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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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“No True Expert Pair Plays [Insert Convention or Treatment Here]...”
Going back many years to when I first learned to play, I can still remember: Penalty doubles of 1 and 2-level overcalls All opening 2-bids natural and game-forcing 2 and 2 to play opposite 1NT opener 2 over opponents 1NT natural, just clubs All jump raises of ...
Two Grand Slam one hand
I agree with Michael about underleading the KQ. On this auction it is virtually 100% safe. It is inconceivable that declarer's only play will be to play me to have done this. Note that nobody mentioned putting in the jack at trick 1, while if there is some chance ...
Two Grand Slam one hand
Marty, Those layouts feel less likely to me, but I could be wrong -- I'm just going on intuition. And, as I said the trump squeeze feels best of all. They are all low probability lines If you can demonstrate that my intuition is wrong, I'll believe it.
Two Grand Slam one hand
On the heart lead, you will need to ruff a heart in dummy to have a chance and will then need to get back to your hand. For this to work, one defender must have 3 spades and 3 clubs. So, cash AK of clubs, ace of spades, spade to ...
Two Grand Slam one hand
I really would like to know the bidding here. On one of the leads I see two possible lines of play. Knowing the bidding and perhaps the reason for the chosen opening lead might affect my decision.
Planning the play
You haven't taken into account the possibility that West is 1-1 in the black suits. Granted this is a less likely distribution, and West might have found a bid with that shape, but he might not. I believe that possibility swings the odds. But it is a close decision.
Unusual Transfer
Sorry, no such link. Any pair who wishes to play 2 puppet can take the basics and and whatever frills they want.
The law won
Both sequences land in 3, with no other options to play a partial. Logically, one of the sequences should be stronger, since it doesn't make sense to have two sequences mean the same thing. In general, when there are two ways to make what likely is a final ...
Planning the play
The queen of spades lead is certainly a singleton, otherwise the lead makes no sense at all. Would West make this lead if he had Kx of clubs, on an auction where we appear to have a problem in one of the red suits for notrump and attacking that suit ...
The law won
In fact, in my partnerships we do not use any good-bad after the 1 opening. As Mike says, sorting out the minor-suit situation is more important. Also, due to the limited opening bid one doesn't really need good-bad.

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