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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". 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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How to bid 6!H (or 7!H if you like)
Our Kokish agreement allows responder to break after 2C-2D-2H (actually 1C precision for us) by bidding one under (3S shows clubs) with 0-3 hcp and a 6+ card suit (opener completing the relay asks length (6, 7, 8)). (Our 1C-3X is one under solid suit so we can't go ...
Free Advice
Every junior would want to bid on these 5332's. It is one of my most frequent tirades to the group I mentor. No, no, no. But I think it is not correct to say a 2 level overcall must be a six card suit. However, if it isn't ...
Which Slam?
I once kibitzed a friend on BBO who was practicing his relay methods with 8-4 hands. My reaction was, "No one knows how to bid those hands. Just bid what you think you can make." Put me down for "3N-6D."
(1M)-1NT-transfers to the M...
Game force, promising 0-1 in M.
1NT or 1C
If it wasn't on the edge, it wouldn't be interesting. I voted for "1C but 1NT is acceptable." That is really about how I feel. I have no problem with "1NT but 1C is acceptable." And I am only a little bit bothered by the dogmatist who know ...
1NT or 1C
About as happy as you will opposite xx, JTxx, Tx, KQT9x.
1NT or 1C
Kaplan-Rubens evaluates it as 18.55. Kleinman calls it 19-. Against that is the preemptive value of 1NT, going against the field, and the doubleton heart. If you open 1C, there is no rebid problem because the reason you chose to do so is that it is worth a 2NT ...
Play 6NT
Are we to assume West threw a club on the second heart?
Is Bridge "Dying" or are the demographics simply changing?
I would add Ameresh's Hool to Chris's list of pre-bridge games. Not only is it a good learning tool, it is a fun and challenging game in its own right.
Lame Claims
An issue I believe in claim situations is the quality of the players and nature of the game. If I am playing a 24 board top bracket regional KO and at trick 3 an expert claims a second overtrick, I typically look to see the claim is valid and put ...

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