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Don Caplin
Don Caplin
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 22, 2010
Last Seen
July 13
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me


writer, teacher

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Meeting my future wife at the Franks' Contract Bridge Studio
Bridge Accomplishments
Won Flight A GNT for New England 4 times; Bruce Pairs, Phila NABC 2012
Regular Bridge Partners
My wife (Sondra), Daniel Albert-Rosenberg, Harrison Luba, Greg Gouillart, Alexander Frieden, Anita Taylor, Rick Howard, Jack Donaghue
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridge Spot, Woburn
Favorite Tournaments
Newton MA Individual, Springfield MA Regional
Favorite Conventions
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
Master as a racist term
Harvard used to call the senior official in each non-freshman dorm "house master." No longer, for reasons along the lines stated in the OP.
MONTREAL "Summer Nationals" in July
When I made my reservation, I was charged a $190 deposit at the Inter-Cont. I just got a refund...for only $174. Anyone have a similar experience?
A Real Funny BBO Story From Last Night!
My partner didn't show up one day. I had a fill-in, and gave him our card, which he agreed to play. Late in the game, opponent asked whether we were playing 2-over-1. Simultaneously he said "yes" and I said "no." We won.
“No True Expert Pair Plays [Insert Convention or Treatment Here]...”
I opened 1 NT against a very good pair. LHO bid and RHO Alerted as "JumpBall." I asked Director if JumpBall was legal. "Only in basketball," he said.
“No True Expert Pair Plays [Insert Convention or Treatment Here]...”
Agreed that no expert pair does. I do. And when I played with juniors who became future pros, they played it with me. We used it successfully at NABC against a pro. After the game, she took us aside and asked, "Do you know who I am?" We did. She ...
Faulty BBO
I complained earlier about being excluded from a SYC tourney after singing up. Partner later admitted she hadn't signed back on in time.
Poll: Did you find this site’s April Fool’s joke funny?
Where do I find these articles? (all good ideas) “BBO to introduce 6-handed bridge variant to handle site overload” “New Summer Vanderbilt Event Introduced, To Be Held Via Mail” “ACBL Masterpoint Stimulus Program Coming Soon”
BBO Sign Up Question
"do we need to stay online with BBO for the two hours...?" My experience is YES. We signed up in time for the "Club Game" this morning. When we returned before game time, we had been excluded (tho our account was charged). BBO has not answered my query yet.
Over My Shoulder - commentary by Zach Grossack
Thank you.
Free book offer only a few days more!
Got it, thanks.

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