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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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Big congrats to Erik Sælensminde and his partner Morten Olsen
It will make a difference if everybody refuses to play a hand against them. That might be feasible. Getting everybody to boycott the tournament simply isn't feasible.
Plan for a Grand
Play small spade from dummy. If East shows out, play West for Qxx of clubs and exactly 5-2-3-3 shape, taking 6 spades, 3 clubs, 2 diamonds, 2 hearts. Else Play spade to king. If somebody shows out, draw trumps and play hand with stiff spade for queen of clubs, taking ...
Big congrats to Erik Sælensminde and his partner Morten Olsen
While I commend Eric and Morten, I don't believe that boycotting the tournament is a practical solution to the problem. The difficulty is that most players won't go along with the boycott. I know that I wouldn't. Playing in the three North American championships is one of ...
Who was more at fault?
I do not agree with Ben. When you open other than 1 you are limiting your hand and putting partner in the captain's seat. You can't afford to do this with this sort of hand, since you must be the one who takes control. When you open ...
Build a Fence
Exactly David. In addition, on these layouts partner would have surely led a heart rather than a club, since hearts is unbid while North opened 1. A club lead from xxxx when dummy has opened 1 isn't particularly attractive. This illustrates why it is vital to construct ...
Build a Fence
Deb, Instead of talking generalities, could you describe a specific layout which is consistent with what has happened and which fits your conditions. I'm not saying you are wrong, but I can't comment intelligently without knowing what exact layout you are referring to.
Build a Fence
True. But sometimes players don't open light. Or declarer may have a similar hand without one of the queens or jacks.
Who was more at fault?
Whatever our Monday morning quarterbacks come up with for the perfect sequence to get to the grand, it will be interesting to hear them explain how their perfect sequence would have stopped in 6 if North's hand had been AKxxxx Q10xxxx x --.
A Simple (I think!) Question
It is true that the 10 may be descriptive in the suit. Normally it definitely denies the jack, and probably shows the 9 if that might be relevant. In this particular situation the jack is known, and the location of the 9 can't possibly make a difference. Therefore the ...
A Simple (I think!) Question
The default signal on a suit partner leads is attitude. Unless it is totally clear from both sides of the table that the attitude interpretation makes no sense, then attitude it is. Since your conditions are that you want to encourage, that has to mean that the attitude interpretation makes ...
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