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David Caprera
David Caprera
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Member Since
July 20, 2010
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Member Type
Bridge Player
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."

United States of America

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Platinum Life Master
Anne Brenner/David Caprera
2 over 1 except rebid
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In The Well- Michael Xu
Most bridge writing lacks humor. You appear to be developing a writing style that understands the value of making fun of yourself. It is not easy to do but will be useful both in and out of bridge. Keep it up.
Senior USBC seeding from 2020 on
"The round robin results have some randomness." Ok. Is it really more random than other options? It certainly reflects the correct team composition for the right time period. And if it discourages resting players during the round robin, I am good with that too. (I also must observe that this ...
Which, if any, is the agreed trump suit?
After a 2/1 minor suit raise (we are game forced and last time I checked there is no game bonus for four of a minor), our target is 3N. 3D showed "diamond cards", 3H showed "heart cards" (playing BOSCO we would bid 1H-2C-3D with 6+ hearts and 4+ clubs ...
Congratulations Greg Lawler
And to think he followed closely in my footsteps, first Princeton ('75) where I learned my statistics from Stu Hunter and my random walks from Burt Malkiel, and then the U of Chicago grad school ('78) where I once wrote a paper on the "Efficient Manager Hypothesis". (Could Carl Yastrzemski ...
Senior USBC seeding from 2020 on
There are not that many "senior only" teams that play the VSR. It looks like 0 made the third day of the Reisinger. Perhaps a blasphemous suggestion but why should the seniors be seeded if there is not an event for senior teams from which representative seeding points can be ...
Sabrina Miles's bidding problem: 3 Q62 KT96 A9854
Boy, 1D-3C as mixed, both minors, at least 5-4 either way looks so good, that I think I will play it. Wait! I already play it. Oh, maybe it was a good idea to begin with.
Some rulings questions
Our "meta rule" for when the opponents make a bid for which they have no agreement or "I don't know" is to assume their agreement is the same as ours. It may not be universally optimal, but it does avoid the obvious accident.
We play (2N)-DBL and (2N)-P-(P)-DBL as penalty when we are red v white. To quote a top American player, "Everyone psychs 1NT these days..." We are 2-0 on winning actions when it has come up.
Curtis Cheek Wins 2019 Lazard Sportsmanship Award
Very nice award. Phyllis writes a good acceptance speech.
Playing up in KO's - what am I missing?
My next door neighbor who knows nothing about bridge but knew we played a tournament last week asked me, "How was your tournament?" My answer was that, "We average about 10 points a day when we play a tournament of this type (regional). We played 6 days and won 62 ...

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