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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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Kit - Sally
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Who won the French team championship?
Apparently the director was convinced that West wouldn't have doubled 7 had it been possible that North had a diamond void. I agree with that. West would not want to suggest a diamond lead vs 7 for fear of the existing layout. If the double has some ...
Push hard, because you are the declarer.
Mike, I don't think it is that simple. Let's suppose I take Steve's line and directly attack clubs. Say the two times the opponents are in with clubs they have led a spade and a diamond (maybe they have led a trump instead, but we'll look ...
McKenney and Odd/Even discards
Steve says: SP discards, as Woolsey plays, and odd/even, are mathematically equivalent. Actually we don't play SP discards. Our suit-preference signal is only at trick 1. However, if we did what we play are not mathematically equivalent to odd-even discards. Odd-even assigns odd spots as encouraging, even as ...
Push hard, because you are the declarer.
If the trumps are 4-1, the opponents can defeat your line of play by leading spades when they are in with their clubs. This destroys the entry to draw trumps and run the clubs. This defense shouldn't be difficult to find, as they can see what you are trying ...
Grand Slam Double
Just letting partner know a diamond lead is safe vs. 7. Obviously enough in diamonds to defeat 7 if they play there. Of course this is the appeal hand where Helgemo-Helness gave different explanations. Had the partner of the opening leader been given the explanation you are saying ...
3m-3NT Double
Who won the French team championship?
I agree that Helgemo's 7 call was a hedge. So why didn't he say so when asked?
Push hard, because you are the declarer.
My line is basically the same as Steve's king of clubs at trick 2. The only difference is that I'm not conceding the defense 2 club tricks if the queen is onside. Consequently, I might be able to survive a bad split in one or both of the ...
Push hard, because you are the declarer.
4 call is clear. I would cross to a spade and ride the jack of clubs. If the queen is onside I might be able to survive a 4-1 spade split with the help of a later ruffing finesse in clubs depending on what the defense does, since there ...
Unusual 2NT
It shows any hand with at least 5-5 in the minors and a hand which I judge that 2NT is the percentage action, taking all the obvious things (vulnerability, strength, quality of my suits, etc.) into account.

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