Beyond the theory (Le Bridgeur Magazine No.906)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur No.906 (November/December 2016) In many cases, when it comes to handling card combinations, there is a technical card, higher than the others, to play. But what about the deal context? One of the most successful game modes of Funbridge is the tournament of the day. The world is divided into 4 time zones with two tournaments per zone, one…

Your September newsletter

It’s official! The summer holidays are over… It is high time to start playing bridge again! In the event you have had a break of course, which is obviously not the case for many bridge players. Indeed, the World Bridge Teams Championships held us spellbound through much of August! If you have missed the event, here are the results in the main categories: Bermuda Bowl (Open Teams) Gold – USA…

Mr Scrooge (Le Bridgeur Magazine No.905)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur No.905 (September/October 2016) Losing a trick to win more (or make the right moves). That is what this deal played on Funbridge is all about this month. Tip! If you have missed it, a new feature has become available on Funbridge since June 2016: commented tournaments. Deal 30. Love All. You hold the hand below in North:  A 10…

Trump reduction (Le Bridgeur Magazine No.904)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur No.904 (July/August 2016) Bob Herreman, a loyal reader of the magazine “Le Bridgeur”, long-time Funbridge player and member of the French Bridge Federation, has shared this deal with me. His analysis seems quite interesting. I have been regularly playing French Bridge Federation tournaments on Funbridge for a few months. This is a great way to learn. The main advantage…

RoboCoup (Le Bridgeur Magazine n°902)

Choosing a line of play over another one is conceivable if you can anticipate how opponent will react. No certainty at the table but when you play against a robot… The first Paris Festival took place at Paris Country Club from 5 to 11 November 2015. Funbridge sponsored the event and I had the pleasure of winning the first edition of the Open tournament with Pierre Franceschetti. Here is a…

Red or Black (Le Bridgeur Magazine n°901)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur n°901 (January/February 2016) Following the last article, here is another defence problem from the same France vs Sweden match as part of the France Open Team selection process for the European Teams Championships. You are still East and the bidding proceeds as follows: South North   Dummy spreads his hand:  Q 7 4   10 7 5  K J…

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts (Le Bridgeur Magazine n°899 – November 2015)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur n°899 on 15 November 2015. In late September 2015, Jean-Christophe Quantin, Marc Bompis, Cédric Lorenzini and I won the Interclub Challenge. I am going to tell you about a deal I have played in defence at this event. My opponent was Juliette Venard from Orléans who is a regular player of Funbridge (user name: jumaca). Step into…

A look back at the International Bridge Tournament in St. Moritz

The 76th International Bridge Tournament in St. Moritz was staged from 23rd January to 1st February. Based in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, this festival brings together international teams. Funbridge Team member Jérôme Rombaut took part in the Team Tournament. His team included three France Team players, namely Cédric Lorenzini, François Combescure and himself, the last player being Kiki Wordplatt-Ward. “The first two days went very well with six wins…

Minimum Loss (Le Bridgeur Magazine n°898 – October 2015)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the French magazine Le Bridgeur n°898 on 15 October 2015. Should you bid higher when opponent bids game after a two-suiter bid? This is a tough decision to make and no one can pretend to never make mistakes… Both on Funbridge and at a bridge table, messy situations resulting from two-suiter bids are widespread. The deal below is a perfect illustration of…

Your December newsletter

Christmas is fast approaching, so why not treat yourself or make someone’s day? Lacking inspiration for Christmas presents? Look no further! We have come up with a few ideas of gifts to give your bridge friends… The brand new computer program GOTO Bridge XVII For all players! Developed by our teams, this Windows software is the ideal present for any bridge fanatic! Discover it at www.gotobridge.com. A subscription to Funbridge…