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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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Gold Coast Teams -- a problem on defense
Just following the fundamental principle of discarding: Keep winners, discard losers.
Beating the Drum
First discard: 9 -- discouraging (so, looking at that dummy, logically showing spade strength). Second discard: 3 -- standard current count (if you play upside-down current count, then 7) To ace of hearts: smallest remaining heart. Partner will know you have the king of hearts. If you had the queen but not ...
A similar situation can happen in backgammon. A player rolls a bad number which is a forced play, but it is likely that he is about to be cubed and he will have a problem whether or not to take the cube. In principle, the player could delay making his ...
Continuations after (3X)-3N-(P)-?
Having 4 be Stayman is wrong IMO. Even if you hold the perfect hand for it, such as the actual South hand, it is far from clear that bidding 4 is better than passing. 9 tricks are easier than 10, and with partner overcalling 3NT you figure to ...
For backgammon tournaments, we use clocks with a time delay. These work as follows: For each move, a player has a specified amount of free time. If he goes over that time, then he starts using the overall time bank. A typical time control for an 11-point match might be ...
TD who Knows their Onions
Perhaps it is declarer who had the complaint. After all, the defenders could probably see that the squeeze would work, so they could have saved time and conceded the rest of the tricks.
Leading from Three Small
No rules or methods. Simply listen to the bidding and decide which information will be more valuable to partner, or more harmful to declarer.
On the Line
Bridge is a game of mistakes. Experts are not immune. They make mistakes all the time. What makes them experts is that they make fewer mistakes than the average player. As to the reason a mistake is made, one would have to get into the mind of the player. That ...
Not enough aces
North doesn't have the values for his 4 call. Given that, his final 6 bid is absurd. If South can't drive to slam, there won't be a slam.
Since South's actions were clear, that leaves only North to blame.

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