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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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Unusual action with UI
Saying that there is no logical alternative to passing 3NT with this 6-5 hand is nonsense, regardless of the results of any poll.
Unusual action with UI
I don't see why the 5 call is considered a "highly unusual" action. It isn't like a 6-5 hand screams to play in notrump. Since partner presumably doesn't have 3+ hearts (or is 4-3-3-3 if he does), he is very likely to have 3+ clubs. I ...
I don't understand ...
Richard, Let's look at my example hand of Jx AJx !Axxxx QJx. Suppose responder has a hand such as AKQxxx 10x Qx xxx. Has he misbid in some way? And isn't 3NT a much better contract than 4? Of course if instead opener's hand is something ...
God has dealt you a par hand. Are you worthy?
If spades are 3-3, I don't think we need East to have more than 1 diamond (assuming of course that West has stiff king of hearts and East has at least 3 clubs). Duck first trick. Win (say) club return. Ace of hearts. Heart finesse. Cash ace of diamonds ...
I don't understand ...
3 is in no way a slam try. At this point it is choice of games. The 3 call doesn't necessarily show a good diamond suit. It simply shows a 5-card diamond suit, and not 3 spades. Since opener also doesn't have 4 hearts (no 2 ...
Unexpected Squeeze
If partner is 4-3-3-3, it might occur to him that 6 tricks are easier than 9 in a non-fit so he might pass the takeout double. Sure, sometimes the opponents might make when partner is weak. That is the price of doing business.
Can you help me figure out if I am crazy or not?
I'm afraid that I am not qualified to answer you question. Your shrink is far more qualified.
Help please (1): Revolving Discards
I don't think that matters. Every player is going to take some time on their first discard, regardless of their methods and the hand.
Unexpected Squeeze
Quite likely. On this auction it would be a very attractive lead.
Unexpected Squeeze
Is that so terrible when 2 is making? And on this hand partner has close to the worst distribution.

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