a) Bridge is played with a regular 52-card deck; each player being dealt thirteen cards which will be played one at the time for a total of thirteen tricks

b) Cards are designated with symbols

ace A two 2 three 3 four 4 five 5 six 6 seven 7 eight 8 nine 9 ten 10 jack J queen Q king R

c) The four suits and notrump rank as follows

        notrump NT      (the strongest)
        clubs       (the weakest)

d) Spades and hearts are the major suits while diamonds and clubs are the minor suits

e) A bridge hand is represented as shown below

     South    10 8 6 5 2    A K J 10    K Q    3 2

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