[BLML] Both players forget & numbering
rfrick at rfrick.info
Sat Aug 30 15:29:23 CEST 2014
On Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:58:48 -0400, Richard Hills <hildalirsch at gmail.com>
> Fortunately, the Lawbook is nuanced. In addition to Law 40C1 >(which
> describes *frequent* deviations - caused either by >forgetfulness or by
> intent - as creating an implicit partnership >understanding), there is
> also Law 75C (which describes >*infrequent* deviations - caused either
> by forgetfulness or by >intent - as not requiring any disclosure). Law
> 75C emphasises >that it is the partnership understanding, *not* a
> partner's >cards, which much be disclosed.
If I correctly remember your position on this, Richard, if both players
forget they are playing a convention, their "understanding" at that moment
is that they are not playing the convention.
> This brings up one of my hobby-horses; the numbering of the Laws. >Law
> 40 is located nowhere near Law 75 in the Lawbook, making it >easier for
> a novice Director to rule incorrectly. Another classic >example of poor
> numbering is Law 23. It is surrounded by Laws >which deal exclusively
> with irregularities in the auction, yet >Law 23 is applicable both to
> the auction and also to the play.
>> Christopher Smart (1722-1771), final stanza of his poem Jubilate >Agno
>> celebrating his cat:
>> For God has blessed him in the variety of his movements.
>> For, tho he cannot fly, he is an excellent clamberer.
>> For his motions upon the face of the earth are more than any >other
>> For he can tread to all the measures upon the music.
>> For he can swim for life.
>> For he can creep.
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