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David Caprera
David Caprera
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Member Since
July 20, 2010
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7 hours ago
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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 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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Platinum Life Master
Anne Brenner/David Caprera
2 over 1 except rebid
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As Tom but 4m are fitting.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 965 J6 82 T87632
The opponents have half the deck, at least one 9+ card fit, one club between them, yet did not bid white v red over a strong club. Did this deal really happen? On planet Earth?
Harrison Luba's bidding problem: JT72 KJT74 7 AK8
Make the S2 into the D2, a 5332 hand, and it becomes 2 tricks worse and a horrible overcall IMO. But as given, I would bid 2H at equal as well.
"Table feel"
"You certainly should not be using spectators..." I agree with your judgment but the rule you cite is clearly limited to observing "other players."
"Table feel"
Steve, I want to agree with you, but what definition of unauthorized information? There really isn't. Certainly not in the section of defined terms.
"The worst play I have ever seen"
Like the time you trumped your partner's ace and then returned the suit.
"Table feel"
76B governs what spectators can do. It places no limitation on players. So what we are left with is a body of law that says, "You can't do this and this and this..." Doesn't that lead to the presumption that a player can do those things which he ...
"Table feel"
Law 16.D. with regard to "extraneous unauthorized information" limits itself to a player who "accidently" receives such information. The Bulletin article suggested a player could "watch kibitzers..." In that case, there is no accident, although it is unclear to me why the modifier exists in 16.D. Law 74 ...
"Table feel"
To the contrary, I read A.1.c. to allow information not otherwise prohibited. (B.1. is limited to information from partner.)
John Adams's bidding problem: 875 KQ96 AT975 4
I need the SQ if 3451 or a fourth spade (4441).

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