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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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Kit - Sally
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What is your ruling?
I don't know about a procedural penalty. Quite likely the defender didn't know the rules. I didn't until you explained them. I think that not permitting the cash will be sufficient penalty so he won't do it again.
Ethics and ruling poll
How about calling the director immediately when you overheard the comment, rather than waiting until you played the suspect board.
Which Finesse
Saying that West should return a heart and that he would return a heart are two different things.
Which Finesse
I don't agree. A heart lead could be quite costly if declarer has a choice of plays one of which involves perhaps taking a heart finesse. Diamond lead is very safe by comparison.
Which Finesse
No, not counted as a control.
Which Finesse
While what you are suggesting is probably a little better, I don't see how it would make any difference on this hand. Opener should be assuming that responder has the intermediate hand anyway, since with the slam drive responder would be moving over 4NT. Thus, the 4NT signoff stands ...
Which Finesse
Thanks. Fixed.
Pass a Logical Alternative?
Of course it is a logical alternative. But whether it is or not, what difference. What is there from partner's failure to alert that would suggest any particular action.
Is a "Would I have been caught" challenge a good idea
Making such a cheating system is trivial. I will describe one. I will even tell you the algorithm we are following. And it will still be impossible for you to break it. My partner and I signal as follows: We have both memorized a poem. At the start of a ...
Fisher comments...
I am in 100% agreement with Boye here. There is nothing confidential about the BBO records. They are there for everybody to see and examine. Nicolas has great computer and organizational skills. While of course it is his decision to not share the product of these skills with others, I ...

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