[BLML] Incompletely designated ruff

Steve Willner swillner at nhcc.net
Thu Oct 20 17:48:40 CEST 2016


On 2016-10-19 6:45 PM, Rui Lopes Marques wrote:
> And if declarer designates a suit but not a rank he is deemed to have
> called the lowest card of the suit indicated. 46B2.

Agreed, but don't ignore the start of L46B "except when declarer’s
different intention is incontrovertible."  If that were the case, it's 
hard to believe the Director would have been called, but some defenders 
are jerks who try to take undue advantage.

Basically the Director has to decide whether declarer a) didn't notice 
that LHO had ruffed, or b) noticed and fully intended to overruff, but 
the oral instruction "came out wrong."  Good luck!


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