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David Caprera
David Caprera
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Member Since
July 20, 2010
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Bridge Player
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 21 junior team, and write a monthly column, "Sleeping on the Couch." My 15,000 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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I've never seen this before
In the middle of the hand, are you allowed to ask, "What is the contract?" If the answer is "yes", then a skewed bidding box should be allowed; if "no", then not. But I was most intrigued by what Barry had never seen. Knowing Barry, I was hoping it to ...
A New Blue Ribbon Pair, II
So, I'll be honest. I did not remember this board when I read yesterday's installment where we screwed up the defense. It was with some trepidation that I waited for part two. Knowing we would be the last table, I did not rush to see our result and ...
Assign the Blame?
Less 2% for a club ruff on the go and another bit less than 1% for cross to the heart ace and a club ruff. And a smidgen for the diamond ruff. And the heart ruff. It isn't difficult to construct deals where East-West take the first five tricks ...
Your Understanding and Call?
I open 3C. 4C would put us past 3N. 3S in competition we play as not forcing but I believe that to be a minority view. When auctions become competitive, you need to show your suit. Ax is a raise, forcing or not.
ATB Precision
Not a fan of 8-13, too wide a range, but it didn't really affect the result. With 11 cards in two suits, West should take another call. But it is not an easy hand and I am reminded of Walter "Big Train" Johnson's admonition, "A singleton king is ...
Help please (1): Revolving Discards
I have always thought that 2-4-6-8-9-7-5-3 ranking of cards (2 most encouraging, 3 most discouraging) made the most intuitive sense (perhaps encrypted even better), but they never caught on.
Just When I Thought I Was Out, They Pull Me Back In - Part II
I have always liked pigeon coups.
AI and Chess
I had a partner 15 years ago who did VERY WELL in the finance business using AI to value $100M mortgage portfolios. Games of complete information (chess, Go, checkers) don't present the same problems that does bridge. Nor is "partnership" an issue. As I have come to appreciate it ...
Fry your brain in the mixed swiss teams
Yes, totally random. Actual position was J87 and QT. I played the 9. LHO was 5305. He might have shown majors with 5404. But the whole thing was too bizarre and I didn't work it out.
Mulberry Bush
My understanding was that Mulberry was a Paul Soloway creation. We may both be right.

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