I was hoping so of you bridge players could let me know if the Pro Bridge 510 by Saitek is any good? From what I understand, I can play bridge by myself against this 'stand alone' computer, Right? I have never played bridge before but I wanted to learn and I would like something that I could maybe play in the car when I am on long trips. Will something like this work for me? because I saw something that said 'multiple player' 'pro link' so I was wondering if I have to hook this thing up to something else in order to play it or if it is truly a stand alone solitary type computer that I can play by myself? I would appreciate anyone's help in educating me on this product. Thanks.
I have a Saitek Pro Bridge 610 I've owned for many years. It's closely equivalent to the Pro Bridge 510. You don't have to be linked to anyone else to play. You can play stand-alone. I suggest if you buy one you purchase a cheap, short extension cord (or use one you already own) so you can use AC outlet current most of the time. I even take the Pro Bridge 610 with me on travel and vacations.
I love this bridge computer. Saitek has done a good job. It would be great for a beginning level (or any level) player because you can play each over as many times as you want. And if you don't like a hand dealt, you simply "escape" to try another hand. You can personalize the settings for different conventions and controls, but I advise as a beginner you use the default American Standard settings and learn the bidding, conventions and play that most bridge players are familiar with.