Road to BIC: advice from champions #5

Every day until BIC kicks off on 26 October bridge champions Milan Macura, Jérôme Rombaut, Dominique Fontenau and Zia Mahmood will share advice to prepare the main event of autumn 2020. What is your best memory from a tournament? Dominique Fonteneau My first big tournament 30 years ago. The Open of La Baule international festival. I was 14 and my partner was 12. It was a four-day event. To fight…

Road to BIC: advice from champions #4

Every day until BIC kicks off on 26 October bridge champions Milan Macura, Jérôme Rombaut, Dominique Fontenau and Zia Mahmood will share advice to prepare the main event of autumn 2020. What advice would you give to players to help them go as far as they can in the BIC? Dominique Fonteneau Get to know your opponents. Keep in mind that playing against robots is specific. Practise on Funbridge! Milan…

Road to BIC: advice from champions #3

Every day until BIC kicks off on 26 October bridge champions Milan Macura, Jérôme Rombaut, Dominique Fontenau and Zia Mahmood will share advice to prepare the main event of autumn 2020. How do you deal with stress and pressure? Dominique Fonteneau In my case pressure and stress take three forms. First I have butterflies in my stomach. That’s when I try to rely on a solid bridge technique. Then pressure…

20% off Diamonds!

Ahead of the Bridge International Championship (BIC) which starts in a few days’ time on Funbridge, fill up your account with Diamonds at a discount price: 20% off packs of Diamonds until 25 October! What are “Diamonds”? This is the virtual currency used on Funbridge. With Diamonds you can play: our special tournaments like the BIC federation tournaments Funbridge Points tournaments Bridge International Championship (BIC) From 26 October to 1 November 2020 will be held the major international event of…

Road to BIC: advice from champions #2

Every day until BIC kicks off on 26 October bridge champions Milan Macura, Jérôme Rombaut, Dominique Fontenau and Zia Mahmood will share advice to prepare the main event of autumn 2020. How do you prepare for a tournament? Dominique Fonteneau You need to know yourself.Personally, ahead of a big tournament I have to try to oxygenate my body and therefore my brain (breathing, walking, yoga, etc.). Avoid heavy meals and…

There’s something new on Funbridge!

We announced it a few days ago… And we keep our promises! Starting today your Funbridge app is getting a makeover to make it easier to use, more user-friendly and in tune with the times. One of the enhancements made to the homescreen is that it now highlights special tournaments and top news. Don’t wait any further. Come discover the revamped Funbridge app now! If you have not already done so, update the app if…

Road to BIC: advice from champions #1

Every day until BIC kicks off on 26 October bridge champions Milan Macura, Jérôme Rombaut, Dominique Fontenau and Zia Mahmood will share advice to prepare the main event of autumn 2020. How do you approach a tournament? Dominique Fonteneau You have to: Find your motivation. Set challenging goals. What does performing in this tournament mean to you? Jérôme Rombaut Don’t try to play differently. Try to be as consistent as…

2020 Bridge International Championship: How far can you go?

This month will see the launch of the main world bridge event of autumn 2020: the Bridge International Championship (BIC) on Funbridge, BBO and CBO. The Bridge International Championship is the first world tournament scored by MPs run on Funbridge.   The aim is to gather all bridge lovers in an online championship from 26 October to 1 November 2020. Come pit your skills against players from all over the world, enter the BIC world rankings and earn Funbridge Points as…

Portrait: Jean-René Vernes, great theorist of bridge and inventor of Risk

Portrait Jean-René Vernes

Funbridge, in partnership with BeBRIDGE magazine, offers you a special “Portrait” article from the last issue. Have a good reading! Jean-René Vernes, a very discreet hero Portrait – Man of letters and statistics, this great theorist of bridge and inventor of the famous board game RISK, who died in 2012, marked his time more than the encyclopedias. Be Bridge has gone back over a hundred years to stroll through the…