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When is a card considered played when it is played from dummy in social rubber bridge?? Is it when first touched, when it is pulled into play area, or when it is released?

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This rule applies to any form of Bridge - Socail, Tournament, and Duplicate

  When the declarer touches a card in the dummy hand, it is considered played (except when he is merely arranging the dummies cards). Alternatively, the declarer may name a card in the dummy and such a card must be played. A defender plays a card when he exposes it so that the other defender can see its face. A card once played may not be withdrawn, except to correct a revoke or other irregularity.

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