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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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The Safer Plus
It is a lot worse than just numbers. The psychological cost of costing a double figure swing because you were trying to win an IMP or two is devastating. Even top experts are human, and there isn't a player in the world whose play on future deals wouldn't ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
I have played 2 puppet Stayman for over 40 years. This does locate a 5-card major in opener's hand, but that is just an accidental side benefit. Personally I don't like opening 1NT with a 5-card major unless the rebid would be impossible if I opened 1 ...
The Safer Plus
If you could be 100% sure that slam will be bid at the other table, then your assessment might be correct. On this hand, you cannot be sure of this. If slam is not bid at the other table, then difference between 6 and 6 when they both ...
Line of Play
For the umpteenth time, when giving a play problem give us the auction. Maybe you don't think it makes a difference, but others may think it does. On this hand, I believe what the opponents do or do not know about my hand from the auction may make a ...
What do you make of this?
I don't think much of the 1NT overcall. But having made it and gotten doubled, there is no way I would sit. If for some reason I didn't have any runout agreements, I would bid 2, planning on running to 2 if doubled unless my table ...
What do you make of this?
I have runout methods here, where redouble shows two places to play while a suit bid shows a 1-suited runout. Playing DONT style (where redouble shows a 1-suiter and a suit bid shows lower of two suits) is also fine, and they may well have been playing that. I can ...
How would you play this?
I lead the 9 of hearts to the queen. If West has Kxx (or even Kx) of hearts, it will not be obvious to him to go up king, since I might have A109xx of hearts and be about to misguess the suit. If he ducks the king I'm ...
How does one go about this?
Cashing one round of clubs can't cost. Even if clubs are 4-0 and they get a ruff with a small trump, they will eventually have to let you get to dummy to discard your losing clubs. Removing an exit card might make a difference in some variations.
The Safer Plus
We don't. We believe that getting to the best small slam is more important than the rare hand where you need one specific third round control for a grand slam.
Deportment -- who's at fault?
On hand 1, obviously you shouldn't have said anything. Your "no ten" statement is in essence a claim. When your opponent asked why you said that, all you had to do was face your hand and explain your planned line of play. Of course if RHO had happened to ...

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