There is a medium for bridge correspondence on the Internet, which is becoming more and more popular. The individual player has the ability to post personal bridge-related experiences on the Internet in the form of a weblog, and which is accessible to the general public.
In order to discover the fascination of this medium, any bridge player can visit the following, or other and similar, websites on the web and find out how to begin a blog: Beginner's Guide to Blogs.
Terminology is often confusing and several of the used terms are listed below with definitions, which may or may not have evolved into something newer, more encompassing. It is important to remember even in the world of software that the wise man did state that progress is change and that evolution will not stand still.
Blog definition: A blog is a frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and web links. A blog is often a mixture of what is happening in a person's life and what is happening on the Web, a kind of hybrid diary/guide site, although there are as many unique types of blogs as there are people.
People maintained blogs long before the term was coined, but the trend gained momentum with the introduction of automated published systems, most notably Blogger at blogger.com. Thousands of people use services such as Blogger to simplify and accelerate the publishing process.
Blogs are alternatively called web logs or weblogs. However, "blog" seems less likely to cause confusion, as "web log" can also mean a server's log files.
Audiocasting definition: Audiocasting is also designated as streaming audio. This is a one-way audio transmission over a data network. It is widely used on the Web as well as private intranets to deliver audio on demand or an audio broadcast (Internet radio). Unlike sound files (WAV, MP3, etc.) that are played after they are downloaded, streaming audio is played within a few seconds of requesting it, and the data is not stored permanently in the computer. If the streaming audio is broadcast live, then it may be called "realtime audio." However, technically, realtime means no delays, and there is a built-in delay in streaming audio.
Podcasting definition: Podcasting, created by former MTV VJ Adam Curry, is a term that was devised as a crisp way to describe the technology used to push audio content from websites down to consumers of that content, who typically listen to it on their iPod (hence the "pod") or other audio player that supports mp3 at their convenience. The term podcasting is meant to rhyme with broadcasting and is a derivative of the iPod platform. While not directly associated with Apples iPod device or iTunes music service, the company did contribute both the desire and the technology for this capability.
Podcasting is not unlike time-shifted video software and devices like TiVo, which let you watch what you want when you want by recording and storing video, except that podcasting is used for audio and is currently free of charge. Note, however, that this technology can be used to push any kind of file, including software updates, pictures, and videos.
Screencast definition: Origin of the designation: In 2004, columnist Jon Udell invited readers of his blog to propose names for the emerging genre. Udell selected the term screencast, which was proposed by both Joseph McDonald and Deeje Cooley.A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, often containing audio narration. Although the term screencast dates from 2004, products such as Lotus ScreenCam were used as early as 1993. Early products produced large files and had limited editing features. More recent products support more compact file formats such as Macromedia Flash and have more sophisticated editing features allowing changes in sequence, mouse movement, and audio. Just as a screenshot is a picture of a user's screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of what a user sees on their monitor. Screencasts are useful for demonstrating software features.
Video Podcast definition: Video podcast (sometimes shortened to vidcast or vodcast) is a term used for the online delivery of video on demand video clip content via Atom or RSS enclosures. The term is an evolution specialized for video, coming from the generally audio-based podcast and referring to the distribution of video where the RSS feed is used as a non-linear TV channel to which consumers can subscribe using a PC, TV, set-top box, media center or mobile multimedia device).
Following are several bridge-related blogs already established on the web. Any reader or visitor wishing to add any bridge-related blogs or weblogs to this list are welcomed. Your input and information would be greatly appreciated. However, please do remember that Bridge Forums and Bulletin Boards are different mediums and do not belong on this list.
In order to search the Internet for Blogs, click on the above icon.
PodZinger is the world's most powerful audio and video search engine and online advertising network - aka EveryZing. Using speech recognition technology, PodZinger searches words within both audio and video, not just the metadata, to classify content based on topic and usage. For consumers, PodZinger is the only search engine that allows users to find audio and video content based on keyword searches and then skim the results for relevance the same way they would for text. Consumers can then "jump-to" a specific location in the audio and video without fast forwarding or listening to the entire file.
