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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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Return Partner's Suit?
Just out of curiosity (considering the hand West bid 3NT on), what is the expected range for the 1NT rebid?
The (Very) Hideous Hog
I can confirm that the HB story is 100% accurate. HB was a friend and occasional partner of mine from my graduate school days (sorry, not naming any names). Ron's team played the HB's team in a Swiss match, and Ron did make a $100 bet with one ...
Switch Horses
We open 1. I don't understand your question about continuations over responder's asks. What asks?
Anticipatory Responses
Most common and what I am used to is 2 0 or 1 control (ace = 2, king = 1), 2 = 2. After that, some pairs play that 2 shows some good 5-card suit, 2NT = 3 controls, 3 = 4 controls, etc. I don't have any preference. Any ...
Anticipatory Responses
It does on any transfer auction, since responder is showing his shape and letting opener make the necessary evaluations. And if you play 2 puppet Stayman, which I do, it is responder who is doing the describing on these sequences also. Of course it is responder who knows the ...
Anticipatory Responses
I have never understood the fascination of 2 waiting response to 2, with the idea of staying out of opener's way so he can describe. It is a fundamental principle of constructive bidding that the stronger hand should be the one making the decisions, since that hand ...
Switch Horses
Thanks. Fixed.
Switch Horses
With 5-4-2-2 (5-card minor, 4-card major) we always open 1NT if we judge the hand to be in our notrump range. If not in our notrump range and not strong enough for a 1 opening, we open 1 and rebid 1NT if partner doesn't bid our 4-card ...
Switch Horses
Thanks. Fixed.
Obeying signals vs being practical
Even assuming that partner's queen of clubs is an honest suit-preference card, that doesn't guarantee that partner has the ace of spades. Partner might have the king of spades and think it might be important to show spade strength. Risking a sure set would be foolhardy. I think ...

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