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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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Tanking to get a read
You suspect strongly that he does so in an attempt to get a read on the opponents. After 5 minutes of tanking he guesses the distribution correctly. I don't see any basis at all for this conclusion. Declarer simply is thinking about what play to make. He isn't ...
Graded Suit-Preference
Yes, it does apply here. It is true that the 1 opener doesn't have a real minimal 1-suiter. That helps the odds somewhat on the 2 response.
Graded Suit-Preference
Keep in mind that partner might have xx in diamonds.
What is this 5!C?
Sorry, didn't mean to come across that way. I was simply saying that all you know about the 5 call is that it shows clubs. It doesn't necessarily convey any of the other special meanings included in the poll.
What is this 5!C?
Shows clubs. Period.
Opinion Poll on Adequacy of Simplest Multi 2D Defenses
Simplest is play all doubles of P/C bids are negative/takeout -- pretend the bidding went (2M)-overcall or double-(3M)-? I'm not saying it is perfect, but for any partnership which hasn't put in hours to find the "perfect" multi defense this will usually be adequate. Yes ...
Opinion Poll on Adequacy of Simplest Multi 2D Defenses
When Steve Robinson and I played in the Senior world championships in 2000, multi was legal and you could not bring written defenses. Our 2 minute discussion of multi defense was basically what Martin describes: The European standard defense is to play double as either a strong hand or an ...
How should Multi be allowed (if at all) under the Open+ chart?
You know something is wrong when multi is allowed in the top bracket of a regional knockout, but not allowed in the Reisinger BAM teams.
Get to slam or grand slam with precision methods
Samuel Yes, it is possible that there is a conflict which opener can't resolve. If that happens and it makes a difference, opener simply has to make a percentage guess. You would be surprised how seldom this is a problem. Ronald, 2 doesn't set anything. It is ...
Get to slam or grand slam with precision methods
Yes, for the same reason -- a lot (if not most) of the field isn't going to get to slam. A typical auction would be: 1-1NT;3-4.

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