Sit back, relax and learn how to enjoy this fantastic game in a better way!Bryce Francis, Inventor of many games.  For the game of 500, explaining a totally new concept in how to play.



The Author
The game of 500
Before getting started
Calling four handed
 According to Francis 
Other forms of 500
 According to Francis
Calling Traditional

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This web site has been published to allow you to learn and understand a method of playing the card game 500, fine tuned by Bryce Francis over a period of 25 years, after he was introduced to the principle of calling aces before strength.

Bryce is a retired business man now living in Melbourne Australia, having spent the bulk of his days in New Zealand.  He not fully Internet literate, but asked for the web site to be established in the hope that others might enjoy his approach to the game. 

He has also published a book about this way of playing 500.  ThisPhoto taken outside his house in Woori Yallock, Melbourne web site captures only the core essence contained in the book.

He visits this site regularly and is always interested in your comments and suggestions about his rules and this web site.  His and snail mail address can be located using the menus on the left.

Before playing ATF500 (According to Francis) on line, you should read and understand the entire content of this website. You can play 500 on line at Bryce is a regular player on this site, and has been ranked No 1 on a number of occasions. Meet him there.

Also, Bryce Francis offers free email tuition to any player who would appreciate one-on-one analysis of the correct bidding procedures.

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Last Updated April 7, 2011

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