This is how Leo opens public tables for players to play live bridge. By clicking on the button “QUEUE TO PLAY”, you enter a waiting room. As soon as 4 players (including you) are gathered in the waiting room, you will all be asked to confirm the opening of a new table with the specific players. When all 4 players confirm, a new table is formed and the game begins! In case a player refuses to sit at the table, no table is opened, until another quartet is gathered in the waiting room. Note that while waiting in the queue for the opening of a public table, you can do some Practice. When it’s time to join a public table, you will receive the relevant notification and you can decide whether you are going to play live or refuse and continue practicing.
After hitting the PRACTICE button you are transferred to a practice table where you can do some practice in declarer’s play, with best hand deals. More specifically: – At practice tables, you can practice making a contract against computer opponents (robots or “bots”). – You always get the best hand of all four players – You see your cards and the cards of your partner (dummy) – First thing to do is to decide what’s the FINAL contract you can make with those cards and pick it in the bidding box. – You are always the first to bid and you have one, and only one, pick to finalize the contract. Everybody else just passes! – So, you are always the declarer and you play your cards and those of the dummy – You can play as many games as you wish – this is not a 4-game table. – Each time you finish a board, you decide whether you want to continue or end your practice and the results are shown at the right side of the screen. – You can see your ranking in Practice Points, by selecting Ranking from the left side menu of the lobby. Note that while practicing you can always join the queue for playing live bridge or leave the queue (for more details regarding queuing check the relevant faq below).
Yes, definitely. After entering the waiting room by clicking on QUEUE TO PLAY, you can go for PRACTICE. And vice versa: after entering in the PRACTICE area, you can always join the queue for playing live bridge. Leo will send you a notification when 4 players (including you) are gathered in the waiting room, to confirm the opening of a new table. You can decide whether you are going to play live or refuse and continue practicing.
The reasons for queuing in public tables are the following: – Less waiting time If each player opens a table Leo can easily end up with four open tables with one player in each table. Queuing avoids such situations by automatically gathering players in one table. – Leo has the ability to place co-located players on different tables. – More importantly, less idling time: you can practice or kibitz, while waiting for a table to be formed. – Last, players have to be active while playing and Leo will automatically handle cases like non-responsive players. It will also impose a ban on them. So,most likely, the players in the queue will be responsive and w/o connection problems.
To start your own table, you should be subscriber.
You simply click on the “New Private Table” button in the Leo Bridge homepage. The following options are available to you:
- You may select a name for your table. Default is your actual name.
- You can play as an Individual or as a Pair. If you select Pairs you will see a button that allows you to invite your partner. If you select Individual, partners will rotate in every board.
The reason may be either because you don’t have enough coins to play, or because you have been penalized for some reason.
You earn 5 coins for every 4-board match you win.
Certainly not. Monthly and Yearly subscriptions actually include the bonus and much more, since you can play endlessly for the period your subscription lasts.
Eighty (80) bonus coins are given every 24-hours, based on the time you logged Leo the last time. Example: You log in Leo today @8.00 pm you get 80 coins. You log in next day @ 10.00 am – no coins. You log in the evening @ 10.00 pm you get 80 coins. Next day you will get your bonus coins from 10.00 pm and after, not earlier.
A countdown clock at the bottom bar shows you the hours remaining to get your next bonus.
Your achievements are shown at the bottom of the Home Page of Leo. You can scroll to the right to see them all if too many.
You can also see them in your profile.
Achievements are shown in the profile of each player.
Yearly subscriptions are calculated on a calendar basis. Example: If you buy a yearly subscription on March 9th, 2017 it will last until March 9th, 2018.
Monthly subscriptions are calculated on a calendar basis. Example: If you buy a monthly subscription on March 9th, it lasts until April 9th, and so on.
In case you join a match that has already started, you pay no coins at all. This means that even if you have no coins at all, you can be invited to a match that has already started, to replace the player that has left.
In case you win the match, you get the masterpoints (not the player you have replaced).
In case you lose the match, the player you have replaced will get the negative masterpoints.
In case you leave in the middle of a game, you are charged with the 20 coins and you do not get any masterpoints (MPs) in case of victory. On the contrary, in case of defeat, you are charged the negative MPs.
In addition you can’t enter the queue for 5 minutes.
Unfortunately not yet.
You gain Masterpoints by playing in competitive tables. Each time you finish playing in a competitive table, you will be awarded any positive amount of master points you accumulated. Negative master points are not normally awarded, unless there are special circumstances, such as a penalty applied for players misbehaving etc. Finishing all boards in a Competitive table will yield bonus master points, while leaving in the middle will incur a penalty.
Yes you can. An orange undo button is visible whenever an undo is possible. You can only undo your last move, and your opponents will need to allow you to do so.
Clicking the undo button starts a vote among players that gives them the opportunity to accept or reject your undo. We normally advise players to always accept undo requests, although misuse of the feature is discouraged and will not be tolerated if reported and verified.
If you see things freezing up, you can try refreshing the web page (CTLR+R on Windows, CMD+R on Mac).
The most usual suspect for problems like this a network issue, if your internet connection is unstable, you may experience such issues but refreshing should help.
Yes. If you are using a proxy, you will need to allow access to host name https://bridge.leonardogames.net and port 8081. Most Firewall software will ask for permission the first time your browser tries to connect to a new port, all you need to do in that case is click “Accept” or “Allow”
Check if you have firewall software installed on your computer. If you do, you will need to allow access to host https://bridge.leonardogames.net and port 8081. This is absolutely safe as the connection is encrypted and will allow you to communicate with Leo Bridge.
Yes, definitely, you can always Practice, without entering a waiting room.
Yes and no… Theoretically no, but since you can see who has already joined the queue and in what place, you can decide whether you want to join the queue or not. The more “safe” way to choose a partner or co-players is to be a subscriber. In that case, you can open a new private table and invite the players that you want to play with.
Players that enter the queue, will play with the players that will first form a quartet.
Select “Ranking” from the left menu in the lobby and then click the tab Practice Points to check your ranking as well as the ranking of other players.
The reason may be either because it’s Tuesday (Competition day, no practice available) or because it is not the appropriate time of the day. Practice Tables are free from 00:00 GMT to 15:00 GMT.
Possible reasons are the following:
-You haven’t clicked the QUEUE TO PLAY button
– You don’t have enough coins, therefore you are in the queue as a replacement. Replacements are not visible in the waiting room
– You have been penalized, therefore you can’t enter the waiting room
If you are practicing or kibitzing you can always check if you are in the queue, by looking at the bottom bar, on the left. If you see the word “queued” it means you are already in the queue.
Yes, you can’t enter the queue for 1 minute each time you refuse to sit at a table.
Yes, you can’t enter the queue for 5 minutes each time that you delay playing. After 3 times within the same day, you are banned from queue for 24 hours.
Yes, you can’t enter the queue for 5 minutes each time you leave the table in the middle of a game. After 3 times within the same day, you are banned from queue for 24 hours.
This is a very serious situation. Players that are kicked from a table, are banned from Leo for 24 hours.
Probably because you have the same IP with one or more players, or because it’s competition day
Probably because you have the same IP with one or more players in the first waiting room.