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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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The 25 HCP Deck
While I think of myself as a generally law abiding person, one of my other rules is never to enter a gun fight with a squirt pistol. Bidding with a mildly shapely zero count looks to me more like a fight between my squirt pistol and the opponents' tactical nuclear ...
Is this forcing?
If ever there was a "Whatever you want to agree to" question, this has to be it. IMO, no treatment is clearly better than another. And if the question is, "What do you play this auction as?", 1C (16+)-1H (8-11 any)-2C natural, 2H natural. Perhaps only slightly more ...
Ruling in Montreal
My knee jerk reaction is that on a percentage frequency basis, double is "red suits or big."
World Junior Online Championship - BBO Sunday
Needless to say I followed both tables very closely. I thought the commentary was great and I did not feel that the commentary was too crowded. I really liked to hear what the juniors had to say. One junior commenting on another has a very different perspective. Statements like, "Most ...
Congratulations to Adam and Zach!
Alas, there is still the ocassional wild pitch in the dirt. Adam tries his best to catch them all but every once in awhile one gets by.
A "What's this double?" from the world junior online championship
For those of you who ask, "How can the deck have this many points?", you fail to take into account that this was a junior's championship. I avoided posting the actual deal because I was sure it would cause the discussion to go sideways, but if the world needs ...
A "What's this double?" from the world junior online championship
Our default is that "Doubles are takeout." We then have 14 enumerated exceptions followed by a section entitled "Other Doubles" which contains 17 additional rules. She didn't have to explain why it isn't penalty. We knew. Too many? The meaning of doubles is, IMO, the most difficult problem ...
A "What's this double?" from the world junior online championship
As noted above, it is a double that says, "We are going for a number." It is a cousin of the "Retributive raise and redouble", often a precursor to terminating a partnership.
A "What's this double?" from the world junior online championship
As of this writing, there are no votes for a Wyoming double. Those of you who are not familiar with our part of the country may not appreciate the "friendly rivalry" between Colorado and Wyoming. Rocky Mountain National Park versus Yellowstone; skiing in Vail versus Jackson Hole; legalized marijuana versus ...
A "What's this double?" from the world junior online championship
I am not sure I understand the difference between "2 ways to bid 3H" and what I called a "maximal double." Your reference to what you actually play being different suggests that you don't believe your methods are best. I showed this posting to Annie this morning. (She doesn ...

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