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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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Play a three no trump
If East has Ax, he may duck so as to give you a guess on the next round if you have xx. If East has AJx, he may duck so to tempt you to squander a hand entry to lead up again. Also, that may help shut out the spade ...
Play a three no trump
I don't see how that would make any difference. I don't have any club spots, so I need 3-3. I can afford to lose 2 club tricks.
Openers Splinter after 2/1GF
Suppose you have a minimum with a singleton and simply raise rather than splinter. That doesn't solve the strength problem, since if you have a balanced hand with extra strength you would have to bid the same way. The advantage of the splinter is that it shows your hand ...
Play a three no trump
That is the best play if only the club suit mattered. The problem is the heart suit. Suppose you play a club to the 10, losing, and a diamond comes back. You win, test the clubs, and they don't split. Now you no longer have the entries to pick ...
Am I rationalizing?
3 is my first choice. Since I can't find a second choice, I bid my first choice.
Play a three no trump
I would win the diamond lead in hand, and lead a spade to dummy's king. Assuming it holds, and it usually will, I would then play AK of clubs, and if both follow then a third club. If the clubs don't behave I have the dummy entries to ...
BW 2/1: Final Conclusions
After a 2/1, there is a third option which I think you should mention since it is played by a lot of expert pairs. It is making 2NT the "default" bid. Thus: Rebid of 2M shows 6+ card suit. 3-level bid of new suit shows extras, either extra shape ...
Opinion on a director's ruling.
Whatever adjustments are called for from MI or UI, once thing is clear: The director is very wrong to assess a PP for not alerting. E-W had a mixup. As indicated from West's 2 call, West thought the 2 bid was Michaels. There is no PP for ...
Surrounding Play
If West makes a takeout double, East should never pass on this hand. Why contract for 7 tricks in the opponent's 7 or 8-card fit when you certainly have a 7 or 8-card fit of your own. 1NT, 2, and 2 are all reasonable, and all considerably ...
Missed slam ATB
North does not have 5-level safety. South would easily be justified making a splinter with something like AJxx AKx Qxxx x. Not having a forcing pass here is absurd. That is exactly what North would like to do. I would have to blame the partnership for having such foolish agreements.

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