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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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ACBL Ranking
Kit - Sally
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Overtrick guess
1. Dummy bid clubs, so the club lead may establish dummy's club suit for a red-suit discard. 2. Aces were meant to capture kings and queens, not 2's and 3's. 3. There is nothing in the auction which remotely suggests that dummy has strong red suits on ...
Overtrick guess
I could not imagine partner leading a club from Axx on this auction.
Cashout Situation?
The danger with playing the jack of diamonds is that partner, holding AK10xx of diamonds and a trump trick, might decide you are giving count from Jxxx and lead a club, playing you for the king of clubs. Of course if your agreements are to always signal with second highest ...
1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
We play: 1-1NT;2-2 = forces 2NT, prelude to an invite in a minor. 1-1NT;3-3 = choice between 3NT and 4.
Cashout Situation?
Our rule is that a king lead in the middle of the hand asks for kount.
Second trick carding
I don't know that partner would underlead the ace of diamonds. If he has a stiff club, a club shift (after cashing the ace of diamonds and getting a discouraging signal) will defeat the contract if West has ace of clubs and a spade trick.
Is that how one should tackle this?
So you took a normal line of play and went down on a bad split. What's the big deal?
Is that how one should tackle this?
I'm afraid I don't see the issue. The opening leader can ask all the questions he wants. There could be some UI to his partner on some wording of the questions, but that obviously isn't going to be relevant here. I don't see what there is ...
Ronnie Felton's flip-flop
For those of us who play kickback, this is nothing new. The general principle is that the cheapest bid above 4 of the trump suit which is not needed as natural is RKC. If the bidding had gone 3-4-P-?, then 4 would be RKC since both 4 ...
Second trick carding
What I said was wrong. If East has a singleton club, it could easily be right to shift to a club which will defeat the contract if West has ace of clubs and king of spades. Therefore, West must encourage in diamonds, and since the third round of diamonds doesn ...

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