2020 Bridge International Championship: let’s 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…

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…

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…

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…

Join Zia Mahmood’s club – September

Zia Mahmood has decided to start an exclusive club open only to the Funbridge elite. And to this end he has changed the existing rules and prizes of his tournaments. To join his club and get presents, you’re gonna have to beat him on 27 September! The Invincible Zia Tournaments Named ACBL player of the year many times, world champion and member of the Hall of Fame, Zia Mahmood will give you a hard…

Test your knowledge with Marc Kerlero!

Bridge exercice with Marc Kerlero

In partnership with Bridgerama magazine, Funbridge is pleased to give you free access to a special article from the last issue. Enjoy! (Click here to print the article). From the statement below, bid then play the deal by following Marc Kerlero‘s advice. You will be able to test your knowledge! You are sitting South. Dealer South, N/S Vul. ♠ A Q 4 2♥ K J 3♦ Q 6 2♣ K 7 2 The start of…