[BLML] a question

Eric Landau ehaa at starpower.net
Tue Apr 10 15:43:37 CEST 2012

On Apr 9, 2012, at 5:53 PM, Marvin French wrote:

> From: "Jeff Easterson"
>> It often occurs, at least in some of the clubs with which I am  
>> familiar,
>> that a player makes a discard.  The declarer (immediately orlater)  
>> asks
>> the partner of the discarder what sort of signals they play (the
>> meaning, if any,of the discard).
> The "sort of signals" does not show the meaning of the discard  
> necessarily.
> The meaning among good players is usually only that the card is  
> unlikely to
> take a trick later.
> The reply should name the discard signalling agreement but should not
> provide the meaning of the discard, which may have no meaning.
> Or better, perhaps, "If it is a signal it shows....., but most of our
> discards are not signals."

Better still, "If it's a signal, a high card shows... and a low card  
it shows..."  Otherwise, how do you complete, "If it's a signal it  
shows...," when you hold the 65432 and pard plays the 7?

Eric Landau
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Silver Spring MD 20910
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