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Kit Woolsey
Kit Woolsey
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Member Since
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.

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Kit - Sally
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Difficult Ruling
Definitely passing is a logical alternative, and the correct call IMO. That isn't the issue at all. And as I was willing to stipulate, there was a hesitation (at least that is what the director concluded, and there would be no reason for a committee to override that conclusion ...
Difficult Ruling
Randy, I've been playing Precision for 16 years, and it wouldn't occur to me to bid 3 on the North hand. In addition, I agree with North's first two calls with the structure of our 10-12 1NT opening. So I guess 16 years isn't enough ...
Difficult Ruling
Adam and Sylvia are talking about an entirely different hand which happened to have the same auction.
Matchpoints decision
Is it so clear that LHO will know to continue hearts even if he has the ace? It seems to me that there is a good chance he will lead something else, since he is seeing you attack hearts. For this reason, leading a heart to the king looks right ...
Trick one pause playing after dummy
Robin, Suppose RHO had played his singleton "quickly". LHO gets in and continues the suit, giving his partner a ruff. LHO had a reasonable alternate defense. Would you not have called the director and said that LHO had UI from his partner's fast play to trick 1? We all ...
Difficult Ruling
Josh, While I disagree with your bridge judgment that the South hand might be considered as an invite, at least it is a bridge judgment. What I object to is those directors and committee members who blindly assume that if a player huddles that automatically means he has extras rather ...
Trick one pause playing after dummy
It might make a difference just what the suit looks like. If it were known what you would play from dummy, then RHO really shouldn't be taking any time. But if your play from dummy isn't clear, then RHO is quite within his rights to take a few ...
Difficult Ruling
Okay, here are my thoughts on the ruling. First of all, the voting indicates what the director and I believe -- that this is a difficult decision. I also believe it is a very important type of case, and one which directors and committees often get wrong because they are focused ...
Trick one pause playing after dummy
No. The answer is to say nothing.
Difficult Ruling
David, I don't believe that the 3 to 2 vote means all that much other than it is a difficult decision. Keep these things in mind. 1) While the bridgewinners population is reasonably well-educated, I don't think on balance that they are nearly as knowledgeable as a national ...

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