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Richard Fleet
Richard Fleet
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2016
Last Seen
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.

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
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2NT after jump advance of T/O double
Reha, you may be right but I regard it as a perfect X. I've polled it to find out.
Stephen Tu's bidding problem: AJ765 x AKJT97 x
I'm more concerned with partner starting with Kx and Qxxx plus enough high cards to make up an opening bid though with no aces in the rounded suits.
Stephen Tu's bidding problem: AJ765 x AKJT97 x
Assuming that your opponents have been struck dumb, you might get your wish.
ATB on missed laydown 7NT
It's reasonable for North to assume that South has K. But how is he supposed to make a slam try without overbidding or misdescribing his hand?
Assess the blame (14)
Why should it be 5-2? With a poor 2=4=4=3, partner will bid 2NT and convert 3 to 3 (and he might well with 3=4=4=2).
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AK Q862 9854 763
AKxx Qxxx xx xxx would presumably also give a limit raise and game is excellent.
Nikolay Yaninski's bidding problem: Jx K765 76 AJ843
Yes, that's right. Partner is entitled to assume that our 2 bid will deliver the odd useful card.
Stephen Tu's bidding problem: AQJ986 xxx J98 A
In my view, doubling and rebidding spades in this sequence shows no more than a hand with decent spades which was prepared to defend 2 doubled.
The end of an ERa 25
I refuse to believe that the possibility exists.
Messing up their Lead-directing doubles
I'm sure that most users of this site know the identity of the pair to whom you refer. Nothing wrong with using a method no better than standard merely because the opponents will not be familiar with it.
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