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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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After you have stopped feeling ill, what do you play?
I don't think 3 is automatic at all. If 3 is making, you can be sure partner will be bidding 4. 5 tricks are often easier than 9. 3 could easily be the last chance for a plus score, and even if 3 makes ...
8-Card Fit
Partner played the 2 of hearts, UDCA, in a situation he isn't likely to be falsecarding. Also, and perhaps more meaningful, if they have a 6-4 fit why isn't declarer just pulling trumps?
Defense against Precision 1!D opening
I believe an improvement is for 2NT to show hearts and either minor. It is basically like a Michaels bid. I think this is more valuable since diamonds could just as easily be the desired trump suit. Another point which a lot of pairs don't discuss is: Assuming 1 ...
Trials Finals: A beautifully played hand by Bathurst
Yes, he found a nice line of play. But there was no need for the defense to correct the count for the squeeze. East could and I think should have returned a heart after winning the ace.
8-Card Fit
1) I disagree. A trump lead is more likely to pick up a holding in partner's hand when declarer would have gotten it wrong then to have any productive value. 2) The law does not say that the number of total tricks will always be equal to the number ...
One Other Possibility
No, this is just over 4. Vs. 4, our doubles are defined as takeout.
8-Card Fit
Yes, that seems to be the general principle.
Good Preempt
Yes there is. Defense vs. transfer preempt (whether 1 under or 2 under) suit.
One Other Possibility
The main idea behind pass/double inversion is that on hands where you have no interest in defending you have two ways to describe. The immediate call shows one hand type, while pass then bid (over partner's expected double) shows another hand type. The exact definitions of these sequences ...
One Other Possibility
Pass-double inversion only applies when you are in a force. For the auctions we are discussing, the partnership is not in a force. If the partnership is in a force, there is clearly no need for double to be takeout/cards.

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