Ethics and Helpful Hints - Helpful Hints - (5) July 2011
WHEN IS A CARD CONSIDERED PLAYED?
Defender wants to withdraw a card
Should Declarer call the Director to the table because a Defender has retracted his /her played card? - Yes the Director should be called.
Even if the Defender insists he did not play it.
Both Declarer and dummy state they saw the card but the defenders partner says he did not see it because he was not looking - what is the answer?
The card is considered PLAYED.
Declarer wants to change their mind
North is Declarer and leads the 2d towards the AQ in dummy. East plays the Kd and North says "Queen, no, I mean the Ace". As long as the statement is made in the same breath this is allowed to stand - any hesitation it is not.