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Kit Woolsey
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July 29, 2010
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about me

Kit Woolsey is a world-class bridge and backgammon player, analyst, and writer. His most recent major victory was winning the Cavendish Invitational Pairs in 2011. He was elected to the ACBL Hall of Fame in 2005 and lives in Kensington, CA.

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Kit - Sally
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An Insufficent—Bidding Problem
If at the table I were convinced that the 1 call was a mechanical error, then I'd just let him bid 2 and play bridge. If I weren't so convinced, I'd call the director and now it is the director's problem.
Does East's pass of 6S show interest in a grand slam?
Clearly it is forcing and shows interest in bidding on. But it could conceivably show interest in 6NT.
Is that alertable?
I have no idea what the ACBL regulations state. However, I do know that if you believe in full disclosure to the opponents, then you would alert and explain that a 4-card spade suit is routinely bypassed (assuming that is your style).
Apportion of blame
I can only assume that North mis-sorted his hand and thought his king of hearts was the king of diamonds. If North had held 10x QJxx AKJx A10x, then 3 would be quite high enough (yes, 3NT works, but that is difficult to diagnose).
Revoke followed by incorrect concession/claim--Result?
I'm not so sure about this. While in general I agree that a claim should be held to the highest standards and that any doubtful points go against the claimer, I don't know that this applies when the claimer has false information based on a revoke. Here declarer ...
29 point game
I would duck a heart at trick 2. Probably East will win and return a club. I will make my best guess (probably the jack), and the rest of my play will depend on how I did in the club suit. If I got the clubs wrong, I'll pretty ...
Who Goofed
No, I do not. West should assume that his partner has only 3 diamonds, since with 4 diamonds East would be expected to compete to 3 himself. Bidding 3 gains only when both 3 and 3 are making. Given that E-W have an 8-card diamond fit ...
Who Goofed
Thanks. Fixed.
ATB RKC
Unless partner is limited so you know for certain that slam won't make, bidding RKC and then stopping short of slam when not off 2 keycards is an absolute no-no.
What does this 4NT bid mean?
I have never played it, so don't have any strong opinion. In general, I find it better to have bids which handle 1-suiters rather than 2-suiters. The 1-suiters are more frequent, and 2-suiters can often be handled by other methods.
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