Difference Between Play In Auction And Bridge

There is little difference between the play in Auction and Bridge,

although in Auction, due to the bidding, all the players have much

greater information regarding the strength and weakness of the various


There is one point of variance, however, worthy of consideration:--

In Bridge, the player of the open hand is generally striving for the

game as his only object. In Auction, the Declarer has two purposes in

view; first, to fulfil his declaration; and second, when the making of

the declaration does not in itself secure game, to obtain that also.

Naturally, the opponents of the Declarer play with exactly the opposite

idea, their first object being to prevent him from going game, and

their second, to keep him from fulfilling his contract.

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