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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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Nickell vs. Lall - Last Board
I don't buy it. I think that Rodwell passed because he judged that holding a 5-3-3-2 10-count with a queen-doubleton that on balance he would get a better result from passing than from opening. It is true that they were down 31 IMPs going into the final segment, and ...
Break In Tempo
Roland, Of course not all actions are suggested vs. pass by the UI. If East had bid 7NT and it made with 3 finesses, 2 3-3 splits, and a squeeze, I would not adjust the score (at least not due to the UI from the huddle -- there might be other ...
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
Against contracts where partner might have something like K8x which needs to be be protected somewhat, I would agree with you. However, here we are talking about a grand slam where it is 100% that partner can't have anything of importance in the suit. In addition, the auction is ...
Break In Tempo
Let's suppose that, for some reason, East is not permitted to re-open with a double. His only choices are pass and 3. Would you not agree that the UI suggests that 3 becomes more attractive than pass? Bidding is more likely to come out well when partner ...
Break In Tempo
John, The huddle doesn't specifically suggest that 3 is a winning action. However, it does suggest that any action is likely to be successful (vs. passing). You might not think pass is a LA. That is a bridge judgment. Others might think it is a LA. I know ...
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
Dan, That isn't the way to calculate this. It has nothing to do with the general odds of a 4-3 split vs. a 5-2 split. All we are worried about is QJ9 vs. Q9 + J9. Assuming spades 2-2: For the QJ9, there are 8 other vacant spaces and 15 ...
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
Of course it is a restricted choice situation. That much is easy. It is true that due to vacant spaces the chances of a specific 4-3 split (xxxx vs. QJ9) are more likely than a specific 5-2 split (Qxxxx vs. J9). However, there are two relevant 5-2 splits, and one ...
Carding Problem
The general agreement is that if you lead a low card it is because you don't have the highest card, so partner doesn't have to worry about being overruffed. Thus, leading the highest card should say that declarer doesn't have any more cards in the suit.
Break In Tempo
The director does not understand the laws. The question is not whether 3 is a reasonable bid. The question is whether it is an automatic bid vs. passing out 2. In other words, is passing out 2 a logical alternative. If it is judged that passing out ...
FP situation? If not who should bid 5?
North should definitely pass if South doubles. How can North expect to take 11 tricks? And partner has said it looks better to defend doubled.

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