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David Caprera
David Caprera
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July 20, 2010
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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." My 16,000 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
2 over 1 except rebid
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How would you bid this hand?
I did it for Walter. The late Walter "Big Train" Johnson often preached, "A singleton K is a balanced hand". My issue was hand evaluation.
Early Finesse
If you are regularly bidding 30% games, the defense needs to be doubling more to protect their equity. You may make some or play safely to go down a trick less, but at 30% you are stealing. Auctions like 2N-3N are hard to hit but those like 1N-2C-2H-3H-4H may need ...
Early Finesse
The idea that you should bid 37% vul games seems too agressive. Sometimes you go down more than one and sometimes they double. Curious, what do you believe the percentage for bidding game is that makes the imp odds a coin flip?
Extract the maximum
My bad. I didn't appreciate he was a passed hand.
Worst Bid? For Bidding Theory Geeks Only
I didn't mean to suggest that it was a relay system. 3C is a "relay bid", defined as "tell me more." As for whether a relay system would solve this problem? It would work fine for this responder's hand (as does Blackwood) but some of the other constructions ...
Worst Bid? For Bidding Theory Geeks Only
Geir told me exactly the same thing!
Extract the maximum
The fear is that declarer can pitch a heart loser on the DQ. Give declarer 5=3=2=3. So it looks like we may need to get hearts going. Comparing heart plays. When partner has Jxx, nothing matters. When partner has Txx, small immediately gives up a second heart ...
2018 European Championships Results
Ok, I was dinged this week on Bridge Winners for, unbeknownst to me, using the term "n-gn-g" in an offensive manner. And now someone throws "chuffed" at me, a term I have never heard. My brief internet research is that it originally meant, "swollen with fat." If I walk into ...
Worst Bid? For Bidding Theory Geeks Only
Fred, I want to make sure I understand what you are suggesting. 1C-1H (8-11)-2D-2N (best raise)-? 3C is now a relay. By our agreement, if opener breaks relay and bids 3M/4C it shows the 5-6 hand -I cannot remember it ever coming up, but is consistent with our ...
Responder's splinter rebids after a 2-over-1
Responder cannot have four card support. And 2S is a sixth piece. We would splinter on a minimum but Annie and I use the term, "I am embarrassed I opened." If you give me four controls; A=2, K=1) and a potentially working stiff, I am living the dream ...

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