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Kit Woolsey
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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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Can you play this slam?
I addition, assuming RHO has A9x of hearts and ducks the second heart, you can cash AK of clubs and lead a heart, which makes unless RHO has Qxx(x) of clubs.
Simple Game
I never said that the 1NT bidder isn't allowed to think of bidding 3. I said that it is almost always best for the 1NT bidder to shut up. With your hand A I would bid 3. But it would have be as perfect as that.
Common False Preference
There are several relevant factors. Your posting along with the comments pretty well covers them all. The most important thing when you are 2-3 in the majors is to make up your mind what you are going to do when partner rebids 2 before you respond 1NT. This way ...
Simple Game
I don't see why. Opener has described his hand, and responder has placed the contract. Nobody invited opener to the party. To give a more extreme example, suppose responder chose chose to bid 4 (to play) opposite a 10-12 NT holding J109xxxx -- xxxx xx. Whatever happens after ...
Simple Game
In general, no.
ATB: missed slam
As is so often the case, the key to a successful slam auction is to set the trump suit as early as possible. North failed to do this with his 1NT response. He should have made some kind of heart raise immediately (depending on system), and then there would have ...
2D weak one major
I have played this ever since I started playing multi. Having 4M be P/C is silly.
Nice construction. I have always wondered what it would be like on the hand records to have Deep Finesse be blank (i.e. nobody can make anything).
Simple Game
We don't play transfers with our 10-12 NT, so there is no super-accept. In addition, we would never raise regardless of our hand. With 10-12 NT, it is almost always best if opener shuts up unless he is invited.
On your second question, I believe the answer is 24 North: AQ109 AQ109 xxx xx South: xxx xx AQ109 AQ109 East: xxxx xxxx KJ KJx West: KJ KJx xxxx xxxx Anything less won't work, as that would require an 11-card fit in the suit missing KQ, so there couldn ...

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