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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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South should have explained to the opponents what he explained to the director. For the director to judge what East "should" have done is nonsense. Right or wrong, East was basing his decision on an entirely wrong premise.
Considing Otpions When Leading Against A Grand Slam.
I would have to know the meanings of the E-W bids to make any judgment. However, it isn't hard to picture layouts where declarer has the queen of hearts and the heart lead presents declarer with the only winning option.
15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
Steve, I agree that it is unlikely that opener has 0 key cards for his bidding, making signing off when unnecessary a wastage of space. Of course on the actual hand responder "knew" opener had 0 key cards since responder had 3, so the signoff was obvious Opener's 6 ...
Out of the Books
I think good judgment and understanding of good and bad features of a hand is far more valuable than any formula based method of evaluation.
15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
I understand your logic. I do have a question about your agreements. From the write-up, I got the impression that after you show 0 or 3 key cards, you are then required to show the queen of trumps and/or kings after partner signs off if you have 3 key ...
15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
Their agreements as stated in the writeup are that the 6 call shows 3 keycards, queen of trumps, king of clubs. This implies that with 0 keycards he is supposed to pass 5, but with 3 keycards he is supposed to bid on, showing queen of trumps and ...
15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
It is instructive to see the auction at my table, since in a sense I was in the same position that Curtis was in but for a different reason. The auction started 1 (strong), 2 overcall, 3 (natural GF), 4. Now (the rest all by us ...
Out of the Books
Opening the West hand can work out fine when you strike a fit. But when partner has some 13 or 14-count and no fit, you are going to get to a bad 3NT or some other game contract. By contrast, when you open a balanced 11 or 12-count and partner ...
What do you expect from partner?
I expect partner thinks 3 is where we belong.
Watch Their Spots
If partner has equal length, he won't automatically bid 2. He will bid his better major. Don't you want to wind up in your stronger 4-3 fit? Why should the 5-2 fit be better than the 4-3 fit? Maybe what you play is "standard", but it isn ...

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