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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 21 junior team, and write a monthly column, "Sleeping on the Couch." My 15,000 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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Why did partner unblock ?
Ben makes a good point that declarer is somewhat unlimited so partner can't place the CK. But is it likely that East has both black kings (or CK and SA)? I think a low spade back is a possible alarm clock. I chose the SJ as just playing back ...
Pass out of Turn
Kopera wrote "... if one thinks the law is clear on this...". I observe that "on this" was superfluous.
Penalty or Takeout?
Double creates a force through 2H, second double through the force takeout. But don't try this at home with children present.
Danny Sprung's bidding problem: T86 AK4 J94 Q943
There was a time when 1N in this sequence showed values. Those times are behind us. 3C is the only value call.
Defense is still hard
I consider the experiment a success but I agree with Oren regarding the optionality of BW posts.
Too good to sign off?
I agree, that's how we play this sequence too.
One hand makes the day worthwhile
I am curious as to why 3H was the 4144? 3C is the relay, so we play shortness up the line. But if you play shortness high to low (numeric), 3H still isn't heart shortness. I realize it is all arbitrary, but I just find interesting the ordering decisions ...
Bid this grand
As someone who plays 1S-2D-2H-3S as a splinter, I have no problem with 5D exclusion. I abhor auctions where partner jumps opposite an unlimited hand to say, "I am weak." He is stealing my bidding space. Like having three opponents at the table.
The Adventures of Mrs. I. Fixum
Rubens once wrote about how best to bid a cold slam in a way most likely to get doubled. Perhaps the pair that was doubled had earned their top.
Harrison Luba's bidding problem: KJ87 T6 Q AQJ8xx
Depends on my partner. I have been told a story of Meckwell having the auction 2C-(P)-2D on 9hcp opposite 4hcp. It sounds like someone is screwing around and may be partner.

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