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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.

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ACBL Ranking
Kit - Sally
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Some rulings questions
1) Make the same bid you would have made had there been screens, you had not known that your partner had a different interpretation, and you had thought your 2 call showed the majors. 2) Call the director. 3) Always ask, regardless of your hand or whether the information ...
ATB - Teams knockout match (24 boards)
If partner has that, he will bid 4NT. He shouldn't rush to bid 5 unless he has a 5-card suit.
ATB - Teams knockout match (24 boards)
When two of the players at the table think you are going down and you are one of them, it is time to run. Incidentally, if West chooses not to sit perhaps redouble is better than bidding 5. It is possible the East has long spades and North making ...
Hypothetical UI question
To complicate things even further, is the fact that declarer barred a spade lead UI or AI? If it is AI, couldn't you deduce from declarer's choice that partner has a strong spade holding?
Failure to announce
If anything, I would be more inclined to bid 3 without the announcement. If the opening 1 bid is always at least 3 cards he will be unlikely to shove in a 2 overcall on a 5-card suit. That means South has at most a singleton heart ...
ATB - Who applies The Law
I had to give East part of the blame for trusting West to bid his hand, when the evidence indicates that West is incapable of doing so.
meaning of a bid
A bid I hope my partner never makes.
Is this AI or UI?
I think it has to be UI. Otherwise a clever player could do what the defender did when he knows that his spot card is likely to be mis-read.
How penalty-oriented is this double?
My agreements are that the double shows a doubleton club and interest in competing. With a singleton club, I bid something instead of doubling. This way partner can sensibly leave the double in with four clubs -- he doesn't need a club stack for fear that I have a singleton.
What are the ruling principles here?
I also was interested in the South hand, since that is an indication of whether or not there really was a BIT. Looking at the South hand, I can't believe that South was remotely thinking of inviting a grand. Therefore, unless I have very solid evidence (i.e. a ...

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