Let’s bid partner! By Nicolas Lhuissier

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After a minor-suit transfer. Holding a long minor opposite a 1NT opening, responder uses a transfer in order to let the strong hand become declarer. But once opener has executed the transfer, he must further specify his hand. In particular, he shows his singleton at the three-level in order to see if it’s indicated to play either Three No-trump or game (or even slam!) in the minor. That way, opener will sometimes…

4 tips to help make your life easier!

Funbridge for web browsers

After looking at the improvements recently brought to Funbridge for web browsers to play from a desktop, today we are sharing some tips to save time and enhance your user experience! Open Funbridge in 1 click To open Funbridge in one click, you can create an internet shortcut on your desktop. Follow this link for instructions. Add Funbridge to your favourites If you prefer having a link to Funbridge at…

Big news on Funbridge! New partner federation

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Funbridge and the Dutch Bridge Federation (NBB) are now partners! Therefore we are looking forward to welcoming many impressive Dutch players on Funbridge soon. Thank you for giving them a warm welcome 🤗. More info soon about NBB tournaments on Funbridge, stay tuned! This is a historic partnership for Funbridge since the Nederlandse Bridge Bond is one of the largest bridge federations in the world in terms of membership.The NBB becomes our 18th…

Rankings of Autumn BIC

You were more than 1,800 players to take part in the Autumn BIC and we wanted to thank you very much for that! The Funbridge team is looking forward to seeing you very soon at our next tournament: the Halloween Tournament. Congratulations to players With an average score of 65.86% in the final of Autumn BIC, the big winner is TomekT ! Jezz and Benicio complete the podium 👏 To find out more about the full rankings of the…

Everything you need to know about Diamonds!

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“Diamonds” is the name given to the virtual currency used on Funbridge. Diamonds give you access to: Federation tournaments Play official tournaments licensed by NBOs (ACBL, EBU, DBf, …), earn masterpoints and move up your national rankings as if you were playing in your club. Funbridge Points tournaments Earn Funbridge Points and enter the rankings of the same name. This is perfect to see how you compare to other players…

You asked for it, we did it! Funbridge for web browsers is changing

Funbridge for web browsers

As announced on 26 August, the downloadable versions for computers will finally stop working on 5 October. The deadline has been postponed by one month. We have used this time to bring improvements to the version of Funbridge for web browsers based on players’ comments to offer you optimal playing conditions on computers. You asked for it, we did it! “Texts are too difficult to read, characters are too small…

The Mysterious Hand: reconstruct a bridge hand

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To bid well in bridge, you must: 1. Know how to describe your own hand. 2. Know how to decode. 3. Know how to draw conclusions. The purpose of this exercise is to train you in number 2 “Know how to decode”. You have to reconstruct a hand with the exact distribution and all the honors from Ace to Jack. For that, you have various clues at your disposal that come from the bidding or play of the…

1 free tournament to celebrate the new bridge season!

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As you may already know, federation tournaments available on Funbridge allow you to earn points and appear in NBOs’ official rankings. The new bridge season is starting! Now is the perfect time to compare your bridge level with other players and make an impressive entry into 2021-2022 official rankings! 1 federation tournament reimbursed! Let’s celebrate the new bridge season: play a federation tournament in September, get a refund in October! Example: IN SEPTEMBER You spend 42 Diamonds to play an English Bridge Union…

New closing date for downloadable version for computers

Funbridge for web browsers

On 13 July we shared with you the reasons that motivated our decision to close access to the downloadable versions for PC and Mac on 1 September 2021, in favor of our version for web browsers. At the same time, you had the opportunity to express yourself about this version. Many players (including you perhaps?) took this opportunity to give us their detailed opinion on the version for web browsers:…

A question of honour – The Bermuda Bowl 2022 European Qualifiers

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As you may know, the European qualifiers for the Bermuda Bowl 2022 are currently taking place 100% online due to the health situation. Italy, as the host country has already qualified. The event is scheduled to be held from March 27 to April 9 2022 in Salsomaggiore Terme. All the same, an Italian team is lined up for the European qualifiers, which is largely considered a “B team” by those…