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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 26-2 junior team, and write a monthly column, "Sleeping on the Couch." My 17,000 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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Is Pass Forcing?
Passes are never forcing when no one knows who can make what. Someone suggested earlier on this site that they play forcing passes when their side has more than half the deck. While I don't think that is true either, on this auction, either side could have between 15 ...
Does it matter how many points the opponents show?
I observe that both The Bridge World and Master Point Press use "10".
Does it matter how many points the opponents show?
I could see doubling the 10-12 but there is no 5332 hand with which I would overcall in direct seat. 5332's are defensive notrump hands unless partner shows shape.
Radical Revamp of NABC Schedules?
Three comments. One, I know I am a wimp for saying this, but given I play 95% of the time with my wife, I would want to keep the mixed events. Two, I have exercised induced asthma and allergies. They cause me to cough. I do not believe they are ...
Is this a weak two bid?
At reverse colors Ben and Kevin are in for 3H.
Massimo Lanzarotti readmitted to the ACBL?
I confess I dont know the difference between a Lanzorotti and a Lamborghini. But should the punishment resulting from a conviction for cheating at bridge (collusive cheating for compensation at the highest level) be a life time ban? Can one be rehabilitated? How long should that take? I don't ...
Finn Kolesnik's bidding problem: ATxxx Qxxx Qx Qx
One of the most common mistake I see in coaching juniors is taking last guess, bidding to a level and then when the opponents bid over it bidding again. If you chose to bid 3H, so be it. You are done. (Yes, I would have bid 4H originally.)
So... what does an in tempo double of 7NT look like?
Is there anything in the laws that would distinguish a small break, say 21 seconds, from a longer break, say 42 seconds. Does it send a different message. Would it result in a different lead? After 21 seconds would Glubock be able to lead a diamond but after 42 he ...
A variety of Morton’s Fork
Listen to your father. He knows of what he speaks (except when he plays with me.) But you do have to play diamonds before you pull trump to preserve your entries. What diamond did RHO play? I would be betting they gave honest count. And Finn, "A friend and I..."
Restricted choice: real life example
You are ordering dinner in a restaurant. The waiter says they are offering steak and chicken. You choose chicken. The waiter goes into the kitchen and returns to tell you they also have lobster. You say, "In that case, I will have the steak."

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