[BLML] illegal deception at Basketball

Volker Walther bridge at vwalther.de
Wed Dec 27 22:31:31 CET 2017


"The opponent did in fact think at that junction about whether
to show his 5-5, and he decided against it because of his point holding."

This sounds like a pretty good bridge reason to me, not like an illegal
deception.

Volker Walther

Am 25.12.2017 um 08:58 schrieb Herman De Wael:
> Let me teel you my final dream of this morning:
> 
> Apparently I'm Director at the final of the NBA, and it's halftime 
> between tw halves of 60 minutes each. I know that this is longer than a 
> regular match, so I ask one of the players how long a regular match 
> lasts. The answer was 67 minutes but of course my subconscious cannot 
> know hat my conscious doesn't.
> At this point two players approach me, asking if it is still time to ask 
> a ruling. And they start telling me hich ruling - it's a bridge one.
> At this point I wake up, but the bridge question haunts me and I 
> construct the following case:
> 
> During the play of the hand, a declarer needs to find out if a suit is 
> divided 5-2 or 4-3. The opponent who has 5 or 4 is known to also have 5 
> of a different suit. Declarer has noticed that opponent thinking during 
> the bidding, and he checks the system card - indeed they play something 
> to indicate that particular 5-5 at that point in the auction. So 
> Declarer plays for theplayer to have only four, and it turns out he does 
> have five. The opponent did in fact think at that junction about whether 
> to show his 5-5, and he decided against it because of his point holding. 
> That holding is so low that there should have been no time needed for 
> the decision and so illegal deception kicks in.
> 
> Declarer has drawn a wrong conclusion from the action of an opponent who 
> had no bridge reason for that action. Can we rule illegal deception if 
> the conclusion is wrong for a different reason?
> 
> Which I think is a good question.
> So you see, Basketball can be an interesting game as well.
> 
> Herman.
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