Live Presentations

Dishonest Behaviour in Online Bridge Tournaments during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Dr Tihana Brkljačić (Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar in Zagreb and Catholic University of Croatia)

The aim of this study was to analyse confessions and the most popular comments of members of one of the biggest online bridge communities: Bridge Winners. 

Cheating at Digital Bridge: Revisiting Moral Panics

Dr Jordan Maclean (BAMSA) 

This paper considers the ways in which cheating during online bridge tournaments is a social problem that requires a collective solution, rather than an individualised personal trouble.


Eric Laurant (World Bridge Federation Investigation Committee)

Jan Kamras (President, European Bridge League)

Boye Brogeland (World Champion Bridge Player, Norway)

Steve Weinstein (World Champion Bridge Player, Bridge Winners Partner, Professional Poker Player, USA)

Dr Tihana Brkljačić (Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences, Zagreb, and Catholic University of Croatia)

Dr Jordan Maclean (Bridge: A MindSport for All, BAMSA)

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Card Confessions: Unravelling Digital Bridge during Lockdown   

Dr Jordan Maclean and Michael Xu (BAMSA)

First, the presenters examine a public confession from an international bridge player and the responses from the bridge community. Second, the presenters consider the ways in which the shift to digital bridge during COVID-19 has changed the landscape of cheating.