BBO Inquiry - Personal Log of Bridge Player known as Inquiry on Bridgebase Online. Site solely for bridge-related materials and will include preferred agreements, interesting hands, and notes on games played. June 2005. Washington, D.C., United States.
BBO Fun - A bridge blog created by Team Members of the BBO Fun Club since April 2007. fractal is the designation employed under Profile.
Bridge Club Ideas - Founded by Mr. Joe Ridyard, Culcheth, Nr. Warrington, United Kingdom. November 2005. This site has been set up to allow players to suggest ways to improve the quality of Bridge Competitions. If you have any ideas that work well for your club, please e-mail them to me and I will post them here. Or, you can post comments on existing ideas.
Bridge Club of Center City - This blog is included although it is only a Forum for Members of the Bridge Club of Center City. Members click on Forum at the bottom of the home page in order to access and post to the blog.
BridgeHands - Mr. Michael Nistler. 2006. Michael Nistler offers also podcasts or podcasting and audiocasting.
Introducing our BridgeHands Interview Audiocast - September 20, 2006
BridgeHands Interview with Eddie Kantar, Part 1 - October 16, 2006
BridgeHands Interview with Eddie Kantar, Part 2 - November 3, 2006
BridgeHands Interview with Jude Goodwin - November 14, 2006
BridgeHands Interview with Gerry Fox, Part I - Bridge Cruise Director Super Agent - March 29, 2007
BridgeHands Interview with Gerry Fox, Part II - Bridge Cruise Director Super Agent - March 30, 2007
BridgeHands Interview with Gerry Fox, Part III - Bridge Cruise Director Super Agent - August 18, 2007
Bridge Table Chronicles - As of January 1, 2011, moderated by nanogenarian Maggy Simony of Florida and author of Bridge Table or What's Trump Anyway. The Bridge Table Chronicles is both a blog and also an E-zine. The general topic is geared towards sociable bridge. The visitor is requested to first register and then with a password log-in to post any comments or make any written contributions.
Bridge Is Cool - Although no longer officially a blog for Junior players, ACBL has reorganized this website devoted to the Junior player to present all pertinent information to and for the Junior player.
Bridge Master - Paparazzi - Jo Somebody, Abigail Rhode. March 2004.
Bridge Matters - Mr. Glen Ashton. August 2005. Ottowa, Ontario, Canada. Mr. Glen Ashton was the Research and Connections Officer for Canada's Teams in the World 2005 Championships, assisting the players, their captains, and coaches. For additional information on Mr. Glen Ashton, visit his website.
BridgeBest.com - Note: As of May 1, 2010, the bridge blog of Mr. Glen Ashton has a new location at BridgeBest.com.
Bridge Review - Mr. Peter Allen, together with Mr. Jacob Martin, both of England, has created a bridge blog for discussion of online bridge. February 2007. Emphasis is mainly on Basic Acol Bridge, but other features of the game are also discussed in detail by contributors.
Cocktail Bridge - Mr. Frano Jancic of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The first message is dated July 26, 2004. In Croatian and also in English. We apologize in advance for the inability to present the correct characters in writing the surname of Frano, but our software is unable to reproduce these letters. As stated by Frano: "This blog presents interesting points from the world of Croatian bridge. Enjoy a cocktail of news, funny tales and interesting boards. Please bring some good board with you to share with us!"
Culcheth Daten Bridge Club Warrington UK - Founded by Mr. Joe Ridyard and contributor is Doris Friar. A blog magazine for Daten Bridge Club members and all bridge players. Find results, annual prize-winners, bridge tips, and news of members.
EBU Selections And International Blog - The reader may now post comments on this Blog sponsored by the English Bridge Union.
