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.

 

Farewell, My Lovely

Farewell, My Lovely

by Alan Caplan

This time Alan recounts a side competition at the quarterfinal more ...
Bad Breaks and Percentages

Bad Breaks and Percentages

by Alan Caplan

Alan Caplan explains what actually constitutes a bad more ...
Trump for Tricks

Trump for Tricks

by Alan Caplan

Alan explains the use of trump cards to score tricks more ...
Bids and Pieces

Bids and Pieces

by Alan Caplan

Alan makes helpful suggestions of how to handle the more ...
To draw or not to draw? Playing trumps wisely…

To draw or not to draw? Playing trumps wisely…

by Alan Caplan

An interesting article by our in–house, “non-expert” more ...
THE LAST LAUGH

THE LAST LAUGH

by Alan Caplan

The semifinals of the Crime Writers’ Association more ...
COUNTING ON INFERENCE

COUNTING ON INFERENCE

by Alan Caplan

Counting on Inference more ...
Justice Is Done

Justice Is Done

by Alan Caplan

Hey, what have we here! Miss Marple vs. Robert Mitchum, more ...
The Disappearing Trick Act

The Disappearing Trick Act

by Alan Caplan

Alan describes an online bridge game that he describes more ...
More Rules, Shmules!

More Rules, Shmules!

by Alan Caplan

Alan addresses the accepted rule - "Second hand plays more ...
Out with the Falcon

Out with the Falcon

by Alan Caplan

Expectations ran high ahead of the semifinals of the more ...
Elimination Revisited

Elimination Revisited

by Alan Caplan

ESRA’s bridge authority discusses the fine art of more ...
The Order of Things

The Order of Things

by Alan Caplan

The article discusses the importance of order in play, more ...
WHEN LIMIT RAISES WONT DO THE TRICK

WHEN LIMIT RAISES WON'T DO THE TRICK

by Alan Caplan

In his article where he gives examples, Alan Caplan more ...
Another Everyday Hand

Another Everyday Hand

by Alan Caplan

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