Hmm…What is bridge like? It has been compared to poker or blackjack in that knowing the probabilities and remembering which cards have been played is helpful. It is unlike poker in that you have a partner and there is very little bluffing.
It has been compared to chess in that there is an advantage to planning a line of play, understanding your opponent’s strategy and being able to react to unforeseen circumstances. And because you are playing with a partner, you develop good communication skills.
Do you have to be really smart to play bridge? No, but the more you play, the smarter you’ll get.
What makes a person a good bridge player?
First you must enjoy interacting with people.
Being a fairly logical person is good, but there is room for a little creativity.
Being able to count to 13 is important, but you don’t have to be a math whiz.
Having a reasonable short-term memory is good, and this develops with practice.