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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". A collection of my columns is now available in book form from Master Point Press. 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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YBTD after slow double
3S is a logical alternative but I have no idea what BIT suggests. Those who "know" it is short spades must know West better than I do. I would let the result stand and be thankful the opponents didn't bid 4H.
Defending a “psych”
Steve, if it goes (1S)-P by you-(2S)-P-(P)-?, DBL is penalty? I would agree after (1S)-P-(1N)-P-(2S)-? but not after a voluntary bid and raise. So, when it goes (2S)-P-(3S)-P-(P), I would treat it the same. And that is what ...
4th suit?
This sounds like ~4=1=3=5, 16-18hcp, to me. Given that reponder could have passed 1S, I think opener should not have 19+. (Point counts are "approximate.")
Michael Rosenberg's bidding problem: 9 8 AK52 KJ97542
You would have to kill me first before you got me to play 4C as nonforcing in this sequence. Not so much because it might be right to play 4C on this particular deal but because there are too many difficult sequences where you want to bid 4m over 3N ...
David Caprera's bidding problem: QT A73 J54 AQJ75
Sorry. When I tried to post it, I had to enter it twice and the auction was lost. The question was intended to be what you do in the balancing seat.
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
I do not favor drop ins. Unfair to the rest of the field. If you choose not to enter the first day of the Blue Ribbons, you do not belong in the event.
Not Losing Money on NABCs
Barry, having been a Wally Blum disciple in law school (I sat in the front row of every class he taught) I devoured Kalven and Blum's "An Uneasy Case for Progressive Taxation". Implicit in the argument in favor of progressive taxation is the notion of a social contract. It ...
The question was how to visualize hands, not deals which is a separate question. I certainly don't think "WNES", for me it is much more LHO, CHO, RHO. And this also raises a third question addressed by Lynn below, that of revising the hands as cards are played and ...
Not Losing Money on NABCs
So Art, in what could become a battle between Princeton educated tax attorneys, is there an element of fairness implicit in being a 501(c) exempt organization? If the ACBL chooses to benefit one sector of its membership to the detriment of another sector, and the charter speaks in terms ...
Not Losing Money on NABCs
I don't believe that the ACBL, a nonprofit organization, should operate in a manner designed to maximize revenue/profit. To the contrary, its statement of purpose is to "promote, grow and sustain the game of bridge for the benefit of its members." Discriminatory pricing may increase revenues, but in ...

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