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Kit Woolsey
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July 29, 2010
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June 24
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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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Kit - Sally
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How should declarer approach 3N? (Part four - the end, I promise)
Seems to me your expert defenders defended pretty badly. Winning the ace of diamonds was hopeless -- if he ducks that, declarer will fall flat on his face. Having won the trick, returning a small spade is questionable. And West didn't play his partner for Kxx of spades, or even ...
Who Will Direct the Directors?
Geoff, Let's suppose that with the correct information the defense has a chance to defeat the contract, but it would require a defender to make a play which is judged to be an anti-percentage play vs. some unsuccessful defense. Do you believe that the proper bridge adjudication should be ...
Who Will Direct the Directors?
Steve, Let's suppose there was no winning defense, or no defense which could have been realistically found without looking through the backs of the cards. Then the proper bridge adjudication would be that the score stands, even though there was MI. There might be some other penalty imposed, but ...
What do you play over 1N (2!D), 1 Major?
The reason we choose option 1 (or something close to it) is so we can retain pretty much the same structure we play had there been no interference. Since we play 2NT is a transfer to clubs and 3 is a transfer to diamonds, with 2 a size ...
How should declarer approach 3N? (Part two) SORRY - EDITED
I don't see your point. Even if West is sure that South has the king of spades (which, as you point out, he can't be 100% sure), it could still be right for him to continue spades. That would set up a long spade in his partner's ...
How should declarer approach 3N? (Part two) SORRY - EDITED
Remember, West can't see our hand. From West's point of view, East could have Kxxx of spades.
Who Will Direct the Directors?
Jan, Thanks for a very good explanation of the process.
How should declarer approach 3N? (Part two) SORRY - EDITED
Why did East win the ace of diamonds? It is pretty routine to duck in this situation (unless East has AJ doubleton), particularly if East doesn't hold the jack. The only reason for East to win is that he is afraid that the diamond trick is declarer's ninth ...
San Diego NABC Appeals Casebook with commentary available online
Michael, I didn't say that one was required to ask about every alert. What I said was that if one fails to ask, there is potential danger from information which you will have given. The actual hand under discussion is a good example. Let's suppose that, in fact ...
San Diego NABC Appeals Casebook with commentary available online
1) I'm not claiming that doubling 3 isn't percentage. Frankly I have no idea, nor do I know whether or not I would have doubled with your hand. All I'm saying is that doubling (with the knowledge that North has 4 hearts) isn't automatic. 2 ...

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