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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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Prepping for the Daily Bulletin
Partner's order of spade plays is suit-preference. If he had the king of clubs, he would have played jack, queen of spades. Your best chance to defeat the contract is via a trump promotion. Discard your king of diamonds, which should make it very clear to partner what to ...
Providing Information When Not Asked
I agree with Dale. When I am declarer, I always ask about their leads and carding after the opening lead is made and as the dummy is coming down. This doesn't take any extra time, since there will be the routine thought at trick 1 anyway. They will say ...
Best line in a decent slam
Nice analysis. I see no fault in it. This line of play looks better than any of the other suggestions.
Best line in a decent slam
It doesn't really matter. If the second heart is ruffed from 10xx of diamonds, I get the trick back since I get to ruff one more heart in dummy. Either way, I will need 4 club tricks.
When they double 3NT
We play that redouble shows nothing in the suit. Partner needs a full stopper to sit. Pass shows either a full stopper or a partial stopper. If partner has nothing in the suit he redoubles, and we sit only with a full stopper. If partner has some help in the ...
Best line in a decent slam
I don't see anything better than taking a high trump in each hand (assuming trumps aren't 4-0) and going after hearts, with the club finesse in reserve if East has 10xx of diamonds and a doubleton heart. If East has 10xx of diamonds and a stiff heart he ...
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
It is very important to understand that the fates of 5 and 5 are not independent. If the cards lie well for 5 they will lie badly for 5, and vice versa. Look at the spade distribution. If the spades are 2-2, 5 is cold ...
Which agreement set is better, imps if it matters
Having your agreements based on something like that is an accident waiting to happen.
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
This seems backwards to me. Obviously you can't be 100% confident that 5 is making. Therefore, by bidding 5 you are giving yourself a negative expectancy against those pairs who buy it in 4 -- you tie them if 5 makes, but you lose to them ...
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
I would have doubled on the North hand. 4-3-3-3 shape and the ace of their suit doesn't look good for bidding 5 over 5. Anyway, getting to 5 isn't terrible on the N-S cards. Just looking at the N-S hands, one cannot tell what the par contract ...

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