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Kit Woolsey
Kit Woolsey
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Member Since
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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Regional Knockouts; Methods Disclosure
I agree with Harald. So their minimum for a 1 opening is a king more than we are used to. So what? The meanings of my bids don't change one iota. A takeout double is still a takeout double. An overcall is still an overcall. And that is ...
Radomly Dealt Hands
We are all subject to selective memory, which causes us to tend to remember unusual incidents more than "normal" incidents and thus think they occur more often than they do. Consider the 7-6 hands. Did you see any last week? The week before that? The month before that? The year ...
Play 7NT
With Kxxx you might not get a cover. But with K98x I guarantee you will get a cover. Maybe in theory you shouldn't but in practice you will.
For some measure of light
To see this in the proper perspective, suppose declarer had completed the trick with East showing out and then made the same claim. Now I'm sure the vote would be unanimous for down 4. Maybe declarer didn't see East show out, or maybe declarer miscounted the diamonds. It ...
IMP Pairs or Match Points - What's better for small Flight A Pair Howell Game (3-5 tables)?
I think it was Edgar Kaplan who described IMP pairs as being like a matchpoint game where on certain boards somebody rings a bell and you are playing for 10 times the number of matchpoints for those boards. This may be a stretch, but there is a lot of truth ...
Play 7NT
Could be right, although West won't be covering with Kxx. The problem is that if West has the king and doesn't cover you lose the chance to test the spades with the heart finesse in reserve. If North is declarer and the Qx of hearts is in dummy ...
Converting Takeout of Preempt
The moral of the story is: Preempts work.
Play 7NT
I would win the king of clubs and run 5 diamond tricks, discarding 3 hearts from dummy. This doesn't hurt any of my chances, and with the opponents having to make 4 discards I might get some clues about their distribution or even some real help. For example, if ...
Testing the Frequency of Conventions
The value of a convention isn't measured by its frequency. It is measured by the IMPs gained (or lost) when it comes up, along with the IMPs gained (or lost) from inferences which can be drawn when playing the convention. For example, consider the Flannery convention. A Flannery hand ...
For some measure of light
If you are going to refer to a law, you should say exactly what the law says rather than your rephrasing of the law. The law referred to is: E. Unstated Line of Play The Director shall not accept from claimer any unstated line of play the success of which ...

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