What Is the Daily Bridge Column?


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Two columns that carry the name "Daily Bridge" are Audrey Grant's, available only to subscribers of the website BetterBridge.com, and Frank Stewart's, available on Baron Barclay Bridge Supply's website. Other columns about the card game may also carry the same name. King Features, a division of the Hearst Corporation, offers a syndicated bridge column for newspapers.

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BetterBridge.com features some interactive columns and instructional products, all of which require a fee. BaronBarclay.com also sells books, teaching aids and other bridge-related products.

Bridge columns appear in newspapers and online. They usually describe a specific game and include details such as which cards a player holds, who opens the hand and how the bidding proceeds. The column may include a diagram that shows the cards held by the four players in the game. The columnist proceeds to explain options for play and identify potential mistakes a player might make during this particular hand.

Bridge columnists are often expert players. One well-known bridge columnist was Omar Sharif, an actor known for his roles in films such as "Dr. Zhivago" and "Funny Girl." Sharif ranked in the top 50 contract bridge players in the world and for a while co-authored a bridge column for the Chicago Tribune.

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