[BLML] It's too late to discuss conventions when...

rfrick at rfrick.info rfrick at rfrick.info
Tue Aug 4 05:49:33 CEST 2009


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>>
>> Grattan Endicott<grandaeval at tiscali.co.uk
>> (also <gesta at tiscali.co.uk - temporarily or
>>               perhaps permanently suspended)
>> **********************************
>> " A vacuum can only exist, I imagine,
>>   by the things which enclose it."
>>                   ~ Zelda Fitzgerald  (1932)
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>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: <rfrick at rfrick.info>
>> To: "Bridge Laws Mailing List" <blml at rtflb.org>
>> Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2009 6:39 PM
>> Subject: Re: [BLML] It's too late to discuss conventions when...
>>
>>
>>  My question is if we can have this discussion after an
>> opponents has called. Suppose our opponent opens
>> 1NT and we have not taken our hands out of the board.
>> On one hand, it doesn't seem fair that we can now
>> discuss our defenses to a 1NT opening; on the other
>> hand, perhaps our opponent should have waited for us
>> to look at our cards before opening the bidding.
>>>
>> +=+ Among the places one may look to resolve this
>> question I can think of these:
>>        Law 73A1;  and see Definitions - 'Auction' (1).
>>        Law 40A1(b) and any regulations authorized by it.
>>                                        ~ Grattan ~  +=+
>
> Thanks. That's a good answer.
>
> Maybe for 2017 the auction period should start whenever either player
> looks at his hand OR a call occurs. That works better for Ai/UI purposes
> and probably for exposed cards.

Cancel that silly comment about exposed cards.


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