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Are there any good online resources to learn the game. By learn, I mean learn attain the knowledge that one would by buying/reading a good book.

For example, are there any "puzzles" that are well explained that either explain different bidding systems or strategies for playing with the dummy etc.

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Here are some:

  • Richard Pavlicek's site on bridge which has puzzles, articles explaining concepts, bidding systems, calculators etc. A very good free resource.

  • The now discontinued deal of the week by Fred Gitelman which is an over the shoulder type of software. Free.

  • Bridge Master and software by other world class players: http://bbi.bridgebase.com/cgi-bin/store/commerce.cgi (not free, but highly recommended).

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Many newspapers have Bridge Columns and these are often archived online, e.g.

You can find others by searching for "bridge column".

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I am developing a site to practice card play for bridge: akqbridge. There is no bidding - you play set contracts. One key aim is to lower the entry barrier for new players.

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It seems that your only reason for posting is to proselytize. –  Pieter Geerkens Aug 18 '13 at 0:52
    
Bridge has a problem. It is a dying game. We need to come up with ways to lower the entry barrier if we want a resurgence in our game. Of course, I am trying to promote the game. I think all bridge players should. We can't just watch the decreasing numbers at our brigde clubs and do nothing. As an adjunct to my website, I wonder whether it might be possible to interest young programmers by having an AI competition. Without the need to program the bidding, it should be a simpler problem. Are you interested in helping me organize it? –  soupman55 Aug 19 '13 at 4:34
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