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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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Assume It Is Off
Assume It Is Off
Nothing conventional after that. Just bridge logic. For example, if partner bids 3 (as on the actual hand) you could bid 3 with 2-2-4-5, something else with 3-1-4-5.
Assume It Is Off
Exactly as Ben describes. Obviously there are downsides to this, but at least partner knows what your minor-suit length is which can be vital on these auctions. It is true that notrump could be wrong-sided, but responder knows that. He is asking about your shape for a reason. If he ...
Assume It Is Off
Of course you aren't forced to rebid 1NT. Rebidding 2 on that hand is fine. If the hand looked more like Kx Qx AJxx Qxxxx you might choose to rebid 1NT. The 2 rebid has a wide range.
Trick 1 signal
It isn't a question of what signal I would like to be seeing on this particular hand. Partner cannot know what I would like to see. The meaning of his signal is whatever the partnership agreement says is the default signal, and that meaning does not change unless it ...
What do you expect?
The usual -- to play
We play it is a transfer to next higher suit, could be weak or strong. 3-level bids below 3 are also transfers. 3 is a negative double.
Which diamond do you return?
FWIW, my agreement (maybe it is just an agreement with myself) is to never return the second smallest spot card from an original 5-card holding. Partner always seems to find a way to go wrong when you return that spot.
Another claim problem
I know that. I'm not suggesting it is a particularly great line of play. I'm just pointing out that discarding a diamond is something which could occur to declarer if the hand is played out.
Another claim problem
Discarding a diamond on the last club might be not just careless. Suppose East returns a heart, and declarer decides that West has the diamonds guarded and East has 5 spades and the king of hearts. If that is the case, discarding a diamond is the only way to make ...

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