Silicon Valley Youth Bridge

Play and Learn Bridge at Home

As we shelter-in-place, missing much of our normal lives, we are also finding new ways to pursue what we enjoy most, which of course includes bridge!  In these times we can use bridge to connect to our family at home, and to other bridge players online, while keeping our minds engaged. While this page does not include a complete list, it does offer options from solitare to large tournaments, free and paid, for beginners up to advanced players.

Play Bridge on Bridge Base Online (BBO)

BBO Link | BBO Intro Video | Chat Abbreviations


Level of Play

  Beginner Intermediate Advanced Cost Need a partner? Social?
BBO Solitare            
Just Play Bridge X X   Free no no
Just Declare X X   Free no no
Bridge 4 X X   Free no no
Bridge Master X X X Free no no
BBO Casual            
Start a table X X X Free yes yes
BBO Tournaments            
Pair Tournaments   X X Paid yes no
Individual Tournaments   X X Paid no no
Unit 503 Club Games   X X Paid yes no

Learn Bridge


Level of Play

  Beginner Intermediate Advanced Cost Description Link
Larry Cohen Bridge X X X Free Quizzes, articles, videos, practice hands - all laid out very nicely and easy-to-maneuver Link
Vu-Bridge X X X Paid 24 boards teaching hands are sent every two weeks. Also specific playbooks (slams, defense, planning the hand, etc.) Link
Peter Hollands You Tube X     Free Learn to play bridge by listening to two, 30 minute videos Link

Bridge Infotainment

  Description Time Name Link
Twitch Streamers Watch someone else play while you listen to commentary and chat/offer suggestions 6:30 PM v8mama - Entertaining for all levels Link
    Various extratricky - Educational Link
    Various bridgeoverlord201 - Educational Link
    1-3 PM Kai Eckert Channel Link
YouTube There are a number of YouTube Channels with bridge videos - some more advanced than others. On demand Learn Bridge NYC Link
    On demand New Tricks Bridge Club Link
    On demand TGWNN Link
    On demand Traian Chira Link

Other Online Bridge Resources

  Description Link
Websites Podcasts with popular bridge personalities, including James Holzhauer Link
  Resources for beginner and intermediate. Mike Lawrence contributes. Link
  Daily bridge problem for intermediate/advanced players. Link
Bridge Community Community forum - lots of good stuff here. Usually for more advanced players. Link
Learn to Play Bridge Slideshow Powerpoint presentation to give to students. Includes notes. Link
Books (downloadable) Bridge in the Menagerie Link
  The Cardturner Link