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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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Tanking to get a read
Declarer did not use his hesitation to full advantage! Many years ago we played against a pro and client. Pro was in a similar position and went into the tank. When he emerged, he called for a card from the wrong hand. I immediately pointed out his mistake and he ...
Plan the Play in 3NT at Matchpoints
No Leonard, I have bought too many beers.
What do you think of the director's actions?
And that was exactly my point. The director in that circumstance should do what, in their best judgment, is most likely to keep the customers happy. I know a club director who, whenever there is a difficult and possibly contentious ruling, awards average plus to both sides. Say what you ...
What do you think of the director's actions?
Am I the only one who thinks that at a four table club game we might relax the legal standards a bit so that the 17 people involved can enjoy themselves?
Advice on minimum for a two suiter overcall
In general, I agree with Danny and would describe it as being equivalent to the values for an overcall.
Plan the Play in 3NT at Matchpoints
Playing the D7 at trick two would be a clear error. It is possible that it could win trick 13.
2NT as a response to a reopening double
Not exactly responsive but after a precision 1D-(2S)-P-(P)-DBL-(P)-?, we play transfers and 2N as a scramble. Obviously, responder doesn't have to cater to opener having 18-19 balanced. Please don't ask about 1C-(3S)-?
ATB - lousy slam
With all due respect, I cannot understand east not raising diamonds.
Get to slam or grand slam with precision methods
Our relay structure is somewhat dissimilar from Kit's so I offer it up for comparison: 1C (two way, 10-12 nt or strong) - 1S (8-12, either bal or clubs); 2Cr - 2N (6+ clubs, balanced or wild); 3Cr - 3D (2=2=3=6); 3Hr - 3N (3 controls); 4C(this is a ...
Get to slam or grand slam with precision methods
We don't tumble our suits so we start 1C-1H (8-11, no where near good enough for 12+)-2H natural-3C natural-3H natural, so I have gotten to basically the same spot you do. But without looking at both hands, I think the normal rebid for responder is to raise 3H ...

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