Computer Vision is designed to detect cards (with timing and orientation) in real time. It automatically detects and records timing (i.e. hesitations, slow play) as well as the bidding and play, providing accurate records for all hands at all tables. It also detects behavioural indicators (e.g. card orientation) – in other words, potential cheating mechanisms. AI and Computer Vision researchers at Monash University in Australia have developed an initial proof of concept and even with a standard laptop, vision can be processed and annotated in realtime. Running trials during the 2023 World Championships, researchers are hoping to attract funding support to develop the software further. Link to see the trial in action  video here

Robot Bridge World Championship Cancelled – The official World Computer Bridge Championship 2023 has been cancelled. The event will not be rescheduled.

What about Tablets?  Tablets will be used at the upcoming World Championships but for bidding only during the KO stages of the WTC (for the BB/VC/DOT/WC). The Round Robins and the Transnationals will be using bidding boxes.

The Partnership Mindsport. BAMSA explores the benefits of the card game bridge. It discusses the life skills that can be developed through bridge, the partnership mindsport. Produced by SciPod. Creative Commons License.

New Platforms – These are the ‘new kids’ on the block. Here are some new Play Bridge Online Platforms which have been introduced recently. On these platforms you can arrange to meet friends, play with strangers from around the world, and enter platform-specific events and tournaments. All feel they’re offering you a unique experience – and most are free – to start. So dig in! We welcome feedback too – 

Swan Games is back! There was a time when Swan Games was one of only three online bridge platforms – in the world! This month Swan Games has relauned and we’re excited about it. Read an article here →

Bridge Live / Bridge 21. One of the newest online platforms designed for players and clubs both digital and face to face

Bridge Champ. The Next Generation Of Online Bridge Playing online Bridge can be complex. Bridge Champ makes it easier for you!

IntoBridge Designed, with you and for you, the most comprehensive and intuitive bridge platform on the market.

Bridgestars Online Bridge platforms have become outdated. We developed a modern platform for Bridge players all around the world to play unlimited Bridge for free.