Help with lines of play (Le Bridgeur Magazine No. 911) – Jérôme Rombaut

2017 World Vice-Champion Jérôme Rombaut writes a column in the French magazine “Le Bridgeur” every two months. The article below was published in issue 910 of the magazine (July/August 2017). This deal analysis is taken from the Biarritz Bridge Festival which was held in early July 2017. As announced in a previous issue, Funbridge has started broadcasting bridge events live. The Biarritz bridge festival held in July 2017 was their…

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…

Return to sender (Le Bridgeur Magazine No. 910)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the french magazine Le Bridgeur No.910 (July/August 2017) Jérôme Rombaut plays a deal from the quarter final of the 8th European Open Championships held in 2017 in Montecatini, Italy. I am playing 3NT in South with these hands:  A 5 2  A 9 3  8 6 5 4 3 2  2  K 9 3  K 6  A Q 9  A J 8 4…

54th European Championships: follow the matches live!

The 54th European Bridge Team Championships will be held from 6th to 16th June in Ostend, Belgium. We are pleased to announce that we will broadcast one match per round throughout the event. How to access? All you have to do is launch your Funbridge app and click the TV icon at the bottom right of your screen: The latest major team competition was the Lyon 2017 World Team Championships. The USA won the title…

[Video] Interview of great bridge champion Giorgio Duboin

As part of his practice matches with Team France for the upcoming European Championships in Ostend, Jérôme Rombaut interviewed their Italian teacher Giorgio Duboin who is also a great bridge champion with multiple world and European titles. In this video Giorgio stands next to Philippe Cronier (European champion) and gives us a special behind-the-scenes view of these practice sessions. He also talks about the European Championships and his partner for the event.…

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

What happened on Funbridge in April? Get all the details below! Your app has been updated, now offering a redesigned “My account” section that can be accessed by clicking on your nickname at the bottom of the main screen. This new version allows you to switch between accounts and edit your profile more easily. Click here to know more about these new features! And… Is bridge really so complicated ? The blogger…

Artificial Intelligence (Le Bridgeur Magazine No.909)

  Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the french magazine Le Bridgeur No.909 (May/June 2017) I am pretty sure that you have already practised opening leads and disagreed with your partner hundreds of times! Nowadays you can have leads tested by software programs analysing thousands of deals. I am going to talk about leads in this column for a change. First of all, I would like to clarify one…

A look back at the Monaco European Winter Games

The second edition of the European Winter Games was held in Monaco from 17 to 23 February. A 7-day event under the sunshine where great champions played with panache! You missed it? Discover the results below: Team Mahaffey won the Zimmerman Cup: Boye BROGELAND (Norway) Espen LINDQVIST (Norway) Zia MAHMOOD (USA) Jeff MECKSTROTH (USA) Watch Zimmerman team, who won the 1st edition, receive their prize in video! Team Lavazza won…

Missed Kiss (Le Bridgeur Magazine No.908)

  Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the french magazine Le Bridgeur No.908 (March/April 2017) 1,100 teams competed in the Team Championship in 2017. Teams are split into 6 divisions. Their objective is to avoid relegation and to go up at the end of each month. I am lucky to have several good players in my team: Vanessa Réess, Anne-Laure Huberschwiller, Frédéric Volcker, Thomas Bessis and Pierre Franceschetti. We…

2018 St Moritz International Bridge Festival

The 77th St Moritz International Bridge Festival took place from 15 to 24 January in Switzerland. This festival attracts more and more players every year. Many nationalities were represented: Lebanese, Dutch, Poles, Italians, Americans… and a majority of Swiss! Four tournaments were held: Welcome Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Open Pairs and Teams. The organising committee (led by Fernando Piedra and Mrs Ehrart) had decided to have each tournament played in a different…