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David Caprera
David Caprera
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Member Since
July 20, 2010
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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 19,000 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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ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
Anne Brenner/David Caprera
2 over 1 except rebid
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ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
Kyle, I agree. I have read it ten times. I had a 40+ year career as a tax lawyer where a comma could decide a multi-million dollar dispute. Putting aside the merits, the rule is just badly drafted. When I said that to one of the drafters, his response was ...
Dennis Bilde is 2020 Lazard Sportsman of the Year
I first met Dennis in 2014 at the World Juniors in Istanbul. There was an ethics issue with respect to one of his opponents. Dennis dealt with it in a very mature and diplomatic way. Shortly thereafter I had the opportunity to play against his father. During a break in ...
Pick a 9th
62% assumes no 6-1's and 7-0's. Declarer can cash two spades and switch to diamonds if one opponent fails. (It may also aid his play of the D suit.) 4-3 versus 5-2 occurs in the ratio of 62.2 to 30.5 which is 66.4% (if anyone ...
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
I have played egdirB. The rotation is counter-clockwise, clubs outranks diamonds which outranks hearts which outranks spades which outranks notrump, and the suits are upside down so that the C2 is the highest card in the deck. Throw in a little alcohol and you can see that this is a ...
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
14+ to 17. A friend held this hand. (I was not involved.) I am guessing as to the range but as a first time partnership I think they were playing pretty ma-pa 2/1.
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
One of the ACBL drafters recently told me in a similar situation, "We had to draw the line somewhere." I disagreed then and I still disagree. Why must we draw this line? Bridge is a game of complete disclosure and we have a rule that prohibits unsportsmanlike conduct including excessive ...
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
The singleton regulation does not apply but the Open+ chart does not allow a 1N opener with 10 cards in two suits. Does that mean if I pick up AKQxxxx, xxx, xx, x, opening 1N is illegal? That is clearly a psych. But there is nothing in the "no ten ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AQ743 95 864 KJ5
I think the treatment of 3D is bad. Better to bid 2N with 14-15 6+D, 0-2 spades (then "xyz") and 3D with 3=6. Saves the room to untrack 3N.
Mentality of Cheating
Link to wiki was a nice touch.
David Caprera's bidding problem: A9 AJ5 KQT7 KQ62
A very interesting question. The first inductees in 1964 were Goren, Culberson and Vanderbilt. There are 120+ members so add about two a year. Has it been diluted? If the membership were constant, then adding two a year should reach some sort of steady state. If the membership declines, then ...

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