Bridge and Cheating in the New World. Online play has been wholeheartedly embraced and welcomed and bridge is suddenly way more accessible. However, so is cheating. Read a recap here ->

Huge success. How one ACBL Unit’s Online Charity game earned $153,000 usd for homeless in Marin County, CA. Read about it here – >

Bridge to the PeopleBridge to the People. Preliminary studies confirmed that advantages coming from playing bridge are: 75% lower chance for Alzheimer Disease and higher production of CD-4 positive lymphocytes responsible for fighting against viruses. Bridge to the People is a foundation whose aim is scientific activities and research on the impact of playing bridge on the mental strength of the elderly and people with disabilities. Mind training by learning and practicing bridge for seniors all over Poland. Read more here – >

An Appeal From Sponsors To Professional Bridge Players. As the coronavirus hit our world and forced bridge to shift online, cheating in online bridge has consumed far too much attention and energy. We, the undersigned sponsors who have from time to time engaged professionals, have been disappointed and saddened at the revelations of unethical behaviour including self-kibitzing and collusive information-sharing. We desire to find a way back to a clean game that can include everyone, even those who have acted unethically but are willing to ask forgiveness. Note: Deadline has been extended to Jan 21, 2021. A Chance to Clear the Air and Start OverRead more on Bridge Winners here ->

SHALL WE LAUGH? There’s a really funny thread happening on Bridge Winners – Funniest Comment to Partner – enjoy it here ->

Gaining the mental edge at bridgeWinner of the 2020 IBPA Bridge Book of the year is Kim Frazer for her book Gaining the Mental Edge at Bridge. At the recent IBPA AGM, Barry Rigal explained that this book is focused on the psychological way to bring the best play to the table. Kim is a Champion in Bridge and Physical Sports and she approaches Bridge in a useful and unusual way. Kim thanked her proofreader Liam Milne, who convinced her to put more bridge deals in the book, and the team of Master Point Press.

Winners of the 2020 The Alan Truscott Memorial Award are Tom Reynolds and Jan van den Hoek. Barry Rigal relates that both played a significant part in our being able to enjoy expert online tournaments during the last nine months, when face-to-face bridge was impossible.

(Per)forming identity in the mind-sport bridge: Self, partnership and community
Samantha Punch , Zoe Russell and Beth Cairns University of Stirling, Scotland  Mind-sports are a relatively under-explored area within the sociology of sport, especially the internationally played game of bridge. In this qualitative sociological study of tournament bridge, we examine the formation and performance of elite bridge player identities through interviews with 52 US and European players.  Read paper here – >

PODCAST Conversations with World Class Bridge Players – The Setting Trick on ACBL News Feed here ->

The 52 Entertainment brand is gaining speed – and steadily becoming one of the largest umbrellas in the world of bridge. Great Game Products, Bridge Baron, Bridge Base Online, China Bridge Online, and Funbridge are some of the recent additions and now Master Point Press. Read story here ->
Audrey Grant Bridge Festivals

Audrey Grant and David Lindop are now offering their hugely popular Bridge Festivals online. Click here to read all about it and/or register ->

Have you heard about The Bridge Zone Radio Show? It’s is a radio show and podcast encouraging fellow Bridge players to share the passion that enthusiasts have in playing this challenging game. Find it here – >

NEW BRIDGE LINKS – have you visited our New Links page recently? Lots of new bridge sites coming online over the past few months,  Check it out here ->

Do you have a great idea for a bridge project, event or club? You might qualify for an ACBL Education Foundation Grant! Read more here ->


New: World Bridge Tour. Fairness. Adaptation. Integrity. Respect. Founded by Thomas Charlsen and Boye Brogeland. World Bridge Tour (WBT) consists of online top level team tournaments organised by OCBL, ALT, E-Open and World Bridge Holding. Challengers Cup (CC) consists of online team tournaments organised by World Bridge Holding | Calendar of events here

Online Bridge Events & TournamentsWe’ve relaunched our Bridge Tournaments section with lots of links and information regarding online bridge events. Updating whenever a new events comes online. Check it out here ->

Bridge On BBO: Now With Live Audio

Live Audio on BBO – We spoke to Dan Storch from Bridge Base Online about the new live audio feature for games. Here’s how it works, why it’s there, and how to use it. Read interview here – >

