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Part 4 – Bidding Delay Rules

First round

The first round of bidding is defined as the opening bid and the next three calls after that bid. (Passes before the opening bid are subject to a 4-second delay.) During the first round of bidding, the software should require a minimum delay of 4 seconds for each call – that is, no call takes less than 4 seconds to appear. Players are free to make their calls at once, but they will not be seen until the minimum delay has passed. If a player takes longer than the minimum delay period, they expose their side…

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