On the Avignon bridge… (Le Bridgeur Magazine n°889 – December 2014)

  Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur n° 889 on 15 December 2014. In tournaments played with MP scoring, it is often preferable to play 3NT than an average slam in a minor, especially if you play better than the “field”. In partnership with the founders of Bridge Collège (Vanessa Reess and Wilfried Libbrecht), I attended the Avignon festival and there I saw an…

Update of your app

  What’s new in your application? The whole Funbridge team is proud and pleased to inform you that the new version of your application is now available! This is a major update since it includes important graphical changes and new navigation enabling you to get the most out of the current and next features of the app. To install it, all you need to do is download the updated version…

Technical control (Le Bridgeur Magazine n°888 – November 2014)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur n° 888 on 15 November 2014. In a slam sequence, bidding controls often poses difficulties. Here is an original option to overcome them. We are working on the game engine on a daily basis. One of the biggest challenges is to programme slam bids as they require a considerable amount of judgement. Below is an example of a…

Your March newsletter

This month we have analysed the number of deals played every day on Funbridge. The result is pretty impressive and that is putting it mildly. Indeed, we have reached the million mark with 1,003,729 deals played in a day on 6 July 2015. The following game modes have seen the highest number of deals played: series (460,000 deals a day on average), practice (200,000 deals a day), challenges (150,000 deals…

Update of your Funbridge app for Mac

Presentation of the new features of your application An important update of your Funbridge app for Mac is now available for download. Go to the Mac App Store to update or download it directly from our Funbridge.com website: And enjoy the new features below: Resize the app The main window of the app is now resizable. Adjust the size of the window as you see fit. Each block will automatically…

The English Bridge Union tried out several bridge apps

The English Bridge Union tried out several bridge apps In its December 2015 issue, the English Bridge Union (the equivalent of the English Bridge Federation) reviewed the different bridge apps available on the App Store and Google Play. The apps are rated on the basis of the following criteria: Graphics (visibility, buttons’ size, card design, resolution, contrast). Accessibility (easy to use, navigate, find things). What you get (free, you have…

Your February newsletter

This month we would like to make you discover an essential feature of your Funbridge application: selecting your game conventions (bidding and card play). Game conventions on Funbridge Why setting your conventions? As you know, on Funbridge, you play in South with a game engine called “Argine” in North and against two other engines in East/West. Conventions help describe your hand during the play in order for your partner to…

The grand slam of Istanbul (Le Bridgeur Magazine n°886 – September 2014)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur n° 886 on 15 September 2014. Jérôme Rombaut was the captain of the Girls Team at the World Youth Team Championships held in Istanbul. He comes back from there with a spectacular deal. Anne-Laure Huberschwiller, one of the pillars of my Girls Team (she will definitely play in the Women’s category soon), recently confided to me how much…

En route to the 2016 Team Championship!

New Year means new Team Championship! Will you be part of the team that will succeed « Les Six Compagnons » (read their interview here)? The 2016 Team Championship will start on Friday 5 February 2016 at 10am (UTC+1). Therefore it is high time to create your team (if not done yet), manage your team (replace players e.g.) or join one of the manyincomplete teams. The Team Championship in broad…