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Kit Woolsey
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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ACBL Ranking
Kit - Sally
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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.
Your Contract?
He won't have to. I will evaluate it for him. He will show the singleton diamond when i bid Jacoby, and he will show the king of diamonds when I subsequently ask for specific kings.
Plan the Play 6N IMPS
Let's compare the two plays. I'm going to assume that East isn't going to be finding the brilliant duck of the king of spades when declarer leads low to the queen. Play A: Club to the 9 Play B. Duck the second round of spades. It is ...
Plan the Play 6N IMPS
When I see a defender find that play at the table, then I'll change my wording. I think I'll have a long wait.

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