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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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A Little Help
In order for a slam to make, there are three necessities: 1) Not being off two key cards. RKC can take care of that if it appears to be the problem. 2) Not being off a cashing AK. Q-bidding can take care of that. Such Q-bids don't have to ...
How would you rule?
David, On the 7NT lead problem I would lead a spade (after the UI) because I believe a spade lead is a LA. On the hand here, I would double (after the UI) because I do not believe that pass is a LA. You may disagree with my bridge judgment ...
How Discouraging?
All it means is that either partner didn't want to encourage a club continuation or he couldn't afford a higher spot.
Is Pass Forcing?
Partner is forced to pass, double, or bid 5.
Were NS damaged because of misinformation?
Maybe I shouldn't have used the term LA. However, it isn't a question of South saying he would have doubled 3. That is just a self-serving statement. Also, it is isn't a question of how likely it is that South would have doubled 3. The ...
A Little Help
When I am playing Standard, I play as Martin describes (different coding, but the same concept). When I am playing Precision, there is no need for 2-tiered splinters, since there won't be a slam opposite a limited opening bid when I have the weaker splinter. Instead, I use the ...
A Little Help
That would be true only if you were absolutely sure there is no slam. If there could be a slam after the response to RKC, you should bid it. Remember your signoff after you bid RKC is absolute. Partner can't move regardless of his hand, since you will have ...
A Little Help
Yes, it did. The deals in my series are always real life deals. There is no need to make things up. Bridge hands are always interesting.
Hard dillema
I don't see any validity to that. Partner asked for a major. You have one, so you show it. In fact, most expert pairs have an agreement about an immediate bid (vs. pass) over the double -- either it shows a club stopper or denies a club stopper depending upon ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Paul, Of course E-W could appeal a slow double. It would have to be shown that: 1) The slowness of the double suggested a diamond lead (as opposed to something else). 2) There was a LA to a diamond lead after the double. IMO, neither of these conditions exist. I ...

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