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Rene de Waele
Rene de Waele
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 23, 2011
Last Seen
Oct. 15, 2016
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm the co-founder and CEO of Bridge Big, a startup with the mission to make online bridge the most exciting activity on the web. We're offering duplicate bridge for serious money prizes both in tournaments and 5-minute cash games. Visit us at


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Meeting the love of my life in the awesome junior bridge camp in Poland in 2001
Bridge Accomplishments
Twice national champion in the Netherlands (under-twenties and student categories)
Regular Bridge Partners
Jannes van 't Oever, Hendrik Bijker
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Star, Lombard (Netherlands)
Favorite Tournaments
All the international junior championships
Favorite Conventions
I've been hooked on the Viking precision system (with own additions and alterations)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Bridge Big on Bridge Winners
Hi Gary, dollar to Euro conversion is done by the banks. It works the same way as if you'd use your credit card to buy a physical good in Europe. Terms for the bonus are as follows: 1. you make a deposit using the bonus code 2. you'll ...
Bridge Big on Bridge Winners
Hi Matt, you'll need to enter the code when you make your first deposit, not when you create an account. Hope that helps.
Super Bowl Sunday Bridge
Hi Michael, I'm one of the co-founders and the lead developer at Bridge Big. I agree with you that a DD solver is not ideal for this, and we are looking at better solutions. For instance, we could use the results of other pairs on the deal to determine ...
Bridge for money outlawed by ACBL
Who said anything about no profit for the ACBL? Our booth space at the NABC event was certainly not free. Also, we're planning on a lot of marketing in the US that they'll miss out on.
Bridge for money outlawed by ACBL
One very important distinction between us and the money bridge clubs is that we don't offer rubber bridge, but duplicate bridge. While you could argue that rubber bridge, like poker, has a significant element of chance, duplicate bridge does not. That's why even poker if played in duplicate ...
Bridge for money outlawed by ACBL
Gimme your address and I'll send you one for free :). If you're in St. Louis we can give it to you there.
Bridge for money outlawed by ACBL
The rake is actually 5% per hand in cash games right now (since the winner on a hand doesn't pay us anything). We're still figuring what's the best way forward with this and are considering to charge a fixed amount per hand, instead of rake that scales ...

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