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Kit Woolsey
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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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I don't think so. If East started with 6 diamonds then he must have a doubleton club, since the spade plays at trick 1 indicate that he has 4 spades. That doubleton club is surely an honor, since West would have led a club from AKxxx. Therefore, if your ...
Is this upgradeable?
Hard not to upgrade a hand which is a virtual lock at fan tan with a start card of 10 or higher.
How do you view this ruling?
West's statement that he might have led a club had he been given the correct explanation looks pretty self-serving to me. But why should my opinion be trusted? Simply make a poll, giving the West hand as an opening lead problem with West getting the correct information. If there ...
Bad Claim Case from San Francisco
Depending upon the result at the other table, which we don't know but was probably some small or grand slam making, there might have been no IMP differential between down 1 and down 2.
Dodge a Bullet
Nigel, How do I describe the 2 call? I describe it as showing clubs and another suit. As opener, I assume that is what partner has. If 2 gets doubled and I have 3+ clubs, I pass, telling partner that I am willing to play it there opposite ...
Dodge a Bullet
Mike, I disagree with you about the 1-4 example. There is no agreement, other than it is "to play". Partner might hold anything. I do alert and say that it is "not necessarily preemptive", since without that the opponents would wrongly expect a weak distributional hand. However, I ...
Dodge a Bullet
I might take the slow route to 2 with a long spade suit. I might take the slow route to 2 with a hand such as the actual hand. I might take the slow route to 2 with who knows what. That is my business. When I ...
Dodge a Bullet
We play: After penalty double, all subsequent doubles are penalties. We are in a force.
A Spade-Double inversion
I do not agree with your premise that this approach will right-side the contract more often. Having the stronger hand led up to isn't important here. what is important is that you want the opening bidder on lead, since if he doesn't have a heart sequence he may ...
Apportion the blame - no play slam
West had a balanced minimum with no source of tricks. He had a clear double of 4 East had already shown a not hopeless hand, and he is minimal in that context. He had a clear double of 4. West had already overbid with his forcing pass over ...

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