by Yves Costel
WBridge5 is one of the most successful program that has competed in the World Computer Bridge Championship. It has won 6 times, latest 2018 and has been runner up 7 times.
It is not available for Mac, but can be run with a suitable Windows emulator.
Wbridge5 is also available for online play, with Windows, Mac, Iphone, IPad and Android browser, on BridgeEZ.
System supported: Wbridge5, SEF, SAYC, Custom and 25 configurable conventions.
Randoms deal and tournamnet plays are supported. Strength of the bridge engine is adjustable.
Wbridge has not been updated since 2014. There is a later minor update that has not been published. According to Yves Costel, it is so small that the existing version has not been updated on the WBridge5 website. There is another major updated that neither is not available as public version. It's the update based on V. Ventos boost with the help of AI. It's to complicated to setup to be public be public, it's only used in the WCBC. It's estimated that this version is 0.1 IMP better for each board.
WBridge attended Christine Gouldens bot championship in 2023. It won the round robin, but lost the final against Q-Plus Bridge 15.3.