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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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An incredible bid my partner made
You really should learn to have your bids, Lynn.
continuance after a void response
Asks South to bid the grand if he thinks it will make.
continuance after a void response
I would think that a void in the opponent's suit is less likely to be of value than normal. Partner bid RKC, so he has a control in the suit already.
What Is Partner Saying to You?
Obviously can't risk it with AKx for fear of business redouble. If that danger didn't exist, I would have no problems making the bid with AKx.
What Is Partner Saying to You?
The double simply states that, from partner's point of view, the lead of the suit looks best. I don't see how you can attempt to quantify it any more than that.
Finish this sentence
Probably anti-percentage. You probably need to hit partner with 5 clubs for the lead to succeed. Dummy doesn't have 4 hearts, and likely doesn't have 5 spades since no checkback. Declarer might have bid 2 instead of 1NT with 3 spades and a doubleton club. Thus, partner ...
Competing against mini-NT
I suggest you play exactly what you play vs. a 12-14 NT. There really is very little difference.
Battle of principles
I can't imagine the king of diamonds will ever hold, but if if does I go after clubs. If West wins and returns a diamond, I win and assuming jack doesn't drop, play AK of clubs. If that lives, I play a third club. If East follows, I ...
2!D Multi, defense question
After a 2M overcall, we play something very unimaginative. All new suit bids are natural and forcing. 2NT is natural and invitational. There really is no need for a cue-bid. If you want to invite, just raise. If you have slam interest in partner's major you can improvise -- perhaps ...
fast arrival
I agree that the South hand is not a fast arrival jump. IMO, a fast arrival jump is the worst hand imaginable. South's hand is minimal, but not the worst hand imaginable. The suggestion that North should make any kind of key-card call is ridiculous. North doesn't care ...

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