[BLML] (2017) Procedure Immediately following a claim [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

Robert Frick rfrick at rfrick.info
Wed Mar 14 18:04:53 CET 2012

On Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:26:13 -0400, Nigel Guthrie <g3 at nige1.com> wrote:

> [Nigel] IMO....
> This will run and run. But, to an unbiased observer, the whole argument
> would appear ridiculous.
> Again, it would spoil the fun for directors, especially BLMLers, but a
> trivial simplification to the laws would remove yet another daft and
> unnecessary anomaly.
> As has been suggested many times, all law-makers need to do is to  
> stipulate
> that declarer places his hand, face-up on the table and leaves it there,
> while stating his claim.
> (When the play is over, on the request of a player, an opponent should
> always be compelled to face his hand -- but that proposal, although even
> simpler,  is more contentious).

What would make this contentious? I can't see the problem.

I do see real problems with letting players put their hands in the board  
without showing them.

If I want to see an opponent's hand, I should have the right to do that.  

> Our problem is worse than mere player apathy and WBFLC procrastination:  
> many
> directors seem to prefer unnecessarily complex and confusing laws.
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