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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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One problem is that a team might be "dumping" without intentionally trying to lose the match. For example: A team has a very weak sponsor. They are playing in a round-robin qualifier for a knockout stage. Going into the last match, they are a lock to qualify. Although not necessary ...
Falsecarding against slams
Obviously it is random here. However, a good philosophy on defense in this sort of situation is that if the first defender to play gives honest count then his partner gives dishonest count and vice versa. This way declarer knows that one defender is giving dishonest count, but he won ...
Incorrect Number of Cards
Ed, While it is true that the director is empowered to award an adjusted score if he can reasonably do so, I don't see how that is possible here. Suppose North had realized that he had 6 spades. Wouldn't he have probably rebid his fine 6-card spade suit ...
Play Problem
I can't afford to lose the lead after winning the king of clubs or I am down. It looks like most of the field will get to 4, and that is probably cold. Therefore, I will try to run the spades and diamonds and make 12 tricks in ...
No losers, but only 11 winners
Planning on ruffing 2 diamonds in dummy to get 6 trump tricks looks a big awkward. So I would win ace of spades and play ace of hearts and a heart towards dummy. If West has the king of hearts I'm pretty much cold assuming trumps are 3-2, since ...
Floor Zero
Obviously South can bid anything he thinks will work. The issue is the interpretation of the 3 call in the partnership. The interpretation isn't a question of HCP. It is a question of what is expected of the 2 opener. It seems to me there are two ...
West would have bid the same way if his king of spades were the deuce. That seems to indicate something, doesn't it?
Bad Split
You are correct. West has one too many hearts, even after discarding a heart. The defense would score 3 heart tricks, 2 spade tricks, and a diamond trick. As to your inference about the ace of diamonds, I'm not so sure about that. West is void in clubs, so ...
Need help with Precision 2!D auction
We bid the 3-card major for a different reason (both on the immediate non-min response and after we show min with 3 and partner asks with 3). The reason is that if we have the "wrong" major responder has the option of bailing out there.
Is it alertable?
I wouldn't go quite that far. Nobody is going to think that a single raise of a 1 of a major opening bid is invitational. By contrast, a 3 raise of a precision 2 opener could well be interpreted as invitational without explanation to the contrary.

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