1st European Winter Games

First European Winter Games

5-11 February 2016 – The European Bridge League & the Fédération Monégasque de Bridge present the 1st European Winter Games playing in Monaco, Hotel Fairmont. The two main events will be  the Zimmermann Cup and  FMB Board-A-Match Trophy. Cash prizes all around. We’re all hoping there’ll be some reporting – bulletins or vugraph. We’ll keep you posted!

Official Website here:  www.wintergames.bridgemonaco.com

Winter is coming by Mark Horton

RENO Spring NABC 2016

Reno NABC 2016March 10-20, 2016 – Known as the “Biggest Little city in the world”, Reno provides a beautiful landscape for the North American Bridge Championships. The NABC will be held at the Silver Legacy, Circus Circus and Eldorado which are connected by indoor sky bridges. You’ll hardly realize that you’ve left one and entered another! Join the excitement of the NABC in the second largest tourist destination in Nevada!

ACBL Website Click here | Reno Committee Website Click Here

Fruit machines will attract bridge players in Reno

All you need to know about playing the slots at Reno Nevada during the Spring NABC.  Slot machines are highly visible and accessible at casinos which makes them by far the most popular game for visitors. And because they are easy to play, the potential to win is very enticing. We asked our writer Sky Goodwin to find us 5 Tips will help you play wisely and successfully during your stay in Reno.  Read more >

How To Play Bridge

Three Youtube videos – each showing you the very basics of the world’s most amazing card game. Enjoy!

        

How to Read Your Opponents

How to Read Your Opponents - Body Language

5 Body language signals you can learn to help you win at cards

Yvonne Hanson has always been fascinated by body language signals. A 3rd year Political Science major at SFU, Yvonne knows how important understanding these signals can be in her chosen field. We asked Yvonne to present what she feels are the top 5 body language signals that might help someone at a game of bridge. Yvonne doesn’t play bridge but she loves poker and many other games of skill so she was excited to research and write this article for us.   Read more >

Sitting Won’t Kill You

Sitting won't kill you

But movement is still key

One thing is certain – bridge players spend a lot of time sitting. We used to think this kind of prolonged sitting was dangerous, increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. However a recent 16 year study of 3720 men and 1412 women concluded that sitting, in any setting, does not increase the risk of an early death.

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Saying Goodbye

Goodbye 2015 - Great Bridge Links salutes players who left the table in 2015

Every year at New Year’s we are treated to a recap of the past year’s great events – the best books, the finest acts, top movies. But no list is complete without taking another moment to say goodbye to the wonderful bridge players, organizers, authors and friends who passed away in 2015.

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Puzzles, Columns and Articles

Bridge puzzles, columns and articlesBridge Players love puzzles! Crosswords, jigsaws, word play, logic problems …. and the ultimate puzzle, the game of bridge itself. On this page you will find links to bridge quizzes, puzzles, contests and whatever else I can find that fits into the category of “Puzzling Encounters” for bridge players. Click Here >

Bridge at the movies!

Bridge Videos Movies Youtube on Great Bridge Links

New on Great Bridge Links.

We’ve set up a page to feature links to bridge videos and bridge video channels. Visit the ACBL channel where you can find out how to learn bridge in a day! Visit the WBF channel and watch world championships, take quizzes, learn from great players. We’ll be adding more to this page over time so visit often! Hope you like it – Click here >

THE NEWSY BITS

Bridge Legends – the Bridge Bandit website had a cool little slideshow that features the bridge ‘timeline’ – visit their site and choose LEGENDS from their top menu. Then click on the timeline dots to travel through time! Click here >

The History of Playing Cards – The rich, fascinating and debated history of our favourite ‘toy’ is explored on our new page. Click here >

Do you know about the Women’s Online Bridge Club? They host twice-yearly Women’s Online Bridge Festivals which are specifically designed to promote women’s bridge. The main prize for the 2015 Autumn Festival and the 2016 Spring Festival to be held in 4th – 10th April 2016 will be Free entry to the National Women’s Pairs event to be held during the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland for the winner and a partner of her choice. Click here >


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Bridge fans looking to play some casino card games such as blackjack, baccarat and poker can visit here for detailed guides to these games, as well as beginners info on opening and playing at an online gambling site.

Online gambling is a fun pastime for many people in the world. Visit onlinegamblingsites.com for info on the top places to play games.

Canadian Poker Sites. Both poker and bridge are card games that use a style of play that demands a routine, and both card games involve probabilities. However, in bridge you must play your cards the right way to win. When playing poker in Canada, it’s important to routinely fold bad hands, or risk becoming a losing player.

Gifts & Supplies for Card Players

Gifts and Supplies for Card PlayersWe spend hours scouring the web looking for novelty bridge items and gifts for your shopping list. Party Supplies and Costumes too! We’ve done the surfin’ for ya!

Visit giftsforcardplayers.com