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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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Defense to 3!H Showing Both Majors
No experience but how about DBL=C or big, 3S=D, 3N to play, 4C both minors NF, 4D both minors GF?
How should these hands be bid playing 2/1 GF?
1H-2D-2S-4C? Splinter in support of spades on my planet (where the water is blue.)
How should these hands be bid playing 2/1 GF?
4N in David Levin's given sequence is "regressive." With that agreement South has an automatic 4C bid.
Mindless revoke
Sounds like "choosing door one, I show you door two, and let you choose door three." Feel lucky punk?
The Liu Coop
The original title reminded me of the "Pigeon Coup", a term I believe that is credited to Benito Garozzo. It is a pseudo squeeze where declarer abandons dummy's winner without an entry in order to take the remaining tricks in the closed hand. The "pigeon" is the opponent who ...
The Liu Coop
In addition to the obvious couch, I have slept in the garage, the driveway and the horse stables, but, fortunately, Annie has not thought of a chicken coup...yet. But don't put it past her. Perhaps a sequel, "Sleeping in the Coup - the reward for playing chicken shit bridge."
2 parter
Agreed. When the opps have bid and raised, 2N is not natural.
A defensive problem
You are absolutely right. My fowl.
Which Slam Is Best
Our rule is that four of a minor is forcing by an unlimited hand unless forced to that level by the opponent's bidding. One might infer that Kit agrees, given his statement, "It doesn't pay to stop on a dime in four of a minor."
A defensive problem
I agree except that partner's spade card should be count so I do not think declarer is 2=4=3=4. In particular, Barry's discussion of partner's suit preference carding is inconsequential dribble. The correct way to think about the hand is based on what declarer chose ...

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