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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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You be the Judge - missed game over weak 2
As usual, inviting on distributional hands is wrong. Partner can't evaluate accurately. Just do it!
Defend 3NT at IMPs
Declarer clearly has a doubleton diamond, since partner wouldn't be leading a diamond from a 4-card holding. Also declarer has 4 hearts, since with KQxxx of hearts he wouldn't have blasted to 3NT since there might be a better 5-3 heart fit. Declarer's likely shape is 3-4-2-4 ...
Five No Trump Bids
My rule is that if 4NT would have been RKC for spades, then 5NT is GSF for spades. Otherwise, 5NT is pick a slam.
Fitting Card
Simple. Guess well.
Fitting Card
Bilal, You might not care for our methods, but these are what we play and it would be wrong to violate by bidding 2 which would show a completely different hand type. While North is minimal for the 3 call, he does have roughly what South is expecting.
Fitting Card
Multi is quite legal in knockout team games in the ACBL, and in fact we play it. We use 2 for the short diamond hand.
Fitting Card
Our 2 opener is always 6+ clubs. It is true that if opener happens to have a singleton spade he could be 1-4-3-5, but for South's evaluation that is the same as 1-4-5-3. The point is that unless North is 4-4-4-1 or 1-4-4-4, he will always have a ...
Fitting Card
No. It is the simple raise, showing a balanced hand with 4-card support, which is 11-13 vul and 13-15 non-vul.
Fitting Card
Not at all. If West had done something other than pass, the 3 call would have the same meaning.
Meaning of double
My rule is: Unless there is a specific definition otherwise, double of an artificial call shows that suit. Might not be optimal on some auctions, but avoids mixups.

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