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David Caprera
David Caprera
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Member Since
July 20, 2010
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12 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 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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Platinum Life Master
Anne Brenner/David Caprera
2 over 1 except rebid
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Is there something better than BBO?
Before you all throw BBO out with the dishwater, I want to acknowledge that they have been most helpful in assisting the USBF junior training program in hosting "celebrity nights". The juniors will be playing with Jeff Meckstroth on Vugraph tomorrow (Monday, April 24, 7pm Eastern time). This would not ...
suggested defence vs a unusual 2-way bid.
This is a great question! Putting aside the merits of the agreement (I have never seen this agreement, my immediate reaction is "mildly negative"), how does one devise a defense? One issue to consider is "relative frequency." Making a gross generalization, if responder has a 2/1 GF "it is ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 73 AKJ3 AQ AKQ92
"Pass" is "I either have them nailed, or MOST LIKELY, I have nothing to add." Expectation on the pass is 22 balanced. No force created (that is, no PDI, but admittedly rare everyone sells.) DBL is takeout, and failing to double means "no 4oM." Yes, overcall with shortness and raise ...
USBF Junior Celebrity Guest Night: Jeff Meckstroth
(Jack, I know you are. It was just a cheap opportunity to advertise the program and invite new juniors. Without kids who want to play, we don't have a program. The USBF training program is always looking for kids who already know how to play (we don't teach ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: A98xxx QTx ATx x
There was a time when I would have opened 2S. Thankfully that time is behind me. A clear 1S opener.
USBF Junior Celebrity Guest Night: Jeff Meckstroth
Yes, Jeff will be partnering Tyler Hart. But if you are not over 25 years of age and have an interest in becoming a part of the US junior training program, please go to and click on "junior."
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 73 AKJ3 AQ AKQ92
If you don't double 2S, your 4-4 heart fit (5-4?) is likely lost forever (a very long time.)
Jacoby 2NT?
We play P-1M-3C as fitting (2C Drury) so we play P-1M-2N as just clubs. Minors would also be reasonable.
Ridiculous results, doubled or redoubled
Playing against an elderly couple, we were vul v not, partner opened 2S weak and I had a random bad hand with spade shortness. I went for the psychic redouble. They stood their ground. Partner played it well and they defended poorly. Push into 400 for 3N just in.
USBF Junior Celebrity Guest Night: Jeff Meckstroth
Tune in next Monday. George has promised to be funny this time. I think we have the technology set up to record it for posterity.

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