[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…

A look back at the IMSA Elite Mind Games

The IMSA Elite Mind Games were held from 7th to 16th December in Huai’An, China. The IMSA (International Mind Sports Association) was founded in 2005 by José Damiani, former President of World Bridge Federation. The main mind sports are represented: Bridge, Chess, Draughts and Go. Chinese chess have also been invited to participate in this 2nd edition. In addition to China, the host country which came 5th in Lyon, the…

Exit cards (Le Bridgeur Magazine No.907)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur No.907 (January/February 2017) Challenges are one of my favourite game modes on Funbridge. The format is quite simple: you challenge a player on 5 deals with IMP scoring. What is special about it is that you see the results while playing, so you can check the latest score, which allows you to adapt your strategy accordingly. My friend…

Your November newsletter

Take a look at this month’s news! Claim more easily The recent update of your app allows you to claim the remaining tricks at the table much more easily and at any time when it is your turn to play, both while a trick is in progress and in defence.Similarly, the East-West players will also enjoy this improved feature and will be able to claim the remaining tricks when possible. Don’t forget to…

Your August newsletter

The 2017 World Teams Championships are in full swing in Lyon! Only a few teams are still vying for the much-coveted title of World Champion. The teams who qualified for the semi-finals in their respective categories are: Bermuda Bowl (Open Teams) France vs. New Zealand USA2 vs. Bulgaria Venice Cup (Women’s Teams) Sweden vs. England Poland vs. China d’Orsi Trophy (Seniors Teams) USA2 vs. Sweden Italy vs. India   Follow the event with Funbridge…