The Short History of Playing Bridge

Playing BridgePlaying bridge can be traced back to the early 16th century. Sometimes known as “whist” it became popularly known as bridge it was first played at the Portland Club in 1894 from where it became famous.

By 1925, bridge had developed and the game as we know it today was established. It was known as contract bridge.

The first World Championship for the game took place in 1937 and in 1960 it became recognised as an Olympic Sport. It is regarded as an intellectual game and it now played worldwide. The next Bridge World Championships are being held in Lyon.

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