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David Caprera
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July 20, 2010
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21 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 17,000 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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Anne Brenner/David Caprera
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Finn Kolesnik's bidding problem: xx A9xx AQJT9 xx
If 1S-2D was an overbid in your methods, then partner's 2D bid doesn't change the fact that you cannot now force to game with a 2452 11 count. Admittedly, partner's 2D rebid improved your hand, but opposite KQxxx, Qx, Kxxx, Qx you are high enough in 3D.
Mechanics of Counting Goren Points in Hand
When we got married a year after college, I wrote our wedding announcement, "The parents of Anne Brenner and Dave Caprera announce the marriage of their children. The couple are graduates of Princeton University where Anne was magna cum laude, phi beta kappa, and Dave was a member of the ...
Always show a 4-card spade in Precision (or bypass) after 1!D-1!H
We use 2H for the 2.5 spade raise (or 5-6). Responder's 2N relay with 3C the 3451, 3D the 5-6 and 3M as low-high shortness. Different strokes for different folks.
Continuations after Takeout Double and Free Bid: Many Questions I got
We are of the school that after advancer takes a free bid, doubler's new suit is F1 (ELC be damned). I am not sure what the "raptor implications" are. Interesting question what advancer should bid with Kxx, QJ9xx, x, Jxxx. While offshape, I favor 1N at imps. If we ...
Always show a 4-card spade in Precision (or bypass) after 1!D-1!H
Those of us who "never raise with 3" do have an exception. The 3=4=5=1 hand really has no choice after 1D-1S. And playing 1D-2M as UMJOODO ("reverse flannery"), responder doesn't have 4 hearts unless he has GF values. (I don't think Rosenberg's comments regarding ...
Will Engel's bidding problem: AQ74 Q5 AJ74 AT8
"Will, you have got to stop bidding more grands."
Always show a 4-card spade in Precision (or bypass) after 1!D-1!H
And Eric came down from the mountain, tablet in hand, and proclaimed, "We are pattern bidders." It is our mantra, a fundamental part of the precision religion. So, absolutely not, the 1=4-5/3 opens 1D and rebids 2C. Never 1N. We don't ask why. We just believe. (Advanced ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AK5 K743 K KT854
1D-(1S)-DBL-(3S)-P-(P)-Forcing bid? Yeah. I bet you are looking forward to that.
How Do You Defend?
Lets put partner on a 1=4=3=5. Presumably she could read the D5. But what she hasn't pitched is a diamond. The only holding consistent with not pitching a diamond is QJ9. The way to keep partner from coming under pressure in 3 suits is to play ...
Systems filing Deadline when a Player or Pair is added within 2 weeks of the start of the event
3 days sounds fine. But if properly documented, perhaps with reccommended defenses, I am ok with allowing all open+ chart conventions. I can see a pair wanting to play 2D both majors thinking that someone else is also playing it, only to discover the other pair changed their mind or ...

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