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AC wrote: This happened at our informal Monday duplicate session. I was called over to bid on a hand where one partner had to leave unexpectedly. I was dealer, sitting West. We play SAYC and E-W were vulnerable. I held:
The bidding went:
W N E S
2S 3D 4C Pass
I had described my hand as limited and assumed that the 4C bid showed length and strength. I ended up passing and my temporary partner told me I should have rebid my spades. How would you have interpreted his bid and should I have said bid else? (I know my preempt pushed the envelope!)
We had an odd thing happen at our every Saturday afternoon bridge game. This has never happened before in my 40 years of playing bridge. I was dealer playing North and bid 1 heart, the other team passed all the way through, so I won't mention their bids. This is how it went.
The other team asked who is declarer and I said it was me. My partner said he started spades and he is declarer. I said OK and left the room to get some drinks. I realized after a few minutes that I started spades and should be playing the hand. I thought it best to let it play out and then tell them that the wrong partner played the hand. He made the bid and I then explained the bidding and they all agreed that the wrong person played the hand. After a few minutes of discussion, we decided that since the hand played out, it should stand. If I had brought it up during the play, the hand would be stopped and there would be a new deal. OK, after this long question, what is the rule if the wrong partner plays the hand? Thanks for any help with this.
Today’s hand was submitted in the past by Australian expert Tim Bourke. Consider the bidding and play.
Dealer South, NS vul.
♠ AQJ87 ♠ 9532
♥ 5 ♥ QT9
♦ T983 ♦ K76
♣ Q87 ♣ JT2
WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH
1S 2H 2S 4H
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