“Touch” of elegance (Le Bridgeur Magazine n°885 – July 2014)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur n° 885 on 15 July 2014. Is a simple finesse enough to win the contract or should you prefer the squeeze to it? This is a recurring dilemma at the table. Would you have made the right decision? Here is a deal from the tournament of the day of the Touch version (for smartphones, tablets and Mac)…

Emergency exit (Le Bridgeur Magazine n°884 – June 2014)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur n° 884 on 15 June 2014. Bad news suddenly put your contract in danger? Keep your cool and look for the emergency exit. The deal of this month is taken from the mixed teams-of-four final, but in the Excellence category, opposing the Zimmermann Team to the Allix Team (mine). Here are South’s hand and the beginning of the…

One chance may conceal another (Le Bridgeur Magazine n°883 – May 2014)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur n° 883 on 15 May 2014. A timely preempt can take you away from the optimal contract. Don’t give up! Show better technique and be twice as optimistic instead. The selection process to join France Team has just ended. Funbridge and I would like to wish good luck to all our representatives! Here is a deal from…

“Le Bridgeur” elimination tournament: interview of the finalists

Władysław Winner of the “Le Bridgeur” elimination tournament, Władysław wins the professional bridge table. I am greatly impressed by this elimination tournament. Each round required my full commitment as any failure would have meant the end of the competition for me. I have been particularly excited about the last two rounds (the semifinal against Dolichi and the final against Béatrice). To achieve success, you had to focus entirely both on…

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…

New “Le Bridgeur” elimination tournament: registration is open!

  The whole Funbridge Team is pleased to inform you that a new elimination tournament sponsored by our partner Le Bridgeur (www.lebridgeur.com) will start on Monday 5 January 2015! This tournament can be accessed via the Funbridge software programme for Windows computers (only). The principle of this tournament is simple: you play against a single player in each round. The winner of the game directly qualifies for the next round. A…