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Kit Woolsey
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Member Since
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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Do you use forcing pass in this auction?
Exactly. Your side has at least half the deck in high cards. Why should the opponents be able to take 10 tricks? Sure, they might have the right distributional fit to make, but there is no way you can determine that whatever methods you play. The odds are that when ...
Delicate Probe
I don't understand. It looks like you are talking about some different auction.
Delicate Probe
The defenders generally have a fair amount of information about the hand. They have heard the bidding. The partner of the opening leader has seen the opening lead. They can see the line of play declarer is taking. That one more piece of information about count on the suit declarer ...
Do you use forcing pass in this auction?
We play that if we have invited game we are in a force unless one of us has had the opportunity to limit his hand. The logic is that since we have game-invitational values, the assumption is that we can take 9 tricks in hearts. If so, it is seldom ...
An incredible bid my partner made
You really should learn to have your bids, Lynn.
continuance after a void response
Asks South to bid the grand if he thinks it will make.
continuance after a void response
I would think that a void in the opponent's suit is less likely to be of value than normal. Partner bid RKC, so he has a control in the suit already.
What Is Partner Saying to You?
Obviously can't risk it with AKx for fear of business redouble. If that danger didn't exist, I would have no problems making the bid with AKx.
What Is Partner Saying to You?
The double simply states that, from partner's point of view, the lead of the suit looks best. I don't see how you can attempt to quantify it any more than that.
Finish this sentence
Probably anti-percentage. You probably need to hit partner with 5 clubs for the lead to succeed. Dummy doesn't have 4 hearts, and likely doesn't have 5 spades since no checkback. Declarer might have bid 2 instead of 1NT with 3 spades and a doubleton club. Thus, partner ...

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