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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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Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
I laughed out loud at the use of the term "field" in reference to a Wednesday night 3.5 table suburban club game. West was some 7-4, he may have been playing with a student. At these colors some might open 4D. So predicting that other pairs would not also ...
An awkward 2NT opener auction
Put us in the "all natural, 5C is the good D raise" school.
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
The problem is writing a rule that properly describes the auctions that create a forcing pass. I know there are those who have adopted a "sound of the auction" rule.This one looks pretty easy but consider the following (all at vul v not; you can then consider whether you ...
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
I didn't say you did. But sometimes a good auction doesn't get to the best contract.
A Beautiful Hand
West has 9 open spaces, East has 13? My numbers for 4, 5 and 6 (45, 34, 21) were determined on that basis. When constrained to 4 or 5, I interpolated from that. Not exact, hence my "something like". But that might not be correct. It is a more difficult ...
More about psychs - and maybe a solution that could make everyone happy
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the psychers."
A Beautiful Hand
Max, I am missing something here. Take your simplifying assumptions including West has 4 or 5 clubs. West is likely to have 4 clubs something like 55% of the time and 5 clubs 45% of the time. That must affect the choice of South whether or not to sit, and ...
A Beautiful Hand
If the payoff is heavily weighted one way (but not 100-0), that doesn't mean you should always act the same. It just changes the percent of time you choose "action A" over "action B." And I don't understand your last sentence. If you will never double the only ...
More about psychs - and maybe a solution that could make everyone happy
For Peters? Or did you mean "S" for "sike."
A Beautiful Hand
Michal, I am not sure that I understand your comment. A Nash equilibrium exists when there is a stable state and no player can improve their position assuming their opponents act to their best advantage. (Michal, if you are a psychologist and REALLY meant "why?", I attended Princeton in the ...

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