Bridge Tales - Mr. Jinzhou. July 2005. Singapore. I am starting this blog primarily to record the hands/details of Singapore youth team performance in the World Youth Championships 2006 in Bangkok so that these wonderful memories wouldn't be lost. I plan to do a match by match recount of what happened in our fairytale run. It is meant to be an entertaining narrative, not that instructive as a bridge guide, feel free to comment!(Please excuse my grammatical errors though). I pay tribute to my great teammates: Poon Hua, Kelvin, Liyu, Fabian and Alex. Everyone played an important role to our success, although we didnt win it, I believe we did ourselves proud and we tried our best. The most important thing is that we enjoyed the process.
The Beer Card - Created by Paul, located at Scottish Borders, in August 2006. According to Paul, this is my blog about bridge in the real and on-line world.
DavidC's Bridge Blog - Created by David Collier of Manchester, United Kingdom, in December 2006. The original focus of this blog was a series of posts on general bidding theory.
Gavin Wolpert's Bridge Blog - Created by Gavin Wolpert of Ontario, Canada, March 2007, self-described as a bridge professional and avid poker player.
Anna's Blog - Created by Anna Gudge of ECats Bridge, January 2007, and located in the United Kingdom.
Korbel Bridge Adventures - Created by Susie and Daniel Korbel, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, October 2006. Daniel Korbel has represented Canada three times on international junior teams (twice with Susie), captained the 2007 Canadian Seniors Bowl team in Shanghai, won the GNT-A in 2006, won countless regional and sectional events, and has had several high finishes in National events. He is a Gold Life Master. His goals include winning the CNTC in the near future and representing Canada in the Bermuda Bowl.
The Rueful Rabbit - Created by Rueful Rabbit, a journeyman bridge player serving the general bridge community, particularly the Republic of Ireland, the Republic or Cork and Northern Island. May 2007.
The Hideous Hog - Created by David of Ireland, May 2007. Quote: I'm David, an Irish junior struggling to master this game. In contrast The Hideous Hog is a player of huge talents and experience. A player whose life's aim is to extort money from poor players. Though he is in fact caught out occasionally, but he will always blames his partner.
Badmonster's Bridge Log - A Beginner's Journey - January 2006. Provided Name: Badmonster's Bridge Log - A Beginner's Journey.
rjc.bridge.club - tzmatthew (2006), shihhsien (2006 - Singapore) - Shen Ting, shrug, SnOwZ, teakrystal (2007), aardbrake (2006).
Clairebridge - Created by Martel Claire. Welcome to my Blog, created as an interactive area attached to the web site Clairebridge.com. In French and English.
2007 world bridge championships - Created by David Stern, Captain of the Australia Open Team competing for the Bermuda Bowl World Bridge Championship in Shanghai. September/October 2007.
Bridge Blogging - Created by Bloggers Linda Lee, Ray Lee, and Mark Horton. This is a portal for bridge bloggers and offers the opportunity to co-blog with personal blogs.
Roy Hughes Bridge Blog - Roy Hughes is the author of several bridge books including Canada's Bridge Warriors, which won the IBPA Book of the Year award for 2007. His first book, Building a Bidding System, was runner-up for the IBPA Book of the Year in 2005, and his second book, Card By Card, was nominated for the 2006 award. Roy Hughes lives in Toronto, Canada.
Chilli Bidding - Located in North Marston, United Kingdom, Alan Williams has revamped his Chilli Bidding System and has added a bridge blog specific to this bidding system as of April 2008.
Blog of Ron Klinger - Mr. Ron Klinger of Sydney, Australia, introduces his Bridge Blog for members only. The visitor must log in. Mr. Ron Klinger was editor of Australian Bridge for thirteen years since 1972, making it one of world's leading bridge magazines. He was also the Bridge Columnist for the Australian Women's Weekly and later, The Daily Telegraph and The Weekend Australian. He is currently the bridge columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and has a regular column in Australian Bridge magazine and Bridge Plus magazine in England.
