IN THE NEWS

Bridge Clues LogoBridge Clues is Back! After a period of down time, the site which features over 3000 Question and Answer problems written by Mike Lawrence, has relaunched with Phase One including the four free daily hands as well as the beginner series. Now work on phase two, the store and Past Hands, is underway. The new Bridge Clues offers the warmth of a good friend and a little bit of rock and roll as well. Website here –>

$360,000 USD up for grabs in the annual Yeh Bros Cup. Staged by the Beijing Bridge League, the Yeh Bros Cup includes Open Teams, Swiss Plate and Open Pairs. Entries from all World Bridge Federation Zones are on an invitation basis. Patron is Mr. Chen Heh form Taiwan. This year there are 28 teams including 3 from the USA and 4 from China. Can’t find an official site yet, but you can view a listing of players here

http://bridgefeed.acbl.org/screen-team/

The Kids Table – a forthcoming documentary about four millennials learning and playing bridge. Coach Brian Reynolds, Edd Benda, Paul Stanko, Monique Thomas, Stefanie Woodburn, and coach Samantha MacDouglas are making a documentary about learning bridge in their 20s. Read more here –>

Eric Murray 1928-2018 . ACBL Hall of Fame member and great Canadian player Eric Murray died May 19. He was 90 years old. A Grand Life Master, Murray won 14 NABC titles and countless Canadian championships. An iconic figure in bridge, Murray was a force at the table and also in bridge governance. Read many comments and tributes on Bridge Winners here –>

Bridge Sponsorship Can Help You Succeed – Are you planning a special bridge event? Does your little bridge club need extra support. Does your bridge team want to enter a competition that will require a bit of sponsorship help? Sponsorships can be the key to success for a program, team or bridge club. We’ve gathered 6 Tips  to help you get started. Read more here –>


FunBridge GotoGamesFunbridge comes on board as Gold Sponsor of Great Bridge Links

We’re very exited today to introduce a new Gold Sponsor for Great Bridge Links. Funbridge is an app that allows you to play bridge online. You can play an unlimited number of deals on all your devices (and all platforms) with a single account. Play at your own pace against engines and be rated against thousands of other players.  Read more here –>


Bridge in a Box - Patty TuckerNEW!! Bridge in A Box™ by Patty Tucker.  Contains playing cards, player workbooks, a table mat, a quick start option and access code for four people to a video tutorial and an app. Learn bridge at your convenience, the way you prefer to learn, and at your own pace in your home. Patty and her project can be found on Kickstarter and she hopes to release the product at the NABC in Atlanta. You can find Patty’s website here and her Kickstarter here.

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New Books 2018

Summer brings a blooming bunch of new bridge books!

Hand of the Week by Joel Martineau    The Blue Team in the History of Bridge by Alberto Perroux   Item Image Demystifying Defense by Patrick O'Connor   Eric Rodwell's Bidding Topics - Book 1  Close Encounters - Mark Horton Eric Kokish

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Just Play Bridge – Solitaire Bridge Games

Play Robot Bridge on FunbridgeWorld Bridge Federation Robot Bridge Tournaments

Everything you need to know about playing Solitaire Robot Bridge Tournaments on Funbridge

Everyone’s talking these days about the new way to practice bridge offered by Funbridge – Robot Bridge Tournaments. In a robot bridge tournament you are the only human at the table and you’re never dummy! It’s solitaire bridge at its finest. Every bid is explained. The hands rotate so you always get to declare. If you have to leave the game, don’t worry! Things will be put on hold until your return. If you have to leave your computer, no problem! You can continue to play on your ipad, or your phone as you transit to work. Read more here –>

Funbridge is available in Danish, German, French, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Norwegian, Swedish, Chinese, Turkish and Portuguese


Just Play Bridge – Test your skill with this Solitaire Bridge Game on acbl.org.

Ever want to just go online and play a few hands and not worry about signing in or setting up at a table? On the ACBL website and courtesy of Bridge Base Online you can Just Play Bridge. 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. And there running top score totals if you want to get competitive. Read more here –>

Laugh out loud

Bridge jokes and humour - great bridge linksI’m pretty sure most bridge players would agree that some of our biggest laughs have been at post mortem parties. Are the stories ever as funny the morning after? Damn right they are!


Bridge Winners.
Karen Allison has started a thread on Bridge Winners where you can read, and post, funny bridge stories. Find it here –>

Cheer Up! Bridge Humour and Jokes. Our untiring researcher Alex J. Coyne has collected some great bridge humour resources in his article. Find it here –>

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How To Play Bridge

Owls Playing Bridge - Great Bridge LinksLearn to play bridge with videos, lessons, apps and teachers. Visit our GBL Classroom to find everything you need!

Bridge can be played by anyone, young and old. It’s not only great for your brain but your social life as well! Bridge players can find friends in any city in the world.

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The GBL Magazine

games for bridge players - great bridge linksARTICLES. STORIES. HISTORY. HUMOUR

Visit the GBL Magazine where you’ll find all your favourite stories and everything categorized to make sure you don’t miss anything new. Kudos to our great writers Alex Coyne and Katie Coopersmith. Enjoy!

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What is the game of bridge?

Keep Calm and Play Bridgefrom the World Bridge Federation:

Bridge is the ultimate trick-taking card game, easily the greatest source of enjoyment that four people can have with a pack of cards.

Bridge is a sport: the World Bridge Federation is recognised by the International Olympic Committee. Just like every sport, Bridge offers enormous benefits to its players.

It is enjoyed by tens of millions of people throughout the world – more so than any other card game. In social circles it is considered the card game. Whether you play casually among friends or seriously in clubs and tournaments, you will find it to be fascinating, challenging and enjoyable.

from the European Bridge League:

The game of bridge is a mindsport card game to be enjoyed by players of all ages. Four players form two partnerships, taking the points of the compass. North plays with South and East with West. Each player receives thirteen cards (your hand) which should be sorted into suits: spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs.

The game is divided into two phases, bidding and play.

Should you be a bridge player - Great Bridge LinksShould you be a bridge player? Take this quiz

Millions worldwide have found bridge to be an enriching, even obsessive pastime. Do you have what it takes to join them? Take this quick quiz to determine your potential for learning and enjoying the world’s most popular card game.

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