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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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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 ...
ACBL Board to Decide Wagar Appeal
Mark, It isn't as simple as that. You fail to mention the footnote: *See Elections 8 and 9 for ACBL regulations concerning further appeal, p. 137 Turning to p. 137, I found: 8. Law 93C1: A further appeal to the Regulating Authority (ACBL) may be allowed only as follows ...
Trick 2 defense
Kevin, The queen would just be a discouraging heart. What would you discard from Q432 if you wanted to throw a discouraging heart but the 4 might be misread. Of course if there were some reason partner needed you in and had AK of hearts the queen would be showing ...
Assign the blame, take # 1400
I am sure that you would have passed (or bid 1NT) on the East hand, but if you instead held xxx AQxx AQx QJx you would have known to make a takeout double. I wish I were that perceptive.
Assign the blame, take # 1400
If West chooses to compete, I think he should bid 4NT planning on pulling 5 to 5. This emphasizes hearts, while the immediate 5 call emphasizes diamonds. That would at least have gotten to the stronger trump suit. Otherwise I would say basically unlucky. The takeout double ...

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