Cards Exposed During Play

67. All cards exposed after the original lead by the declarer's

adversaries are liable to be called, and such cards must be left face

upward on the table.

68. The following are exposed cards:--

1st. Two or more cards played at once.

2d. Any card dropped with its face upward on the table, even though

snatched up so quickly that it cannot be named.

3d. Any card so held by a player that his partner sees any portion

of its face.

4th. Any card mentioned by either adversary as being held by him or

his partner.

69. A card dropped on the floor or elsewhere below the table or so held

that an adversary but not the partner sees it, is not an exposed card.

70. If two or more cards are played at once by either of the declarer's

adversaries, the declarer shall have the right to call any one of such

cards to the current trick, and the other card or cards are exposed.

71. If, without waiting for his partner to play, either of the

declarer's adversaries play or lead a winning card, as against the

declarer and dummy, and continue (without waiting for his partner to

play) to lead several such cards, the declarer may demand that the

partner of the player in fault win, if he can, the first or any other

of these tricks, and the other cards thus improperly played are exposed


72. If either or both of the declarer's adversaries throw his or their

cards on the table face upward, such cards are exposed and are liable

to be called; but if either adversary retain his hand he cannot be

forced to abandon it. Cards exposed by the declarer are not liable to

be called. If the declarer say, "I have the rest," or any other words

indicating that the remaining tricks or any number thereof are his, he

may be required to place his cards face upward on the table. His

adversaries are not liable to have any of their cards called should

they thereupon expose them.

73. If a player who has rendered himself liable to have the highest or

lowest of a suit called (Laws 80, 86 and 92) fail to play as directed,

or if, when called on to lead one suit he lead another, having in his

hand one or more cards of the suit demanded (Laws 76 and 93), or if,

called upon to win or lose a trick, fail to do so when he can (Laws 71,

80 and 92), or if, when called upon not to play a suit, fail to play as

directed (Laws 65 and 66), he is liable to the penalty for revoke,

unless such play be corrected before the trick is turned and quitted.

74. A player cannot be compelled to play a card which would oblige him

to revoke.

75. The call of an exposed card may be repeated until such card has

been played.

Cards Exposed Before Play Cards Liable To Be Called facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail