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Kit Woolsey
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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 Partner Saying to You?
Obviously can't risk it with AKx for fear of business redouble. If that danger didn't exist, I would have no problems making the bid with AKx.
What Is Partner Saying to You?
The double simply states that, from partner's point of view, the lead of the suit looks best. I don't see how you can attempt to quantify it any more than that.
Finish this sentence
Probably anti-percentage. You probably need to hit partner with 5 clubs for the lead to succeed. Dummy doesn't have 4 hearts, and likely doesn't have 5 spades since no checkback. Declarer might have bid 2 instead of 1NT with 3 spades and a doubleton club. Thus, partner ...
Competing against mini-NT
I suggest you play exactly what you play vs. a 12-14 NT. There really is very little difference.
Battle of principles
I can't imagine the king of diamonds will ever hold, but if if does I go after clubs. If West wins and returns a diamond, I win and assuming jack doesn't drop, play AK of clubs. If that lives, I play a third club. If East follows, I ...
2!D Multi, defense question
After a 2M overcall, we play something very unimaginative. All new suit bids are natural and forcing. 2NT is natural and invitational. There really is no need for a cue-bid. If you want to invite, just raise. If you have slam interest in partner's major you can improvise -- perhaps ...
fast arrival
I agree that the South hand is not a fast arrival jump. IMO, a fast arrival jump is the worst hand imaginable. South's hand is minimal, but not the worst hand imaginable. The suggestion that North should make any kind of key-card call is ridiculous. North doesn't care ...
Prepare the Auction
That is true. If you bid 2NT, in the worst case scenario, partner has both aces, king of hearts, no queen of hearts, and a 6-card heart suit which was not shown by his response to 2NT. When that happens, you will get to an approximately 50% grand slam, with ...
Battle of principles
I would ruff a heart at trick 2 and led the king of diamonds. Basic plan is to hope that East doesn't have a singleton in one of the minors, in which case I can probably take 6 spade tricks, 1 heart trick, 1 diamond trick, and 2 club ...
Prepare the Auction
Bidding 2 with 3-3-4-3 could work okay. Each hand has to be looked at on its own merits. Responder must focus on what his goal is, and how best to achieve that goal.
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