Hi, my name is John McAllister. I have spent the past six years playing bridge all around the world. My goal is to win a world championship. Doing so requires getting into the minds of the world’s best players.
I can not think of a better, more fun way to do so, than to interview great bridge players and share their insights in podcast format.
Episode 8 – Dave Caprera
Dave Caprera is the author of the recently published bridge book, Sleeping on the Couch. All proceeds from the sale of Dave’s book go towards the USBF Junior Fund. Dave is on the USBF board and serves as a coach for some of the junior teams.
Dave’s regular partner is his wife of 42 years Anne Brenner. For all those non-bridge players who are thinking of taking up the game with your spouse, listen to this episode.
Dave averages about 10 points a day at a tournament which has made him a Platinum Life Master. He has also participated in every Master Solver’s Club in the Bridge World since 1978 without ever having gotten a perfect score. Dave, we are rooting for you!
I first ran into Dave at the Manatee Regional in Bradenton, FL and have seen him as far away as the Gold Coast of Australia and Tromso, Norway. He has encouraged and assisted me with Double Dummy and I am grateful for his friendship.
Here is the table from Dave’s system notes for the constructive auction 1♦-2♣ as discussed at 46:13.
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