- ranking the stars
What does 72 stand for?
72 is the number of hours you have to respond to a new bid.
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 internet) but not offline.
What kind of devices do you need to enjoy bid72?
bid72 is perfect for smart phones and any tablet which can connect to the internet.
What platforms support bid72?
bid72 works on iOS and Android. You can buy bid72 in the apple store or on google play.
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 stopping your (free) subscription.
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 format Teams or Matchpoints?
In bid72 the format is Teams.
Can I choose my own convention system?
Absolutely! Any system: 2 over 1, SAYC, ACOL, Precision, or just your own system. The key is to get to the optimal contract, and how you get there is your choice.
Can I choose my own partner?
There are no limitations with whom you can bid, as long as your partner has a valid bid72 account as well. 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?
Can. And will 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 the hands you have ever played.
Do all hands get evaluated and if so, how?
In bid72, every fully bid hand gets an evaluation from 0 to 3 stars. The more stars you get, the better the contact you arrived at. 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 3 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 corner of each board – finished or unfinished – you find a chat symbol. There is the place to chat with your partner.
How will I know the meaning of a competitive call?
Competitive calls will be explained by pressing on the relevant bid. This explanation will be made with the first call by North and/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.