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David Caprera
David Caprera
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Member Since
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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Anne Brenner/David Caprera
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A New Blue Ribbon Pair, II
So, I'll be honest. I did not remember this board when I read yesterday's installment where we screwed up the defense. It was with some trepidation that I waited for part two. Knowing we would be the last table, I did not rush to see our result and ...
Assign the Blame?
Less 2% for a club ruff on the go and another bit less than 1% for cross to the heart ace and a club ruff. And a smidgen for the diamond ruff. And the heart ruff. It isn't difficult to construct deals where East-West take the first five tricks ...
Your Understanding and Call?
I open 3C. 4C would put us past 3N. 3S in competition we play as not forcing but I believe that to be a minority view. When auctions become competitive, you need to show your suit. Ax is a raise, forcing or not.
ATB Precision
Not a fan of 8-13, too wide a range, but it didn't really affect the result. With 11 cards in two suits, West should take another call. But it is not an easy hand and I am reminded of Walter "Big Train" Johnson's admonition, "A singleton king is ...
Help please (1): Revolving Discards
I have always thought that 2-4-6-8-9-7-5-3 ranking of cards (2 most encouraging, 3 most discouraging) made the most intuitive sense (perhaps encrypted even better), but they never caught on.
Just When I Thought I Was Out, They Pull Me Back In - Part II
I have always liked pigeon coups.
AI and Chess
I had a partner 15 years ago who did VERY WELL in the finance business using AI to value $100M mortgage portfolios. Games of complete information (chess, Go, checkers) don't present the same problems that does bridge. Nor is "partnership" an issue. As I have come to appreciate it ...
Fry your brain in the mixed swiss teams
Yes, totally random. Actual position was J87 and QT. I played the 9. LHO was 5305. He might have shown majors with 5404. But the whole thing was too bizarre and I didn't work it out.
Mulberry Bush
My understanding was that Mulberry was a Paul Soloway creation. We may both be right.
For Those Interested in AI and Bridge
Nor should they. Yes, there needs to be disclosure. But please don't tell an AI how to evaluate hands. This is truly an opportunity to resolve so many aspects of the game. I would love to know how AI solves hand evaluation - is it close to K-R or does ...

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