[BLML] The cad!

Herman De Wael hermandw at skynet.be
Wed May 27 10:49:46 CEST 2015

I have ruled this, and I have been overturned by the Belgian Appeal 
I still believe my ruling is the exact one.

On the question: what is 5H? there is only one correct answer : 2 KC 
without the Q of trumps.

If that answer is not given, anything the opponents do has a bridge reason.
So the possibly misleading action must be allowed, and if one draws a 
conclusion out of it, that is to his own risk.

After all, the incomplete answer leads to the finding of the queen. 
Whoever asks more, you play the queen on the other side, and you are 
certain to find her, or get her from the TD. That's too easy.


Richard Hills schreef:
> As they say in the movies, this is Based Upon A True Story.
> All four players are Canberra experts. North-South use Keycard Blackwood
> to reach 6S, with South declarer. As is his wont, West requests an
> explanation of every bid in the auction. When it comes to 5H the
> incomplete explanation "two keycards" is given. West then asks the
> supplementary question, "Does it deny the queen of spades?"
> Of course the answer is affirmative, and of course the success of 6S
> depends on a two-way finesse for the queen of trumps, and of course
> declarer finesses through East, and of course West wins the setting
> trick with the queen.
> Declarer casts aspersions at West, then summons the Director.
> How would you rule?
> Best wishes,
> Richard Hills
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