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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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meaning of a bid
A bid I hope my partner never makes.
Is this AI or UI?
I think it has to be UI. Otherwise a clever player could do what the defender did when he knows that his spot card is likely to be mis-read.
How penalty-oriented is this double?
My agreements are that the double shows a doubleton club and interest in competing. With a singleton club, I bid something instead of doubling. This way partner can sensibly leave the double in with four clubs -- he doesn't need a club stack for fear that I have a singleton.
What are the ruling principles here?
I also was interested in the South hand, since that is an indication of whether or not there really was a BIT. Looking at the South hand, I can't believe that South was remotely thinking of inviting a grand. Therefore, unless I have very solid evidence (i.e. a ...
Slow double - should I pull anyway?
Would you have pulled partner's slow pass?
What are the ruling principles here?
Suppose South had made a fairly quick double. This is obviously a highly tempo-sensitive situation. It would be quite proper (and expected) that West would delay allowing the tray to be passed for a reasonable time, say 20 seconds or so. Thus, if the players are doing what they are ...
What are the ruling principles here?
It depends on everything.
UI or not?
Of course a BIT is UI. It gives you the UI that partner didn't have an automatic call. Most of the time this UI won't make a difference. Either you won't know what partner is thinking about, the UI doesn't suggest any particular action, or you ...
UI or not?
I don't agree. The redouble leaves open the option of staying in 3 if South has long hearts. At matchpoints and and this vulnerability, the difference between -200 and -400 (or -500 and -1000) is tiny. Why should North have to make a unilateral decision?
UI or not?
What conflict? Redouble is clearly SOS. That is bridge at any decent level. Regardless of the tank, South has an automatic 3 call. The tank doesn't change the normal meaning of a bid.

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