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Kit Woolsey
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July 29, 2010
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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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The age of paranoia
Roland: Keep in mind: Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.
King please or Jack please? ;)
Looks like you wan't to knock out West's entry first if you can. Leading the jack gives you the best chance to do that, since East won't know to go up queen if he has the queen and West has the ace.
Trick 12 Decision
What Frances says is all true. I'm sure that both East's felt they had to make their decision quickly without giving anything away. At the table they both ducked smoothly, so declarer didn't pick up anything from the tempo. I imagine the motivation of both declarers for ...
The age of paranoia
If South had some knowledge about the hand, he could have simply overcalled 1 or even 2 and nobody would have thought anything of it.
Play Problem
So East had the hand he "couldn't" have from his play of a middle heart spot. Sure fooled me. I don't see why it would be so impossible for the defense to get it right after declarer leads a trump at trick 2. West wins and leads a ...
Trick 12 Decision
Different pairs have different philosophies. I would guess that the most common is to not bypass unless you are 4-3-3-3. It is important to realize that there is a big difference in this issue depending on whether you are playing Precision or Standard. In a standard structure, if the bidding ...
Trick 12 Decision
Good point about the possibility of West having 109 doubleton of spades. That makes East's duck of the ace of spades considerably worse that I had realized. Which of course makes declarer's play theoretically more "wrong". What I'm sure happened is that players are familiar with the ...
Trick 12 Decision
There is more involved than just getting to the right minor suit partial. Responder can re-evaluate his hand when he hears what opener does over the 1NT call, as opposed to structures where responder bids 2 forcing opener to bid 2. For example suppose responder has some 1-5-3-4 ...
Protection ?
This deal brings up a point involving weighted scores which I don't understand. To illustrate my point, let's make a few assumptions: 1) We do not permit the 5 call. The contract is rolled back to 5. 2) We judge that 5 is 50% to ...
King Please or Thank you?
This incident illustrates the importance of having cameras on every table in an important event. This allows the director to see what actually took place without having to be at the table or rely on testimony of the players and/or kibitzers (if any). Without this evidence, the director would ...

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