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How Funbridge works

Playing conventions

On Funbridge, you always play in South associated to a game engine in North and against two other engines in East/West.

To ensure mutual understanding between you and your partner North, we enable you to set your card play and bidding conventions.

To do so, go to Settings > Card play conventions or Bidding conventions > Edit my system.

Card play conventions

Setting your card play conventions allows you to indicate if your partner North will interpret or not the different card play signals that you will send to him.

We have set 2 different profiles of card play conventions:

  • Without meaning: North will not interpret any card play signal from you.
  • Classic:
    • Leads: 4th best in NT and 3rd/5th in a suit contract.
    • Discards: direct signal.

East/West play classic conventions (3rd/5th leads in a suit contract, 4th best in NT, discards: direct signal).

Bidding conventions

Setting your bidding conventions allows you to specify the system that you will play with your partner North.

We have set 23 different profiles for you, depending on your level and the basic system that you want to play. The higher your level, the more you will play conventions and the more complicated they will be.

  • At beginner level, you will mainly play Stayman/Jacoby transfer/Blackwood.
  • At intermediate level, you will add Roudi, 3rd and 4th suit forcing, Drury, Splinter, 2NT with a fit, two-suiters, etc.
  • At competition level, you will play the whole range of the most recent conventions used by competition players.

It should be pointed out that the system used by East/West remains unchanged, i.e. 5-card major at intermediate level.

List of bidding systems available

  • 2/1
  • SAYC
  • 5-card major
  • ACOL
  • Polish Club
  • Nordic
  • NBB Standard

Free profile

The free profile allows you to select the conventions that you want to play yourself. But be aware that it is aimed at the most experienced players and is likely to slow down game speed a little bit.