[BLML] Silent Psyche, Holy Psyche
grabiner at alumni.princeton.edu
Tue Dec 23 05:41:33 CET 2014
Richard Hills writes:
[dummy has four hearts; declarer opened 1H on a three-card suit and ran into a
> Declarer asks partner, "No hearts?" Is declarer's question an unethical
> to deceive partner into thinking that a normal 5-4 heart fit has run into a
> 4-0 break?
You must ask consistently. If declarer normally asks defenders whether they
show out, the question is proper. (I have never seen a declarer do that.)
Otherwise, it could be an attempt to mislead.
However, I don't see the misleading effect here. Declarer was obviously
surprised at the bad break, and would be more surprised that it is 6-0 than that
is is 4-0 or 3-0.
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