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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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ACBL Ranking
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Jordan Lampe's bidding problem: AT964 AT9 QT72 3
I wouldn't be a passed hand.
Steve Myerson's bidding problem: AQ972 AJT974 --- K4
My plan is 2 ... 2 ... 3, thus showing 5-6.
The Next Step
"Boye turned to me and said something to the effect of “. Do that again and I will call the director “ in an very unhappy manner ." If this is what in fact was said, I find it unacceptable - it sounds like a threat.
Steve Myerson's bidding problem: AQ5 --- T8652 A9864
Yes in my view.
Felix Shen's bidding problem: AQJT3 6 --- AKQ9754
If he thinks that 4 is natural and pre-emptive, your hand may come as a bit of a surprise.
Raphael Hallerman's lead problem: J5 9754 9872 K83
South has made two grand slam tries. I very much doubt that defending passively with this hand is likely to beat a small slam.
Tom Allan's bidding problem: KQJT983 KT3 5 K4
I opt for 3. In truth, I could accept either 2 or 4.
Another ATB from todays match
Give opener AKQx x Kxx Axxxx and it becomes a bit less clear.
Liam Milne's lead problem: 8 A432 K972 KJ76
You have a good point but the OP explains it as four plus.
David Boxley's bidding problem: KQJ543 --- 72 AQ862
Not if it is a fit jump!
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