Read Zia Mahmood’s exclusive interview in BeBRIDGE!

When BeBRIDGE wanted to appoint an Ambassador there was only one possible choice, the most charismatic figure in the game who has been entertaining the bridge public for the last 40 years. Mark Horton, the editor, spent some time chatting with the legend that is Zia Mahmood. To read and reread this exclusive interview with Zia Mahmood, check out BeBRIDGE! Discover the first issue of BeBRIDGE with free access!

BeBRIDGE, the new magazine that revolutionizes the bridge press

In May 2019, Le Bridgeur was acquired by 52 Entertainment, the world leader in online bridge (Funbridge and BBO), headed by Olivier Comte. And now… here it comes! An exciting new version, updated, modern, interesting, a true lifestyle magazine in English – BeBRIDGE! Launched as an online bridge magazine, BeBRIDGE aims to widen the scope of the traditional bridge magazine by combining interesting articles about bridge events and game strategy,…

Exit cards (Le Bridgeur Magazine No.907)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur No.907 (January/February 2017) Challenges are one of my favourite game modes on Funbridge. The format is quite simple: you challenge a player on 5 deals with IMP scoring. What is special about it is that you see the results while playing, so you can check the latest score, which allows you to adapt your strategy accordingly. My friend…

Your April newsletter

After the sneak preview of the new PC version of Funbridge in the last newsletter (click here to read more), this month we look at the display and ergonomics options at the game table. To help you get started, Funbridge uses default options: play with the help of the pop-up window with bidding tips, play singletons and collect tricks automatically, switch North and South when North is the declarer, etc.…

Minimum Loss (Le Bridgeur Magazine n°898 – October 2015)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur n°898 on 15 October 2015. Should you bid higher when opponent bids game after a two-suiter bid? This is a tough decision to make and no one can pretend to never make mistakes… Both on Funbridge and at a bridge table, messy situations resulting from two-suiter bids are widespread. The deal below is a perfect illustration of…

Appetite comes with eating (Le Bridgeur Magazine n°897 – August 2015)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur n°897 on 15 August 2015. In pairs tournaments, being hungry for success is a good thing. Squeeze can even turn you into an ogre provided you execute it by the book. Once again, this instructive deal has been reported to me by my faithful friend Jean-Michel Grosfils. Pairs tournament. Dealer South. East-West vulnerable. South’s hand is:  A K…

You October newsletter

In this month’s newsletter, we review the brand new game mode “Commented Tournaments” and feature “Give as a gift“. And as usual, new articles are available on the blog! Give as a gift Funbridge players are generous! Since late September, slightly more than 50 of you have given a gift to other players! Thank you on their behalf! Remember that you can offer a deals pack or a subscription with…

Article published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur in march 2014, by Jérôme Rombaut.

A paradoxical finesse   The aim of the handicap system is always to provide opportunities for less experienced players. The new Funbridge tournament has fully served this purpose at the expense of our columnist. This month, we launched a new elimination tournament on Funbridge with an iPad to win, but above all with a new handicap formula. Handicap varies from -80 to +80 IMPs, with most of handicaps between +20…