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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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Superior Defense to 2N Opener Showing both minors?
But when it goes (2N)-3D-(5m), I would rather know partner is not strong and I can let it go. Yes, playing 3D as strong works better if the opponents promise not to bid.
“Detecting Cheating in Bridge” by Nic Hammond. Preliminary thoughts
I am not a criminal lawyer (unless you believe all lawyers are criminals), but from the perspective of obtaining a conviction without a confession, I continue to believe that it will be a very low probability that the prosecution will be successful without knowing how they cheated. We may know ...
Superior Defense to 2N Opener Showing both minors?
We call 3C "little michaels", 3D "big michaels." 3D creates a force if the responder bids above 4M, 3C does not.
Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
Richard, it may be great but it is 18 miles from the Cosmo. I was thinking more like walking distance!
Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
Looking for a place to take 12 juniors to dinner. Not just pizza and need a vegan option.
What do you do about this curious explanation
Our meta rule is, "If they don't know what they are doing (this double would clearly qualify), assume they play what we do." As our DBL would be penalty of a weak notrump, responder would act accordingly. We play a moderately complex precision structure and often encounter opponents bidding ...
Goulash problem 2
The most probable interpretation of partner's D5 is that absolutely does not have the SA.
Sean McNally's bidding problem: AT98xx Kx AK Axx
DBL. If partner passes we should do well. If you pass you will go plus but not close to the vul game bonus. I think the likelihood of game is great enough (requires some subjective judgments to quantify, but 50%+ or more?) to explore game. DBL is the best way ...
Petition for NABC+ Midnight KO
Jacob my friend, I feel slighted. I have played in that game with some of the people you list! No, I am not "up and coming" ("down and going" is more like it), but I was at the midnight game when a well-known player placed a half gallon of cactus ...
Bidding Question
I see all those tens and nines, but I would pass the north hand. If south can't bid there are too many losers. South can bid 3S this time (suit disparity would cause me to bid 3S rather than double.) North would cue and south would subside.

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