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…

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Bridge magazines 2020 packs

Check out the 2020 digital packs of BeBRIDGE and Bridgerama magazines! Discover with pleasure the issues released last year at a special price. Plus, you’ll be able to take them with you everywhere this summer thanks to their digital format! Bridgerama 2020 pack: Try, play, progress! With Bridgerama, you can test your skills, play, and of course make progress thanks to numerous bidding and card play exercises, but also educational…

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The integral BeBRIDGE 2020 free!

In order to mark the first anniversary of “BeBRIDGE” magazine, our partner “Le Bridgeur” is pleased to give away free copies of 2020 BeBRIDGE issues for any new subscription to one of their magazines (BeBRIDGE and/or Bridgerama). Offer valid until 3 March ⏰ You will be asked to enter the email address and password associated to your Funbridge account to log in. You will receive the digital versions of the six 2020 issues of the magazine by email, beginning on…

Free bridge exercise by Alain Lévy

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Bridge exercise: find the Mysterious Hand!

Funbridge, in partnership with BeBRIDGE magazine, offers you a special game article from the last issue. Have a good reading! (If you want to print the article, click here). Attention! This is a difficult exercise… but an instructive one. 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…

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

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