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David Caprera
David Caprera
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Member Since
July 20, 2010
Last Seen
8 hours ago
Member Type
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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What does 3 diamonds tell you?
A definite TYP bid ("torture your partner.") My best guess is 4=4=1=4 GF.
Your thought process?
1. Neither Annie nor I see colors. Great question. 2. I was a civil engineering student and I have a slide rule tie clip that works (just four scales.)
Trash Twos
Two thoughts. One, you can't have it both ways. If one partner is opening 2X on a bad 5 card suit, he has voted for your side. The other partner has to be more law abiding and cannot be raising on honor doubleton. "Pigs get slaughtered." The other is ...
Yes, Amaresh Deshpande. I think Amaresh's app is still "in testing" but he showed it to me and it starts with A beats K and works up to a single suit squeeze. As a teaching tooll, I thought it was very functional.
Your thought process?
I had a discussion the other day with Michael Rosenberg about recognizing hand patterns. When you can't sleep, rather than counting sheep, start with 13-0-0-0 and work your way down to 4-3-3-3. If you get to the end, pour yourself some scotch and do it again. Repeat as necessary ...
Is this restricted choice? (WBF junior finals, board 11)
I am more amazed that Helgemo played the 2. Maybe he didn't realize the 8 was a mandatory false card.
Is this restricted choice? (WBF junior finals, board 11)
Two years ago, playing with my wife in the NABC last three day swiss, defending a slam with this exact trump suit, I made the in tempo play of the 9 from J9xx. Annie made the in tempo play of the stiff T. Declarer looked at this and went into ...
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
Congrats to Sweden but my heart goes out to Singapore for a very gutsy performance. They definitely put their country on the world junior bridge map.
Is this restricted choice? (WBF junior finals, board 11)
At the table clubs were 3-1. I was there.
Is this restricted choice? (WBF junior finals, board 11)
I am loving this. This deal made me alive. "Falsecard are addictive." When we analyze restrictive choice, we automatically assume the opponents play 50-50 from equals. But I believe even the best players do "falsecard" and don't randomize. My favorite combination is KQT9 (in the dummy) opposite A432. You ...

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