Bridge Master 2000: The Key to Better Bridge
- The Standard Edition of Bridge Master 2000 comes with 180 lesson deals, 36 on each of the 5 levels of difficulty. Hundreds of refill deals available on all skill levels.
- Bridge Master remembers how you played each deal and what your results were. In this way you can track your progress and go back and review deals that gave you trouble. It also remembers your color preferences and display options. If more than one person uses the program, their results and preferences are remembered separately.
- The user interface of Bridge Master has been designed to make using the program as simple and pleasant as possible. Everything is over-sized to accommodate those with vision problems. The user has a wide range of color choices. In addition there are several options customizing how Bridge Master will display bridge deals.
- System Requirements: IBM compatible computer, Windows 95 or better, 3 MB free hard disk space, CD-ROM drive, at least 800x600 screen resolution.
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Bridge Master is an educational program for improving your declarer play skills. The program presents you with a series of instructional deals to play. You are always declarer. The deals that you play are not randomly dealt. They are carefully constructed excercises designed to illustrate an important declarer play technique. If you take the correct line of play you will always make your contract. If you make any mistake as declarer, the program will defend perfectly and defeat your contract. Each deal is accompanied by an animated bridge movie that will explain the correct line of play as well as the thinking process that leads to the solution. That fact that you can only make your contract by playing correctly makes Bridge Master a fabulous learning medium. In real bridge (and with other computer bridge programs), a declarer's mistakes are often forgiven by imperfect defense or a lucky lie of the cards. With Bridge Master your mistakes will always be punished. You are "forced" to figure out the correct play if you want to make your contract. In turn, you learn something about bridge in the process. If you play a Bridge Master deal incorrectly, it is best to keep trying again until you get it right. If you give up, however, the bridge movie will make the answer clear. As you read through the bridge movie, images on your screen will reflect the bridge content in the text. For example, if the text reads, "if trumps break 4-1...", a large hand diagram will display the 4-1 break. There is no need to cross out cards or write down end positions. The bridge movie always displays whatever bridge illustration you need in order to understand the explanation.
Top customer reviews
A great feature is the ability to click on an icon which takes you through the solution to the hand. If you just want to see if you are on the right lines you can check the first two or three tricks of the solution then go back to puzzling out the hand.
Personally I like to find a hand with a technique I've vaguely heard about but don't really understand - for example a Guard Squeeze (Level 5) - and play the hand over and over until I have learnt what to look out for.
My copy loaded onto my PC no problem and will play without the disk being in the drive.
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