The Revoke

62. Is when a player, holding one or more cards of the suit led, plays a

card of a different suit.

63. The penalty of a revoke is three points, except in the case of a

lone hand, when it is five; and the penalty may be claimed as often as

the revoke is repeated in the hand.

64. A revoke is established if the trick in which it occurs be turned

and quitted; or if the revoking player or his partner, whether in his

right turn or otherwise, lead or play to the following trick.

65. A player may ask his partner whether he has not a card of the suit

renounced. Should the question be asked before the trick be turned and

quitted, subsequent turning and quitting does not establish the revoke,

and the error may be corrected, unless the question be answered in the

negative, or unless the revoking player or his partner have led or

played to the following trick.

66. At the end of the hand the claimants of a revoke may search all the


67. Should a revoke be claimed, and the accused player or his partner

mix the cards before they have been sufficiently examined by the

adversaries, the revoke is established.

68. A revoke cannot be claimed after the cards are cut for the next


69. If a player discover his mistake in time to save a revoke, the

adversaries may call the card played in error. Any player or players who

have played after him, except his partner, may withdraw their cards and

substitute others; the cards so withdrawn are not liable to be called.

70. A revoking player and his partner may require the hand on which the

revoke occurred to be played out.

71. An equal number of revokes on different sides cancel each other.

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