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David Caprera
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July 20, 2010
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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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What is the meaning of this double?
But I have to believe that Eric Rodwell and Jeff Meckstroth each got 100% for the ACBL hall of fame.
What is the meaning of this double?
I expect the 2NT bidder to be leading his fourth best SJ.
A difficult play problem
Michael, you are suggesting an idea with which I am not familiar. Let's assume we ascribe a probability that east holds the HK at .95. (I am making up a number). That should change the likelihood that spades are 3-2. But the traditional method of computation using open spaces ...
Harrison Luba's lead problem: Q96 J42 943 AK73
CK count. Want to know if a second club is cashing and to discover why I should have led something else.
Five-level Cue-bid
We play it as a spade slam try with a D control, and 5S as slam try without. 4N would be kcb. 5C is natural (doubled looking for 3N.) I thought this was pretty standard but what do I know.
3!C Competitive or Invitational
I am with Ben. Game tries go through 2N.
A difficult play problem
That East pitched a diamond is a defense worthy of "defensive play of the year." For the record, this time East was Txxx, KJT7, Q8x, Qx.
Surrounding Play
Thank you Kit. I confess the HJ would not have occurred to me. In fact, I wondered what the deal had to do with surround plays. (But double by opener seems auto.)
I believe the worst bid is 3D. South should rebid 3S. I agree that North should have bid 2C (assuming reasonably sound openers, I can live with a 1N response given the trump we open), but that, in no way, justifies South's bid of 3D and Pass of 3N ...
Unusual 2NT
This has to be close to "DNE". We have worked hard on our 2N bids in comp. By our rules, 2N would be natural. But I can't imagine the hand that would bid it. (My best guess is a spade stop and a heart honor.)

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