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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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Since we never rebid 1NT with a singleton, it would be a small doubleton on this auction.
What should east-west have done?
Yes, it is wrong to pass. You have a perfectly good hand, and a perfectly good suit, one you certainly want led against 3NT. You would open the bidding without hesitation with this hand, and diamonds is definitely where you live. What are you afraid of -- going for a number ...
We play that redouble by either of us shows the weakest holding possible in the danger suit. This gives partner a chance to sit if he has things under control. Thus, we will never be wrongly running unilaterally. Also, this gives us a chance to avoid being bluffed out when ...
Ever picked up AKQJT98765432 (not all in the same suit)
For those who don't have the background to understand the mathematical analysis, here is the layman's way of calculating the odds: Think of a 13-card hand being dealt one card at a time. For each card, it is necessary that the rank of the card not match the ...
Mirror, mirror on the wall
If players follow the proper policy of always asking about the meaning of an alerted bid regardless of whether or not the information matters to them at the moment, then there is no UI issue.
Give Ruff or Cash
Partner's heart spot is an attitude signal. A low spot says that from his point of view he wants hearts continued. A high spot says that from his point of view he doesn't want hearts continued. It doesn't show or deny the king of hearts, since if ...
Chance of a !C Lead
I think the answer might depend upon how the opponents define the double of the splinter. Some play it calls for a lead of one of the other specified suits, in which case the chance of a club lead on the actual auction is higher. Some play it calls for ...
Defining Splinters and Exclusion Blackwood
Splinters take priority over exclusion. That says it all.
How do you play this double?
I'm not exactly sure what the difference between "penalty" and "penalty oriented" is at this level. The double simply says that, within the context of the previous auction, you believe your side's best result will be to defend 4 doubled.
Ever picked up AKQJT98765432 (not all in the same suit)
I am always on the lookout for the 13-card straight. To my knowledge, I have held it 5 times in tournament play. Quite likely I have held it more often and not noticed.

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