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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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4th-suit for invitational hands where XYZ not available
The chances that you belong in exactly 2NT when opener has a 5-4 hand and can intelligently make that decision are so small that it is will worth giving up a natural invitational 2NT here.
Defensive Problem
Because you don't want clubs continued.
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So if the opponents stay in 5, what is West supposed to do on the actual hand? By your agreements, it appears that he will be bidding 5 whether East doubles or passes. Just how do you defend 5 doubled when that is the right thing to ...
Defensive Problem
Partner would never encourage with Qxx of clubs.
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So if you held something like: Qx Axx AKxx Axxx then you would have to pass over the 4 opening bid, for fear that partner will be bidding 5 after you double with J10 KQxxx xx Qxxx if I understand you correctly.
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I assume from your comment that North should pass the double. Given that, would you expect North to pass the double with something like: J10x KQxx xx Qxxx. If so, we are talking about being on the wrong side of a double game swing.
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Thanks. Fixed.
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That is correct.
Rule and ethics issue
It is important to understand that there is a big difference between a 1NT opening bid and a 3NT response to a 3 opening. A 1NT opening is assumed to be a certain hand type and range. It is a descriptive call. Partner will be acting on the assumption ...
4th-suit for invitational hands where XYZ not available
We play exactly what you describe on one specific sequence. 1-1;2-? The "fourth suit" bid is 3. This is extremely awkward, since opener might be bidding 3NT and now you must show your intentions at the 4-level which hampers slam bidding. So, we play: 31D ...

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