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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am retired both from full-time work and from tournament bridge.  My main bridge interest is researching the history of the tournament game in England: the first (and possibly only) instalment, covering the period up to the end of WW2, was published on the EBU website in December 2016.

My first serious bridge partner was Richard Granville and he suggested that I sign up to this site.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the South-West Lancashire knock-out teams event as a very raw schoolboy in 1971 - our opponents in the final were far stronger and more experienced players, including two who went on to win the English National Pairs.
Bridge Accomplishments
I've won a few national events and represented England on several occasions. My main accomplishment might well be either winning the main team event at the EBU summer meeting in partnership with my (now ex) wife or surviving an unbeaten partnership of 160 boards with Tony Forrester.
Regular Bridge Partners
None at present.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
None at present.
Favorite Tournaments
The Lederer Memorial, with which I was involved as organiser, player or commentator for about 30 years.
Favorite Conventions
The Kokish 2H rebid after 2C-2D. I would rather prefer to play without any conventions but some are essential and this is one. I would classify the Kempson 2C or 2D response to 1NT in the same category.
BBO Username
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Joshua Donn's bidding problem: x AQT AJx 8xxxxx
Pass; colour me yellow.
Ian Hodges's bidding problem: T8632 76 T5 KQ85
3; Goldilocks principle.
Mark Jones's bidding problem: AJT985 Q --- KQ8764
I concluded that 4 was a grope and that both 4 and 4 suggested possible contracts. I accept that this could be wrong.
Trick 1 Pause, Platinum Pairs
Some people play methods whereby West's rebid is 3NT, showing specifically 2-2 or 2-3 in the majors.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: AKQJ72 J9 T874 8
How does bidding 3 with the OP hand impede reaching slam opposite the hand suggested by you?
Trick 1 Pause, Platinum Pairs
It would be good to have the auction. Note that David Gold has stated on the other thread that he led a false card 3 to trick 1.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: AKQJ72 J9 T874 8
xx KQx AKxxx xxx. I want to play in 4, not 5.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: QJ85 AJ92 A642 2
I am not a great believer in having lots of agreements in obscure situations. But the thought of playing a serious event without knowing what opener's double of fourth hand intervention shows leaves me cold.
Age Is Just A Number
I seem to recall that DG was pretty useful at age 22.
Update: Zia and Cheek Win Platinum Pairs
Bad luck, Barry.
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