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Kit Woolsey
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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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Checkback off by passed hand?
Did you try 11-point hands with a doubleton spade? We are talking about third seat openings, and I doubt if we are passing 11-counts.
Checkback off by passed hand?
Okay, I'll accept vul at IMPs. I'll accept that on balance a 25 HCP 3NT is about 60% (I'm not accepting any discussion of 26 HCP, since I'm assuming the passed hand has 11 HCP, never 12). How much is the cost of missing game? If ...
Checkback off by passed hand?
David, Will you grant for the sake of argument that with two flat hands, on balance you prefer to be in 3NT with 25 HCP but prefer to be in 1NT with 24 HCP. If you think 24 HCP with two flat hands produces game more often than not my ...
Plan the play
The normal reason to lead away from a king vs. a slam is to find partner with the ace or the queen and cash 2 quick tricks or establish a trick in the suit. A possible other reason is to force declarer into a quick decision about whether or not ...
Plan the play
The diamond finesse is about a 2 to 1 favorite to succeed. I will withhold the explanation of this for a bit so others can think about why.
Plan the play
East isn't going to double a diamond bid unless he has a huge diamond holding. Remember, South's hand could be anything. For all East knows South has a 5-card diamond suit and is planning on playing in diamonds.
Plan the play
If West has K9xx of spades, doesn't this limit you to 6 trump tricks, 2 spade tricks, 2 diamond tricks, 1 heart trick?
Checkback off by passed hand?
Yes, I play everything natural and very non-forcing after a 1NT rebid opposite a passed hand. Why not? I know opener has a doubleton in my major, since he didn't pass the 1M response. Therefore, he is a lock to have 3+ in both minors after a 1 ...
Do Sandwich No Trump bids need to be alerted
As always, if you have to ask whether something should be alerted the answer is yes.
Checkback off by passed hand?
I do play 15-17 1NT in third and fourth seat. It is true that we will be opening balanced hands perhaps a point lighter than standard players. But even playing Standard, this applies. Assuming "12" HCP is the minimum opening bid on balanced hands and "14" HCP is the maximum ...

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