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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Member Since
May 8, 2016
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an hour 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.

Country
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the South-West Lancashire knock-out teams event as a very raw schoolboy some 45 years ago - our opponents in the final were far stronger and more experience 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
Not a member
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None
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A few 2/1=FG style questions
I do not understand why one would wish to trap oneself into a method whereby you have to prioritise giving information which might be of little interest over giving information which is almost certainly of far greater interest. This is miles away from the situation where neither of these suits ...
A few 2/1=FG style questions
Illustrating why 3 was poorly chosen.
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: 54 J763 Q QT5432
Yes, but it always shows four cards (plus) in clubs.
Adam Grossack's bidding problem: 4 Q74 73 AJ76532
Yes, one might argue that 3 was inadequate; but now isn't the time to be doing something about it.
Four high-level leads
Thanks for the info, Neil.
Follow ups to partner's 3NT overcall of their pre-empt
Very similar to Esko except that 4M over 3NT is constructive but NF.
Take a risk for vul game or double for a certain positive score?
I'm inclined to agree.
A few 2/1=FG style questions
I don't begin to understand the rationale. Partner has bid diamonds and it's not as though clubs are an unbid suit.
Four high-level leads
Will declarer really play hand 4 like that? Why not duck a spade and succeed when spades are 3-3, with squeeze chances in reserve?
What is needed to freebid after takeout?
Old-fashioned players like myself regard 2NT as natural.
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