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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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Examine the Spots
Thanks. Corrected.
Examine the Spots
I don't understand. The ace of diamonds is gone. Of course declarer can and will knock out the queen of diamonds, but declarer's communication won't be as good.
What are the Odds?
It isn't just a question of frequency. It is also a question of the magnitude of the loss when you are wrong. If you pass 1NT when you would have gotten a favorable response to Stayman, maybe you will survive. Perhaps 1NT will play well, either getting lucky or ...
Examine the Spots
Difficult to answer. The writing itself doesn't take very long once I have decided everything I want to say. It is the choosing of the hand and the thinking of all the various aspects of the hand which take time. This thinking might be stretched over a few days ...
Defending against a 1D or 1H fert
I think an important consideration is what the partner of the fert bidder's bids mean when second hand passes or doubles. The optimal defense, whatever it is, may be dependent upon this.
What's Trumps?
When 2 suits have been bid and raised, last suit agreed is RKC suit -- at least that is the rule I have in my partnerships.
Double, double, toil and redouble
I would get out of 5 if doubled. A good philosophy is if two people at the table think we are going down and I am one of them, it is a good idea to run.
Blind Spot
In the diagram on the first problem situation, dummy has one more diamond than it should have.
Unauthorized Information (UI)
Thank you Dean. Now we are getting to the crux of the matter. I totally agree with you that a player should make the correct call, UI or not. If it could be demonstrated that bidding 3 has a 65% success rate, then definitely the bid is permitted. The ...
After The 1NT Rebid Is Doubled
You fail to include my meaning, which is: non-existent

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