like a regular bridge hand, but played cards are kept face up (no memory element).

I guess they finally realized that HTI (Hidden Trackable Information) is a game design blunder.



Played well there is no Hidden Trackable Information!
 
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