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10.9. Can I play Bridge on the Internet?

Fans of Bridge aren't left out of the fun. OKbridge is a program that allows four people on the Internet to play the game of Bridge together. It provides a continuously running, 24-hour duplicate tournament that is open to anyone. The program supports exhibition games and partnership practice.

According to the administrators, OKbridge has about 2,000 users from some 20 countries. During the daytime in the U.S., there are typically 40 to 60 people playing at any one time at 8 to 15 tables.

From the OKbridge FAQ: "You are likely to meet a surprising range of talents at the OKbridge table. A number of today's top bridge players can be found regularly on OKbridge, including many members of the U.S. Junior's team. At the other end of the spectrum, OKbridge is the first introduction to duplicate bridge for many people. Regardless of your playing level, it is likely that you can find challenging opponents here."

You'll need access to an OKbridge client in order to play. The OKbridge FAQ list and the client source code are available via FTP from the following:
The FAQ gives information on how to have the client automatically compile on your system with a minimum of fuss.

If you're impatient and you want to play bridge right this minute, Telnet to and login as OKbridge.

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