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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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Bad Split
You are correct. West has one too many hearts, even after discarding a heart. The defense would score 3 heart tricks, 2 spade tricks, and a diamond trick. As to your inference about the ace of diamonds, I'm not so sure about that. West is void in clubs, so ...
Need help with Precision 2!D auction
We bid the 3-card major for a different reason (both on the immediate non-min response and after we show min with 3 and partner asks with 3). The reason is that if we have the "wrong" major responder has the option of bailing out there.
Is it alertable?
I wouldn't go quite that far. Nobody is going to think that a single raise of a 1 of a major opening bid is invitational. By contrast, a 3 raise of a precision 2 opener could well be interpreted as invitational without explanation to the contrary.
Tempo Obligations in Fast Pairs events
That is exactly my point.
Is it alertable?
As always, if you feel you have to ask whether or not a bid is alertable the answer is yes.
Forcing how high
I don't think its semantics. True, I have specifically defined types of "GF" sequences on which one can stop at 4 of a minor, but this isn't one of them. I would play responder's 4 rebid as forcing, and I would expect any partner to play ...
Balking at the Bidding Box
Let's suppose that I am allowed to take advantage of the UI. What would I do? I know that East has a minimal opening bid. Not enough for a 1NT overcall, since East would have done that with appropriate strength. Also I can be pretty sure that East is ...
Forcing how high
I was stunned by the vote. If I didn't have an explicit agreement with my partner otherwise, I would be quite confident that the 3 call was 100% GF. I happen not to go along with Michael's agreement, although certainly it has merit. But finding that this ...
Tempo Obligations in Fast Pairs events
In fast pairs, a 10-second huddle might be considered a BIT.
Need help with Precision 2!D auction
I think a major flaw in your structure is playing the immediate 3M calls as invitational. They should be natural forcing with slam interest, bringing opener into the picture. If you have an invitational hand, take the 2NT inquiry route to find partner's shape and strength and decide for ...

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