Blog 4 NT - The Southern California Bridge News Online. ACBL District 23. Updated at least once a day with new posts, which the visitor then can check monthly, weekly, or even daily to see new stories, bidding polls, and unit reports.
Bridge Blogging - bridgeblogging.com is a community of Master Point Press authors and other bridge writers commenting regularly on the bridge scene as well as their latest triumphs and disasters.
Mastering Bridge - Welcome to Mastering Bridge - your online bridge community of bridge teachers and bridge players.
eBooksBridge - Welcome to eBooksBridge.com, your digital bridge bookstore. eBooksBridge.com is operated by Master Point Press, North America's leading publisher of books on bridge and other games and intellectual persuits. Note: eBooks are electronic copies of favorite book titles. The content is identical except that there are extra features in eBooks, such as bookmarks and links between problems and solutions.
The following Bloggers contribute to the Bridge Blogging site of Master Point Press and have their personal address. They are listed alphabetically by first name:
Barbara Seagram - Barbara Seagram owns and manages one of the largest bridge schools in Toronto, where she teaches hundreds of students every year to enjoy bridge. She has been awarded ‘master teacher’ status by the American Bridge Teachers Association. She is also a highly regarded bridge author
Bob Mackinnon - Robert F. MacKinnon is a retired mathematician who admits to a life-long love of Japanese culture. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia, and when not writing spends his time sailing and playing bridge. His stories and articles have appeared in Bridge Plus and BRIDGE magazines, and in the ACBL Bulletin.
Bobby Wolff - Bobby Wolff (Las Vegas) is one of the all-time great American bridge players. He started winning world championships in the 1960s with the famous Dallas Aces. Since then he has accumulated 11 world titles, 10 silver and bronze medals in world play, and over 30 national titles.
Cameron French - Cam French is a teacher, mentor, former certified director/club proprietor and writer of the game. He has been published in The Bridge World, The Kibitzer and community newspapers. He has not accrued multiple victories in Regional or National events, but claims to be friends with a few who have. He is more of a student of the game than a tournament professional.
Colin Lee - Colin represented Canada in 1995 in Ghent Belgium in the World Junior Pairs and was the youth pair championship - finishing #19th overall and #1 for Pairs under 20 years old. He also represented Canada twice in the World Junior Team championships in 1997 and 1999 finishing 7th and 11th respectively. Colin Lee is the technical guru behind Master Point Press and BridgeBlogging.com and has a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Waterloo - which definitely can help at the bridge table as well as in checking probabilities in bridge books and articles.
Dan Romm - Dan Romm, from Seattle, Washington, is a successful businessman whose hobby for more than forty years has been winning at high stakes bridge against the very best players.
Eric Emin Wood - Active as the Resident Intern and Bridge Student at Master Point Press.
James Howick - My names is James Howick. I’ve just started working here at Masterpoint Press. I’ve never played bridge before, but I’m looking forward to learning. I just moved to Toronto with my wife, and we have a stellar apartment on the 20th floor overlooking Lake Ontario. Looking forward to talking with all of you.
Judy Kay-Wolff - Judy Kay-Wolff, a Diamond Life Master, is no stranger to the tournament scene and has the distinction of being married to two Hall of Famers. She was wed to the late international star, Norman Kay, for nearly forty years and is presently married to eleven-time world Champion, former Dallas Ace, Bobby Wolff. A Philadelphian by birth, Judy who now resides in Las Vegas, has enjoyed many phases of our game spanning five decades - player, administrator, charity game organizer and amateur musical bridge show writer and director. However, she boasts as her greatest achievement the pursuit of The Lone Wolff to its conclusion. Judy happened upon it on a dusty shelf in Bobby’s apartment in 2003 where he had abandoned his half-finished epic begun in 1995 and she proudly takes full credit for allying Bobby and his manuscript with Ray Lee and Master Point Press.
