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David Caprera
David Caprera
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Member Since
July 20, 2010
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6 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". A collection of my columns is now available in book form from Master Point Press. My 19,000 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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David Caprera's bidding problem: x QTxxxx AJxx AQ
Enough time has passed that I think I can tell the rest of the story. Of course he didn't. He was playing with a fine young bridge pro who was a junior not too many years ago. Rodwell doubled, FYBP bid 4N (2 places to play), Rodwell bid 5D ...
Why am I not that crazy about Bridge anymore these days?
I love the game. It has been an important part of my life. But I get tired of solving the same type of problems over and over. It is also a game of mistakes. I have become increasingly intollerant of my mistakes as well as those of my partners. And ...
A Bart Bramley Story
Xu dude. Great story about two good friends. I owe them both beers in San Fran. My favorite line is, "I figured that out very quickly." We are talking two hours for three hands and finishing with "five minutes to spare". This is a meaning of "quickly" with which I ...
Checkback off by passed hand?
I have a vague recollection of an "old" (Days of Edgar) Bridge World article on 12 opposite 12 as a viable game. There is no doubt that Meckwell have made a living off of 23+ games. I believe their "rule" is "Don't invite a notrump game if the partnership ...
Is this Forcing?
It is certainly forcing. As to whether it is GF, I think it depends on how you play (1C)-1D-(P)-2S. We play it looks something like 13-16 and a six+ card suit. That makes a cue followed by a new suit as GF. But if 2S is preemptive ...
Now I Can Die in Peace*
We were not playing total score. Assuming teammates are +400, -500 is lose 3, -800 is lose 9 and -1100 is lose 12. There is not much difference between -800 and -1100. The goal has to be maximizing the chance of holding your losses to -500. If you put East ...
Checkback off by passed hand?
The question was, "Assume you are playing 2/1." Many who play 2/1 don't open most 11's and crappy 12's in first and second. Kit, your answer ignores the possibility that your partner passed a hand that your (and my) precision methods would open and that ...
David Caprera's bidding problem: K965 K43 AK J965
Who said it was the same deal? (One more post coming.)
Checkback off by passed hand?
P-1X-1Y-1N-2C artificial, F1.
Trump high or low at trick 3?
No beer in the trump suit.

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