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David Caprera
David Caprera
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Member Since
July 20, 2010
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11 hours ago
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about me

I am a lawyer in Denver, Colorado, married to Anne Brenner, my partner in life as well as bridge. I am on the USBF board, the District 17 disciplinary chair, coach of the USA under 26-2 junior team, and write a monthly column, "Sleeping on the Couch". A collection of my columns is now available in book form from Master Point Press. My 19,000 master points aren't worth a damn without a national championship and my dream is that some day I win the "Italian-American, pony-tailed tax specialist playing with the Francophile, retired pathologist four session senior mixed BAM."

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Platinum Life Master
Anne Brenner/David Caprera
2 over 1 except rebid
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Is this Exclusion Blackwood?
Rapheal, keycard requires "actual or implied suit agreement." There is not that says 5C is 2P. I like 5C with the given hand
In the Well: Jacek Kalita
When we first met in the European Nationals in Oostende (7 years ago?), you appeared to be playing bridge for pink points. What is your business model today?
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: T82 AQ3 5 KQ9843
I see no reason in standard methods (other than laziness) to preempt partner by playing 1D-2C as game forcing. Forcing to 3C, yes, but 1D-2C-2bananas-3C should describe this hand. (If you want to play 2C as some sort of artifical relay, you may be forced to play 3C as invite ...
Guess the lead....
Club 9
I abstained because the North hand, IMO, should just up and bid game. I don't even think it is close. Passing 2S is worse than horrible. (South bid fine.)
Will these problems with pre empts never end?
I picked "all west" although no one did anything terrible. But I do believe the expression "voids are magical" (no, I don't know where it comes from but it so often proves to be true.) Assuming that east's double is "transferable values", the west can take another call ...
David Caprera's bidding problem: x QTxxxx AJxx AQ
Enough time has passed that I think I can tell the rest of the story. Of course he didn't. He was playing with a fine young bridge pro who was a junior not too many years ago. Rodwell doubled, FYBP bid 4N (2 places to play), Rodwell bid 5D ...
Why am I not that crazy about Bridge anymore these days?
I love the game. It has been an important part of my life. But I get tired of solving the same type of problems over and over. It is also a game of mistakes. I have become increasingly intollerant of my mistakes as well as those of my partners. And ...
A Bart Bramley Story
Xu dude. Great story about two good friends. I owe them both beers in San Fran. My favorite line is, "I figured that out very quickly." We are talking two hours for three hands and finishing with "five minutes to spare". This is a meaning of "quickly" with which I ...
Checkback off by passed hand?
I have a vague recollection of an "old" (Days of Edgar) Bridge World article on 12 opposite 12 as a viable game. There is no doubt that Meckwell have made a living off of 23+ games. I believe their "rule" is "Don't invite a notrump game if the partnership ...

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