Linda Lee - Linda Lee is co-owner of Master Point Press, the world’s leading publisher of books on bridge. After a lengthy absence from women’s bridge, Linda won back-to-back Canadian Women’s Teams titles in 2004 and 2005, and represented Canada in the Women’s World Championship in each of those years as well as in 2007. She is a WBF World International Master and has co-authored several bridge books including Beginning Bridge with Barbara Seagram and the Practice Your Bidding series with Barbara Seagram and Andy Stark.
Luise Lee - Luise Lee has been exposed to bridge in various forms all her life, but only started seriously studying the game in the fall of 2008. This blog is dedicated to recording her journey as she grows and developes her skills as a bridge player.
Mark Blumenthal - Mark Blumenthal was a member of the Aces, twice playing in the Bermuda Bowl . He has written articles for various magazines. He has won two Vanderbilts and a Mott Smith award. He was a regular contender for the McKenney Trophy until circumstances caused him to limit his play.
Mark Horton - Mark Horton, from London, England, is an internationally known player and journalist, with more than a dozen books to his credit, including Misplay These Hands with Me and Bridge Master vs. Bridge Amateur. He is editor of BRIDGE magazine in the United Kingdom.
Mike Yuen - A long time member of the IBPA International Bridge Press Association. This is my first attempt at writing a blog.
Neil Kimelman - A Canadian bridge expert who plans to play much more top-level bridge after his forthcoming retirement. His first book Improve Your Bidding Judgement was recently published.
Professor Silver - David Silver’s bridge writings have appeared in the New York Times, BRIDGE Magazine, Australian Bridge and the American Contract Bridge League Bulletin, and he was a regular contributor to Canadian Master Point magazine. He teaches English at a community college in Toronto, Canada. His other books include Tales out of School, and A Study in Silver.
Ray Lee - Ray Lee has been playing and writing about bridge for more years than he cares to remember. He conducted a regular column in the Toronto Star in the 1970s, has been editor (and sometimes founder) of several bridge magazines) and contributes to bridge publications around the world on a sporadic basis. As founder and publisher of Master Point Press, he is the proud purveyor of almost 150 different books on bridge, some of which are even worth reading. Playing with with his wife Linda, he can claim to have achieved second place in a number of prestigious bridge events, including the National Mixed Pairs. They are still the only pair to have scored over 75% in a Continent-Wide game and not have won it overall.
Roy Hughes - Roy Hughes is the author of several bridge books including Canada’s Bridge Warriors, which won the IBPA Book of the Year award for 2007. His first book, Building a Bidding System, was runner-up for the IBPA Book of the Year in 2005, and his second book, Card By Card, was nominated for the 2006 award. Roy lives in Toronto, Canada.
Sally Sparrow - Sally Sparrow joined Master Point Press in July 2008 as their Editorial and Marketing Assistant. She is new to the world of bridge, despite the fact that her mother (Maggie Sparrow) is a Star Bridge Teacher.
The following Bloggers report from the First World Mind Sports Game:
My Bridge Hands - A bridge blog originated January 8, 2009, by Mr. Ramesh Abhiraman. Information regarding contract bridge hands, play, defense, book reviews, bidding and partnership strategies from praxis at advanced level.
Bridge 4 The Fun Of It - Created in July 2005 by Itenerant of Houston, Texas, United States, who describes himself as a wandering blog reader, incessantly curious about things I do not know or understand.
Random Bridge Thoughts - Created by Mr. Tom Carmichael in August 2006. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Adam Kaplan - Created April 2009, by Mr. Adam Kaplan, age 13, whose occupation is provided as Delightfully Insane, and who is from New Port Richey, Florida, United States. Additional information includes the words of Mr. Adam Kaplan: I'm 13 years old and I'm homeschooled so I have a lot of time to spend on bridge. I hope to eventually play internationally, and currently travel to tournements all over the country. The reader should also spend the time to browse his collection called The Encyclopedia of Bridge Terms and Tortures. This encyclopedia has also been only archived and preserved in .pdf file format on this site for future reference.
