# Bridge Interrupted

HandyAndy
Posers and Puzzles 19 Mar '17 02:00
1. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
19 Mar '17 02:00
A telephone call interrupts a man after he has dealt about half of the cards in a bridge game.
When he returns to the table, no one can remember where he had dealt the last card. Without
learning the number of cards in any of the four partly dealt hands, or the number of cards yet
to be dealt, how can he continue to deal accurately, everyone getting exactly the same cards
he or she would have had if the deal had not been interrupted?
2. wolfgang59
19 Mar '17 10:13
Originally posted by HandyAndy
A telephone call interrupts a man after he has dealt about half of the cards in a bridge game.
When he returns to the table, no one can remember where he had dealt the last card. Without
learning the number of cards in any of the four partly dealt hands, or the number of cards yet
to be dealt, how can he continue to deal accurately, everyone getting exactly the same cards
he or she would have had if the deal had not been interrupted?
He deals from the bottom,
himself first,
then counter-clockwise.
3. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
20 Mar '17 21:26
Originally posted by wolfgang59
He deals from the bottom,
himself first,
then counter-clockwise.
Correct.