[BLML] Eric's position on disclosure when unsure

Alain Gottcheiner agot at ulb.ac.be
Wed Nov 7 15:00:39 CET 2012

Le 7/11/2012 4:53, Nigel Guthrie a écrit :
> [Hans van Staveren]
> Never, never, *never*, should you let your own cards have any influence on
> your explanation.
> [Nige1]
> Hans is right in law but intriguing cases can arise when you psyche or
> misbid.
> A real-life example. You end up as declarer in 3N after the following
> auction
> 1D (1H) 1S (P)
> 2C (_P) 3N AP
> (A) You have 5 spades but forgot your agreement that 1S systemically showed
> 0-3  spades.
> (B) Partner forgot to alert your 1S.
> (C) You remember your agreement before LHO leads.
> (D) Should you inform opponents that your 1S bid denied spades?
> IMO, you should, but if LHO now leads a spade, allowing you to make an
> impossible contract, then opponents may feel aggrieved.

AG : am I allowed to mention that the dWS position is not to mention it 
- not illogical, as it aims at helping opponents.

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