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Kit Woolsey
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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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Is this bid alertable.
If you have a partnership agreement about the call, it is alertable. For example, Fred and I have the agreement that it is a relay to 2NT after which responder will make an invitational call in one of the minors. Other partnerships may have the agreement that it is a ...
A regulation failure? What do you do?
I totally agree with Andy. I have been doing what he suggests forever, and I don't remember it ever causing any problem. When in doubt: Alert When in doubt: Ask If players would follow the above, most of the UI and MI difficulties from potentially alertable calls would vanish.
Another ATB
I don't think this is so obvious at all. Why can't North have hit his partner with AKxxxx or AKJxx of hearts and no ace of spades? Yes, West probably should have bid 3 instead of 3NT with these holdings, but we can't trust the opponents ...
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Yes, I guess that is possible. But with a stiff diamond and Qxxx of clubs, East probably wouldn't have encouraged in clubs.
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Possibly true in some variations. On this hand, by cashing the ace of diamonds West avoided the problem of getting stuck in with that card. It is pretty clear from West's defense that he has Ax of hearts, so declarer can't profitably play a heart from his hand ...
Reverse suit preference
In the late 1970's, my partner Steve Robinson and I decided to play UDCA. We did so because we believed they were theoretically superior -- namely that there was greater danger of squandering an important spot card when one likes the suit (attitude) or when one has 4 cards in ...
To trump or not to trump
West should not play a third heart. There is no holding (at least none I can think of) where the defense gains by having East ruff, and there are several where it is costly. If West mistakenly does play a third heart East is correct to ruff if he trusts ...
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4 by you on the second round would be a slam try in spades. No COG Q-bids above 3NT. Partner will pass your penalty double regardless of his hand. For all he knows you have AQ108x of hearts. He has told his story. I don't understand your comment ...
Precision 1!d-3!c preemptive w/both minors
Fred and I play 1-3 as 5+ clubs, 4+ diamonds, non-invitational. If we are 5-4 the other way we either bid 3 or make a 1-level response whichever seems best on the hand.
Precision 1!d-3!c preemptive w/both minors
Really? Fred and I have played 1-2 as game-forcing since day 1. I would automatically expect an expert partner to be playing it as game-forcing with no discussion to the contrary.

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