[BLML] Can a complete designation become incomplete?

Eric Landau ehaa at starpower.net
Tue Feb 19 14:53:53 CET 2013

On Feb 18, 2013, at 8:19 PM, Robert Frick <rfrick at rfrick.info> wrote:

> This is all irrelevant, Richard. It was a given of the original problem  
> that she intended to say three. The idea that she meant to say "jack" and  
> her mouth made a mistake and it came out "three" is farfetched.
> A simple question is whether the designation "three" can be changed. The  
> ACBL is clear that it cannot. Eric and Ed, both from the ACBL, have  
> suggested it can. I can't see how they are doing anything but ignoring the  
> ACBL directive.

FTR, I have suggested no such thing for the thread case.  I merely pointed out the obvious: that declarer (presumably lacking the H3 in dummy) must be allowed to change the C3 to a heart if (hypothetically) dummy were following to a heart trick.

Eric Landau
Silver Spring MD
New York NY

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