Andre's Bridge Blog - Created by Andre Asbury of Warner Robins, Georgia, United States, in November 2007. The target of Andre Asbury is, as excerpted: I'll attempt to keep a blog about my exploits at the bridge table - including some commentary on interesting hands, interactions with the characters I play with, and the places I go to play bridge. I am an engineer, I play in about 1 bridge tournament each month and am considered to be one of the best in middle Georgia.
Helen's Blog - Created by Helen Kruger, who is the President of the South African Bridge Federation. This blog serves to disseminate information to all members of the South African Bridge Federation.
Ken's Club - Created by Ken Eichenbaum of Columbus, Ohio, United States. The goal is to provide an on-line bridge service done via email, and a bridge club for people who want to advance their game with the direction of an expert mentor.
Barnet Shenkin - Originated March 29, 2010. As a writer Shenkin Barnet has written for the ACBL Bulletin and Sunshine Bridge News. As a teacher and lecturer Barnet Shenkin is presently working on new Power Teaching Programs. The visitor will find interesting stories and bridge hands, and intermediate players will find some tips to help them with their game. The visitor can also join the Barnet's Club and the Barnet Mailing List. Website.
Bridge in Seattle - Originated in October 2009 by Unit 446 in Seattlen Washington, United States, for its members and guests. Unit 446 originated a Unit Blog for its members and guests.
FunBridge.com - This is the official blog for FunBridge.com and is presented in English and also in French.
Mohitz on Bridge - Created in May 2007 by Mohit Agarwal in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, and activated in February 2010.
Paul Gipson - Created August 2006 by Paul Gipson from Scottish Borders, United Kingdom. The blog is about bridge in the real and online bridge world, mainly BBO.
Jorrit Schaefer - Jorrit Schäfer - Created by Jorrit Schäfer in May 2009. Location is provided as London, England. Among many hobbies and pastimes he plays the game of bridge. If the visitor clicks on his link to Bridge, then a link will open containing a list of about 5,000 plus web bloggers, who also are interested in and play the game of bridge, and who are located around the world. This link is provided in addition and as Bridge Bloggers.
JLW's bridge blog - Created by Jonathan Weinstein of Princeton, New Jersey, United States, in March 2009.
Bridge Blogging - A collection of Bridge Bloggers from the United States and Canada.
The Aces on Bridge
Andre Asbury on Bridge
Barbara Seagram Teaches Bridge - Barbara Seagram
Blair Fedder on Bridge
Bob on Bridge - Bob MacKinnon
Cam French on Bridge
Chris Hasney on Bridge
Chuck Arthur on Bridge
Bridge - Bidding Theory and other things - Colin Lee
Dan Jacob on Bridge
Dan Romm on Bridge
Eric Emin Wood on Bridge
Eric Sieg on Bridge
Jessica Mifsud - Ventures Into the Realm of Bridge
Jim Priebe on Bridge
Judy Kay-Wolff on Bridge
Linda Lee on Bridge
Luise Lee - The Story of a Future Bridge Legend
Mark Blumenthal on Bridge
Mark Horton on Bridge
Mike Yuen - Canada Master Point Press Women's Team Captain
NoTrump.org - Created by Mr. Robert S. Todd in July 2009. He is a young bridge professional from Tallahassee, Florida, United States, and who is also a member of the International Bridge Press Association.
A Babe In the Woods - Create by Catherine Ritter May 2009. Note: At the moment in a state of inactivity.
Bridge Post - Online since August 2008. Main emphasis is about the game, it's all about the game.
Tommy's Bridge Blog - Created by Tommy Solberg of Lecanto, Florida, United States, in December 2006.
