SmartBridge is one of the most complete shareware bridge programs available for download on the Web. What can you do? You can play rubber, duplicate or pairs (10 tables) against the computer, exercise your bid with more than 40 conventions, play duplicate against champions (game loaded from a Portable Bridge Notation file) or just view the stored games (1200 games from 13th Cap Gemini WTT 1999 are zipped with the program). Computer gives hints, warns when the bid is not recommended, and plays automatically, when requested. Suit division probabilities can be shown when playing from declarer. You can store your games or games from tournaments in a .PBN file, using a powerful editor, generate deals (random or special distributions, balanced and unbalanced, singletons or voids, fit or misfit, any high-card points) and print them.
If you're a skilled bridge player, you might enjoy analyzing difficult deals, so SmartBridge provides an interface to GIB. The look is up to Windows Solitaire standards, and if you have a sound card, you'll enjoy the voice comments and MIDI-based music. Several appearance and behavior settings can be adjusted, and an extremely detailed Help file is included.
What's new in this version:
- Convert LIN files to PBN
- Show rubber score window
- Recent files in File Menu (Open PBN)
- Bid and play errors corrected
- Interface to GIB version 4.1.12 for bid and play
- Errors of V4.0 fixed: - not alternating vulnerability when playing pairs