[BLML] (2017) First law

David Grabiner grabiner at alumni.princeton.edu
Tue Jul 24 02:10:18 CEST 2012

"Brian" <bmeadows666 at gmail.com> writes:

> On 07/21/2012 12:24 PM, Robert Frick wrote:
>> On Sat, 21 Jul 2012 11:50:37 -0400, Ed Reppert<blackshoe at mac.com>  wrote:
>>> On Jul 21, 2012, at 10:37 AM, Robert Frick wrote:
>>>> Right. The question is why the first law applies only to players who are
>>>> the offending side.
>>> I don't know where you get that idea. Both Law 74A1 and the Introduction
>>> refer to "players" or "a player", not "offending players" or "the
>>> offending side" or anything like that.
>> "An offending player should be ready to pay any penalty or rectification
>> graciously or to accept any adjusted score awarded by the Tournament
>> Director."
>> How many people would object if the word "offending" was taken from this
>> sentence?
> Under what circumstances would you expect it to apply to a
> NON-offending player?

Non-offending players are often unhappy with a rectification or adjusted score, 
and should not object except by proper procedures.  If the TD rules, "I am 
adjusting the contract to the result in 4S, but I believe you would only make 
that contract half the time, so you get half the score for +420 and half the 
score for -50", a player who believes he would have found the right line of play 
and was deprived of a good score should not complain but may file an appeal.

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