SpadewoodBridgeBlog - Created by Spadewood, who is a New York resident and who winters in Mobile, Alabama, United States. Created January 2010.
The Buffmeister's Chronicles - Created by Neill Currie from New Hampshire, United States, in the year 2005.
One Club Strong & Artificial - Created January 2007 by Silver Life Master, District 7, co-inventor The Ultra Club System.
Bridge in New Zealand - Created November 2003 by Wayne Burrows of New Zealand, who is a bridge professional and a New Zealand Bridge Gold Grand Master.
Note: Mr. Wayne Burrows sponsors several bridge blogs on the web:
Acol - Acol as played in New Zealand in the style of Mark London's SAYC notes.
Acol Bridge Lessons - Private bridge lessons by Wayne Burrows.
Central Districts Bridge News - Wayne Burrows is a contributor.
Bridge Lessons - Contains the text and hands from his Bridge Lessons on Bridge Base Online.
Blair Practice - Compilation of bridge hands and comments.
SAYC - Standard American Yellow Card revised and expanded by Mark London. Further revised by Wayne Burrows (2007).
Kiwi Teams - Draws, results and information about Kiwi Teams bridge mateches on BBO hosted by Russell Wilson.
Gezzer Bridge Club - Created and maintained by Mr. Emre Gezer. A Bridge Club LTD for Ladies and Gentlemen. The International Bridge Club LTD. for bridge players. This is bridge site for players, teachers, clubs and organisations. Expert players, national, world, Europe, country, multiple, local, tournament champions.
Learn Acol Bridge - Created by Carol Smith of the United Kingdom for bridge players, who base their approach on the Acol bidding system. The blog has been created specifically for Acol beginners. The visitor is requested to subscribe and purchase an Annual Membership.
Playing Bridge - Bridge Experiences - Created by Margaret Malenka of Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Created in 2009 for appealing to the new student, the new bridge player, who relates bridge-related experiences about learning the game of bridge. An interesting feature is the fact that pictures have been introduced to break up perhaps the sometimes perceived monotony of pure text.
Too Late Now! - Created by Lakshmanan of Norman, Oklahoma, United States, on April 2007. This blog is an effort to learn from mistakes, to get into the habit of analyzing before playing. The hope is that it will be useful to beginners and intermediate bridge players.
NGBU Blog - This is an abbreviation for the Northern Gauteng Bridge Union. The blog is intended for the discussion of things related to in particular to bridge at the NGBU, its clubs and players.
The Gargoyle Chronicles - Created September 2009 by Phillip Martin. A series of bridge hands where my partner and opponents are Jack, the computer program that has won seven of the last ten World Computer Bridge Championships. Phillip Martin is currently playing in a simulated round-robin tournament consisting of nine eight-board matches, scored at victory points.
Bridge Club and Cernato Bridge Club - Located in Bucharest, Romania.
Bridge Club Brasov Blog - Located in Bucharest, Romania.
Briç Oynun - Located in Turkey and online since February 2008. Operated by Mr. Ali Zafer Şapçi. Facebook..
Howard Bigot-Johnson - Originated in July 2009. As described by the author: Apart from being a keen political observer, I'm an unrecognised bridge genius who is forever thwarted by hapless clueless bumbledogs. Their bungled attempts to bid and play the cards properly never fail to stick one across me, such is the absurd injustice of this peculiar game.
The Bridge Burglar - Operated by Mr. Pieter Vanbennekom this site offers advice to the bridge player about how to steal contracts. Also, the Burglar's behind-the-scenes sidekick is Mr. John Walston. Mr. John Walston is one of Pieter Vanbennekom's many bridge partners, who takes care of the technical side of the blog, and regularly serves as Pieter Vanbennekom's foil. The site is subscription-based.
Hoffys Bridge World - Operated by Mr. Robert (Bob) Hoffman of Boynton Beach, Florida, United States.
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