By F. Knight

This lavish number of royalty-free engravings through the distinguished 19th-century artist F. Knight — reproduced at once from an extraordinary unique variation — comprises problematic wall work of art with trompe-l’oeil results; scenes of hunters, flanked by way of mythological figures; idealized damsels in rustic settings; and various different florid motifs.

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A side which has not earned a game is not vulnerable. The line drawn under a game score is an indicator of vulnerability. You can see examples of this line on the previous and following pages. Note: Vulnerability is an important concept in bridge, because—as you’ll soon see--some scores change depending on whether your side is vulnerable, or not vulnerable! FACT The word slam, for winning all the tricks on a deal, goes back about 400 years ago to the ancient game of ruffe & honours. The concept of making a small slam (just 12 of 13 tricks) derives from the days of bridge whist.

The grand slam bonus is 1000 points when not vulnerable, and 1500 points if vulnerable. Of course, a successful slam bid contains enough in trick-points (more than 100) to count as one of the two games needed to win the rubber. INDIVIDUAL SCORES WE THEY WE THEY WE THEY 1000 140 On the first deal, your side bids and makes 7♣—a Grand Slam! You score 140 below the line in trick-score, plus 1000 points above the line for the non-vulnerable grand slam bonus. qxp 10/26/07 7:45 PM Page 42 Honor Scores Honor scores in rubber bridge can be traced back to bridge’s ancestors: ruffe & honours, whist, bridge whist, and auction bridge (see Chapter 1), where a side scored points merely for the luck of being dealt a certain number of high cards, or honors, in the trump suit.

South then bids 2♠. West passes and North raises to 3♠. After East passes, South bids 4♠. After 3 more passes, that bid becomes the final contract . J92 A 10 6 4 J643 A5 This has been the bidding: East South West North 2♦ 2♠ pass 3♠ pass 4♠ pass pass pass N 10 8 Q9872 West makes the opening lead of the ♦A, and continues at the next trick by leading his remaining diamond, the seven. South trumps East’s ♦9 with the ♠3. Next, South leads his ♠7—won by dummy’s jack—and then follows with two more rounds of spades, with West discarding the ♥2 on the third spade trick.

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