Tricky-Bridge-Learn-and-Play-BridgeTricky Bridge: 7,000 beginners in Week 1 – the new iPhone/iPad app dedicated to making the very beginning of the bridge learning process fun, free, and appealing for people of all ages to try  introduced over 7,000 beginners to bridge in its first week as a live game. Development was partly funded by the Ed Foundation – read our interview here – >

Kibitzing Bridge in the 1930sHow (and where) Can I watch Bridge? In this brief bridge kibitzing guide we’ll share with you everything you need to know about watching great bridge players, or friends, play bridge events and tournaments. Read more here →

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Bridge Baron and Great Game Products acquired by 52 Entertainment monopoly. 52 Entertainment is the ultimate holding company of Goto Games, Funbridge, Bridge Base Online (BBO), Le Bridgeur and China Bridge On Line, which together forms the world’s uncontested leader in bridge entertainment and software. Read our article and interview here ->

WBF publishes new Disciplinary Code –  the WBF Executive Council at the Meeting of 25th/27th November unanimously approved the new Disciplinary Code  – The WBF shares the indignation of the bridge community, taking full notice of the aberrant and unacceptable behaviour of cheating and unethical behaviour in bridge that, whenever and wherever it occurs, causes great harm and threatens the both the image and the fairness of our sport.


So many wonderful new platforms and digital innovations coming on board. These are exciting times for the world of bridge!

Real Bridge - Play bridge online face to faceRealBridge:  takes online bridge to the next level, with built-in video and sound, bringing the true face-to-face experience online. See and speak to your opponents – just like face-to-face bridge. Bid and play using a modern, intuitive interface.

Alex interviews Graham Hazel from the development team. Read article ->  

Plugging in to the OCBL – The Online Contract Bridge League aims to organize high-quality, high-level online tournaments through BBO. Great Bridge Links and Alex J. Coyne spoke to Max from the OCBL to find out more. Read article here >>

Tricky Bridge App

Tricky Bridge – a new bridge playing app to be launched at the end of summer. Great Bridge Links caught up with Scott Hoffer for more details about the launch and mechanics of Tricky Bridge, one of the most exciting apps of the year. Read more here – >

Bridge HackathonThe #BridgeHackathon is a new event created by developer and bridge enthusiast Kiat Huang allowing for coding, creativity and bridge cross over to create new, innovative open source software. He hopes to turn his Hackathon into a regular event – and encourages other groups of bridge-loving coders and developers to do the same by organizing their own. Here’s what you should know about the #BridgeHackathon. Read article here ->

BridgeBee appBridgeBee is a new bridge trainer app with a difference. A hybrid between a bridge lesson and an interactive AI-guided chatbot, this could be one of the best ways to inspire players and hone skills. It could do for bridge education what DuoLingo and its owl mascot has done for language learning. We interviewed Mary Maier from Baron Barclay about the beginnings of BridgeBee – and why every bridge player should check it out. Read article here ->


NEW: Play Social Bridge Online with Trickster Bridge. Read all about it ->

No need to spend time alone when there are so many places online where you can meet up with other bridge players and do what we all love – play cards!

You can play in tournaments against robots or you can play against real human players – with no chance of passing along a virus. See you there!

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Play Robot Bridge on FunbridgeRobot Bridge is anytime fun for all levels.

Enjoy playing bridge with robots anytime anywhere – on your phone, your tablet or your computer. Play one hand, a 4-hand tournament, or challenge tournaments. You are always playing against robots and with a robot partner.  Find all the best apps on our bridge apps page here →

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

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. Read more here –>

Coffee Break!

Bridge Articles by Famous Authors - Great Bridge LinksEnjoy bridge on your coffee break. Bridge 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 daily bridge articles, bridge quizzes, puzzles, contests and whatever else we find in our travels around the ‘net. Click Here >

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.


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.

Why Play Bridge?

There’s a reason why millions of people around the world play bridge, many of them as a lifelong hobby. It’s a social game that creates partnerships through teamwork and sportsmanship. Bridge may be thrilling when you win and humbling when you don’t, but there’s one thing it will never be – boring.  The game of bridge creates a community. With just a deck of cards and a group of friends – or even strangers – you can have fun and dive into a game that has been drawing new players for centuries. Not only does it sharpen the mind and challenge your wit, bridge opens new doors with opportunities to network and socialize with other sharp-minded competitors. Find out more on Try Bridge Dot Org!

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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