Classification of bridge software




There exists 4 types of bridge software:

. Type I ... Player for random deals
Unlimited deals but very few exciting deals, no commentary, mediocre play by computer.
No final commentary.
The primitive form of bridge software.


. Type II ... Player for pre-selected deals
The computer play is perfect.
The deals are interesting but the game is "mute", as it is not "coached".
The player's mistakes are not explained.
A final commentary explains the solution.


. Type III ... Professor for pre-selected deals
The computer play is perfect. The player is "coached" all along:
- In bidding, the player always plays the right contract.
- In card play, their mistakes are commented and actively treated to allow the player
to find the solution on his/her own.
A final commentary explains the solution.


. Type IV ... Type II + Type III : the most advanced form.
The game will run in 2 phases:
- first in Type II
- then, upon failure, move to Type III.
A final commentary explains the solution.


Type IV :
The very best there is
,
ideal for easy and quick progress