One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A trick by which the declarer falls short of their contract.
- ‘If you take fewer tricks than you bid you lose one point for each undertrick.’
- ‘If just one player was up, that player gives each of the other players as many unwanted cards face down as they had undertricks.’
- ‘Thus, if the bid is 4 Hearts and the defenders only take nine tricks, they are penalized for one undertrick.’
- ‘If the bidder and partner fail they each pay 1 unit plus 1 per undertrick.’
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