[BLML] Uno

agot agot at ulb.ac.be
Thu May 12 10:31:45 CEST 2016

Le 12.05.2016 00:26, Robert Frick a écrit :
> Good points. And since it is at least possible that the use was
> unintentional, that would be a defense against the cheating charge.
> I should have just called it "exceedingly likely use of UI"

AG : agree on the principle with the above, but there remains a hurdle. 
Let's just take an example.

If a player has a marked hesitation before making a takeout double, it 
is UI that his double is flawed in some way, and its (obvious or likely) 
use would lead to score adjustment and perhaps a moderate procedural 
penalty, without any other measure being needed.

If a pair decides that, when they make a slow takeout double, it means 
it is flawed, this constitutes illicit communication, "the gravest 
possible offence", and should lead to extremely severe reaction.

Just tell me : how do you distinguish between those two ?

Best regards,


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