[BLML] Claiming Process II -- the director collects information

Tony Musgrove ardelm at optusnet.com.au
Fri Jun 8 16:06:55 CEST 2012



> -----Original Message-----
> From: blml-bounces at rtflb.org [mailto:blml-bounces at rtflb.org] On Behalf
> Of Eric Landau
> Sent: Friday, 8 June 2012 11:34 PM
> To: Bridge Laws Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [BLML] Claiming Process II -- the director collects
information
> 
> On Jun 3, 2012, at 8:58 PM, Robert Frick wrote:
> 
> > It is a little odd that the opponents can ask declarer to play out
the
> > hand but the director cannot. Or that useful information could be
> > collected and yet the director cannot ask this. Imagine Meckstroth
> > claiming 13 tricks with a blocked suit or two. I am not going to
> > deny his
> > claim. Now imagine a player whom I cannot be sure will unblock the
> > suits.
> > Do I deny this claim for him even when I gave it to Meckstroth? Do
> > I give
> > him credit for tricks I am not sure he would have made?
> 
> I have a hard time imagining Meckstroth claiming 13 tricks with a
> blocked suit or two without using the word "unblocking" (indeed, I
> can easily imagine its being the entire claim statement).  But if it
> happened, I would indeed deny his claim, and I'm confident he'd be
> the last one to object.  He's been playing long enough to know better.
> 
> We adjudicate claims, not the talents of claimers.
> 

[tony]  Right on Eric,  when faulty claims are made I get to play
the hand as I usually do (sub optimally).  I do not care who
the claimers are.  If I can garner a trick for the opposition
I will find it, and they will get it,

Cheers,

Tony (Sydney) 



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