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  • @gordonrainsford said: What the commentary actually says is " If the offender wants to know whether a replacement call fulfills the conditions of Law 27B1 the TD should tell him, also away from the table." I think that is a bit different …
  • Also - page 33 - Law 68. If TD is called because of a potential claim and is asked "Can we continue to play on" - he can clarify the law rather than say "Not now I'm called and apply Law 70'.
  • @Tag said: I freely admit that the scenario is highly unlikely but, as noted above, it does show how quickly a little confusion can cause the the non-offending side to find itself being the offending side and thence suffering lead restrictions…
  • @Abbeybear said: I hope that the director's presence to deal with S's 1 IB was not sufficiently intimidating so as to contribute to E's hypothetical 1 IB! Having explained the options to W, and having heard him decline to accept the IB,…
  • @Abbeybear said: Apart from the imaginative scenario which Robin mentions, the pass of the 2NT bid suggests not just that N has forgotten, but that he does not have enough for game opposite a balanced hand with a club stop that is maximum for …
  • @SteveMap said: Thanks All, I realise it’s a hypothetical and unlike scenario, but has helped me understand which and how the laws are applied in complex situations. I think part of the dilemma is due to the lack of explanation in t…
  • @gordonrainsford said: A second insufficient bid wouldn’t comply with Law 31. OK - since it isn't legal - it can only be "(treated as legal)" as per 27A Any insufficient bid may be accepted (treated as legal) at the option of offender’s LH…
  • @SteveMap said: Thanks Gordon, I appreciate that; So say East bids 2D, South ideally wants to make a comparable call (so as not to silence his partner). My question is, is a second insufficient bid of 1C a Comparable bid ? If it is accepted …
  • @SteveMap said: Hi, I’ve been following this thread as an observer, and the interesting thing is repeating the insufficient bid after it has been not accepted by West and then back to East who passes again, allowing the Insufficient bid to be …
  • @Triffid said: @Robin_BarkerTD said: Not answering your question but ... would East bid 3D if they knew 2NT was a good 4-card raise? East said they would have passed given a correct explanation. Which makes a difference t…
  • Well the laws say a director MUST be called before a correct explanation is given 20F5b - failure to do so is 'a serious matter indeed' - which means a procedural penalty (which could be a warning.) . . . (b) The player must call the Director and …
  • @Tag said: On the actual hand I held K10 AQ54 10853 A53 We're getting a little off-topic for a TD discussion but the suggestion that a fielded psyche ruling might be possible prompts me to continue. Feel free to criticise... It w…
  • @Abbeybear said: @Tag said: Back to the 2 discussion. A few weeks ago, partner opened 2C (our strongest bid, a hand of power and quality etc) with nothing but KQJ10 to nine clubs, a total of six points. After an auction of…
  • @Senior_Kibitzer said: @Robin_BarkerTD said: The original regulation was probably a knee-jerk reaction to one particular incident - never a good basis for regulation. The original regulation came in a couple…
  • @Tag said: @weejonnie said: @Tag said: Back to the 2 discussion. A few weeks ago, partner opened 2C (our strongest bid, a hand of power and quality etc) with nothing but KQJ10 to nine clubs, a total of six points.…
  • @Tag said: Back to the 2 discussion. A few weeks ago, partner opened 2C (our strongest bid, a hand of power and quality etc) with nothing but KQJ10 to nine clubs, a total of six points. After an auction of 2C-2D-3C-4NT-6C, I knew that som…
  • @Martin said: Saying that they would open it does not an agreement make, as that is only 1/2 of the party True - Maybe their parter will say "Well I would never open that with 2C" - but I am not holding my breath.
  • @Tag said: @weejonnie said: @Tag said: @weejonnie said: @16248 said: I never make the mistake of trying understand an explanation by name. If someone says Benj…
  • Because the hand isn't strong according to the EBU (16+ or 12+ and 5 controls). In the Blue Book an agreement to open this hand with 2C promising an unspecified suit is not allowed. You could open it "2C - 8 playing tricks in clubs" and you can open…
  • @Tag said: @weejonnie said: @16248 said: I never make the mistake of trying understand an explanation by name. If someone says Benji or Michael's or Lebensohl or UNT or Tchaikovsky as an explanation of an alert, I…
  • As a TD, I do find it hard to remember that the fact that a call is withdrawn does NOT mean that the auction is forced to finish (although in many cases this is true). Maybe the TD (at additional time of course) should have polled the North hand and…
  • @16248 said: I never make the mistake of trying understand an explanation by name. If someone says Benji or Michael's or Lebensohl or UNT or Tchaikovsky as an explanation of an alert, I always ask: What does that mean? "Benji" covers a multitu…
  • @Senior_Kibitzer said: @weejonnie said: .... ' benji, 8 playing tricks in an unspecified suit' (which is not a legal agreement - see above). Most players consider that the word "Benji" means that the hand will be a "s…
  • @JeremyChild said: I think I'm missing something here. Surely it depends on your system. Blue book: 6D1 Any opening that shows 4+ cards in the suit opened is allowed (e.g. Acol Twos, Lucas or Weak Twos, a Precision 2C opening) Even a…
  • I have seen a declarer lead a King and then forget they led it (or changed their minds half-way through) and called for the Ace. Isn't that 'careless'? I bet someone could also construct a hand where it is necessary to actually lose a trick given th…
  • When the suit is unspecified (or a second suit is unspecified) and the hand may not be 'strong'. (By agreement). (Level 4) This simplifies rather a lot of the Blue Book - mainly 7C1(a) and 7C1(b)(iv) 7 C 1 General, including ’Multi’ style opening …
  • @Abbeybear said: The director's objective is to judge the result of the board as equitably as possible to both sides. If it is obvious what would have happened if the hand had been played out, i.e. if all normal lines lead to the same number …
  • Did the director find out what South thought the pause suggested? Anyway, I think that the hesitation by North shows some values and since South 'must carefiully avoid' taking advantage of this information (Law 73C) then I think, prima facie, he ha…
  • Couldn't declarer have thought that the hearts were good???
  • If you haven't been following the auction then Law 74 applies B. Etiquette As a matter of courtesy a player should refrain from: 1. paying insufficient attention to the game. . Although whether this falls under BB@B or comes under an irregulari…