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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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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.
Score Adjustment in Berg v Lavazza
I believe the initial ruling was in favor of the Berg team, and that ruling was appealed. Apparently from the vugraph archives this board occurred in the third quarter. If so, for the appeal to be heard before the fourth quarter started would necessarily mean either a very rushed appeal ...
A difficult play problem
Why is it so surprising that East discarded a diamond from Qxx? He doesn't know declarer's diamond holding. He is just trying to get short in diamonds for overruffing potential. If I got the bidding and defense that Danny got (the double of 2 and the diamond ...
Score Adjustment in Berg v Lavazza
I was polled by a director on this hand, so I think I can give an approximate explanation of what was going on. North thought that South's 1 call was natural, so his 4 call was a normal splinter. South thought his 1 call was denying ...
Nickell-Berg Board 26
Of course maybe declarer cleverly saved the 2 of clubs and the vu-graph operator didn't get this. Or maybe after West discarded the 3 of of clubs and East showed out on the second round of clubs, declarer saw that he could go for the end-play by unblocking the ...
Surrounding Play
Exactly as I said. Ace lead asks for standard attitude. King lead asks for suit-preference. Only exception is on ace lead. When dummy has singleton, we give suit preference on the ace lead.
A difficult play problem
I believe an important factor is that East didn't double 2. He appears to have a good heart holding, and with a 5-card heart suit I would have expected him to double. If I put East on 4 hearts, that means I'm not getting both a 3-2 ...

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