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Bridge Terms

  Rocket Preempt  A very aggressive Preempt bid made with much less than the usual requirements. "The less you have - the more they have". Quite risky so not usually done when Vulnerable.

  Carding Methods  The defensive signals you and partner use while playing. Do you play high-low or low-high to tell partner you have a doubleton?

  Right Side  Playing the hand from the "Right Side" means protecting the stronger hand or the one with an A Q combination from being placed on the table. It's better to keep such hands hidden from the opponents. Often this is the difference between making the hand or not.

  The Big Bomber  The Ace of a suit, especially of the opening lead or Their Suit!

  Declarer  The person who plays out the cards on offense against 2 defensive opponents while his partner is Dummy.

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