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…

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…

Are 18-19 HCP enough for strong 2♣? – by Milan Macura

The first tournament of 2020 broke the records. For the first time, we have reached over 1,000 players in one tournament and we were close to over 2,000 in both tournaments combined: 811 players participated in the MP tournament and 1,163 players in the IMP one. MPs results IMPs results Are 18-19 HCP enough for strong 2♣? Videos MPs results It was possible to reach over 85% with the cards…

The Biggest Online Bridge Tournament: THE event of the year!

Mark your calendars for 12 December (Paris time UTC+1) and come help us give birth to the biggest online bridge tournament ever held! The Biggest Online Bridge Tournament This tournament scored by MPs will be run both on Funbridge and BBO (20 deals on each platform). The overall rankings will be made available to you by email in the days following the event and will include results from Funbridge and…

Take part in Milan Macura’s June exclusive tournament!

Bridge champion Milan Macura is looking forward to seeing you again on Funbridge, this time from 24th to 29th June, to participate in his “June exclusive tournament”! Learn by comparing your bidding, card play and results After many hours spent playing deals and taking tricks, it is now time to challenge the champion! Milan Macura will also take part in the June exclusive tournament. This is an excellent way to…

May exclusive tournament 2019 – Comments by Milan Macura

Professional bridge player Milan Macura organized an Exclusive tournament you played from 20 to 25th May. Did you play it?  You will find video with his comments about the bridge deals from this tournament later in this article. Milan Macura is a great bridge champion. Indeed, Milan became Junior World Champion in 2009. His latest commented bridge tournament on Funbridge is the May exclusive tournament held on 20th May. You…

Mark your calendar for the new “Jack High” Swiss Pairs tournament in London on 28th December!

New Jack High Swiss Pairs tournament at the Year End Congress London Friday 28th December 2018 with additional prizes from Funbridge! Try your hand at tournament bridge this Christmas at the ‘Jack High’ Swiss Pairs. This new EBU competition is for the majority of club players and is an ideal first foray into tournament bridge. Entry to this event is limited to players with a NGS* of no more than…

What happened on Funbridge in June? Find out more here!

The 54th European Bridge Team Championships that were held in Ostend, Belgium, this year are now over. We salute the new Champions of Europe! Open Teams 1- Norway 2- Israel 3- Russia Women Teams 1- Poland 2- Sweden 3- Norway Senior Teams 1- France 2- Sweden 3- Poland Let’s also congratulate the other qualifiers who have earned the right to represent Europe at the next World Bridge Teams Championships in…