Some of My Best Friends Are Dummies. They Don’t Know Anything About Vu-Bridge
Well Shirley the Sheep and Harry the Hog this is what Vu-Bridge is:
It is an internet-based software programme, designed and is managed by Didier Lévy, which allows bridge players to play set hands. These hands are designed to improve bridge players’ bidding and play techniques.
At The Bridge Shop, you can play the VuBridge Hands of the Week. Each Saturday, two new Hands of the Week taken from recent V-Green or V-Blue newsletters are displayed for you to play and test your game. You can play hands interactively on-line and the best thing is that you are learning from the experts such as David Bird, Marty Bergen, Bobby Wolff and Phillip Alder.
These Hands of the Week, for both intermediate and newcomer players, give you an example of what you can expect. They are great fun to play and they will seriously put you in your place. Priscilla the Passer – please explore further and Valery the Valkyrie, please make a Valiant Effort.
V-Green Electronic Newsletter – With this you will receive over 20 hands every two weeks, delivered electronically and in total over a year you will get over 500 instructional hands and tips from the bridge champions along the lines of: David Bird, Barry Rigal, Bobby Wolff, Philip Alder and more.
Each newsletter contains hands on all sorts of topics like No-trump play, Planning, Counting and Defence. A really great way of practice makes perfect in the game of bridge.
Defender – This monthly newsletter dedicated to defence will give you some much needed immunity. It is delivered electronically. The whole playbook is about defence, not so much about declarer play and a subscription will allow you to receive 18 hands, along with two opening lead quizzes.
This is where Ken the King will be asking you to be his partner after you have mastered this one.
Spotlight on Card Play PlayBook – This one is designed to turn moderately good bridge players into expert players of the cards, in a novel and entertaining. You can play 69 hands interactively. The authors, both Hungarian, Robert Darvas and Paul Lukacs were ranked among the finest and original card analysts. Through a ‘question-and-answer’ method they demonstrate the way the expert mind tackles the playing of all types of hands. You learn to detect hidden snags in hands that may look simple and find solutions to others that are difficult.
It is as though they are spotlighting the expert’s psychological tricks of the trade by exposing insights into difficult bridge hands. This bridge playbook will enable you to be so much more confident and aware of hidden techniques when you next sit down to play with that Cruella de Ville at the bridge table.
The deals in this book are perfectly suited for the Vu-Bridge interactive format. Instead of just reading about a bridge hand you get to actually play it.
Hope you enjoy one or two of them – you won’t be disappointed.