Linda Lee — My personal bridge blog

Some great links … Part 7 of the Internet Search

Suppose you want to find some good bridge sites for one purpose or another.  Where do you go?  There are two very good sites for this purpose.  Great Bridge Links has been around for a long time but you wouldn’t know it by the design which is graphical and modern.  Without even looking at it I am going to guess that some links are broken.  It is inevitable that will occur.  But that is not the test of a good site of this type.  Can I find the things I want to find?  Do items catch my interest?  Things are organized by section and with some looking around you are likely to find what you are looking for.  I particularly like the front page which seems like a magazine with links to news items and interesting articles.  An

I see that Thailand will be the home of the 2011 women’s bridge festival.  Great Bridge Links hopes me over to the brochure on the WBF site.  Thailand in January, no nasty men to deal with.  Sounds good.

There is a link to what amount to an ad for Bridge Island , in app running on an iphone or ipad to play bridge.  Lots more ads too.  Woops links and ads can kind of blur.  I need to avoid the left side of the page  which on November 3rd (day after Democrats got slaughtered) seems appropriate.  Great Bridge Links is an A.

The second great website for links and a lot more is Claire Bridge. I have given this site glowing reviews twice before and I see that Clair Martel has kept links to my blogs.

Bridge in the internet, I love you too, Claire by Linda Lee

The Lovely Claire Martel by Linda Lee

I loved it each time I reviewed it and I still do.  Claire is constantly adding new stuff to an eclectic site full of pictures, documents, links about everything bridge.  And it is available in English and French.  There are lots of photo, albums and collages,  When she gives you a list of the top 50 women players, its done with photos.  As of 2009 Wen Fei Wang of China was number 1 ranked Women.  Since I have raved about this site twice before I will just say that it is an A+.  Don’t take my word for it, visit.

Anyway I now find my way to the Gargoyle Chronicles.   Phillip Martin is writing a long series of articles about a simulated matchpoint tournament where he is the only human.  All the rest are Jack the winning computer bridge program.  It actually sounds like somebody’s nightmare.

At the moment he seems to be running at the pace of about 4 blogs a month.  I am pleased to find that he has a lot of interesting things to say about how he plans the defense and what he can deduce from the bidding, opening lead and play to trick one.  Hey this is good stuff.  Lots of stuff I wouldn’t have thought of.  I could learn something.  Definitely worth visiting.  Only negative there are large ads interspersed after a blog.  I have decided I like my ads on the LEFT side of the page.  (See above). An A.

Danny Kleinman is a Master Point Press author and an very talented bridge theorist.  His website (  If you start by looking at bids and conventions you will find many convention ideas.  Danny loves to give his conventions cool names like Baa Baa Black Sheep or Four  Flaunt or Four Strong Winds.  If you love bidding theory you will be in heaven.  Lots and lots of interesting ideas about defense and declarer play, hand evalution, rules, and more.

There are some other topics too including an article in defense of the American Ladies who expressed. their displeasure at former president George Bush during the medal ceremony in Shanghai.  A good solid B+.


PaulNovember 4th, 2010 at 3:59 am

I’d give the Gargoyle Chronicles an A+!

Dave Memphis MOJONovember 4th, 2010 at 9:24 am

I’m enjoying this series. I was unaware of some of these sites.

Linda LeeNovember 4th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Glad you like then MOJO and I agree the Gargoyle Chronicles are very good but their audience appeal may be a touch less than some other sites. G.C. is mostly for quite serious players, at least advanced.

Ed JudyNovember 5th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Many thanks for the Clairebridge reference. I don’t know how such a monstrous site got by me!

Jude GoodwinNovember 8th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Woo hoo – we got an A! Thank you so much Linda. I’ve twittered it roundly –


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