The Mother of All Catastrophes by Zia Mahmood

World Champion Zia Mahmood analyses the incredible deals in the Bridge History for Funbridge. This month, the bridge legend explains the deal that set two new world records. A few years ago in Holland, the Netherlands ladies team overcame a large deficit against the US and progressed to the semi-finals of the World Championships. They ended up winning the bronze medal, but the most famous deal of the tournament was…

Finding the right way to 3NT to win by Milan Macura

Every week, bridge professional player Milan Macura organises and analyses Exclusive Tournaments on the Funbridge app. Debriefing and videos included! MPs results IMPs results Finding the right way to 3NT to win Videos MPs results I had a very good run this week scoring 82.27%, which was the best score on Thursday morning. Later afternoon, Klaus Wünsche (DE) managed to do even better and won with 84.86%. Third place went…

A Disarming Gesture (Le Bridgeur Magazine No. 924)

Funbridge newsletter February 2019: deal analysis by Jérôme Rombaut

2017 World Vice-Champion Jérôme Rombaut writes a column in the French magazine “Le Bridgeur” every two months. In the article below, published in issue 924 of the magazine (November / December 2019), here is a very interesting deal from a Funbridge tournament. Playing pairs games doesn’t mean you should give up bridge! Sometimes you have to follow the same approach as in teams games even if the aim is different.…

MPs are about bidding 3NT and trying to make it – by Milan Macura

In the first tournament of February, we are back to nearly 1,000 players in IMPs and over 1,600 players in total. MPs are about bidding 3NT and trying to make it Videos MPs are about bidding 3NT and getting as many tricks as possible Every experienced player knows you have to apply a different strategy in IMP and MP scoring. But what is the main difference? IMPs are based on…

Theory vs Practice (Le Bridgeur Magazine No. 923)

Final of the Excellence Mixed Four

2017 World Vice-Champion Jérôme Rombaut writes a column in the French magazine “Le Bridgeur” every two months. In the article below, published in issue 923 of the magazine (September / October 2019), here is a very interesting deal from a DN1 (national division) match scored by matchpoints. When it comes to how to play the cards of a suit, there is a difference between theory and practice. Should you opt…

Think twice before you pick a slam – by Milan Macura

Once again over one thousand players (1,063) participated in the IMP tournament and 779 players joined the MP one. MPs results IMPs results Think twice before you pick a slam Videos MPs results When I played the tournament, it seemed that no one would score over 80% this week, but in the end San2 finished with 82.07% and won by a big margin. This player has played over 100,000 boards…