Duplicate Bridge is called duplicate because the same bridge hand (i.e. arrangement of cards) is duplicated at other tables, in order to allow a fair comparison of playing skill and reduce "luck of the cards". In this way, every hand, whether good or bad, is played in competition with others playing the identical cards, and the element of skill is heightened while that of chance is reduced.
Cypress Community & Senior Center
CS Room 5 at Cypress Senior Center