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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."

United States of America

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Anne Brenner/David Caprera
2 over 1 except rebid
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How do you name this end-play?
He gets in to play a second spade when Grandma makes sushi for Thanksgiving.
How do you name this end-play?
If it is a girl, name her after your grandmother; if it is a boy, name him after your wife's grandfather. Actually, south gets squeezed without the count in three suits and then north gets squeezed in two, so call it a "32 skidoo." (Seriously, it is an unusual ...
Seeking a Counter Defense
Particularly when you are vulnerable and the opponents are not and in third chair all white, I believe you are seeing the top American players returning to methods which employ penalty doubles. For example, Meckwell don't always play Meckwell. Inflation runs rampant. 15-17 is now more like 14-16, a ...
Floyd McWilliams's bidding problem: AT84 K975 K AQ43
I voted but I have to admit that I would have opened a 15-17 notrump
Censored from the Championship Diary?
In Wyoming, 5D would say, " I know you have a diamond void. I have either the diamond K or QJ" with 6D a further ask and 6N showing the QJ, 7C to show the K. Isn't down one good bridge?
Active Ethics; System Pre-Alerts
I used to play a whacko, home-grown forcing pass system in a local club. We would pre-alert. The club owner had two rules. First, if an opponent chose not to play against it we would play standard (rarely would anyone say "no"). Second, if there was any problem (e.g ...
A pretty ending
I know no one else, who when he says, "the hand was misplayed", causes me to stop what I am doing and take the time to figure out what is correct. Had anyone else said that, there would be a hint of doubt that, maybe, it was played correctly. And ...
5M+4m extra values
Opening 1N on 5M and 4m doesn't work for me unless my wood is all in the doubletons. A suit of AKxxx is not going to be that hand. Yes, after 1S-1N-2D-2S, I would bid 2N and feel I have given an adequate description of my hand. If I ...
Best Advice Ever
I actually do have a serious piece of advice given to me by Gerald Caravelli 40 years ago when I didn't have 100 masterpoints. After a bad result against him, he said, "Don't steal from the one seed." I also have a true Gerald story from the same ...
2!C natural and limited, and then . . . .
But if you sell 2D to show hearts (and 2H to show spades), then the relay starts with 2S and you can't get as many patterns out below 3N. I would not want to sell 2D, but your agreements certainly have merit.

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