[BLML] Incompletely designated ruff
nistler at bridgehands.com
Wed Oct 19 19:46:28 CEST 2016
Seems many directors would rule based upon the principal of an incontrovertible line of play based on the players ability – and YES, this is always a slippery slope...
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> On Oct 19, 2016, at 5:58 AM, David Grabiner <grabiner at alumni.princeton.edu> wrote:
> Spades are trumps. Dummy has J4 of spades. Declarer leads a heart from
> hand, which LHO ruffs with the S5. Declarer says, "ruff". Does he play
> the SJ or the S4?
> The argument for overruffing is that "ruff" is equivalent to "win" (as
> if he had led the S2 from hand). The argument for underruffing is that
> he didn't notice the play; if he had led towards an AQ in dummy and
> said, "queen", the queen would be played even if LHO had played the king.
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