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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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The law won
Both sequences land in 3, with no other options to play a partial. Logically, one of the sequences should be stronger, since it doesn't make sense to have two sequences mean the same thing. In general, when there are two ways to make what likely is a final ...
Planning the play
The queen of spades lead is certainly a singleton, otherwise the lead makes no sense at all. Would West make this lead if he had Kx of clubs, on an auction where we appear to have a problem in one of the red suits for notrump and attacking that suit ...
The law won
In fact, in my partnerships we do not use any good-bad after the 1 opening. As Mike says, sorting out the minor-suit situation is more important. Also, due to the limited opening bid one doesn't really need good-bad.
Is this call alertable?
Ed, Don't you think my writing here is lobbying for it? Don't you think my alerting these bids at the table is lobbying for it? David, That can be a problem. Fortunately, in almost all of these cases the bid is at least known to have some kind ...
Is this call alertable?
Very simple. I alert it. Somehow it turns out that my opponents don't complain about knowing what my bids mean. As to what bids the ACBL specifically tells me not to alert, I don't know what they are Probably most players don't know either. Has everybody read ...
The law won
Dave: I'm assuming that 1 shows 2+, since that is what I play. Mike: The sequence you give is a classic example of what I call a low to high pull. It is more common at a higher level. For example: 1-(1H)-2-(4 ...
The law won
David, The 1NT response says there probably isn't a game. Once the opponents are in the pot, the entire emphasis must be on the part-score competition. Just forget about a magic hand for 3NT. This is just percentages about what is important. For the record, after the 2 ...
Is this call alertable?
You don't need to be a mind-reader. You know very well what bids your opponent might not be able to guess at the meaning. Note that I didn't say would not be able to guess at the meaning. That I agree would take some mind-reading. I said might ...
The law won
If you are doing some math, you should look at the probabilities on responder's shape. If you assume he is 3-3 in the majors (which he doesn't have to be), see how often he is 1-6, 2-5, 3-4, 4-3, or 5-2 in the minors. I'm sure you ...
The law won
On the second hand, it was partner who didn't follow the Law. He knew the opponents have at least 8 spades, since you didn't respond 1. He also knew that your side is a big favorite to have at least 8 diamonds, and might well have 9 ...

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