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Bridge, card game developed from whist. Contract bridge, the form now universally adopted, was perfected by Harold S. Vanderbilt in 1925–26. It is played by 2 pairs of partners, who make bids according to how many tricks (rounds of cards played) they calculate they can win. Demanding great skill, bridge has become immensely popular as a social and competitive game, with international championships controlled by the World Bridge Federation.

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