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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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Danny Sprung's bidding problem: 5 AKT72 32 J9872
Because we play a strong club system with a 14-16 notrump (quite similar in fact to Platnick-Diamond), our partnership agreements do not have to consider opener holding a 19 count. The only hands opener can have on this auction are takeout doubles. Yes, Danny's problem is in a standard ...
Dominating Shift
I would have thought that West's S8, in general and by partnership agreement, would be more important as having suit preference implications. Most of the time, either the count is irrelevant or East can work it out.
U31 junior event
(The following views are strictly my own and do not neccesarily reflect the views of the USBF board or the USBF junior program.) Names matter here. We are told the WBF junior committee proposed the creation of a "U31 category" to begin in 2020. Does that mean it is a ...
U31 junior event
Debbie, I would be fine with a "U31 mixed world championship", mixed events recognize that bridge has a large social and recreational element, but I would run it as a non-qualifying event, no country team selection, no government or organizational economic support. You have a team and you want to ...
Danny Sprung's bidding problem: 5 AKT72 32 J9872
JD, the question is one of probability. Is partner more likely to be 5440 or a 6 card suit and a 19 count? I hope we agree that the likelihood he has the AKQ of diamonds is too remote to consider, so, at a minimum DBL shows transferable values. But ...
Danny Sprung's bidding problem: 5 AKT72 32 J9872
By my partnership agreements, this double is takeout. Admittedly, as the level gets higher, the double becomes less well defined and more cooperative. However, it should still be transferable values. Partner should not be doubling because he is looking at the DAKQ. As takeout doubles are intended to be taken ...
A Very Amusing Board
While I agree that 3S is the more normal call, I think partner's play is too cute by half. After winning the CT, declarer owned the next 8 tricks. Give declarer one of your spades and partner still has to win CQ to beat it.
1!H - 2!S to Show Spades and a Minor
1H-1S-2R-2S is GF with 5+ spades. With less than 5 spades, bid 2C (rarely a doubleton) after which I reccommend BOSCO. 1H-1S-2X-3S is invite with 6+ spades.
1!H - 2!S to Show Spades and a Minor
Yes, I really will pass with a 3 count unless I have a reason to upgrade or I want to be creative. It isn't like 2S is that big a preempt, I can still bid later, I am unlikely to buy the hand, and by passing I haven't ...
May the force be with you
"Bidding game does not create a force" and "You don't hold better cards just because you are vulnerable." I suspect to be in the minority on this but I am very comfortable with these agreements. North has nothing special and should pass and South, looking at the SAK and ...

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