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David Caprera
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July 20, 2010
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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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Big congrats to Erik Sælensminde and his partner Morten Olsen
I have previously expressed my objection to an automatic lifetime expulsion with no chance to return for first time offenders. (Repeat offenders are a different story.) The 3.5 C's approach is, in my opinion, properly directed. The length of any sanction is largely "facts and circumstances" based, but ...
Who was more at fault?
We play that 1C(pre)-(3C)-4C is 4=4=4=1 so would start with 3S. That is likely to solicit a club raise from east. We would now be in "pass double inversion." South would pass, intending to pull the double to diamonds to show two places to ...
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: KQ4 KT5 AKQ QJ76
There was an old Bridge World article on a hand like this. The objective was to bid to 7NT in such a way that the opponents were most likely to double. You needed to bid your "suits" (shortest first) in such a way as to create a forcing sequence that ...
David Caprera's bidding problem: x KJTxxxxx xx Jx
So they rest of the story is guessable. I bid 1N. Partner was a 5233 12 count. The opponents took the first 9 tricks. In retrospect I think I should have bid 3H.
Poaching Jon Green's Post regarding the Common Game of 2/12
Didn't we have this fight last month? The world is split between those who think 1N promises values and those who don't. If it shows values, then new suits should be F1. If it just says, "I think this is our best spot", then new suits can't ...
Multi 2!D Defence Revisited
Am I reading this correctly? RHO opens with 2D showing one major and you counter by overcalling 3D showing one major? That is so diabolically insane that I love the thought, if not the bid. The difference is that your opponent has presumably 5-10 hcp and a suit that can ...
We Double Their Michaels
For us, doubles of a Michaels bid are "headhunting." Forcing through 2NT. But as an exception to our general rule that "second double through the force is takeout", we play that subsequent doubles are penalty. It is the equivalent of 1S-(DBL)-RDB, also an auction where subsequent doubles are ...
Multi 2!D Defence Revisited
Using a "down two metric" seems to be catching only a small piece of the issue. Does it enable us to find our best part score, game or slam? Does it enable us to penalize the opponents? (Obviously DBL works better than 2S in this regard.) Does it enable the ...
Multiple Opening Transfer Bids
I have to take Cherilyn's side on this. If you want to have fun, creating a bidding system out of whole cloth can be very rewarding. Whether you win with it is probably more a measure of how well you play rather than how good the system is.
John Moschella's bidding problem: Q7 T QTxxx KTxxx
I have 5 trump and you are advocating pass. And then you think you are in a better position to guess whether to bid 7C? We will respectfully agree to disagree because IMO passing is not bridge.

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