FAILURE TO FOLLOW SUIT - INQUIRIES CONCERNING A REVOKE
Definition of Revoke
Failure to follow suit in accordance with Law 44 or failure to lead or play, when able, a card or suit required by law or specified by an opponent when exercising an option in rectification of an irregularity, constitutes a revoke. (When unable to comply see Law 59.)
Right to Inquire about a Possible Revoke
- Declarer may ask a defender who has failed to follow suit whether he has a card of the suit led.
- Dummy may ask declarer [but see Law 43B2(b)].
- Dummy may not ask a defender and Law 16B may apply.
- Defenders may ask declarer and one another (at the risk of creating unauthorized information).
Right to Inspect Tricks
A claim of a revoke does not automatically warrant inspection of quitted tricks (see Law 66C).