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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." My 16,000 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
2 over 1 except rebid
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Assign the passing blames
North might have doubled 1N. Double makes more sense if all white.
Finn Kolesnik's bidding problem: A64 QT8653 AJ62 ---
Excellent problem with three reasonable choices. Partly does depend on the partnership tendency to raise with 3 card support. Your "we play spiral" suggests that a raise on three is common. Frankly, I am not a fan of spiral, much prefering to play 1X-1M-2M-2N as F1 and tell me more.
Transfers responses to 1N overcall
We play it shows shortness and GF.
Four spades
How would partner bid her 6-4 hand? Consider this auction. You have agreed to play "kickback" (one above the trump suit is keycard.) 1S-2H-3D-4D-? What bid is kickback? And our answer is that game bids in a known 5+ card suit are natural so that 4N is keycard. I put ...
A difficult "eight ever, nine never" question
Yes, one is break even, two is finesse. I don't know what I was thinking. (I wasn't.) I once spent an afternoon proving the equivalence when east has one more open space than west. (nx(n-1)x(n+1)xnx6)+1/4x(nx(n+1)xnx(n-1)x4 ...
What is the weaker call?
If you are asking about the ACBL alert procedure, we do not alert. I don't believe that pass and bid are either subject to the alert requirements. The opponents are free to ask and, of course, we would tell them. I would also tell a screenmate and, if I ...
What is the weaker call?
Assuming 3H is limit or better, we play that 3S is an "offensive oriented minimum." This allows partner to judge over the opponents bidding 4H.
Homage to Michael Rosenberg
When I started practicing law, there was another young associate at the firm named Bob. Bob was well-liked and unassuming but not someone you would ever call exciting. He grew up in Wisconsin, went to the state university, did not write for the law review, and had no judicial clerkship ...
Homage to Michael Rosenberg
Isn't the simple answer that you should pitch approximately 1 time out of 30 and similarly finesse 29 out of 30? The defender is betting 1500 not vul to win an extra 50, a 30 to 1 shot.
Homage to Michael Rosenberg
Everyone is congratulating Michael (rightly so) but in the boards I watched Debbie played lights out.

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