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- ranking the stars
What does 72 stand for?
72 is the number of hours you have to respond to a new bid.
How should I pronounce ‘bid72’?
In English: ‘bid seventy-two’. In other languages: ‘bid’ as in English, ‘72’ either as in your native language or as in English.
Why is the app for bidding only?
The developers of bid72 are responding to a wish from many bridge players to only deal with bidding which can be done with a partner of flesh and blood. Many hands do include interference bidding to best resemble real life bidding situations.
What must your level be in order to bid72?
bid72 is for all levels of bridge players: From novice to intermediate to expert and world class.
Do you need a Wi-Fi connection for bid72?
bid72 works online (Wi-Fi or any internet connection) but not offline.
What kind of devices do you need to enjoy bid72?
bid72 is perfect for smartphones and for any tablet that can connect to the internet.
What platforms support bid72?
Can I use bid72 on my Windows computer?
Am I obliged to buy the app after the free trial period expires?
Definitely not! The free trial commits you to nothing. It has been designed to give you a real impression of what the app can do after which we would be thrilled to welcome you as a new subscriber.
Does registering for the newsletter commit me to anything?
Definitely not! The newsletter is a part of our effort to keep our community fully informed about new developments in bid72. You can at any time stop receiving the newsletter by unsubscribing via the link at the bottom of any newsletter.
What is in bid72?
bid72 delivers an unlimited number of randomly dealt boards which can be bid with an unlimited number of partners. After each hand is fully bid, both players will receive a star rating depending on the contract reached. In addition, bid72 maintains a real time star classification which is available 24/7. bid72 is typically appropriate for intermediate, advanced and expert players.
Are the hands randomly dealt in bid72
Absolutely! And by the way, your seat is also random which is always East or West.
Is the scoring IMPs or matchpoints?
In bid72 the scoring is IMPs.
Can I use my own bidding system and conventions?
You can use any system: 2 over 1, SAYC, ACOL, Precision, or just your own system. The key is to get to the optimal contract; how you get there is your choice.
Can I choose my own partner?
There are no restrictions to with whom you can bid, as long as your partner, like you, has a valid bid72 account. You choose your own partner. And you bid with live partners. There are no robots.
Can and will North and South interfere in the bidding?
This is possible and may or may not happen, depending on the hand and how it was dealt based on bid72 specially developed algorithms.
Are the hands, bidding and results stored by bid72?
Via the archive function you can recall all hands you have ever bid.
Do all hands get evaluated and if so, how?
In bid72, every fully bid hand gets an evaluation from zero to three stars. The more stars you get, the better the contact reached. How the stars are allotted is based on the special algorithms developed by Bridge72.
Can partners chat while bidding?
Yes you can, both during and after the bidding.
What is the main in-app menu?
In the bottom part three menu items are located:
- boards: here you find the status (my turn, partner’s turn, finished) of each board bid by you
- new board: here you add a new board to bid
- settings: here you find information on your profile and your version
How can I chat?
In the upper right-hand corner of each board – finished or unfinished – you find a chat symbol.
How will I know the meaning of a competitive call?
Competitive calls will be explained by clicking on them. Such explanation is usually available for the first call by North or South, especially when it has a conventional meaning.
How can I find my position in the ranking?
Press the ladder near the stars In the finished boards section and you immediately see the leaderboard, as well as your and your partner’s position.
What is the meaning of “Ranking the stars” in bid72?
Ranking the stars is a classification based on the sum of all stars which a player has earned. The ranking changes after each hand that has been played.
Can I tell my hand to my partner during the bidding and thereby improve my star ranking?
Yes, that can happen relatively simply, for example by chat, Skype or telephone. Although not perfect, bid72 does have specially developed software which pretty easily traces manipulation. Please note the corresponding paragraph in the bid72 Terms & Conditions as cheating is never rewarded.
How can I stop receiving notifications on my smartphone sent by bid72?
bid72 issues notifications of partner’s bidding by default. You can always stop receiving these notifications by changing this default in the settings menu of your smartphone. This change does not stop you from receiving bids made by partner.
What system versions of Android and iOS are supported by bid72?
bid72 supports Android 6.0 and iOS 10.0 or higher. Still, bid72 might run perfectly well on older versions.
Sometimes a two-level overcall by NS over our 1NT is explained as a ‘weak jump’. That seems strange, doesn’t it?
Yes indeed. The bid is correct, but the explanation is not. We are working on this.