Join Zia Mahmood’s club – January

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 24 January! 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…

Meet Tom Drijver, the new Funbridge player !

To read, click on your language :English versionDutch version English version Every month Tom Drijver will invite you to pit yourself against him in a special Funbridge Points tournament. And since good news never comes alone, if you score higher than the champion, you’ll get free Diamonds! How did you get into bridge? My father taught me when I was 10 years old. I’ve played a lot with my brother Bas,…

Join Zia Mahmood’s club – November

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 21 November! 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…

The basics of Rubensohl

Bidding exercise in bridge

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). The Rubensohl convention only made its entry into the French Standard System (SEF) in 2018, when the latter was entirely re-thought and re-edited. Do you know this defensive system against overcalls of our 1NT opening? Bidding is starting… You are sitting North. Five-card major system. What are…

2020 BIC: Qualification Phase Ranking List

The qualification phase is now over! The ranking list is available on Funbridge. Prior to announcing the results of this first phase , the Funbridge team would like to thank all participants and hopes that all Funbridge players enjoyed it. Top 10 Rank Player Score 1 MickeRim 0,698 2 apalma 0,689 3 Raymond Jensen. 0,659 4 Jezz 0,658 5 Puttis 0,656 6 Pocken123 0,653 7 sergiobou2222 0,650 8 domineau 0,643 9…

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…