Alan Caplan

Alan Caplan was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was an active member of Bnei Zion and, subsequently, Habonim following the merger of the two movements. The year after high school he attended the South African Airforce Gymnasium and graduated in 1966 with a B.SC from Wits University.

He joined the computer division of NCR in January 1967 and continued to work for them after returning from Israel at the end of his 6-month volunteering in December 1967. Alan was seconded twice to NCR’s R&D Division in the US and, the second time, completed an M.S. in Engineering Management at the University of Dayton, Ohio.

In 1968 Alan married Beverly Baron and they came on aliyah in 1979 as founding members of Moshav Manof in the Galilee. In 1988 Alan was commissioned by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations to develop a PC base computer system for rural banks in developing countries. Alan installed his system in 21 countries around the world.

The Caplans have 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren.

 

The Albatross

The Albatross

by Alan Caplan

Our bridge correspondent describes achieving a glorious more ...
The Counting House

The Counting House

by Alan Caplan

The most common use of the term “counting” in bridge more ...
Negative Doubles

Negative Doubles

by Alan Caplan

Alan discusses the “Negative Double” bridge convention. more ...
Rules, Shmules!

Rules, Shmules!

by Alan Caplan

Alan says "Rules, Shmules!" - there is no substitute more ...
Everyday Hands

Everyday Hands

by Alan Caplan

Alan Caplan dissects and explains an interesting hand more ...
Six Day War: Old Rifle was Thrust Into My Hands

Six Day War: Old Rifle was Thrust Into My Hands

by Alan Caplan

Alan Caplan arrived in Israel a few days before the more ...
“Murder?” she asked

“Murder?” she asked

by Alan Caplan

Alan Caplan describes a game that occurred in an online more ...
Exit the Regent

Exit the Regent

by Alan Caplan

Here is a tip from Alan Caplan our bridge expert: more ...
Revisiting old friends – Responses to 1NT

Revisiting old friends – Responses to 1NT

by Alan Caplan

Alan Caplan discusses the accepted responses to an more ...
Elementary, my dear Watson

Elementary, my dear Watson

by Alan Caplan

Alan Kaplan describes an exciting bridge match of the more ...
Impressions at the bridge table

Impressions at the bridge table

by Alan Caplan

We are all human and make mistakes, but annoyance at more ...
Safe or Sorry?

Safe or Sorry?

by Alan Caplan

Here’s a challenging situation for bridge affectionados more ...
Losing Trick Count - the Rule of 18

Losing Trick Count - the Rule of 18

by Alan Caplan

Alan Caplan gives his sound advice on how to play a more ...
That memorable squeeze

That memorable squeeze

by Alan Caplan

Alan Caplan discusses the familiar ploy of “the squeeze” more ...
Enter the Knave

Enter the Knave

by Alan Caplan

Bridge expert Alan Caplan suggests caution with unknown more ...
 
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