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Kit Woolsey
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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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CHINA RED wins the Wagar Women's KO on appeal
I have served on several committees involving high-level national competition. Inevitably I am often a good friend of one or more of the players involved in the appeal. I can't recall any instance where I have been asked to recuse myself. Of course the committee has better access to ...
Diabolical Convention Against 1N
We play the same as we play vs. most artificial 2 calls. Double is a 2 bid, and everything else is as if they had passed. Could we do better? Sure. But there are so many conventions over 1NT opening that we don't think it is worth ...
Apportion the blame (defence problem)
On the actual hand, it would have been fine if partner thought you had a stiff king (even though impossible). The defender wanted partner to then cash the ace. It was the third round that needed to be avoided.
Apportion the blame (defence problem)
Oh I agree that West should have played 32 of diamonds. But I don't think the message of club strength necessarily comes across. I don't agree that the echo says West doesn't have a doubleton diamond. In my view, all the echo says is don't try ...
Apportion the blame (defence problem)
Debbie, Yes, I did recommend leading the king of spades from Kxx (when partner might hold the ace and think you have a doubleton). However, the follow-up would be not a spade continuation but a shift back to hearts. It would then be clear to partner that you didn't ...
Apportion the blame (defence problem)
Why is West's play "such a strong" shift signal. Isn't it thematic to signal with the clearest card possible? Even if we grant that the jack of diamonds is a strong signal for a heart shift, why would West need the jack of hearts for that? If West ...
Assign the blame, take # 1400
I don't see why partner figures to be 4-3 (the wrong way) in the majors. He isn't bidding 3 just because he has 4 hearts if he has a minimal balanced takeout double. Don't misunderstand me. I do not think West's action is percentage. I ...
Apportion the blame (defence problem)
Why East would shift to the king of hearts from K10x is beyond me. West had every reason to assume East has a doubleton heart.
ACBL Board to Decide Wagar Appeal
For that, we will have to wait and see what the committee says. There are undoubtedly facts involving the case about which we are unaware.
Trick 2 defense
A Qx AKQxxx xxxx looks like a pretty reasonable 3 call to me. As I said, if I really believed that the present count agreement specified in the posting existed and was clear in both partner's minds then I would agree with you. But that is such an ...

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