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Mindful revoke

West
AJ1087
1087
Q
10654
North
432
J9
AJ9754
K7
East
95
AK6543
3
QJ32
South
KQ6
Q2
K10862
A98
D

South borrowed a point and opened a strong no trump, raised to three by North. West led J, won by declarer with the king.

Declarer leaned forward, intending to announce that he would cash six diamonds and a couple of clubs before conceding the rest. As soon as his cards appeared on the table and before he had uttered more than a word or two of his statement, East very politely asked him "Do you mind playing it out? We find it very difficult when people just claim like that."

Declarer, a man with the new Laws at his fingertips, asked dummy whether she objected if he continued to play. Dummy, who had no idea what was happening but who trusted her husband to protect her side's interests without any idea that he was just about to defenestrate them, did not demur. Having carefully solicited the acquiescence of West in the resumption of play, declarer cashed AK, ran the diamonds without blocking them, and led a heart from the table. East showed him AK and QJ, and he prepared to return his cards to the board.

As I - let us drop the pretence at this point - did so I noticed that my last four cards included 2, which the careful reader will be aware that they should not have done. I drew attention to my own irregularity, called the Director, and entered 3NT-1 in the Bridgemate.

To me, that's how you play bridge. If my opponent had been in my position (and had not claimed, but had just run the diamonds revoking on one of them) I'd have called the Director and entered 3NT-1 in the Bridgemate. What baffles me, after reading the Mindless Revoke thread elsewhere, is why you would play any other way.

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