Road to BIC: advice from champions #5

Every day until BIC kicks off on 26 October bridge champions Milan Macura, Jérôme Rombaut, Dominique Fontenau and Zia Mahmood will share advice to prepare the main event of autumn 2020. What is your best memory from a tournament? Dominique Fonteneau My first big tournament 30 years ago. The Open of La Baule international festival. I was 14 and my partner was 12. It was a four-day event. To fight…

Road to BIC: advice from champions #4

Every day until BIC kicks off on 26 October bridge champions Milan Macura, Jérôme Rombaut, Dominique Fontenau and Zia Mahmood will share advice to prepare the main event of autumn 2020. What advice would you give to players to help them go as far as they can in the BIC? Dominique Fonteneau Get to know your opponents. Keep in mind that playing against robots is specific. Practise on Funbridge! Milan…

Road to BIC: advice from champions #3

Every day until BIC kicks off on 26 October bridge champions Milan Macura, Jérôme Rombaut, Dominique Fontenau and Zia Mahmood will share advice to prepare the main event of autumn 2020. How do you deal with stress and pressure? Dominique Fonteneau In my case pressure and stress take three forms. First I have butterflies in my stomach. That’s when I try to rely on a solid bridge technique. Then pressure…

Road to BIC: advice from champions #2

Every day until BIC kicks off on 26 October bridge champions Milan Macura, Jérôme Rombaut, Dominique Fontenau and Zia Mahmood will share advice to prepare the main event of autumn 2020. How do you prepare for a tournament? Dominique Fonteneau You need to know yourself.Personally, ahead of a big tournament I have to try to oxygenate my body and therefore my brain (breathing, walking, yoga, etc.). Avoid heavy meals and…

Road to BIC: advice from champions #1

Every day until BIC kicks off on 26 October bridge champions Milan Macura, Jérôme Rombaut, Dominique Fontenau and Zia Mahmood will share advice to prepare the main event of autumn 2020. How do you approach a tournament? Dominique Fonteneau You have to: Find your motivation. Set challenging goals. What does performing in this tournament mean to you? Jérôme Rombaut Don’t try to play differently. Try to be as consistent as…

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…

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…