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General Bridge Base Online V2 Help Page:
Bridge Base Online Help
If you wnat to play with robots, you'll need to understand how they work. See the links below.
If you play in tournaments (or with other people, for that matter), you should be aware of two things.
You need to post a convention card for tournaments.
You can find the convention cards in your Accounts tab (on the far right hand side of the page, below Messages and History.
- Click on the Account tab, and then on Convention Cards.
- To create a new convention card, click on New ACBL Convention Card. Fill it out as you would any other card. Note that you can show the symbol for a suit by typing an "!" before the first letter of the suit. So, !h will show up as the heart symbol on the actual card.
- You can specify your partner for this card and also give it a name (at the top of the card).
- Be sure to save your changes.
If you register for a tournament with a partner where you have already filled out a card, that card will automatically be loaded for you for that tournament.
You need to alert your own bids.
This is completely the opposite of how alerting is done in person. The reason for it is the lag inherent in playing online. By the time your partner's alert comes through, the eopponents may have already bid. BBO solves this by having everyone alert their own bids. Only the opponents see the alert - your partner doesn't. See below for a really nice video about how the self-alert system in BBO works.
BBO Tutorials from the Berwick Bridge Club
Bidding and Alerting on BBO
Undoing a Misclick and Some Partnership Bidding