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Kit Woolsey
Kit Woolsey
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July 29, 2010
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about me

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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Realistic or Too Fantastic
I don't see why declarer couldn't have the same high cards, but 3 hearts and 2 clubs. If that is the case, I believe the heart shift gives declarer his ninth trick while after a spade continuation or a club shift he has only 8 tricks. If West ...
Was there clear documentation that the pair had agreed to play Michaels? If so, there was no MI, and no reason to adjust. If not, it is assumed that the explanation was incorrect, thus there was MI. This certainly damaged E-W, and +170 looks at a glance like a reasonable ...
A Difficult Defence
There is a reason why leading middle from xxx is called "MUD". That reason isn't only because of middle-up-down.
YBTJ (and Jury?) - Regional Swiss Teams
I would be very suspicious about such a simulation. The fate of 3NT is very likely to depend upon the opening lead, while not so much for 4. The double-double simulation will always make the best opening lead. As an illustration, consider the actual layout but interchange the E-W ...
YBTJ (and Jury?) - Regional Swiss Teams
I give South 100% of the blame for holding exactly the wrong hand.
What Must Be
Usually when the opponents have bid only one suit, the focus should be on stoppers in that suit -- not some other random suit. That being said, I agree that 3 instead of 3 would have been quite reasonable.
Plan the play in 6!h
You are right. I forgot that if I have 2 diamond tricks all I need is 2 club tricks. So unless I have some reason to think the king of clubs is more likely to be on my right, which I don't as far as I can tell, my ...
Truly trivial
Another reason for starting with aces is that hopefully the outstanding 2's are in different hands, and the players holding the 2's will be more reluctant to double you than if you had called a middle start card.
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
What difference?
Cuebid or natural?
Not natural. Maybe that's what it should mean, but we can save that for the post-mortem.

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