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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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15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
Their agreements as stated in the writeup are that the 6 call shows 3 keycards, queen of trumps, king of clubs. This implies that with 0 keycards he is supposed to pass 5, but with 3 keycards he is supposed to bid on, showing queen of trumps and ...
15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
It is instructive to see the auction at my table, since in a sense I was in the same position that Curtis was in but for a different reason. The auction started 1 (strong), 2 overcall, 3 (natural GF), 4. Now (the rest all by us ...
Out of the Books
Opening the West hand can work out fine when you strike a fit. But when partner has some 13 or 14-count and no fit, you are going to get to a bad 3NT or some other game contract. By contrast, when you open a balanced 11 or 12-count and partner ...
What do you expect from partner?
I expect partner thinks 3 is where we belong.
Watch Their Spots
If partner has equal length, he won't automatically bid 2. He will bid his better major. Don't you want to wind up in your stronger 4-3 fit? Why should the 5-2 fit be better than the 4-3 fit? Maybe what you play is "standard", but it isn ...
To Record or Not To Record, That is the Question
If you make a report to the recorder every time an opponent makes a bid you don't care for, the recorder will be overloaded with reports.
Easy ATB, but how should the auction have gone?
4 call looks normal to me. Whether North should move over that could be debated. I think he should.
Missed game - who was more responsible
When 3 figures to be comfortable, bid 4. West failed to follow that principle.
Morton's Fork
Why is attitude known? East can easily want the suit continued -- i.e. not want a shift to anything else. Changing the meaning of a signal on the fly is an accident waiting to happen.
Suit play
Playing ace first loses when North has QJ53, QJ52, QJ32, and QJ532 -- 4 losing cases. Riding the 10 (unless North shows out) loses when North has Q532 and J532 -- 2 losing cases. So obviously riding the 10 is better.

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