Getting into ‘The Common Game’

The Common Game - Bridge - Great Bridge LinksThe Common Game is offered through local clubs and provides bridge players the opportunity to play the same hands and compare their results with players at other clubs across the country every day. Players have access to emailed results, matchpointed results, personal play analytics, pro analysis, integration with BBO, and more. Read about this excellent ACBL offering here >>

Newsy Bits

Cavendish Teams 2017 - Great Bridge Links2017 Cavendish. The Cavendish is the largest money bridge tournament in the world. In 2012 it moved from Las Vegas to Monaco and from May to October. Since 2017, it is held in February. Open teams, open pairs and women pairs tournaments are held. Diyan Danailov & Jerry Stamatov win the Cavendish Pairs 2017. Vincent Demuy, John Hurd, Zia Mahmood, Steve Weinstein win 2017 Cavendish Teams. Watch Live Videos here. Read Daily Bulletins here.

Cezary Balicki and Adam Zmudzinski cleared of wrongdoing. “Evidence does not sustain a conviction of Messrs Cezary Balicki and Adam Zmudzinski for illicit exchange of information through prearranged methods of communication during the Competition. No sanction shall be imposed.” Click here to get the full text of the decision of the EBL Disciplinary Commission.

ACBL seeks CEO. Recruitment is underway for an ACBL chief executive officer. Click here for a full job description and contact information.

Looking forward to Lyon! The City of Lyon will be host to the 43rd World Bridge Teams Championships from 12 to 26 August 2017. Read more here >>

WBF Women’s Online Bridge Festival – The Women’s Autumn Online Bridge Festival was played from 14 – 20 November and we congratulate Virginia Chediak on winning the top prize of free entry to the European Women’s Pairs Championship in Montecatini next June.

The results, master point awards and other information about the WBF Women’s Online Bridge Festival, inaugurated by Anna Maria Torlontano, can be found by clicking the link. The next Online Festival will be held from 3rd – 9th April 2017

Learn from the pros!

Learn Bridge from the Pros - Great Bridge LinksPlenty of professional bridge players have switched over to teaching, and there’s a ton of resources available where you get to learn right from the pros. Alex has compiled a list for us – see what he found! Read more here >>

Let’s talk bridge!

Let's talk bridge, poker and casino cardsForums, message boards and online communities are a great way to get in touch with other players, learn more about the game and keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the world of bridge – tips, tricks and more. READ MORE >>

Shopping made easy

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We’ve put together a one-stop card shop to make your online shopping fun and easy. Looking for the perfect gift for a partner or club manager? Planning your own card party? Looking for books or software?

We’ve gathered the best and linked to the rest. Gifts for card players click here >>

Just Play Bridge

Just Play Bridge - ACBL

Test your skill with this FREE Solitaire Bridge Game.

Ever want to just go online and play a few hands and not worry about signing in or setting up at a table? The ACBL has recently launched Just Play Bridge – courtesy of Bridge Base Online. Go to this link and you can start playing right away! The robots play a basic 2/1 system with 5 card majors and strong notrumps. They can occasionally be quirky. Hover over a bid for an explanation. This will help avoid misunderstandings. This is non-masterpoint play. You can play with or without registering.

How To Play Bridge

Three Youtube videos – each showing you the very basics of the world’s most amazing card game. If you like what you see, click here to visit our Learn To Play area, or choose Learn to Play Bridge from our menu at top of the page. See you at the table!


At The Casino

In the 1980s a bridge partner of mine used to talk about how he thought if someone could put a casino on the internet it would be pretty successful. Now it’s 2016 and the online casino industry is very much a huge part of the web. If you type ‘online casino’ into google you get 7,310,000 results. Some of these casinos support Great Bridge Links and Gifts for Card Players through links and articles.  I do check all the links to be sure they are what they are supposed to be but please note – the text accompanying the link has been provided by the website.

We hope that if you’re interested in playing the slots or blackjack or poker on the internet, you’ll try it with some of our sponsors. We’ve sorted them by country for your convenience.


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