[BLML] L26 or not?

Eric Landau ehaa at starpower.net
Thu Nov 18 18:57:41 CET 2010

On Nov 18, 2010, at 11:02 AM, olivier.beauvillain wrote:

> We have a Law reading problem :
> Decl      LHO     Dummy    RHO
> 1S         P         2NT*         2S**    2NT* shows invitational fit
> 2S** = insufficient bid,
> "ho, i saw 1NT, not 1NT and 2S is a strong one suiter in our system"
> then
> Decl      LHO     Dummy    RHO
> 1S         P         2NT*        3C
> 4S end
> do you apply L27B1b?

Only insofar as it tells me to proceed to L27B2.

> is LHO allowed to bid (even is he passes)?


> do you apply L26 lead restrictions?


> if you do, what are the forbidden suit(s)?
> can declarer ask for a suit to be led?

L26B applies.  Declarer can forbid any suit, but cannot require one.

> can RHO psyched with 3C?

At his own risk, but he will not gain from it.

> do you rule differently if he has D or H?

Yes.  A psych in this position could so easily have been premeditated  
that this is an obvious case for adjusting the score per L23 if it  

Eric Landau
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