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- ranking the stars
What does the 72 in ‘bid72’ 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.
bid72 caters to an international clientele. Hence, its primary language for website and newsletters is English. The app is multi-language, currently English and Dutch, more languages to come. The Topic collection is in English and Dutch, as is the bid72 User’s Guide. Some communication about country-specific features can be in languages other than English.
bid72 bedient een internationaal klantenbestand. Daarom is Engels de voertaal voor website en nieuwsbrieven. De app is meertalig, thans Engels en Nederlands, binnenkort meer talen. De Topic-collectie is in het Engels en in het Nederlands, evenals de bid72 gebruikershandleiding. Bepaalde communicatie over landspecifieke zaken, zoals de Nationale Biedwedstrijd, kan in andere talen luiden, in dit geval in het Nederlands.
Why is the app for bidding only?
bid72 caters to a wish from many bridge players to only deal with bidding with a partner of flesh and blood. Many hands do include interference bidding to best resemble real-life bidding situations.
What should your level be in order to use 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 – via Wi-Fi or any internet connection – but not offline.
What kind of device 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?
bid72 works on Android and iOS. You can get bid72 on Google Play or on the Apple App Store.
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.
Can I use bid72 on my desktop or laptop, Windows or Apple?
Yes, but you must first install BlueStacks on your Windows computer. Likewise, BlueStacks can be downloaded on Apple devices, iMac or MacBook.
This is described in detail in an installation guide in English or in Dutch. This guide describes the installation process step by step from a Windows perspective, but is also applicable for Apple users.
Am I obliged to buy the app after the free trial period expires?
No. The free trial commits you to nothing. It is meant 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?
No. The newsletter is part of our effort to keep our community fully informed about bid72 and about bridge bidding in general. You can unsubscribe any time.
How can I stop receiving the newsletter?
If you no longer want to receive the newsletter, you can unsubscribe via the link at the bottom of any newsletter.
What is in bid72?
bid72 delivers an unlimited number of randomly dealt boards that can be bid with an unlimited number of partners. After each hand is fully bid, both players will receive a rating depending on the contract reached. In addition, bid72 maintains a real-time classification available 24/7. bid72 is typically suitable for intermediate, advanced and expert players.
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 and bidding methods: Two-over-one, 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‘s specially developed algorithms.
How will I know the meaning of a competitive call?
If a competitive call is followed by a asterisk (*), you can see its explanation by clicking on it. If there is no asterisk, its meaning is natural and usual.
Can partners chat while bidding?
Yes they can, both during and after the bidding. In the upper right-hand corner of each board – finished or unfinished – there is a chat symbol.
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 ten points. The more points you get, the better the contact reached. How the points are allotted is based on special algorithms developed by Bridge72.
After I finish a board I automatically get a new one. What if I want to stop?
If you are through bidding just ignore the new board. It will disappear in 72 hours.
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 change my password?
In the app, go to ‘settings’ and choose ‘logout’. Next choose ‘login’ and then ‘reset password’. Fill out either your e-mail address or your bid72 nickname and press ‘reset’. You will receive an e-mail. In this e-mail click the button ‘reset your password’. In the window that opens, fill out your e-mail and your new password twice, then click ‘reset’.
How can I change or cancel my subscription?
Text (in English) below the video (in Dutch):
To change your bid72 subscription from monthly to yearly:
- First, cancel your current subscription in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store (see below).
- Open the bid72 app, click ‘settings’, then ‘subscription’, then ‘1 year subscription’, finally ‘purchase’.
To cancel your subscription – Android:
- Go to the Google Play Store.
- Open the hamburger menu (three horizontal bars) in the top left of the screen.
- Go to ‘subscriptions’/’abonnementen’.
- Scroll down to bid72, select it and click ‘Cancel subscription’/‘Abonnement opzeggen’.
To cancel your subscription – Apple:
- Click ‘settings’/‘instellingen’ for your device (not in the bid72 app).
- Click on your name, then ‘Subscriptions’/‘Abonnementen’.
- Should you not get this latter option, click ‘iTunes Store and App Store’, click your Apple ID, then ‘show Apple ID’, log in and select ‘Subscriptions’/‘Abonnementen’.
- Scroll down to bid72, select it and click ‘Cancel’/‘Annuleer’.
Cancelations should be made at least 24 hours before your subscription ends. Payments and cancelations run via Google and Apple; Bridge72 (bid72) is not responsible for handling them. If bid72 is not visible under your subscriptions, it has already been canceled.
How can I buy bid points?
In the app: settings / bid points / select number of bid points desired.
What is the meaning of ‘Ranking the stars’ in bid72?
Ranking the stars is a classification based on the sum of all points a player has earned. The ranking changes after each hand played.
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 device. This change does not stop you from receiving bids made by partner.
What does bid72 do to deter and stop cheating?
First of all, bid72 is primarily a facility to train your bidding. Cheating, such as telling your hand to your partner during the bidding, would defeat this purpose. It would be like training for a speed cycling match on an e-bike.
That said, bid72 does have specially developed software that easily traces manipulation. Please note the corresponding paragraph in the bid72 Terms & Conditions as cheating is never rewarded.