Mailshot 13:   March 2020


The club suit is distributed as follows:

a) South (declarer) leads the 3 and West follows suit with the 7. Declarer says: ‘Ace of clubs’, but dummy touches the 8 and East plays the J. Declarer summons the TD (you);

b) South leads the 3 and West follows suit with the 7. Declarer has said nothing, but dummy touches the 8 and East plays the J. Declarer summons the TD;

c) South (on lead in his own hand) says to dummy: ‘eight of clubs’. West says: ‘no - you are in your own hand’, whereupon East plays the J. Declarer summons the TD.

What is your ruling in each case?

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