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Kit Woolsey
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July 29, 2010
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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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This deal brings up a point involving weighted scores which I don't understand. To illustrate my point, let's make a few assumptions: 1) We do not permit the 5 call. The contract is rolled back to 5. 2) We judge that 5 is 50% to ...
King Please or Thank you?
This incident illustrates the importance of having cameras on every table in an important event. This allows the director to see what actually took place without having to be at the table or rely on testimony of the players and/or kibitzers (if any). Without this evidence, the director would ...
PATTERNS VII - The fall of the suits
On your modified hand, the percentage play is to win the second round of spades in hand and lead a heart up. This succeeds any time West has the ace of hearts, since if he goes up you have 3 heart tricks.
Very Unlikely
Ray, Thanks for the clarification. That wording makes it clear in my mind that it is not "some would actually choose it" as a necessary condition for a bid to be a logical alternative.
Very Unlikely
Maybe it is just semantics regarding the definition of a logical alternative. But maybe not. Let's look at an example: Both vul, you hold: xx Axxx KJx KJxx. Bidding goes: 2-P-P-? to you. Do you double or pass? Personally I would double. But I believe it is a ...
Very Unlikely
Nigel, While your methodology is correct, I strongly disagree with your last paragraph. In my mind, if some would consider pass (even if none would actually choose it) that makes it a logical alternative.
What's My Range?
With 18-19 you should make a game try -- bid game and try to make it.
Very Unlikely
No, I don't realize it. And I don't believe it. Whether a player might or might not find the 3 call one could debate. But if the bid is found, there is no logical interpretation other than that it is natural. If the players had never heard ...
Efficient bridge thinking tricks, and how to learn them
Having coached players of all levels, from beginners to world class players, I have found there is one common theme which is true for everybody. It is: Your best teacher is yourself. Everybody thinks about bridge hands differently. Find out which approaches are best for you, and work on improving ...
Very Unlikely
Assuming I played the 2NT call as natural, there would be no doubt in my mind that partner's 3 is an offer to play. It is not at all an impossible, or even close to impossible, call. There would be zero reason for me to think that partner ...

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