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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
Sept. 23
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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What do you make of this?
Thank you for telling me that I don't understand the game. Over and out.
What do you make of this?
I didn't suggest at any point that there might be anything improper. That was not why I posted this hand (getting on for 50 years old).
What do you make of this?
I agree that 1NT was not a good bid. But having made your bed, I think that you should lie in it. I can't see the percentage in running with a balanced hand.
What do you make of this?
Eric, it's a 1NT overcall, not an opening, and I think that this makes a difference.
What do you make of this?
No details available: why should anyone even have "runout methods" in this situation?
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
At this stage, the open room was the "Fish Bowl", supposedly sound-proof.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Olympaid Final Board 63: maybe he thought that, on the auction, stiff K with N was more likely than Kx with South. Board 85 was a clear misplay. Far worse in my view was the misplay by Jacoby (J) on Board 46 of the 1971 Bermuda Bowl final. Players - even ...
Psychic Bids by US Players during the 1957 Bermuda Bowl and Related Deals
Apologies, I should have said "the hand diagram".
Follow ups to 2NT overcall of weak 2
I no longer have a copy of our system file from 1975 but I would be very surprised if we played anything different in the various situations. RJG's approach was to keep suggesting additions and mine was to keep saying no. From what I recall, the asking bids ultimately ...
Psychic Bids by US Players during the 1957 Bermuda Bowl and Related Deals
North was a passed hand and, with values clearly enough for game, bid 3 only. Was this forcing (even by a passed hand) in the Koytchou-Ogust methods facing a normal opening? If so, South had exposed the psyche by passing. Even if not defined as forcing, one would expect ...
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