[BLML] tangled

Laurie Kelso lskelso at ihug.com.au
Thu Mar 17 01:26:04 CET 2016

On 17/03/2016 11:07 AM, David Grabiner wrote:
> On 3/16/2016 7:54 PM, Robert Frick wrote:
>> 2NT  P   2NT/4C
>> You are called to the table. South bid 2NT, playing 4 way transfers and wanting to transfer to clubs. She changed it to 4C, meaning that as natural. However, by the time I talked to her, she had realized it was Gerber in their system.
> The insufficient bid was conventional, and was replaced by a bid not
> having the same meaning, so partner is barred.
> The interesting question is whether you enforce the "could have known"
> rule.  In many systems, there is no way to play a club partial after a
> 2NT opening, and South found one by barring partner.  I would not
> enforce this, and would allow the table result in 4C to stand, as it is
> clear from the context that she did not know that she was getting an
> otherwise impossible result.
> _______________________________________________

Before proceeding to Law 23, one has to first consider Law 27D - thus 
playing successfully in the club partial might still require an 
adjustment (because under those circumstances the Director doesn't have 
to consider any 'could have known' scenario).


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