We encourage everyone to continue improving by taking a few classes each year. Some of the schools we recommend are:
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There is a wide range of software that will allow you play bridge against your computer and / or play on line. There are all kinds of software designed to teach and help you improve your game. A number of sites offer such software but one of the most comprehensive sites is the Baron Barclay Bridge Supply store. When buying software, be sure to check the following:
There are two excellent pieces of software that you can use to practice at home or while travelling. You can play against the computer and the programs will give you hints to help you with both bidding and play.
Jack 5.0 is $84.95 (Can). It can only be run on a Windows based computer.
Bridge Baron 23 is $69.95 (Can) and it is available for both Windows and Macintosh.
There are also mobile versions of Bridge Baron for Apple phones and tablets, Android devices, etc. These versions are less capable than Bridge Baron 23 but they cost only $19.99 (US). Find out more at the Bridge Baron web site.
You can purchase a CD version of either Bridge Baron or Jack at Vince Oddy's bridge books, games and supplies.
You can also download Bridge Baron 23 at Great Game Products. (Unfortunately Jack cannot be downloaded.)
After the session, go to the results on this web site and download a "PBN" (Portable Bridge Notation) file which you can import as a "tournament" into either Jack or Bridge Baron to see how you might have bid or played each hand better.To get the PBN file go to the Results page for the session you want to analyze. At the top of the Results page for the session are the various display options. Click on the "Hands" button and then enter your e-mail address to have the web site send you a copy of the "Hands" (PBN) file.
When you receive the e-mail, save the attachment to your desktop.