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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 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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BBO Username
dendac1
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
Anne Brenner/David Caprera
2 over 1 except rebid
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In the Well: Russ Jones
Russ, what thoughts do you have with respect to increasing the participation of juniors in bridge and the ACBL? If we don't do something, the game is going to die when we do.
Why I suck at matchpoints (part 2)
Sorry again. When I edited the deal, I lost the HAQ. Now corrected.
Why I suck at matchpoints (part 2)
I am asking the doublers because I really don't know. My teammates were in agreement that double emphasizes the lower suit. It seems somewhat arbitrary to me and one could agree to the opposite. The best analogy I can come up with is "equal level conversion", e.g., (1S ...
Why I suck at matchpoints (part 2)
That was our defense to 2S.
Why I suck at matchpoints (part 2)
Good catch. Thanks. (Corrected)
Big congrats to Erik Sælensminde and his partner Morten Olsen
I have previously expressed my objection to an automatic lifetime expulsion with no chance to return for first time offenders. (Repeat offenders are a different story.) The 3.5 C's approach is, in my opinion, properly directed. The length of any sanction is largely "facts and circumstances" based, but ...
Who was more at fault?
We play that 1C(pre)-(3C)-4C is 4=4=4=1 so would start with 3S. That is likely to solicit a club raise from east. We would now be in "pass double inversion." South would pass, intending to pull the double to diamonds to show two places to ...
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: KQ4 KT5 AKQ QJ76
There was an old Bridge World article on a hand like this. The objective was to bid to 7NT in such a way that the opponents were most likely to double. You needed to bid your "suits" (shortest first) in such a way as to create a forcing sequence that ...
David Caprera's bidding problem: x KJTxxxxx xx Jx
So they rest of the story is guessable. I bid 1N. Partner was a 5233 12 count. The opponents took the first 9 tricks. In retrospect I think I should have bid 3H.
Poaching Jon Green's Post regarding the Common Game of 2/12
Didn't we have this fight last month? The world is split between those who think 1N promises values and those who don't. If it shows values, then new suits should be F1. If it just says, "I think this is our best spot", then new suits can't ...
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