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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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Kit - Sally
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ATB -640
You are assuming that there was partnership disagreement. Isn't it possible that West did intentionally pass for penalties, particularly since due to the redouble down 1 gets the magic +200.
Plan for a Grand
Suppose RHO had played the 4 of clubs, and LHO had played the 2 and the 7. Wouldn't the same argument apply about RHO's play? If he held the Q4 doubleton he would have no choice, but if he held the 74 doubleton he might have played either ...
Why is it worth taking part in an appeal committee?
David, I am disappointed in you coming up with a clearly absurd example. If I were arguing your point of view, I would have presented something like: xxx AKJxxxx A xx, a hand which South might very well have bid this way and slam is an underdog on a spade ...
Director call - have I missed something?
The only thing you are missing is the +170 you should have had.
Slam Choice/Play Problem
No, it doesn't. If West ruffs in with the jack of diamonds, I can discard a heart from dummy, discard another heart on the queen of spades, and ruff the losing heart. The opponents will be out of trumps.
Why is it worth taking part in an appeal committee?
Ed, If you are implying that any time a player fails to play in tempo he should get a procedural penalty because the laws say that players are expected to play in tempo, there would be more procedural penalties than the directors could possibly handle. We might as well be ...
Why is it worth taking part in an appeal committee?
You can't give a procedural penalty for a player thinking. Sure, he should have been prepared. But maybe he didn't think ahead, or maybe he had thought ahead but realized that there was something involved which he hadn't thought of. There isn't a bridge player around ...
Why is it worth taking part in an appeal committee?
I totally disagree. 5NT doesn't say I can't bid a grand. All it says is I don't have the king of spades. I don't know how spiral scan works. Presumably South can now bid 6, and North can bid something (other than 6) which ...
Slam Choice/Play Problem
Auction looks fine. I would win ace of clubs and cash AQ of diamonds. Then: If both follow, AK and ruff a spade, making unless East has xx of spades and Jxx of diamonds. If West shows out, finesse the diamond and duck a heart, leaving many squeeze possibilities when ...
I'm baffled
The TD was correct that you can't discuss defenses once you have seen your hand. That would permit you to choose a defense which best suits your hand. Requiring written defenses to everything is a waste of time. One doesn't need a 5-page written defense for something like ...

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