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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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Minimum for a jump response to a takeout double.
Right. Corrected.
Minimum for a jump response to a takeout double.
It isn't necessary to stretch to jump with a hand such as AQ9x Kxx xxxx xx. If partner passes 1, you aren't missing a game. If partner raises, now you can bid game.
Attention All Exclusion Blackwood Users!
Correct. Why not? This may be the information partner needs for an accurate evaluation, and is far more frequent than exclusion.
Attention All Exclusion Blackwood Users!
My rule is very simple. Unless there is some conventional way to show shortness other than a splinter, exclusion must be a double jump. Thus the priorities are: Double jump: exclusion Single jump: splinter non-jump: Q-bid
He Doesn't Have It
Would have potentially worked well on this hand, but if West has the queen of clubs that wouldn't be such a good idea. Even on the actual layout if East ducks the club West just wins the ace and returns a club, and that doesn't help much.
He Doesn't Have It
Thanks. Fixed.
He Doesn't Have It
Thanks. Fixed.
Double-Barreled Assign the Blame
At table 1, once West chooses to bid 4 he is committed to make a move over 4 of a major. He could have a 5-5 yarb for his actual auction. If he isn't willing to do that, he should pass 3NT doubled and see what everybody does ...
What is 3NT ?
If 3NT can logically be to play, it is.
Play this 6NT Hand
You say the clubs aren't 3-3. But it makes a big difference which opponent holds 4 clubs.

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