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David Caprera
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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dendac1
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Platinum Life Master
Anne Brenner/David Caprera
2 over 1 except rebid
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A Very Amusing Board
While I agree that 3S is the more normal call, I think partner's play is too cute by half. After winning the CT, declarer owned the next 8 tricks. Give declarer one of your spades and partner still has to win CQ to beat it.
1!H - 2!S to Show Spades and a Minor
1H-1S-2R-2S is GF with 5+ spades. With less than 5 spades, bid 2C (rarely a doubleton) after which I reccommend BOSCO. 1H-1S-2X-3S is invite with 6+ spades.
1!H - 2!S to Show Spades and a Minor
Yes, I really will pass with a 3 count unless I have a reason to upgrade or I want to be creative. It isn't like 2S is that big a preempt, I can still bid later, I am unlikely to buy the hand, and by passing I haven't ...
May the force be with you
"Bidding game does not create a force" and "You don't hold better cards just because you are vulnerable." I suspect to be in the minority on this but I am very comfortable with these agreements. North has nothing special and should pass and South, looking at the SAK and ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: T QJ3 KQ9 KJ7532
I am well within the normal bounds for a 2C bid. At this level, I would bid only with an "unusual hand. The rule that drives these decisions is, " Never allow a double game swing." I don't think this should be a double game swing deal.
1!H - 2!S to Show Spades and a Minor
We play 1H-2S as something like 5-9 and typically 6 spades. I am not sure what impact there is (I have some theories), but we are bidding in the context of a strong club, limited opening bid, structure.
Paul D East's bidding problem: JT6 K87 864 KJ87
If you and your partner have no agreement on this auction, you may enjoy playing card games, but bridge is not among them. Have you considered Euchre?
Michael Low's bidding problem: J3 KQ9 AT9754 A2
We are of the "self-rescue" school. Partner with marginal values and four pup spades is supposed to run. RDB is blood.
Michael Low's bidding problem: J3 KQ9 AT9854 A2
I would be even more willing to bid 1N at these colors at imps. But I love it when Munday and Pavlicek disagree. Not as good as Woolsey and Rosenberg but they are both off in China.
Christina Syrakopoulou's lead problem: A8654 5 Q954 852
It is with trepidation that I lead a spade. It is a "better be right" or at least "didn't cost" lead else you know where I will be sleeping.
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