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.…

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…

Anne-Laure and Jérôme crowned champions of France in Mixed Pairs

jerome rombaut france champion mixed pair

Last weekend our ambassador Jérôme Rombaut and his bridge partner Anne-Laure Tartarin won the gold at the DN1 Mixed Pairs taking place at the headquarters of the French bridge federation (FFB). CONGRATULATIONS to Anne-Laure and Jérôme! Our champion tells us all about their victory. 🥇 “After eighteen seasons in Mixed Pairs (including nine top 5 finishes) with Vanessa Réess (pictured below), this time my partner was one of my former…

Bridge events not to be missed in 2020

2020 will be a highly eventful year for the bridge world! To get a clearer picture of what is in store, we asked our expert Jérôme Rombaut for advice. What are the players and teams to follow in 2020? Which competitions are not to be missed? Jérôme tells us everything. Jérôme Rombaut’s expectations for 2020 2020 promises to be an incredible year for bridge! Some teams are under pressure, others…

Challenging Deal (Le Bridgeur Magazine No. 922)

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 922 of the magazine (May / June 2019), Jérôme gives us a new board analysis from 2019 Memphis NABC. Unless you are very imaginative or naturally scatterbrained, this deal will make life difficult for you. Whatever happens, savour it! You defend against 6♠ after South has…

Lhuissier’s Exploit (Le Bridgeur Magazine No. 921)

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 921 of the magazine (May / June 2019), Jérôme gives us a new board analysis from 2019 Memphis NABC. Your partner doubles 3NT. You overcalled. What do you do next? Be careful, you must get it right. Here is a nice deal from Memphis NABC. My…

Think Outside The Box (Le Bridgeur Magazine No. 920)

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 920 of the magazine (March / April 2019), Jérôme gives us a new board analysis from federation tournaments. When a line of play is quite obvious, it can hide an unusual plan. Be creative! As you may know, it is possible to play federation tournaments on…

Assumptions (Le Bridgeur Magazine No. 919)

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 919 of the magazine (January /February 2019), Jérôme gives us a new commented bridge board from the 2018 World Bridge Series held in Orlando. In early 2019 Funbridge made an exciting announcement: the merger with BBO. The apps will remain separate brands but they will share…

Game of Patience (Le Bridgeur Magazine No. 918)

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 918 of the magazine (November/ December 2018), Jérôme gives us a commented deal from the World Bridge Series held in Orlando last year. Here is a deal from the World Bridge Series precisely and I had the pleasure to play it with my partner Nicolas Lhuissier.…

Onside vs. Offside (Le Bridgeur Magazine No. 917)

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 917 of the magazine (May/June 2018), Jérôme gives us a commented deal from the 2018 World Youth Bridge Team Championships, held in Shanghai, China. Commented deal A favourably or unfavourably located honour is a very relative concept as your goals and the context play an important…