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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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High or low?
You are assuming that East will find this defense. Which might work fine on this hand on this hand if East's shape is exactly 2-6-3-2. But East isn't looking at your cards. There are plenty of layouts where East must give his partner a ruff.
High or low?
Let's suppose the lead is a singleton. If I finesse, East can win and give his partner a ruff. I'm still okay if West has the king of clubs and the ace of spades. If I go up ace and play a trump, what happens? West can win ...
ATB: poor slam
Leaping to slam is always wrong. This hand is no exception.
Cue-bid after Polish 1!C is overcalled
In a Precision structure, the 1 opening is somewhat like your 1 opening in that it is a minimum balanced hand more often than not. We play a Q-bid if they overcall at the 1-level shows a balanced game force without a stopper. I don't know whether ...
You Be The Judge
East's 4 call is questionable, although nothing is completely satisfactory. But how can West not bid 4? That shows exactly what he has -- a heart suit but some flexibility for play elsewhere if East is short in hearts. That sequence does not show a very strong 1-suiter ...
He Will Continue
East doesn't need your pattern theory nonsense to work out declarer's distribution. All he has to do is listen to the bidding and look at the opening lead. South showed at least 4-4 in the red suits in the bidding. The fourth best opening lead marks his partner ...
What was the Worst Decision?
I fault the great shuffler for dealing North the jack of spades and South the queen of spades. If the opponents had held one of these cards 4 would have made, you wouldn't be criticizing N-S for competing to 5. And would they really have bid differently?
What is this double
Without some discussion of low-level penalty doubles it is a bid I would not make unless I was confident that either playing 3 or defending 3 doubled would be better than defending 3 undoubled. There is too much danger that partner will mis-interpret which could be disastrous ...
Annoying play :)
I agree with playing small from dummy on the club shift. East might go up ace, after which I will be able to end-play East if he has Qxx of hearts. But I would then lead a club back after East plays the jack in order to locate the ace ...
Ethical conundrum
Sorry, I meant over 2NT. And yes, I think it is correct to bid 3D over that.

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