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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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The danger of losing 2 trump tricks by playing AK of hearts is definitely greater than the danger of a diamond ruff, since the latter takes a 5-1 diamond split. In addition, the queen of hearts might be onside. So it is clear to win the opening lead in dummy ...
Which Way
I totally disagree. When playing 10-12 NT, you want to be able to start scrambling before the opponents have a chance to show their strength if you are outgunned. It is more dangerous for them to enter when you bid 2, since you may have a real invitational hand ...
Which Way
Thanks, Mike. I wasn't aware of that position. That is a clear technical advantage. Also true if dummy has Jx and declarer K10x. And declarer will be playing small from dummy in these positions. Are there any other positions you know about where it is necessary from a technical ...
Which Way
If dummy has K10x and declarer Axx, isn't declarer going to play the 10 if you lead low as his only legit play for 3 tricks in the suit? That's why it seems to me that the technical advantage of leading the 9 from H98x(x) is questionable.
Which Way
I guess one has to judge whether the technical advantage of leading from this low an interior sequence compensates for partner not knowing what the lead is from.
Which Way
No I do not. Maybe one should, but I have never done so (unless I didn't want to lead low from something like Q98x for fear of blocking the suit).
Which Way
Range is 14-16. How can this be considered an overbid?
Which Way
Definitely. The double of 1M-3m (bergenesque) is virtually free -- very very unlikely opponents will have a penalty redouble. By contrast, after, say 1NT-2, if you make a lead-directing double you definitely have to weigh the danger of a penalty redouble.
Which Way
Regarding the disadvantages of Puppet Stayman which Mike mentions: 1) My experience has been that this is very minor. When responder has a game drive, it is likely that just getting to the best contract is what matters. The defense knowing that declarer does or does not have an extra ...
Plan the Play 6N IMPS
That is true. I was only comparing club to 9 vs. spade duck.
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