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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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Play Problem
Why should we assume the diamond lead is a singleton? There are several other holdings consistent with the diamond lead.
Active Ethics?
If passing (or 3) isn't a LA, then bidding 4 is fine. It won't be rolled back.
Play Problem
In addition, East could easily have 4 spades for his double, in which case leading the ace of spades will cost an extra doubled undertrick.
Active Ethics?
First of all, this isn't a question of ethics. It is question of legality. You have received UI from the failure to alert. The UI suggests passing (or bidding 3) over bidding 4. Is pass or 3 a LA? Yes (IMO). Therefore, bidding 4 is ...
What is partner's double?
While I think the best meaning of the double is penalties in this auction, if your agreement is that low-level doubles are takeout I don't see why this should be an exception without prior discussion.
Ruff risk or tackle trumps
Assuming I thought of the play at the table, yes that is how I would play it.
Way to Recover
Be my guest. Of course you would have to find some way to show them, which would upset some other applecarts involving the balanced hands.
Ruff risk or tackle trumps
I can't imagine East would ever duck the ace of spades, since he would be afraid of stiff king or stiff jack (and a later ruffing finesse). But West might. How about winning ace of clubs, heart to ace, and jack of spades. If West thinks his partner has ...
What's the Best Line?
Suppose East ruffs second round of clubs from Kxx of trumps (or third round from xx of trumps) and puts back a heart. Now what?
What's the Best Line?
I agree that a 5-1 club split is unlikely. However, I think we can cater to this split at no cost. I would immediately cash two clubs, discarding a heart. If the clubs split, as expected, I would then play the ace of spades, transposing into Leo's line. The ...

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