As mention before, as in real life, in order to succeed in Bridge one needs a good partner.
Therefore, before seating at the bridge table you must know well your partner, his weak and strong qualities, his temper and his way of thinking; and he yours. The two of you must know, understand and agree upon all your conventions and systems.
Once you have established a partnership, in any position and situation during any game, always trust your partner and don’t trust the opponents. Trust between yourself and your partner is one of the most important assets of a successful partnership. Always trust your partner to make the best decision.
Consider your partner to be a mirror image of yourself. Not two different persons are partners; it’s twice you. And you can never go wrong…
Once you understand those rules, you’ll never argue with yourself, sorry, with your partner, at the table during a game.
There are many bidding systems, conventions and signals. Use only those preferred and agreed by both of you. Once agreed upon, both partners should master them and use only them.
It’s possible, in very rare occasions, to deviate from the agreements. In such a situation, after the hand is finished, apologies to your partner and explain him your reasons and actions and always be responsible for the results.
And start looking for a new partner…
Never make any remarks or comments during the game, not to your partner and not to the opponents. Wait until the game is over and only then you may discuss the hand.
Discussing hands with your partner its good tactics to improve your partnership but not at the table during a game. Wait for later.
Probably, choosing the right partner is the most important decision you’ll make. A good partnership is critical for getting good results and enjoying the game.
Once you did find a good partner, be very careful not to lose him. Better lose a few games but be sure to keep him happy.